Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 March 2014, 17:11   #221
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Ah now .. some class dram for you gentlemen

I always feel that broadening the horizons is important. I've identified some malt whisky that I just cannot love, such as base Jura, Laphraoig, Glengoyne to name a few over the years, yet I have been educated in others, such as my ambivilence for Edradour .. until you put the right water in it ... each to their own ofcourse but tonight I'm venturing to Aberlour ... decent value for a tasty cask strength IMO , at 40 notes .. the sherry blast on the nose is what I love

You can make the rest up as you go along
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Img_2191.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	111.4 KB
ID:	92756  
__________________

__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2014, 17:38   #222
Member
 
A1an's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fort William
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F80
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,239
RIBase
*drool*
__________________

__________________
There is a place on this planet for all of Gods creatures.........right next to my tatties and gravy.
A1an is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2014, 17:40   #223
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,787
RIBase
Aye ye canny bet a Guid Aberlour

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 March 2014, 09:57   #224
Member
 
Paul Cannell's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Kings Lynn
Boat name: Blow 'N' Away
Length: 7m +
MMSI: 235085136
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 474
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 View Post
Ah now .. some class dram for you gentlemen

I always feel that broadening the horizons is important. I've identified some malt whisky that I just cannot love, such as base Jura, Laphraoig, Glengoyne to name a few over the years, yet I have been educated in others, such as my ambivilence for Edradour .. until you put the right water in it ... each to their own ofcourse but tonight I'm venturing to Aberlour ... decent value for a tasty cask strength IMO , at 40 notes .. the sherry blast on the nose is what I love

You can make the rest up as you go along

Like that one So whats the 'right water' to go with the Edradour?, I have the 10yr, other Edradour's are on a 'wish list' for when I visit the shop at St George's Distillery Whisky Shop - English Whisky from where I bought their Distillers Elect which is one of 599 bottles.
__________________
This is my 'Dark room'....Please don't turn on the lights...

One day your life will flash in front of your eyes...Make sure it's worth watching!
Paul Cannell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 March 2014, 15:29   #225
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Cannell View Post
Like that one So whats the 'right water' to go with the Edradour?,
I wish I could give you a definitive answer to that Paul.

I didnt like this malt when I first tried it here in Glasgow back in 1990 with Glasgow tap water. It was strawey, grassy, and just lacked any real punch or charm. About 14 years later, a very good friend brought some up to share at my home in the West Highlands. At that time we were still on natural water. He enthused about it before we opened it remembering, that, when I had visited the same distillery, I proposed to my girlfriend of the time and he was looking forward to tasting it ... I didnt say anything out of courtesy to my old friend .. we poured a dram and carried on blethering, it was just the standard 10 but the bottle had been redesigned since. However the taste was something to behold this time, the complexity and depth to it was a world away from when I last tried it, and I was dumbfounded .

Now its possible that two things have changed, either they've changed something about how they mature it, or my palate has changed in that time, but I was so taken aback by the variance from my memory that I tried it with some basic bottled water at the time and it definitely lost its character.

Due to EC regulations up there we now get piped the same chlorinated and flourided rubbish that every one else gets all over the place.

If you take the view, as I do that water assists in the dram ... you just have to test some varieties until you find a good one. Of course tap water doesent affect some malts, but they would be the bolder ones like Ardbeg 10 or Laphraoig where the base spirit contains an element of phenol and associated compounds and the water flavour is less relevant.

Hardness is also probably relevant. I would advocate that it is a further reason to 'have' to carry out MORE research
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 March 2014, 22:29   #226
Member
 
Squid Boat's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Cali
Boat name: Thumper
Make: Avon CRRC 4.5
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc 50
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 363
I stopped drinking back in Jan to see I could get back to my collage weight and run every day.
Manged to lose 25 lbs so I bought my self a reward....now me and the cat need a wee nap.

Cheers, Squid
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0599.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	116.4 KB
ID:	92889   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0533_1.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	189.2 KB
ID:	92890  
__________________
Squid Boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 April 2014, 17:02   #227
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,594
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squid Boat View Post
I stopped drinking back in Jan to see I could get back to my collage weight and run every day. Manged to lose 25 lbs so I bought my self a reward....now me and the cat need a wee nap. Cheers, Squid
Nice pussy!
I don't mind a drop of Glenlivet either.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 April 2014, 22:43   #228
Member
 
Squid Boat's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Cali
Boat name: Thumper
Make: Avon CRRC 4.5
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc 50
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
Nice pussy!
I don't mind a drop of Glenlivet either.

Thanks mate shes a young bengal hybrid, crazy wild when awake.

Cheers, Don
__________________
Squid Boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 April 2014, 07:19   #229
Member
 
Country: Other
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squid Boat View Post
Thanks mate shes a young bengal hybrid, crazy wild when awake.

Cheers, Don
Friend of mine tells me cats (kids) and boats do not mix very well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cat-flying-out-of-water-tube-shopped-or-not.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	56.1 KB
ID:	92942  
__________________
- "No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet".
indaba1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 April 2014, 10:41   #230
Member
 
Squid Boat's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Cali
Boat name: Thumper
Make: Avon CRRC 4.5
Length: 4m +
Engine: Merc 50
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by indaba1991 View Post
Friend of mine tells me cats (kids) and boats do not mix very well.
Too funny mate, in my case it was wives.

Cheers, Squid
__________________

__________________
Squid Boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.