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    Post your podium and your whiskey of choice to accompany these dang fine machines...



    New Der Kaiser Projekts, new black grips, and a Gold chromag seat post clamp on the way to finish this thing.

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    love knolly, hate whiskey. i do love beer though and work in a brewery which is a great job nice looking podium. the fork looks stealth

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    If I recollect, the build started with a Founders Porter... mmm, tasty.

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    Do not let Cheezwip see this thread about whiskey.....
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    Delicious!

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    Straight from Noel’s private reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Straight from Noel’s private reserve.
    Wow... :bowdown:

    The PC6 is delicious too
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    great pics! Now time for a ride on the ol' DT.
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    So if Knolly can do some Glencairns as swag, put me down for a few orders!

    Here's my contribution to this thread with a few of my favorite opened bottles:

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    Orpheus???!!! That is an AMAZING bottle of Octomore! (probably my favourite of the series)
    And, nice job on the original Case Noble Anejo - another fantastic bottle there.

    Overall VERY NICE selection of booze - I need to contribute to this thread. Now, I just need to find something cool as well
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    I have a bottle of Comus waiting on-deck for when I'm done with the Orpheus :-) It's great meeting other whisky lovers here.

    I'm sure you have other whisky-mules from WA state but we ride up there in BC too so if you're looking for particular bottles you can't get in Canada, let me know.

    That Glendronach Cask 711 is a killer dram! It's probably the same price as all the bottles in my picture put together. Was that a KWM exclusive?
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    I just put in call to my guy to get Orpheus and reload on the PC plus a couple of the newer PCs, still haven't been able to find a bottle of the PC 5 for sale in the US.

    How about a Knolly Scotland and Distillery tour next summer? 7 Days, 7 stanes plus Fort William. Ride in AM and sample in PM...

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    Also, I find the Willett Small Batch Rye to be damn good. If you're ever in DC they have a nice little whisky bar with everything a little heart could desire from both sides of the Atlantic and pacific (Jack Rose).

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    Good Luck with the PC 5 - it's worth a fair bit of coin and was a much smaller release than the PC 6 or 7.

    Orpheus was a limited release as well -from 2 or 3 years ago - so it might be a bit tough to find. But you never know - I'm sure that there are bottles hidden in the back of random stores.

    Knolly Scotland Trip: is there MTB riding on Islay???

    Now, for Fort William Ben Nevis Distillery | Scotland would be the obvious distillery to visit, but it's probably not the most exciting distillery out there...
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    I have a thread on this very topic in the Euro forum, keeping fingers crossed there's an mtb/distillery locals concept...

    The 5 is a mission, i9s or PC 5...

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    I need to make it over to the "other" Washington as I keep hearing about the great bars and whisky hunting grounds over there.

    Check this whisky list out:

    http://www.canonseattle.com/CaptainsList/

    (Pricey but worth it if you have access to an expense account).

    If you can find the Orpheus, it's well worth it but I'm hunting for the Octomore 10 & PC10 Cask Strength among others (the game never ends eh - I think my whisky UGI supersedes my MTB UGI).

    Next time I'm up in in BC, I'm picking up some Lot No. 40 & Wiser's Legacy.

    Re: Scotland Trip - Skye & Islay tops my list... Not sure if there's any riding to be had but Danny MacAskill is from Skye & there's some incredible terrain there.
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    PC 10 and PC 10 year are on my list with my guy, if he can find 5 and Orpheus, that's my big UGI to brown liquids.

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    That menu is awesome: old grand dad 1915... Back when he was just getting old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post

    Next time I'm up in in BC, I'm picking up some Lot No. 40 & Wiser's Legacy.

