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TwilightTINK
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Joined: September 19th, 2009, 1:37 am

January 7th, 2012, 2:46 am #61

I read the article to my DH who thinks he will pass...
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January 7th, 2012, 12:00 pm #62

Is nothing sacred?
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January 7th, 2012, 4:05 pm #63

Sacrilage! Our whisky exports are fairly healthy right now - we really don't need to be going down this route!
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Laura
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Joined: September 16th, 2009, 12:54 pm

January 7th, 2012, 4:36 pm #64

I agree: sacrilege!
"They are opaque, they are completely airtight, and the liners are pretty darn good," said Lew Bryson, managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine. "It is not going to be affecting the flavor. The problem you run into is who is going to bang out 12 ounces in an evening?"

Unlike bottles, cans cannot be closed after they have been opened. That will force Scottish Spirits drinkers to either finish all 8 shots of the blended scotch in a single occasion, or let some of the booze go to waste.
And, really, who can bang out 12 ounces in an evening (just the thought makes me ill) ... and it's a sin to waste good Scotch!
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Lady Jayne
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January 8th, 2012, 4:06 am #65

Laura wrote:I agree: sacrilege!
"They are opaque, they are completely airtight, and the liners are pretty darn good," said Lew Bryson, managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine. "It is not going to be affecting the flavor. The problem you run into is who is going to bang out 12 ounces in an evening?"

Unlike bottles, cans cannot be closed after they have been opened. That will force Scottish Spirits drinkers to either finish all 8 shots of the blended scotch in a single occasion, or let some of the booze go to waste.
And, really, who can bang out 12 ounces in an evening (just the thought makes me ill) ... and it's a sin to waste good Scotch!
Even Jamie and Claire wouldn't be able to consume that much. :lol: Too much of a good thing can be a verra bad idea.
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January 9th, 2012, 4:30 am #66

Not sure this is a good idea! Only 3 years old . . . and 12 ounces to boot? Yikes. Sounds like what Jamie may have set aside for his not-so-favorite customers, and Claire would have used for disinfecting!
I'm new to whisky tasting myself and my current favorite is The Macallan, 12-year-old single malt. Toffee and caramel notes, just delicious for sipping. And my, it certainly perks up the holiday eggnog!
Thanks for sharing this article, Lady Jayne.
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January 9th, 2012, 4:40 am #67

oh my goodness that is terrible outrageous......
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January 9th, 2012, 6:05 am #68

It just seems wrong, verra verra wrong!
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sassenach
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January 9th, 2012, 4:59 pm #69

Not one for the whisky purists...

I got these in the supermarket the other day - well I couldn't walk past could I ????

Haggis Crisps

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January 9th, 2012, 6:16 pm #70

pfft! a can, i wonder if it would give it that matellic taste??

i think i'll pass (mind you i did try the cans of Jack Daniels and lemonade - that was pretty good)

I'm good with Glenmorangie. mmmmm, it is so good on ice.
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TwilightTINK
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Joined: September 19th, 2009, 1:37 am

January 9th, 2012, 6:23 pm #71

One of my hubby's favs is Springbank 15. Loves the stuff.

For those wanting to get into Scotch and become a connoisseur - there is a new website that will walk you through the finer points. It is designed for the ipad (not an app though) that will allow you to sample with your friends, record each's thoughts, etc.

Check it out - looks interesting - it is called Proof.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665757/pro ... onnoisseur
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Lady Jayne
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Joined: October 4th, 2009, 7:41 pm

January 9th, 2012, 9:34 pm #72

Thank for the link, Tink. Will do.
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Lady Jayne
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January 9th, 2012, 9:37 pm #73

sassenach wrote:Not one for the whisky purists...

I got these in the supermarket the other day - well I couldn't walk past could I ????

Haggis Crisps

:rotfl:
We're they any good? We could have a Scottish picnic with the canned Scotch and haggis crisps. :lol:
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Thistle
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January 9th, 2012, 10:18 pm #74

The haggis crisps I would try. Actually sound kinda good. The scotch in a can....not so much!
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January 11th, 2012, 12:51 am #75

Lady Jayne wrote:All you Scotch drinkers may get a kick out of this new method of drinking Scotch.


Click here for the link to the full article. Cheers, or should I say Slainte!

After wine, now this.... :x there is no end to consumerism.
I am officially :aargh:
Is there a petitions somewhere that can be signed in order to stop spreading this trend?
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