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#21 kotmj

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

Cheap wine. The Thai Song equivalent for those of us with white collar jobs and pretensions.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Had a sip (maybe a gulp) during lunch -- this Rioja is lovely. RM75 at M&S KLCC.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

Finished remainder of my Nikka Takesuru last night. I actually posted before but it didnt come out. Nonjatta is great resource for Japanese whiskey. It even has the history how Japanese whisky industry started. A great story of a Jap who was in Scotland in the late 18th century working distillery.

http://nonjatta.blogspot.com/

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

on whisky, anyone tried auchentoshan before?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Just tried the Auchentoshan 12 is not bad, light peat and nice smooth finish.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Where do you drink your whiskies, Zinzan? At a bar?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

No fixed place really, sometimes bsc and sometimes Vins at TTDI, not too expensive and not a bad selection but most of the time is at home. Call me cheapskate I really dont like paying full duty on my whiskies. And i even bought an ice ball, supposedly it decreases the contact area with the whisky. Hehehehehe. The damn thing works, it really does improve taste of the whisky.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

Where did u try the auchentoshan?

#29 Zinzan

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:43 AM

The Auchentoshan tried it at Vins.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

u know the owner of Vins? didnt know they have auchentoshan

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

The chef? Met him several times, nice chap. The Dato', I've not had the pleasure. They had Auchentoshan, my friends and I finished it off last week so I'm not sure whether they've restocked. I like the food there, its reasonably priced and its pretty quiet.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

dato? not sure whether we are talking about the same pub. i thought it was opened by my fren's cousin. didnt know he was a Dato, mebbe its his dad.

anyway i got a bottle of auchentoshan three woods. one day we bantai kotmj with a few rounds till he is drunk enough to agree to make suits for us cheap cheap... muahahhahaaa..

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

This what i've been told by my friends, there are 2 partners. One was was the chef at bulldog hmas, he basically partnered with this Dato' (cant remember his name) i think Director of MIDA or Matrade one of those agencies. Betul tidak i dunno la bro.

Cool dude, we'll coerced him under the inlfuence. Wakakakakaka. I'll bring the cigars. Now how do we get TS, to hand over all his cloth supply?? Kekekekeke

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

I actually welcome the idea of being force fed single malt whisky. You will find my liver quite formidable.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Next kerbau meet at a whisky bar, then.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

Talisker 10 year old. My first bottle of this, and I'm completely blown away. Probably one of the much better scotches for the price.

Nose is smokey, sweet fruit, more smokey with a hint of peat. Pallet is smokey, a little hint of fruit (citrus perhaps?), spice, peat and pepperry. Man this is one whisky with character - it hits you hard! Finish is satisfying with the spicy peppery and peat lingering.

Cut with a bit of water, the whisky opens up and you get less kick from the pepper, but you get so much more fruity flavour. I'm convinced its orange I'm tasting.

Price was only AUD$60. Fantastic value for money. I'm a huge Laphroaig fan (only tried the 18 year expression), but this definitely gives that a good run for its money.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

Talisker is sublime. Every sip you take, you keep tasting different things. I'm also big fan of Laphroaig (quarter cask) and agreed Talisker is definitely there or thereabouts. Not as peaty as Laphroaig though thats a good thing for people dont quite like the peat.

Tried Isle Jura 16 yo 2 days ago. Tasted like bourboun, sweet. Once the ice dilute the whisky, it tasted better.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

Looks like I'll have to pick up a bottle of that quarter cask Laphroaig.

Went to the local whisky bar to meet some friends just now, and the resident scotch expert (who is a woman btw) poured us some Glenfarclas. Fantastic stuff. Sweet, spicy, complex - tasted almost like a sherry. Had to cut it with water about halfway through, and more fruity goodness came through - mind was sufficiently blown. Will have to go back and get what details of what expression it is, I suspect it is the 15 year.

Shame that indoor smoking is banned in Melbourne, a cigar with that would have been perfection. They should make an exception for whisky bars!

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

Interesting article from Esquire on drinking scotch.

http://www.esquire.c...ing-tips-053012

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

Where can I find Talisker in KL?




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