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(Globe and Mail)   Edmonton eatery buys $22,000 bottle of Scotch whisky   (globeandmail.com) divider line 47
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2002-10-25 10:30:16 PM
Anybody wanna split an ounce with me?
 
2002-10-25 11:41:07 PM
Atsa spicy meatball!
 
2002-10-25 11:41:48 PM
ok, then we'll move on to the whisky, Dr....
 
2002-10-25 11:42:52 PM
That rounds up to about $32/milliliter. Ouchies!
 
2002-10-25 11:44:42 PM
Yay! I just ate there last week! Hooray for me.......hooray...... *cough*
 
2002-10-25 11:45:22 PM
"huge and complex, robust oak, burnt heather. Poached pears in chocolate, toffee, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. A touch of leather and then dark roast ground coffee...Heavy oak and sweet tobacco. Rich fruit cake. Smoky and very warming."

Is that fancy-pants for "It tastes like burning!"?
 
2002-10-25 11:46:09 PM
I'd hit it.
 
2002-10-25 11:46:15 PM
yah nice place.
 
2002-10-25 11:49:12 PM
for scotchtoberfest no doubt
 
2002-10-25 11:53:49 PM
I'm glad they're so impatiant down in Kentucky.
 
2002-10-25 11:54:20 PM
Ok i dont see the significance of paying that much for that but okae... whatever give you jollies ( a sub today at school told me i shouldnt get my jollies from insulting others so jollies is my new word)


But can some one please explain why thats so great?
 
2002-10-25 11:56:10 PM
Me. Want. Now. :(
 
2002-10-26 12:01:42 AM
"Leeze me on drink, it gies's us mair Than either school or college:
It kindles wit, it waukens lear,
It pangs us fou' o' knowledge.
Be't whisky gill or penny wheep,
Or ony stronger potion,
It never fails, in drinking deep,
To kittle up our notion
By night or day."

Robert Burns
 
R3
2002-10-26 12:02:11 AM
I dunno....



About C$22.00 for 750mL....works just fine for me.
 
2002-10-26 12:02:39 AM
But can some one please explain why thats so great?

Why do men climb Everest? Because they can. And because others can't. Don't question testosterone.
 
2002-10-26 12:03:34 AM
"rich walnut, dark amber and antique bronze" in colour, declare its nose to be: "huge and complex, robust oak, burnt heather. Poached pears in chocolate, toffee, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. A touch of leather and then dark roast ground coffee." Its taste is "initial cosseting smoothness, treacle, sweet. Then cedar, oak and drying bitter chocolate-notes." Finally, its finish "doesn't overstay. Heavy oak and sweet tobacco. Rich fruit cake. Smoky and very warming."
You'd have to be gay to write a description like this...
 
2002-10-26 12:05:33 AM
"Sealed in oak cask 843 at the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, two years before the Second World War broke out, the single malt was left alone to mature at an unusually slow rate."

DUDE!!!!
 
2002-10-26 12:08:30 AM
 
2002-10-26 12:11:06 AM
Is there any other kind of whisky besides Scotch?

Raver Think liquid sex.

A couple of years ago I was sitting at The Lodge , sipping some 25 yr old Macallan , smoking a nice vanilla Tatiana vanilla while a gorgeous redhead sat in my lap. I told my friends to put a bullet in my head right then so that I could die happy.

3Horn
 
2002-10-26 12:12:05 AM


I'll check my local Ralphs...
 
2002-10-26 12:19:04 AM


I'd rather have this...But it runs 20,000 pounds/ bottle.

3Horn
 
2002-10-26 12:24:12 AM
I just opened a bottle of Lismore Single Malt, $13 at Trader Joe's.

I'd crow arout the age, but it doesn't say on the bottle.
 
2002-10-26 12:26:10 AM
3Horn I too enjoy a good Scotch. I'm sipping some Lagavulin right now, as a matter of fact.
 
2002-10-26 12:26:10 AM
 
2002-10-26 12:30:12 AM
i'm drinking some refined 12 day old Coke with a distinct taste of vanilla.
 
2002-10-26 12:32:07 AM
 
2002-10-26 12:32:51 AM
Wrong thread. I blame it on the Lismore.
 
2002-10-26 12:58:57 AM
"Rich fruit cake." You would have to be a rich fruitcake to pay $1500 for a shot!

I never understood the appeal of scotch. Bourbon, yes. A good Kentucky straight bourbon is smooth. Scotch is too acidic. It tastes like it's already passed through someone's digestive tract.

To each his own...
 
