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Fishslayer 01-27-2009 08:34 PM

My only beef with the Brits is that they sent Australia all the crims and they sent us the lawyers, politicians & religious zealots.

I want a do-over!:cool:

Tbirdnz 01-27-2009 09:55 PM will have to forgive them, it's difficult to tell the difference.

Ride on ! :cool:

jhawk 01-28-2009 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by Tbirdnz (Post 1190372) will have to forgive them, it's difficult to tell the difference.

Ride on ! :cool:

There isn't any difference......

Britishracingrick 01-28-2009 11:24 AM

Well ....we must remember the mother country did give us the Triumph !

Sal Paradise 01-28-2009 02:23 PM

My dad worked nights and so I was practically raised by Roger Moore on my parents TV.Quite a role model. Then as a teenager I got a job working in a lumber yard. In all the barns, there were all these fine 1960's Austin Healy sports cars stashed away by the owner's son. I used to smoke in this awesome blue Austin Healy 3000. These two factors along with the british invasion bands and the Sex Pistols probably account for my anglophile tendencies. I grew to love british design and I always thought of brits as having the coolest design and music.

There - I've admitted it.

LFord 01-28-2009 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by richb (Post 1188953)
Hahaha... since you got me brewing my own beer (waiting for the next batch to condition in the cask) you might as well get me started on single malts. Prefer Irish whiskey to blended scotch, (its that triple-distilled smoothness), but as a different drink entirely, where do you start with single malts? Or start a single malt thread, whatever!:)

Propforward gave you a couple of good selections and I'll give you an alternative, try different regional styles. Get thyself to a good pub that has a variety of single malts and try one or two. Start off with a Speyside(Aberlour) then try a Highland(Oban). After you get an idea of what their flavor profile is like try an Islay(Laphroaig) to send your taste buds into complete culture shock.

The whiskys vary from region to region with the Speysides generally being the lightest and then moving to Highlands, and then Islays with The Island varieties being very individual, Isle of Jura is a very mellow almost Speyside type and Talisker having all the subtlety of a salty peat flavored brick.

I'm just listing the particular brands as they are ones that I like, not to say that they are the best of their respective styles.

Sofiaspin 01-28-2009 04:03 PM

Wrong post
Hi chaps - the question should really be 'Why do the Scots feel superior'?

As one eminent Lord of the realm recently said to me:

'One needs to see the UK as being just like the human body - the brains are at the top'

It only requires a cursory glance at the birthplace or family origins of the UK's top politicians, business people and movers and shakers to see that the country is disproportionately controlled by the Scots.

It has been that way for sometime regardless of credit crunch.

Pro rata to population headcount, we Scots remain on top.


propforward 01-28-2009 05:28 PM

LFord, good choices.

I don't want to give you the idea that I favour a specific Scottish region - I do not. I currently stock about 40 single malts from all over Scotland, and have all those you mention. One of the things I like about scotch whisky is the huge variety of flavours. I was merely attempting to identify a couple that might be good to introduce someone to scotches in general. I wouldn't recommend going straight to a Lagavulin from an Erin go Bragh for instance.

But I like your words, and heartily agree with them. I have a bottle of 25 year old Talisker that I got straight from the distillery. Most excellent.

Sofiaspin - four words. Royal Bank of Scotland. :eek: :D

EDIT: I am well aware that 40 single malts does not even begin to put a reasonable dent in the range of available Whisky. Very much a work in progress. :D

tba-golfer 01-28-2009 06:12 PM


Golf, Whisky, Arbroath Smokies.

Nuff said.

Scots Rule, OK!


Fishslayer 01-28-2009 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by tba-golfer (Post 1190831)

Golf, Whisky, Arbroath Smokies.

Nuff said.

Scots Rule, OK!


Golf. Yup. Leave it to the Yanks to eff up a perfectly good game by putting all those trees in the way...:mad:

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