    Re: Scotland Trip - Skye & Islay tops my list... Not sure if there's any riding to be had but Danny MacAskill is from Skye & there's some incredible terrain there.
    Lot No. 40 and Wiser's Legacy are both excellent. For more info on Canadian Whisky, I highly recommend Canadian Whisky and also Davin's book: McClelland.com | Books | Canadian Whisky by Davin deKergommeaux

    Rumour is that there is a descent oriented trail on Skye that finishes not too far from Talisker
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com View Post
    Lot No. 40 and Wiser's Legacy are both excellent. For more info on Canadian Whisky, I highly recommend Canadian Whisky and also Davin's book: McClelland.com | Books | Canadian Whisky by Davin deKergommeaux

    Rumour is that there is a descent oriented trail on Skye that finishes not too far from Talisker
    Oh man... that Skye trail rumour is just stoking the fire! Talisker is one of my favorites (and little known to most, the drink of choice for Double-"0"-Seven in Ian Flemming's books)

    I'm into Rye so given the high quality of Canadian Rye whiskies (Corby, 40 Creek, Alberta Premium, etc.,) I've been inching my way north to our Canadian brethren for some great drams. I already like Masterson's/WhistlePig/etc., so why not just go to the source? Besides, the Lot No. 40 is kind of a rare bird - I try to stop in @ Viti's but I use the BC Liquor app/website to find stuff too.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Canadian Whisky resources! BTW, I'm dying to see what you have besides that Glendronach 1972...
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    Hmmmmm... Talisker is not a bad way to end a ride.

    Will have to check out the Canadians mentioned. Whistlepig and Masterson's aren't bad, I'm not a huge Sazarac fan, stay away from the Anchor Steam Brewery/Distillery Ryes (horrid enough the bar gave us the bottle to try and finish...).

    PC10, Peat Project, and Black Art Series 3 ordered. The PC5 messes with me, same as a set of I9s if I bring it in from UK...
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    Bump on this thread - my bottles got a new bunker mate from across the pond:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    Bump on this thread - my bottles got a new bunker mate from across the pond:

    Um - WOW: that is a fairly serious bottling. Is that from Whisky Samples? Seriously cool bottle there! I think a few of us need to compare notes
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com View Post
    Um - WOW: that is a fairly serious bottling. Is that from Whisky Samples? Seriously cool bottle there! I think a few of us need to compare notes
    Actually, WhiskySample was out of it by the time I got around to hunting for this bottle. I was a little taken aback at how fast these Karuizawa's fly off the shelf but am stoked to get the opportunity to taste this little piece of whisky history.

    If you're interested in procuring one, I think the place I got it from still has a bottle left.

    Notes? Sure thing, but let's trade samples too at some point ;-)
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    Yummy.

    I managed to add a mastersons, the PC10, Peat Project, and the Black Art Series 3. Plus a Pappy Van Winkle 15. Good birthday tidings there.

    I'm in Whistler last week/first week July/Aug... may acquire some goodies and be willing to share while I'm in that neck of the woods...

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    Good pickups TF! Which PC10 did you get? (There are 2 expressions of PC10 available) I'm interested to know what your thoughts are of the Bruichladdich BA3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    I need to make it over to the "other" Washington as I keep hearing about the great bars and whisky hunting grounds over there.

    Check this whisky list out:

    http://www.canonseattle.com/CaptainsList/

    (Pricey but worth it if you have access to an expense account).

    If you can find the Orpheus, it's well worth it but I'm hunting for the Octomore 10 & PC10 Cask Strength among others (the game never ends eh - I think my whisky UGI supersedes my MTB UGI).

    Next time I'm up in in BC, I'm picking up some Lot No. 40 & Wiser's Legacy.

    Re: Scotland Trip - Skye & Islay tops my list... Not sure if there's any riding to be had but Danny MacAskill is from Skye & there's some incredible terrain there.


    whiskey: american -------------------------------------------------- 20
    whiskey: canadian -------------------------------------------------- 41
    whiskey: irish ----------------------------------------------------- 40
    whiskey: scottish -------------------------------------------------- 43
    whiskey: japanese -------------------------------------------------- 61
    whiskey: indian ---------------------------------------------------- 62
    whiskey: other ----------------------------------------------------- 62

    Ahem...

    1) Nobody makes whisky (no 'e' in spelling) like Scotland does, no arguments please!!
    2) If you want some advice on bottle choice, please, just PM me, ill speak to my friend in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and get you some proper recommendations.
    3) Dont drink HOGWASH!

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    Definitely interested in the BA comments too - I have a Blacker Still or two kicking around somewhere. Never got into the Redder or Golder which were a little too marketed for me.

    Currently in Taiwan - Have had the pleasure to visit Kavalan here last year: fantastic whisky. Doing some serious whisky nerding out on my last day in town just before flying home. This country is whisky paradise: AMAZING selection and good prices.

