Dec 15, 2003 2:51 PM
|So, shopping for some baking supplies I went for some Grand Mariner for chocolate, and what should I see in the close out bin?
21 year old Dalmore scotch. Mmmmmmmmmmm!
My first single malt was a dalmore 10.
Tonight, return of the king. Tomorrow TTT. Wed. at 11, RotK!!!
|Common ground, it seems, can always be achieved.||sn69|
Dec 15, 2003 6:17 PM
|I'm a fan of Dalmore, although I tend towards the peatier marlts like Lagavulin and the "mother of all peats" (sorry...couldn't resist)--Ardbeg. Oh, and I also highly recommend the Macallum Cask Strength (red label).
...And I too am excited about RotK. How 'bout the new Battlestar? I've been intrigued so far, perhaps because it's got a decidedly dark side to it, rather than the bubble-gum/Ward Cleaver-esque nonsense of the first.
|I lean towards Glendronnach, MacCallan, and any..||dr hoo|
Dec 16, 2003 3:31 AM
|... that are aged in sherry casks in general. I tend to steer away from the peatier ones, though I have not tried one in a while. Lagavulin 10 hit me like turpentine! We don't drink a lot, so bottles tend to hang around for a couple years before being replaced, and I almost never order it out, but I should try some more varieties. Good winter booze.
Battlestar was a good movie (considering that 4 tv hours is 2:15 or so straight run time. Are they running more than the 4 hours? I thought that was "it"?
I watched the original BG, but I admit it sucked it big time. The new one blows the original out of the water. And they toned down the whole mormon thing. All in all, I think by rewriting the story and not remaking the movie they went the right way.
|I lean towards Glendronnach, MacCallan, and any..||sn69|
Dec 16, 2003 12:36 PM
|I'd recommend trying Balvenie Port Wood, then. It's got a smooth sweetness that is among the finest of the port/sherry casked malts.
I understand the Lag sentiments--it's a "love it or hate it proposition." Ardbed suffers from an undeserved rep as being the peatiest of it's family. It hits hard initially but finishes with an unmistakable sweetness that lingers for a good while.
Re: BG. I thought it was supposed to be a mini-series, but I can only find listings for two episodes on SciFi's webstie. ...Not sure what it means. Still, I like the realistic darkness present in the newer one.
|I dimly remember...||dr hoo|
Dec 17, 2003 4:14 AM
|... having Balvenie a long time ago. All I remember is it was good, but not better than Glendronach (which was all that mattered to me at the time). It was probably the run of the mill Balvenie though, and I have a lot more scotch experience now, so I'll keep my eyes open for a chance to try it again. Is the "port wood" a special bottling, or do they age all in port wood?
BG: I thought it was going to be a series too, as did a lot of people. But I read on Slashdot that this was it FOR NOW. So it must be true, right?
My net surfing is limited this morning. Must.... avoid..... RotK.... reviews. 5.5 hours and I will be munching popcorn.
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