What has your "friend" been up to?

What has your "friend" been up to?

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vaud

36,205 posts

109 months

Thursday 21st May
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ElectricSoup said:
Turbobanana said:
ElectricSoup said:
My friend, being a deviant, has a couple of bottles of Welsh whisky. It is purported to be very good.
If it's Penderyn, it's excellent although a rare purchase for my friend as the bottle is exceptionally tall and doesn't fit in his drinks cabinet.

My friend is eagerly awaiting the end of the year so the first batch of Aber Falls whisky can be released.
Yes he has some "That Try" in the cupboard. Can't bring himself to open it, it was a special occasion present.
It's very good according to my friend's dad (who is also Welsh)

Stick Legs

987 posts

119 months

Thursday 21st May
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Someone's 'Friend' has been filming himself doing 202mph in an Audi RS6...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

elanfan

4,119 posts

181 months

Thursday 21st May
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That friend will go to jail when he’s caught and deservedly so.

McVities

288 posts

152 months

Thursday 21st May
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vaud said:
ElectricSoup said:
Turbobanana said:
ElectricSoup said:
My friend, being a deviant, has a couple of bottles of Welsh whisky. It is purported to be very good.
If it's Penderyn, it's excellent although a rare purchase for my friend as the bottle is exceptionally tall and doesn't fit in his drinks cabinet.

My friend is eagerly awaiting the end of the year so the first batch of Aber Falls whisky can be released.
Yes he has some "That Try" in the cupboard. Can't bring himself to open it, it was a special occasion present.
It's very good according to my friend's dad (who is also Welsh)
At last, a topic very dear to my friends heart, and one that although he cannot comment on with any authority (not having a particularly refined palette), he feels enthusiasm and experience help offset this somewhat.

Firstly, my friend sympathises with those who feel a little worse for wear after one sip too many of a distilled beverage.
My friend has many times suffered from appalling hangovers, often wishing to be pronounced dead to end the horrors. One memorable occasion was honking his guts up repeatedly just prior to taking part in the new year's day parade in London. He felt like a pale, walking corpse. He never learns his lesson, and there have been plenty.
My friend doesn't remember a lot of japes whilst under the influence, but does acknowledge a liking for bonfires when a suitable situation presents.

My friends weakness is whisky, (he likes the taste) and whilst partaking of a great many varieties from the usual distilleries in Scotlandshire, he is also fond of trying new too, be they American rye, Welsh or Irish offerings.
He has managed to gather or sample a few more unusual examples over the last few years too.

Mackmyra is delicious, but my friend feels aggrieved at the cost of a bottle currently.

There's a half consumed bottle of Hammer Head in the whisky stash, from the Czech Republic. It was bought to commemorate the passing of my friends grandfather at the ripe old age of 97.

A bottle of Sullivans Cove Tasmanian whisky bought on his last trip to Australia. It could be best described as 'heavily oaked' so much so its akin to chewing on a pencil, and very nice it is too.

A bottle of Tenjaku blended Japanese whisky which his generous parents sent some pennies for as a recent birthday gift. It was on offer in an orange supermarket.

He also has a bottle of 16 year old New Zealand collection from the Dunedin distillery - created before it was bought out by fosters and dismantled and sold off. This was purchased by my friends ex-wife, likely to help ease her conscience as she had been doing the dirty on my friend.
He has never opened it as he didn't fancy allowing the feeling of being bought off by her. He has decided to keep it safely until his son reaches 21 (14 years from now) whereby the son will have the choice of opening it and sharing a few drams with dad, or selling it for what will likely be a tidy sum.

My friend wonders if Mosel whisky counts?
Although it is technically grappa, it was still mighty tasty.

Bobberoo99

14,750 posts

52 months

Thursday 21st May
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My friend is a whisky bore and refuses to get involved with the current topic, he stopped counting at around 600 different whiskies some time ago, he's done over 20 distillery tours, several tastings and disagrees entirely with the post about Dalwhinnie Winters Gold as he finds it an easy drinking dram.

McVities

288 posts

152 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend wonders if he is also a whisky bwhore?

He will raise a socially distanced dram to all other reprobates this evening.
My friend also informs me that he will search out a bottle of Winters dram as his next purchase to sample for himself.

Garvin

3,426 posts

131 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend likes a wee dram on occasion and has reined in his taste for single malts such that his collection is now much reduced to a round dozen of his favourite single malts. The reduction process has taken some years to whittle down the excess but one that remains firmly in the collection, but is nevertheless rather dangerous as can be vouched for on a particular, shall we say, tasting session with a few other like minded matey connoisseurs, is the 570 North Talisker. My friend says this must be treated with utmost caution - can't think why whistle

BigMon

2,076 posts

83 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend bought a bottle of the standard Penderyn off the tinterweb following good reviews.

Unfortunately he thought it was, to use a good Glasweigan phrase, utter pish and has not bought another bottle since.

However he does like bourbon (Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare and Elijah Craig to name but three) so maybe he can't be trusted.

Edited by BigMon on Friday 22 May 11:13

citizensm1th

6,173 posts

91 months

Friday 22nd May
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BigMon said:
My friend bought a bottle of the standard Penderyn off the tinterweb following good reviews.

Unfortunately he thought it was, to use a good Glasweigan phrase, utter pish and has not bought another bottle since.