    Let's tentatively set the late July / early August time frame as the first Knolly whisky gathering - maybe we'll even ride bikes too

    frenchcr: awesome comments, though I do think some of the really good Japanese whiskies are simply amazing. I was fortunate to taste a couple of the Yamazaki 1984 batches and they are simply awesome (and for their price, should be). On the flip side, Yamazaki Sherry is about $60 / bottle and I don't know anyone who has tried it who hasn't thought that it was excellent. So much fun to discover new products!
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    The Japanese are adept at taking other peoples inventions and improving them, the've been doing it with US technology and engineering since the beginning of time. It wouldnt suprise me if they ended up making some really stellar 'Whiskey'. But Scotland has been doing it for a long long time so they have some catching up to do.

    These people i can recommend, they are genuine industry experts:

    Glenross Whiskey Shop - The Spirit of Whisky
    Royal Mile Whiskies

    Slainte!
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    I think there's great whisk(e)y being produced all over the world and it's an exciting time for us Aqua Vitae/Uisge Beatha fans. Ireland/Japan/Scotland/Canada/USA/Taiwan/Mexico - there's just so much good stuff coming out these days. I do need to make it back to Taiwan to see the folks though... My relatives are more into Cognac but I'll make sure they take me hunting for some bottles as there's been some highly regarded Taiwan-market-only Scotch & Japanese whiskies I've been eyeing.

    As for the Knolly Whiskyfest in late-July/early-August, put me down for sure!

    Safe travels home to BC Noel!

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    Gan-bei or zou-ba? I prefer to zou slow with the whiskey and gan with tequila and beer... (moutai goes over the shoulder or chased by beer and is super fast ganbei, but that stuff is another story altogether).

    Black Arts - will provide some notes after the weekend.

    Shanghai has a couple very well stocked purveyors and bar or two for the Asia market only selections.

    I'm in Whis-key-tler 26-3rd. Just trying to figure out if I bring the Chili again or the Podium this time (and rent for the XC days?).

    Cheez- I ended up with "The Ten Year Old", its awesome. If you've ever had chocolate-chipotle-chili-powder on a cheese cake, its kinda like that level of smooth, rich, bitey, flavourful yumminess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar View Post
    Cheez- I ended up with "The Ten Year Old", its awesome. If you've ever had chocolate-chipotle-chili-powder on a cheese cake, its kinda like that level of smooth, rich, bitey, flavourful yumminess.
    Just curious as to the ABV on your PC10: Is it 46% or 59.8%? Sounds like whatever you have is real tasty. =]b

    I'm guessing you got the 46% since it says "The Ten Year Old" on your bottle/label... I need to snag one of those.
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    It's 46% Heavily Peated

    BA-Series 3- Velvety and somewhat robust texture, bite of the oak/age, almost a cognac taste of fermented fruits... But not sweet, finish has hints of cardamom and anise. Very clean off the back so to speak.

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    Loot from Spring Break trip w/ la familia to Texas/Grand Caymans/Cozumel:

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    Nice Cheez, very nice. You sure have room for those?
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    There's always room for more bottles & bikes. ;-)
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    Yummy.

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    Noel mentioned he had visited this distillery in Taiwan and I had to give it a shot (no pun intended). The end result of which is I added it to my ever-growing "To-Buy" list:

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    58.6%!! ..sounds good...what does it taste like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    58.6%!! ..sounds good...what does it taste like?
    So very delicious - nutty, syrupy, dried fruits, cacao... Not as thick & oily as say a Glendronach Cask Strength but holds up well to water.

    It's NAS so it's youth does peek out but it is also strikingly mature for what it is.
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    I have a Knolly shot glass that's several years old; don't drink booze, too slow to drink beer with.
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    A little summertime sippin'



    Happy Ridin' Y'all!!!
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    Re: Bring the Knolly forum back a few years with a new twist...

    Where do I start... A nice post Whistler rejuvenation... Centennial to warm up then go deep from there.
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    It's been a while since this thread was updated but I blame some of Noel's bottles as catalyst from some bunker envy compensation...





