Whiskey does not make you faster


#61

That’s an awesome collection of badges.

Islay single malts and cycling. 2 of my favourite things…


#62

Blame your own bottles which specifically say “××× malt emphasized text_scotch_emphasized text whisky” i usually get single malt but it might also say blended.

I am a big fan of the glenlivet. My wife bought me a bottle of the 21 year for Christmas a few years ago.

Have a long run tomorrow… wonder if it’ll be faster.


#63

Hmmm… What would you recommend then? :yum:


#64

This is . . . a great thread


#65

Err, nothing. The dog’s doo-dahs - aka the dog’s bollocks - means the best. :sunglasses:


#66

I, through a lot of luck, have some of the 23yo and the 20yo. I think the 20yo is actually better, I wish I knew that before I paid for the 23, hahaha.


#67

You’re right… but I have a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon here and I don’t go around offering people a drink of ‘Kentucky’.

I’m just kidding :wink: Scotch is Scotch and it’s quite okay to call it that :smiley: :smiley:

December thru February is dangerous for me, with a birthday & christmas where my whisky collection seems to swell a little. This years newbies include a limited edition ‘distillery edition’ of Tobermory, and a ltd. bottling from Tullibardine (no idea what to expect from that one!!!).


#68

It may not be whisky or whiskey or bourbon exclusively but a few times recently I went out after a night of intense putting the world to rights over a glass or two or three or…well you get the picture and the performances on the following day are now benchmarks. This was supported when I was out with a group we, six, had to catch a lone rider we’d give 1 minute head start to. The only one to beat the peloton was a bottle up and probably still over the driving limit that time in the morning.
I call all that absolute proof - please excuse the pun!


#69

I was going to past the second half about bourbon, but that bottle will say Kentucky bourbon whiskey with an e :smile: which is a little redundant since it is not technically bourbon if it is not from Kentucky. Most of us stateside do just call it bourbon.

How is that one from tullibardine? I had a nice bottle from them which was finished in Burgundy casks. That one disappeared pretty quickly.


#70

Not opened it yet! Will update on this important information when I have it…

Current bottle being finished is a 16 yo Lagavulin which has all of the hallmarks of a classic Islay, without the medicinal/tannic harshness of Laphroaig! It reminds me of stormy, rainy nights locked up in a cottage on one of the island, sitting in front of a glowing peat fire!


#71

This thread is timely, especially after i got into a bottle of japanese whiskey and some 21yr Caol Ila last night. For those that haven’t ventured into Japanese whiskey, i strongly suggest it.

Tallac+3 is not looking optimal right now. Bottle of skratch hydration being nursed at the moment and getting my life together.


#72

Ardmore is my current ‘session’ whisky. Not too peaty, not too medicinal, touch of sweetness. Not too pricy either. Currently enjoying a wee dram while putting my bike right again after a muddy day’s racing :slight_smile:


#73

Haaa :laughing: “lost in translation” moment there.


#74

And now my bottle of glenlivet 15 is finished. I had been getting a decent bottle for my everyday drink from the singleton’s 12 year but my shop was all out last time i was there.


#76

:cry:


#77

At the risk of being too pedantic, it only has to be produced in the USA. Lots of it just happens to be produced in Kentucky.


#78

Well i guess i had a bad source of information.

Anyway, this was our selection from tonight.


#79

Btw, that bottle of blantons is a rare cask strength single barrel bottling. 137 proof, with a little water is just awesome.


#80

Ditto!