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What whisk(e)y are we drinking? (Part 2)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,464 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    I have a 'mini' glencairn glass, I use it for the virtual tastings.
    The small measures from L Mulligans don't look quite so lost in it :)

    Otherwise, I have a wine tasting glass which looks not that far off the Teelings one linked which I use for wine and spirits.
    It would be the 'copita' version.
    I got a couple free at an O'Briens wine fair a few years ago.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 3,041 Mod ✭✭✭✭Black Sheep


    Can't beat wine glasses for most things, in fairness, beer too.

    Can't say I've drank whisky from a wine glass, even though objectively would make more sense than some of the glasses I have used.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭Beanstalk


    I remember once, many moons ago, drinking wine out of a glass then taking a notion and pouring in Bailey's without washing the glass once i'd drained the wine. it wasn't pretty, but pretty hilarious at the time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭conor678


    Am sipping Laugavilin 16 tonight. It's a very delicious and almost fruity islay. Never had it before and had a bottle knocking about unopened since Christmas. Definitely one of the islays I will buy again even if it is a tad on the more premium price range.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Episode Seven of Three Drams has been announced.

    Dram 1 - Tipperary Homegrown Barley Single Malt (50%)
    Dram 2 - Killowen Signature Rum & Raisin 5 Year Old Single Malt (55%)
    Dram 3 - Red Earl Cask Strength (65.45%)

    Can really recommend joining as it's a great way to try new Irish whiskey. Previous months samples below to give an idea.

    Dram 1: Killarney 8 Year Old Inaugural Release
    Dram 2: Dingle Single Malt
    Dram 3: Thomond Gate (To be announced)

    Dram 1: Teeling Renaissance Series 3 Single Malt
    Dram 2: Kilbeggan Single Pot Still
    Dram 3: Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

    Dram 1: Samuel Gelston’s Single Pot Still Pinot Noir
    Dram 2: Sailor’s Home The Hozizon 10 Year Old
    Dram 3: W.D. O’Connell Bill Phil Batch 2

    Dram 1: Fercullen 8-Year-Old Blended
    Dram 2: The Irishman Cask Strength 2020 Single Malt
    Dram 3: The Whistler Mosaic Marsala Finish Single Grain

    Dram 1: Spade & Bushel 14-Year-Old Marsala Finish Single Malt
    Dram 2: Currach Single Malt Founders Wakame Cask Strength Release
    Dram 3: Two Stacks Smoke & Mirrors Peated Stout Cask

    Dram 1: Dingle Fourth Single Pot Still Release
    Dram 2: Bushmills 2008 The Muscatel Cask
    Dram 3: Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,544 ✭✭✭Hogzy


    I was wondering why the other thread went so quiet. Havnt checked-in in a while.

    Whats the craic with this Dunvilles in the Palace Bar? Its a green bottle. Anyone know if its going on sale or what?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Hogzy wrote: »
    I was wondering why the other thread went so quiet. Havnt checked-in in a while.

    Whats the craic with this Dunvilles in the Palace Bar? Its a green bottle. Anyone know if its going on sale or what?

    Welcome back! No date yet from what I can see. Some details below.

    20-year-old Single Malt Irish whiskey finished in an Oloroso sherry cask for a year. Bottled at cask strength of 55% ABV and limited to just 341 bottles. Available from The Palace Bar website and retail partners priced €350.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,704 ✭✭✭Deagol


    Anyone here drunk MVR 2019? Have managed to get my hands on a few bottles. Thinking of auctioning a 2/3 off to buy a MVR2020 but will probably keep the other 3/4 for drinking but only if it's actually any good!


  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ctlsleh


    Deagol wrote: »
    Anyone here drunk MVR 2019? Have managed to get my hands on a few bottles. Thinking of auctioning a 2/3 off to buy a MVR2020 but will probably keep the other 3/4 for drinking but only if it's actually any good!

    Is there a bad MVR…..?……:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭FileNotFound


    Deagol wrote: »
    Anyone here drunk MVR 2019? Have managed to get my hands on a few bottles. Thinking of auctioning a 2/3 off to buy a MVR2020 but will probably keep the other 3/4 for drinking but only if it's actually any good!

    Yup found it very mediocre to be honest.

    Not bad, just not great.

    2016 was the last one I really liked. Didn't get 2020 or 2021 mind.

    Why in goodness name would you waste so much on multiple mvr, auction sites are loaded with 2019, sure its popped back up in off licences a good few times even recently.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,833 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Yup found it very mediocre to be honest.

    Not bad, just not great.

    2016 was the last one I really liked. Didn't get 2020 or 2021 mind.