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    Damn!!!!! ^^^^^^^ Nice Bottles!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by knollybikes.com View Post
    Damn!!!!! ^^^^^^^ Nice Bottles!!!!
    You inspired me to hunt for them... =]b
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    I am definitely not well versed in Whiskey. But the other night, in a bar in Durango, CO, I had a taste of this. Anyone ever try it? They have the 12 and 15 year aged version. It was pretty darn good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    I am definitely not well versed in Whiskey. But the other night, in a bar in Durango, CO, I had a taste of this. Anyone ever try it? They have the 12 and 15 year aged version. It was pretty darn good to me.

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    I had a bottle of RB12 and it was good - a little out of my wheelhouse so to speak but a lot of my friends absolutely love the stuff. There's also cask strength versions and a 21yr expression coming out soon.
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    Scotch Whisky Map

    Map of Scottish Whisky characteristics:
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    A little summertime sippin'



    Happy Ridin' Y'all!!!
    Nice..I had a bottle of Balvenie Signature last month it was a really lovely drink (while it lasted!): Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old Whisky - Master of Malt

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    I'm headed through Tokyo Duty Free in a couple days (and HKG and PVG). I picked up Nikka 20 Yoichi last time, and I'm thinking Hibiki 21 or Hakushu 18; or selling my soul (i.e. deferring an upgrade to new Formula The Ones) for a bottle of Yamazaki 25...

    Have a line on the Whistle Pig Special release, should be interesting stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar View Post
    I'm headed through Tokyo Duty Free in a couple days (and HKG and PVG). I picked up Nikka 20 Yoichi last time, and I'm thinking Hibiki 21 or Hakushu 18; or selling my soul (i.e. deferring an upgrade to new Formula The Ones) for a bottle of Yamazaki 25...
    a lot of the lads here are quite sure that you don't need as much brakes when yer on the whisky!!

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    been enjoying rye lately. I'll get a pic with the bottle of Temptation Rye I have currently!
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    A buddy brought over his Hakushu 18 to share while we put in a headset a few days ago:

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    Picked up the Hakushu 18 yesterday through Narita. Haven't opened it but sampled it at duty free before purchase. Sweet stuff. Also picked up a Hibiki 17.

    If I like the 17 Hibiki will grab the 21 next month, but I'm more single malt than blended.

    Next acquisition will be Whistle Pig Boss hog.

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    Hello Friar.

    I would stick with the 17 on the Hibiki. I've tried both here in the UK and much preferred the 17.

    There is some great riding up on Skye, really wild terrain - not unlike BC in that regard, but without the forest!

    However, if you ever get offered the chance to stay at Drummuir castle.... Grab it with both hands. It's Diagio's centre of whisky - ran like a private home. I stayed for three nights there and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The snooker room has wall to wall malts - some incredibly rare bottles, all of which is ran on a help yourself basis and included in the price. The food and lodgings are incredible.

    I'd say its the only accommodation option for a Knolly European press camp or Knolly Scotland tour!

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    I still want the Scotland tour. Probably next April if things come together.

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    I still want the Scotland tour. Probably next April if things come together.

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    Just picked up a bottle of something really quite interesting:

    Michel Couvreur Malt Scotch Whiskey 12 Years, really really unique and I'm loving it. Will pick up a couple more from his line.

    Also grabbed a bottle of Glenfarclas 25, yet to open but excited to try.

    Digthemlows how do you like the Redemption vs. Willet Rye or regular Whistle Pig?

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    Michel Couvreur Malt Scotch Whiskey 12 Years, really really unique and I'm loving it.
    I have a 2oz bottle of this from a sample swap - will need to give it a try.

    I'm guessing that the Redemption & Willett (5yr and younger) ryes are similar given they're sourced from LDI/MGP. WhistlePig is sourced from Canada (Alberta/Campari I believe) - it's a bit more floral compared to the minty LDI ryes.
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    A recent tasting @ a buddy's house

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    A recent tasting @ a buddy's house

    such a nice array of beverages. love the lagavulin. been drinkin ben raich, glanfarclas and scapa mostly this year.

    whats the green label lagavulin like first time Ive seen it pretty looking bottle...

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    such a nice array of beverages. love the lagavulin. been drinkin ben raich, glanfarclas and scapa mostly this year.

    whats the green label lagavulin like first time Ive seen it pretty looking bottle...
    I've been getting into Lowlanders (refill/ExBourbon casks) lately but I'm starting to warm up to Benriach as well.