However he does like bourbon (Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare and Elijah Craig to name but three) so maybe he can't be trusted.

Edited by BigMon on Friday 22 May 11:13
My friend quite likes buffalo trace as dose his wife, that said he also likes tequila so his taste buds may be a little fried and we all know if it is not a fruit based drink a females opinion on "good" alcohol is always suspect.

Turbobanana

2,111 posts

155 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend respects all your friends' opinions on whisky(ey) as to have some opinion, affirmative or otherwise, is the sign of a true friend.

My friend's whisky appreciation sessions, as aforementioned, tend to divide attendees into two camps: those who enjoy a peaty taste, and fools those who don't. My friend does, however, discourage those who dilute their whisky with water - with the exception of anything cask-strength due to its tendency to render the drinker a bit dead. My friend tries to vary the events by adding some culinary offerings: recent sessions were accompanied by a Thai curry and (on Burns' Night), haggis. Both were well received and my friend confirms that cold morning-after haggis is indeed an excellent hangover cure.

Breadvan72

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36,591 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend's dad used to bring (then) illegal Poteen* (uncoloured Irish pot still whiskey, made from grain if good and from potatoes if bad) back from Dublin after trips home to see rellies in the 60s and 70s. The preferred smuggling vessel was an R White's Lemonade bottle. One day my friend, then aged maybe ten or so, innocently took a big swig from one such bottle. My friend's mum had strong words to say to my friend's dad after that.


*Pronounced "pohcheen" with a short o.

Edited by Breadvan72 on Friday 22 May 12:13

Bobberoo99

14,750 posts

52 months

Friday 22nd May
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Turbobanana said:
My friend respects all your friends' opinions on whisky(ey) as to have some opinion, affirmative or otherwise, is the sign of a true friend.

My friend's whisky appreciation sessions, as aforementioned, tend to divide attendees into two camps: those who enjoy a peaty taste, and fools those who don't. My friend does, however, discourage those who dilute their whisky with water - with the exception of anything cask-strength due to its tendency to render the drinker a bit dead. My friend tries to vary the events by adding some culinary offerings: recent sessions were accompanied by a Thai curry and (on Burns' Night), haggis. Both were well received and my friend confirms that cold morning-after haggis is indeed an excellent hangover cure.
It would appear that my friend and your friend would get on quite well at a tasting!!! My friend was hooked on whisky at the age of 21 when he was given a blind tasting of Glenfiddich 10yr old, The Old Antiquary 21yr old and Lagavulin 16yr old, he was astonished that whiskies could have such different tastes and textures, his absolute favourite whisky at the moment is Kilchoman 9yr old or Kilchoman Machir Bay!!!

james_TW

15,419 posts

151 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend gets hangry quite badly and while he can recognise when he gets that way, sometimes it's not until it's too late. Such as this morning when I observed my friend get annoyed at an upsidedown washing up liquid bottle that wouldn't stay put and chucked it towards the bin, upon which the bottle magically opened and what seemed to be the entire contents of a full bottle magically emptied itself on to the floor.

My friend is a moron. My friend also ate after that.

surveyor

14,464 posts

138 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend is not a whisky drinker, but while shopping for his seniors was asked to get a bottle.
With no real idea (or memory now) of what he was buying he selected a modest bottle at random.

The following week my friend has more precise instructions of what to buy. I do not think he filled himself with glory the first week.

Garvin

3,426 posts

131 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend recounts that, during a sixth form Physics lesson, the rather 'enlightened' Physics master passed round a bottle of pure Ethyl Alcohol for 'sampling' with dire warnings to sip very, very little. My friend thought this advice was for 'pansies' and so took what was a small swig rather than a sip! My friend recounts that that the effect on the back of his throat and down his oesophagus was 'something to behold' and thought his eyeballs were about to explode, that his throat had been wrenched out and given a good wire brushing and his insides had actually spontaneously combusted. He thought that he had manged to remain cool and hide these effects from his classmates rather well but the inability to utter any words for a good few minutes ironically spoke volumes!

bristolracer

3,488 posts

103 months

Friday 22nd May
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My friend abhors all whisky.
My friend at the age of 14 decided that it may be fun to drink half a bottle of Teachers finest blended gut rot. After much illness he has never been able to tolerate the smell or taste of the stuff since.
My friend regrets this, as he found with increasing age, that drinking moderately can be quite pleasurable, and has, because of a youthful exuberance managed to exclude a vast array of what are doubtless decent drinks.
My friend has plenty of hindsight but alas no time machine.

Garvin

3,426 posts

131 months

Friday 22nd May
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Your friend hasn't lived. If he thought Teachers was the finest blended gut rot then he obviously hadn't tried Bells!

Breadvan72

Original Poster:

36,591 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd May
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Blended Scotch whisky is all ste. Only single malts are worth drinking. Some blended Canadian whisky is OK for cocktails, or on the rocks. Ice must of course never touch a single malt Scotch whisky.

Breadvan72

Original Poster:

36,591 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd May
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I reckon that since my ex mother in law died, the annual sales of Famous Grouse have gone down by about 1000%.

matchmaker

6,948 posts

154 months

Friday 22nd May
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Garvin said:
Your friend hasn't lived. If he thought Teachers was the finest blended gut rot then he obviously hadn't tried Bells!
Or Johnny Walker Red Label...