Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 November 2012, 12:43   #51
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 willk View Post
so wee dhraps like Octomore leave me cold
Isnt it just a bit like the various finishing processes though ?... or more like Heston Blumenthal let loose in a distillery ?
__________________

__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 12:54   #52
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: 5,785
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 View Post
That filth ? .... actually as I mentioned before, I rate Jura 'prophecy' as a very fine dram indeed despite being a confirmed Jura hater I can still taste the base spirit, but its cloaked in a massive mix of other beauty ... the trouble is finding it at good money .. my local Tesco has it on offer one week at 38 then 55 the next ?



Here now.. to be sure .. I had a Connemara peated Irish last week I was well surprised with who makes that ?
Now that you have mentioned the 'other' island renowned for the 'amber glow'! I agree with you re the Prophecy a very fine dram indeed but as i have said i prefer the smoothness of Superstition its my, Wilk's Caol Isla go to on a long night with friends. mind you I will not turn down any premier labels from the neighbouring island
Willie the head of Jura IMHO is playing about with to many variations of casks for my liking.
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 12:58   #53
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: 5,785
RIBase
I was just thinking, sometimes I do on a cold winter's night when its pissing down!! How about this year we organise a whisky tour in the ribs. I am up for it what better way to spend these 'tropical' nights but sitting on one of these glourious islands sampling the delights and maybe a meal or two as well
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 14:15   #54
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 View Post
Here now.. to be sure .. I had a Connemara peated Irish last week I was well surprised with who makes that ?
Cooley, under the previous private ownership. I've tried it and while I wouldn't throw it out of bed for eating crisps, I'm not a fan. Perhaps it's the lack of age - they don't say what it is! It is made many leagues from Connemara and I find that a bit cynical. However, it does give a hint of what could be done with a decent base malt if they REALLY wanted to give it a lash.

Redbreast 12yr Pot Still Single is a better whiskey, IMO. It has a large proportion of malted grain, unpeated and distilled in the quintessentially Irish Pot Still. It doesn't pack a wallop like some, but it shows it's class in subtle ways. Green Spot is a variation of it, bottled originally for Mitchell's, now yet another label of Midleton (Irish Distillers aka Pernod Ricard).
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 14:22   #55
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: 5,785
RIBase
Redbreast 12yr Pot Still Single is a better whiskey, IMO. QUOTE]


Ah IMO what Irish dreams are made from
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 14:26   #56
RIBnet supporter
 
Chris Caton's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wirral & Caernarfon
Boat name: That's Enuff
Make: Revenger & Avon SR4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Honda 150HP & 50HP
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,199
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
I was just thinking, sometimes I do on a cold winter's night when its pissing down!! How about this year we organise a whisky tour in the ribs. I am up for it what better way to spend these 'tropical' nights but sitting on one of these glourious islands sampling the delights and maybe a meal or two as well
sounds good to me, that like a proper rib cruise
__________________
Chris Caton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 14:41   #57
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 View Post
Isnt it just a bit like the various finishing processes though ?... or more like Heston Blumenthal let loose in a distillery ?
I like a smoky peaty malt. I'll happily sip a Laphroaig without water. However, I get bored with the taste quite quickly - three fingers and I'm done (actually, that reminds me of a..., well, maybe that's a story for later). I don't like walking around thinking me gob tastes like I was licking a crofter's chimney. It's like some oaf on the sousaphone thinking the piece needs more "oomph".

So is it like "finishing"? Not quite, I think finishing appeals to "dilettantes" who are attracted to bright colours and flashy lights. Extra-peated malt is more for masochists who have something to prove to their mates. Harsh comment? Yeah sure, and partly in jest as usual. I like mine somewhere in between. I was very impressed with that Auchentoshan 3 Woods BTW. Jaysus, what a hangover though. Three Irish shots and I was guaranteed a blinder at 0400hrs.
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 14:50   #58
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
How about this year we organise a whisky tour in the ribs.
Hard to beat!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	850-7.4.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	197.8 KB
ID:	74087  
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 15:02   #59
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: 5,785
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
Hard to beat!

yea but it is only for the snobby ribbers of redbay!!
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2012, 15:06   #60
Redbay supporter
 
wiLlfish's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: onn de moov
Boat name: bote
Make: kevvin
Length: 4m +
Engine: jett dryve
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
How about this year we organise a whisky tour in the ribs.
Iym upp forr dat

Iyll brinng mee owen peppsi
__________________
vowte willfIsh forr cheef ekserkewshener
wiLlfish 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 01:10.


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