    That green label Lagavulin is the 2013 Distillers Edition (not the best DE they've released to be honest).
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    What are the two Japanese?

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    What are the two Japanese?
    Karuizawa 1981 (Cocktail series) | WhiskyNotes

    Karuizawa 1999 - Whiskybase.com

    The Taiwanese bottle is the Kavalan Solist Sherry (also very good)
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    Holy s#!t that centre section has some fairly serious bottles in it. That's 2nd release of the Laga 21 - correct?

    Which Kavan? Looks like Soloist Sherry? Awesome bottle - in fact - all of the cask strength Kavalans are excellent. Got a chance to tour the distillery a couple of years ago in Yilan - impressive facility.
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    Holy s#!t that centre section has some fairly serious bottles in it. That's 2nd release of the Laga 21 - correct?

    Which Kavan? Looks like Soloist Sherry? Awesome bottle - in fact - all of the cask strength Kavalans are excellent. Got a chance to tour the distillery a couple of years ago in Yilan - impressive facility.
    Yep... Lagavulin 21 2012 & Kavalan Solist Sherry - that Lag21'12 is a buddy's and it took a while to open up but now it is drinking like how a Chili rides ;-)

    We are heading to Taiwan next year so the Kavalan tour is already planned - can't wait!

    While the center section was outstanding, the Charbay Release III stole the show that night - it is hoppy/skunky weed infused lychee juice & there's nothing like it I've ever tasted... Totally hooked.
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    We had a get-together last weekend and here was most of the Single-Malt spread (Bourbon & Ryes showed up later)



    Hope you're all enjoying your summers!
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    cheese, that's a whole new array of bottles, you finish the other lot above already?

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    cheese, that's a whole new array of bottles, you finish the other lot above already?
    They're not all mine - just a spread from gathering of like minded whisky enthusiasts so everybody brings something to share.

    I really appreciate these functions as it affords us an avenue try things we otherwise wouldn't be able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    They're not all mine - just a spread from gathering of like minded whisky enthusiasts so everybody brings something to share.

    I really appreciate these functions as it affords us an avenue try things we otherwise wouldn't be able to.
    that's a brilliant idea, im going to try and get our local mtb'ers facebook group to do something like this

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    Poured this one tonight in honor of Noel:



    I hope EuroBike was a success & thanks for making bikes I love to ride.

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    cheeze have you tried Ron Zacappa...tastes a a lot like a malt until the after taste reveals that demerrara brown sugar taste of rum...its amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    cheeze have you tried Ron Zacappa...tastes a a lot like a malt until the after taste reveals that demerrara brown sugar taste of rum...its amazing...
    I haven't tried it yet - will have to give a test ride next I'm time at a bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    Poured this one tonight in honor of Noel:



    I hope EuroBike was a success & thanks for making bikes I love to ride.

    (Tim Puett sends his regards)
    Damn, I have the 16 and it's pretty decent. Thought I wouldn't like it at first, but it grows on you.
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    Damn, I have the 16 and it's pretty decent. Thought I wouldn't like it at first, but it grows on you.
    Can't go wrong with Lagavulin - though I like the 12 better than the 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    Can't go wrong with Lagavulin - though I like the 12 better than the 16.
    I guess it'd be less peaty? It seemed like when I opened the 16 and started sipping it my entire house smelled of smoky peat. I like it though. Why do you like the 12 better? I'm just starting to get into more smoky stuff. (well, I did go kind of crazy on laphroig one night a year back).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I guess it'd be less peaty? It seemed like when I opened the 16 and started sipping it my entire house smelled of smoky peat. I like it though. Why do you like the 12 better? I'm just starting to get into more smoky stuff. (well, I did go kind of crazy on laphroig one night a year back).
    The 12 is cask strength so it's got a little more oomph - and it's actually peatier (peat wanes in the barrel over time) than the 16.

    Laphroaig is wonderful - but it can be polarizing as I think it's got more bandaid/iodine than the other Islays.
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    Yes, at first with laphroaig I thought I was drinking pure dirt. I think I'd appreciate it a little more now.

    I'll probably pick up the 12 sometime and check that out, thanks.
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