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by Baron Rupert Liberis
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Congrats to Ardbeg! 2 years in a row!
Replies: 2
Views: 10720

Re: Congrats to Ardbeg! 2 years in a row!

Count Silvio wrote:For christmas present, the Ardbeg Double Barrel of course! 8)
Wow! If I could only get someone to buy me one of those for xmas! Meanwhile I think I'll stick with the more affordable award winners! :)
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: News Repository
Topic: Got news?
Replies: 1
Views: 10230

Re: Got news?

Ardbeg gets the double! - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7718735.stm
World Whisky Awards story.

I started a topic about the win in the whisky cellar, but you may want to write a more detailed story!
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Congrats to Ardbeg! 2 years in a row!
Replies: 2
Views: 10720

Congrats to Ardbeg! 2 years in a row!

World Whisky of the Year by the Whisky Bible 2009 was awarded to Ardbeg Uigeadail. This is the second year running that they have won the award. More details from bbcscotland Great to see a sensible priced whisky getting this sort of recognition and well done to the Islay distillery for it's second ...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56535

Re: Johnny Walker explained

had the second sample with one iceblock
Ice in a malt whisky? Well, even in a blended malt it really shouldn't be done. A splash of water is all you should add to a Malt Whisky as it helps to 'unlock' some of the more complex flavours.
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 11953

Re: Hello!

Belgium is quite famous for its beers, but I'm struggling to think if Belgium has a national spirit? None spring to mind, is it purely a beer culture?
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: A Reason For Rum!
Replies: 3
Views: 11535

Re: A Reason For Rum!

Having never really got a taste for Rum it's likely that I'll be toasting the spirits of Pirates with a bog standard Captain Morgan, I believe he was a pirate after all! Certainly not Lamb's Old Navy anyway!
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: A Reason For Rum!
Replies: 3
Views: 11535

A Reason For Rum!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! International Talk Like A Pirate Day 'tis tomorrow! 19th September 'tis the day that the world goes Pirate Crazy. Toast the spirit of Pirates with a splash of Grog and use any opportunity you can to give a hearty "Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!" I would hope that even the fine gentlemen here...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Malt
Replies: 9
Views: 17591

Re: Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Malt

Nice review Count! I do like the new style of review (though maybe a more neutral background for the site rather than this dull charcoal that is currently the background?) I'm not a huge fam of blended whisky, but JW does have a very strong reputation for quality and consistency. Although I consider...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 2
Views: 11059

Re: Chess!

I have been known to occasionally to play a game of chess. I'm afraid my skills have become a little rusty due to the lack of opponents these days. Well maybe playing one or two of the chess variations should provide a level playing field, such as Dice Chess. This would hopefully get your skills ho...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Chess!
Replies: 2
Views: 11059

Chess!

Looking around this Drawing Room with its fine chesterfields and wingbacks it has occurred to me that there should be some form of gentlemanly recreation to accompany the refined tastes of our members. I propose that we install a couple of chess boards to achieve a further air of gentlemanly sophist...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 45037

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

Count Silvio wrote: The Glenfiddich Havana Reserve is now £63.99! They have apparently had to change the name to Caribbean Rum Finish.
Hmmmm! Wonder if didn't sell so well as people thought it was that old sailors drink?
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Scotch whisky nosing kit
Replies: 3
Views: 13280

Re: Scotch whisky nosing kit

Count Silvio wrote: So tell me, what is a whisky with lots of peat?
Highland Park has a mild well rounded peat flavour (one of my personal favorites too!), though peaty flavours do dominate a lot of the island distilleries particularly the Islay Malt whisky's, I'd recommend trying the Bowmore and/or Laphroaig
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Scotch whisky nosing kit
Replies: 3
Views: 13280

Re: Scotch whisky nosing kit

well, if you ask me, the money would be better off spent on minatures rather than just some bottled aromas! Must be a market for it though!
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: I do say, where is the gin?
Replies: 3
Views: 11709

Re: I do say, where is the gin?