2002-10-26 01:07:24 AM
I live about three blocks from this restaurant and happened to walk past as the armored car was idling outside. It looked like a bank-drop... I guess it was.
 
2002-10-26 01:58:26 AM
Hmmmm. I just don't have the tastebuds to appreciate whiskey. It just all tastes like ass to me. I can't comprehend spending $1500 (hell, even $10) for a shot of whiskey but then again many people can't comprehend my spending $100 on a 12-inch Stone Roses single.

To each his own I guess.

q

 
2002-10-26 02:00:28 AM
Really good scotch is extremely smooth. I once had a 20 year old single malt and it was as smooth as a fine dry wine. If had the kind of money on had to have a shot of that... I would probably have some.
 
2002-10-26 02:04:47 AM
I say load that bad boy into a foot pump and get a buddy to jump off the top of the fridge onto it. BAM!!! Down the hatch. Ahh college memories.
 
2002-10-26 02:33:25 AM
Where the fcuk is Edmonton?
 
2002-10-26 03:10:11 AM
Edmonton would be the capital (and my current home) of Alberta, Canada, which is right above the U.S. Yes! The hunk of land up north -does- have a name!
 
2002-10-26 03:36:41 AM
Great, $22,000 for something that'll be coming out of your cock an hour after you drink it. Anyone who pays more than $500 for any form of alcohol should be pointed at and laughed.
 
2002-10-26 03:43:15 AM
rebus time!



 
2002-10-26 03:47:59 AM
10-26-02 02:33:25 AM
Kwashiorkor

Where the fcuk is Edmonton?


Please. You can't be that stupid. Edmonton is a small city in Kentucky.
 
2002-10-26 04:11:28 AM
never heard of it. sorry.
 
2002-10-26 04:21:06 AM
Kwashiorkor
never heard of it. sorry.


Oh. Damn. It's also the Capital city of Alberta.

How could I forget that?
 
2002-10-26 05:57:02 AM
Home of the Edmonton Oilers? www.edmontonoilers.com

Home of the worlds largest mall? www.westedmontonmall.com

Home of ... well ... thats pretty much it.
 
2002-10-26 07:25:35 AM
I used to be a bartender and Scotch can be a bit of a shock to people who are not used to drinking straight hard liquor. I'd suggest if those people want to try something hard, they should drink something milder like JD, or Southern Comfort. They don't have the same cache as Scotch, but hell, don't drink it if you don't enjoy it. If you still want to try Scotch, for God's sake, don't put water in it! Go back to drinking wine spritzers ya sissies;-)

To enjoy Scotch, you have to do it right. On a summer evening have a good full-course meal, preferably a heavy meat (roast beef, steak & lobster etc.), with a couple of glasses of an Aussie Shiraz to loosen the soul and prepare the palette. Go sit outside with some friends, light up a Montecristo and start sipping on a single malt Scotch. If that turns out to be the moment you die, it will be with a smile on your face;-)
 
2002-10-26 08:26:40 AM
To enjoy Scotch, you have to do it right. On a summer evening have a good full-course meal, preferably a heavy meat (roast beef, steak & lobster etc.), with a couple of glasses of an Aussie Shiraz to loosen the soul and prepare the palette. Go sit outside with some friends, light up a Montecristo and start sipping on a single malt Scotch. If that turns out to be the moment you die, it will be with a smile on your face;-)

If I ever catch myself enjoying a moment such as this, I hope to die right away. At least before I have to sit through and pretend to enjoy another moment like that.
 
2002-10-26 09:37:19 AM
Lagavulin tastes too much like charcoal to me. But Macallan..... MMMmmmmmmmmm
 
2002-10-26 10:45:03 AM
A couple of years ago I traveled to Scotland on vacation visiting my clan's homeland. While in Edinburgh, I entered a wine and spirits store shopping for a bottle of the local favorite. Guess which whiskey was prominantly displayed at the store front? Jack Daniels!!! What the fark?

I bought a bottle of 18 year old Higland Park single malt scotch for the trip home because of it's award winning international acclaim. Do you like to sip burnt peat moss? Give me a bottle of Dewars (Special Reserve), Basil Hayden or Makers Mark anytime!
 
2002-10-26 11:38:44 AM
Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Talisker. Ahhhh....
 
2002-10-26 11:46:20 AM
fused- um you forgot, birthplace of Femme fatale
 
2002-10-26 12:02:50 PM
I guess it might just be the Irish in me, but I definitely prefer Irish Whisky to any other kind out there, whether it's Scotch, Sour Mash, Bourbon, etc. 21 year old single-malt Blackbush is very tasty on the rocks. Try it if you have $60 to drop.
 
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