    Why in goodness name would you waste so much on multiple mvr, auction sites are loaded with 2019, sure its popped back up in off licences a good few times even recently.

    Middleton Fever.
    It's been going around this last year.
    No cure, apparently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,447 ✭✭✭ZV Yoda


    Middleton Fever.
    It's been going around this last year.
    No cure, apparently.

    Bushmills 21 is the cure.


  • Administrators Posts: 53,526 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec


    Redbreast Cask Strength tonight.

    It's nice, but not sure I'm a big fan of cask strength.


  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ctlsleh


    ZV Yoda wrote: »
    Bushmills 21 is the cure.

    RB21 even…….:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭tyler71


    awec wrote: »
    Redbreast Cask Strength tonight.

    It's nice, but not sure I'm a big fan of cask strength.

    Add a few drops of water. The great thing about cask strength is you can choose your favourite strength rather than having it chosen it for you. Add a drop, taste, add again until you're happy. Add too much, and damn it you're just going to have to finish that dram and have another one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 486 ✭✭Shaka Hislop


    awec wrote: »
    Redbreast Cask Strength tonight.

    It's nice, but not sure I'm a big fan of cask strength.

    Hush your mouth :)
    Add a drop of water to it, might help for you.
    I love it neat, think it's very drinkable that way...
    but I have a bottle of 1792 full proof bourbon, Jim Murray's whiskey bible winner a few years ago...and it's absolute muck....
    I actually threw a couple of shots into a Starbucks iced mocca to see would that help..and nope...made a bad coffee worse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 699 ✭✭✭Zebrano


    RB21 And RB CS tonight.
    Both good but very different.
    I think the CS is the winner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭Technophobe


    Knappogue Castle Marsala cask finish tonight after a starter of Black Bush..
    Gives me an instant rum vibe first; moreso than some rum cask finish one's like say the Caribbean Rum Cask finish of Bushmills for example.

    Then I'm getting a port type taste which I suppose isn't miles away from Marsala ( apparently)
    Not one for me to drink a few of them consecutively, but a nice one to throw into a mixed night


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    tyler71 wrote:
    Add a few drops of water. The great thing about cask strength is you can choose your favourite strength rather than having it chosen it for you. Add a drop, taste, add again until you're happy. Add too much, and damn it you're just going to have to finish that dram and have another one.

    If you add too much water just add more whiskey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,923 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    Cazale wrote: »
    If you add too much water just add more whiskey.

    That's on the Cazale Coat of Arms?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,464 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    That's on the Cazale Coat of Arms?

    Almost. I think that says
    ... "Just add more whiskey"

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Site Banned Posts: 36 Mr.Sir


    Any sweet easy on the tongue whiskey?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,464 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Mr.Sir wrote: »
    Any sweet easy on the tongue whiskey?

    Jameson crested
    Bushmills 10
    Glenlivet 12

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,463 ✭✭✭dobman88


    Mr.Sir wrote: »
    Any sweet easy on the tongue whiskey?

    Black Bush and Kilbeggan both hit that brief along with the others mentioned above


  • Site Banned Posts: 36 Mr.Sir


    Thanks folks, I’ll do a controlled taste. I won’t do the dog on it as went baloobas at a gathering there last summer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,140 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    Missed the last week of posts as I didn't notice we moved to a new thread.
    The 10,000 post rule is a bit pointless imo. Well other than marking the milestone achievement. Well done lads


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 68,021 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Mellor wrote: »
    Missed the last week of posts as I didn't notice we moved to a new thread.
    The 10,000 post rule is a bit pointless imo. Well other than marking the milestone achievement. Well done lads

    Its because the forum software has significant problems with larger threads and a cut off has to be set somewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    That's on the Cazale Coat of Arms?

    Jameson has Sine Metu. Mine is Absque Aqua.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Nice.glasses.and jug with this.

    Tullamore D.E.W. Virtual Snug Session in partnership with An Pucan - €30

    Sips, Spoken word, songs and stories with Global Culture and Distillery Ambassador Kevin Pigott

    Our evening will include a music performance, a masterclass of our range and a refreshing cocktail to be made on the night.

    Whiskeys tasted will include

    Tullamore D.E.W. Original

    Tullamore D.E.W. 12 year old Special reserve

    Tullamore D.E.W. XO (this will be used in our cocktail)

    Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old Single Malt.


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-pucan-whiskey-society-tullamore-dew-tasting-tickets-152910317877?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,544 ✭✭✭Hogzy


    The redbreast email came in...... I both hate and love this time of year :p


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