That ghastly foreign drink of whisk e y (darned Scotsmen, vilest of barbarians) and the working mans rum are represented, with a particular attention in the forum structure i may say, but what of the traditional ladies and dandies companion. Mummies little helper. The good o. Gin. I say! Whilst I m...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed May 28, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Sunlight and Whisky
Replies: 4
Views: 31167

Re: Sunlight and Whisky

Sun bleaching is unlikely to have a noticeable effect in only a few days, unless it is getting the full force of the summer sun over the whole day. Though a couple of hours a day, over a few weeks will start to show visible effects of bleaching. As for your pouch, you don't state how long it has bee...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Mon May 26, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Sunlight and Whisky
Replies: 4
Views: 31167

Re: Sunlight and Whisky

I'd agree here the Count, direct sunlight will cause changes in your whisky over time. The amount of change will be dependent on the amount of direct sunlight they receive and the container they are in. A clear glass decanter would possibly be the most significant as the stopper will allow a minute ...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed May 14, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Single Malt age statements
Replies: 22
Views: 22954

Re: Single Malt age statements

I encourage this kind of discussion so if you had any doubts about such a topic on MoR, you may have leeway here. I think similar restrictions should be applied to "Single Cane Rum" that Single Malts currently have if there was a product like that. Obviously without restrictions the term would not ...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: New additions
Replies: 3
Views: 11604

Re: New additions

I must congratulate you on some good taste! A nice selection of single malts there, and a lucky co-worker to receive such a fine malt (my personal favorite for 'everyday' drinking!). As for the Laphroaig, I'm not sure you have got such a bargain as Europe is worth quite a lot, and am just puzzled ho...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 45037

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

I've become quite enamoured of the Glenfiddich 15 year of late. I'd not heard of the 21 year Havana Reserve before now. I'll have to track that one down. Glenfiddich have a very fine variety of 'special reserves', and from over £17,000 a bottle for the 64year old, to a more reasonable £250 for a 21...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol
Replies: 11
Views: 15315

Re: Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol

A bottle of one of my favorites is up for trade. I say! Not so sure about the trading thingy, sounds terribly Noel Edmunds !! Back onto the subject in hand - Tequilla! Found this info on tequilla on my superior fine spirits suppliers site Different degrees of aging provide three separate categories...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Absinthe
Replies: 11
Views: 14870

Re: Absinthe

Thanks for sharing your absinthe experiences! It truly is a drink like no other! The prize for the best description must go to Rum Runner for tongue numbing euphoria :) As for Count Vladimir's Green Fairy experience that sounds as though it was a 'novelty distillation' and as removed from absinthe a...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Highland Park
Replies: 2
Views: 10990

Re: Highland Park

Very Nice. A standard quality single malt always in my top 3 of regular malts! It's actually the malt whisky that turned me on to the joys of a single malt. Thought I'd share the story - I was visiting a friend in the Orkney's one November and for a lack of 'visitor attractions' at tha time of year ...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56535

A Johnny Walker Poem!

The other day I got invited to a party But I stayed home instead Just me and my pal Johnny Walker And his brothers Black and Red And we drank alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself --George Thorogood Came across this and thought it may be good to sha...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Forum updates!
Replies: 22
Views: 20919

Re: Forum updates!

Classy! I do like my Chesterfields, though it does remind me of an unfinished web page I was doing about chesterfields! I may get time to do some work on it over the next few days so thanks for the update and the reminder!

Seasons Greetings!
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Absinthe
Replies: 11
Views: 14870

Re: Absinthe

Using the spoon certainly enhances the ritual aspects of absinth drinking. Though the bohemian method involves a spoon full of sugar soaked in absinth, ignited and then doused into the glass with plenty of water - not something to be recommended with absinthes above 70% alcohol if you want to keep y...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Other liquors and beverages
Topic: Absinthe
Replies: 11
Views: 14870

Absinthe

To kick start the new sub-forum on other liquors I thought Absinthe would make a great one to begin with! The Green Fairy has got to be one of the most legendary of spirits, banned, vilified and undergoing a modern revival! It is still illegal to sell it in the USA, but that law has been neatly bypa...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Macallan sells for $54,000
Replies: 5
Views: 15587

Re: MaCAllan sells for $54,000

Not sure who'd mix it with Coke, but certainly paying over the odds when you can buy a 64 year glenfiddich for $20,000 less. Though I may do a little more research into that bottling. I suspect that canny investors may be laying down a bottle or 2 of this Glenfiddich to sell at auction when all 61 b...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56535

Interesting, I've never heard of them. Have you personally sampled any of these? Nope, I prefer my simple Malts, I don't hold with this blending business, next step down from there is drinking from bottles in paper bags I fear! I think there's a certain un-educated snobdom drinking expensive JW whe...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 115
Views: 93708

Room for a Malt Whisky Lover in the drawing room? Welcome Baron Liberis, I like your by-line. "There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky. " I would like to have more of the same 2 things to be Bare'n Free. But I frequently can do fine with scantily clad and expen...
by Baron Rupert Liberis
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Johnny Walker explained
Replies: 36
Views: 56535

It's also worth keeping an eye open for the one off bottlings and rarer JW's such as the 'Signature', 'Soveriegn', '1820', 'Swing' and 'Centenary'.

Though personally I prefer Single Malts. ;)