Beverages and Blades - Traditional of Course

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Alnamvet68, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Suddenly Im reminded of this ...Classic!
     
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  2. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    That’s a great score! :D

    Looks like a nice selection, David. :thumbsup: I will say, though, that as far as beer names go, “Old Slug” isn’t particularly appetizing. :D

    I’m not sure if this slug is (was) old or young, but like the beer, he is 100% British.

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    And since this isn’t the “Traditional Knives and Gastropods” thread, here’s a photo that’s on topic.

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  3. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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  4. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    LOL! I've never seen that one before, thanks for posting it. :thumbsup:
    Pubs closing at 3pm, it's an old one.

    Thanks Barrett, apparently it's one of those beers that's spoken about in hushed tones in secluded corners of isolated pubs. It's bottle-conditioned so I'm looking forward to seeing what all the myth is about.
    That's a great shot, you must of been quick to catch it. :D:thumbsup:

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  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    My refresher while I was working on organizing/cleaning my work/reloading bench was this nice Franconia... the swayback lives on the workbench. Case Gent, SS....

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  6. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Probably be sipping on some Jefferson’s Ocean tonight. (Sorry for the poor lighting, my man cave is in the basement:))
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  7. Mitt

    Mitt

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    Aug 31, 2017
    I’m mixed on this one. Strong oak flavor, no other real notes and it’s a tad to harsh on the finish. It’s by far the weakest whiskey on my shelves so it may need to go under the sink between the TX and the Jack.
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  8. rarreola

    rarreola

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    Dec 4, 2010
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    You Lucky Skunk! :)
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    My hometown brewer is building back up the range after being almost drunk dry by the tourists and holidaymakers over xmas etc....limited range available at the moment.
    I wish we could all gather at Big Niles....
     
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  10. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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    In the Doghouse...Big Niles in person.
     
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  11. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    This place seems to be very respectable and the patron shows a good face! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    What? 115 proof is your weakest whiskey? :eek: I suppose you could be referencing just flavor, or overall "drinkability"....
     
  13. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I've seen this one on the shelf, and have wondered about it... how does it compare to other Islay's, like Laphroaig, or Ardbeg?
    Some of them are just a little too peaty/smoky for me, for a daily type thing. Lagavullin is one of those..
    Occasionally, yes, but daily... hmmmm... guess I can't run with the big dogs.... :(
     
  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Caol Ila is one of my favorite Islays. I'd say it's less sweet than Lagavullin, less peaty than Ardbeg, more seaside briney.
     
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  15. rarreola

    rarreola

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Caol Ila is primarily focused on producing smokey peated single malt for use within Johnnie Walker's blended whiskies.
    it's strong but you get used to it, I love it.
     
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  16. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
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    I’m stuck drinking beer from cans because this 44 has a pen blade as a secondary.
     
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  17. Mitt

    Mitt

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    Aug 31, 2017
    Its the weakest in flavor its also not the strongest I have. Most of what is on my shelves is single barrel, they tend to have better a flavor. I have a bottle of Balcones True Blue cask strength single barrel that was bottled at 128 proof.
     
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  18. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Nothing special, but super tasty! Happy Friday everyone!:thumbsup::D:thumbsup:
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  19. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I hereby vow to never come back on this thread again. You guys are a TERRIBLE influence on me.. (yeah, we'll see how THAT works out...:rolleyes: )
    I had to stop at the store this afternoon after work, and found a bottle of this stuff.... in a nutshell.... it's amazing! Oh, mylanta (do the cool kids still say that?) It is smooth, with a kick, and a GREAT flavor profile. I'm not sophisticated enough to wax eloquently about nose, finish, musical notes, whatever... but this Islay is wonderful. And this is just after a two finger glass of it, accompanied by an Oliva Wrath Habano "seconds" cigar.
    The biggest problem is that the one bottle cost 3/4 of a C-note. :(
    Look for a bunch of sales threads on the exchange, as I try to finance my new addiction....
     
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  20. Mitt

    Mitt

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    Aug 31, 2017
    I was thinking Kentucky or Tennessee, but today is for Texas and Texas alone. 185 years ago today was the of a 13th and final day of a siege, a day a group of men gave everything and whos sacrifice became the battle cry that gave birth to a republic.

    "... our flag still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat."
    Lt. Col.comdt. William Barret Travis

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