Drams for the salmon fishing!!

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It is approaching that time again for us when we go whisky drin . . . . . sorry salmon fishing for a week. My week is unfortunately being truncated by my good ladys bloody audacity to be 40 on the Friday so its down the road on the thursday evening for me.
However the drams are being prepared. 22 years we have been going away as chums so normally we buy a bottle of the particular year vinatge as a commemoration. However 22 year olds are pretty steep so its bottles to TOTAL 22 i.e. 2 bottles. . one 10, one 12 to total 22 if you get ma drift!!!!!!!! Being us of course it has to be at least 4 bottles each.

I have taken at the mo the easy option. I am taking a Glenlivet 10, Talisker 12, for my first 22!! and a bottle of Bowmore Tempest 12. My mate from Ayrshire is takingat least 5 of various vintages. Big mate so far is taking 2 bottles of JW Royal Salute and a bottle of Balvenie . . vintage unknown as well as sommit else.

What does one think?? A nice wee apperitif to capture any magical moments. Any whisky connosieurs want to add in a special or nice one that I could take (price reasonable of course). Does any one know of a reasonable 22 year old malt???? Also options please for another 10 year old that I should get to make up my second "22 pack"
BTW I'll try and post a pic if I can be bothered on return to make all you whisky drinkers envious. . . . . . esp you Twwed Dog!!
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One of my favourite commercially available whisky's is The Glenfiddich Solara Reserve 15yr old. But you might have a problem finding a 7yr old to partner it. If you have access to The Malt Whisky Society they may have a 22 yr old on for sale at the moment.

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It is approaching that time again for us when we go whisky drin . . . . . sorry salmon fishing for a week. My week is unfortunately being truncated by my good ladys bloody audacity to be 40 on the Friday so its down the road on the thursday evening for me.
However the drams are being prepared. 22 years we have been going away as chums so normally we buy a bottle of the particular year vinatge as a commemoration. However 22 year olds are pretty steep so its bottles to TOTAL 22 i.e. 2 bottles. . one 10, one 12 to total 22 if you get ma drift!!!!!!!! Being us of course it has to be at least 4 bottles each.

I have taken at the mo the easy option. I am taking a Glenlivet 10, Talisker 12, for my first 22!! and a bottle of Bowmore Tempest 12. My mate from Ayrshire is takingat least 5 of various vintages. Big mate so far is taking 2 bottles of JW Royal Salute and a bottle of Balvenie . . vintage unknown as well as sommit else.

What does one think?? A nice wee apperitif to capture any magical moments. Any whisky connosieurs want to add in a special or nice one that I could take (price reasonable of course). Does any one know of a reasonable 22 year old malt???? Also options please for another 10 year old that I should get to make up my second "22 pack"
BTW I'll try and post a pic if I can be bothered on return to make all you whisky drinkers envious. . . . . . esp you Twwed Dog!!
Regards
Hi Gav
Oh, dear, the Findhorn salmon are going to face a crack squad. The Glenlivet sounds fine (any Speyside malt will do) but the only Western Isles whisky worth a place in my cabinet, is anything frae Jura.

Hey, chum, give my cousin Andy MacDonald (manager at The Glenmorangie or as some folk call it Glenmorangie) a bell and he'll recommend one of Golspie's finest. Unless you make the mistake of mentioning your stance on the Dee and C&R, in which case he'll personally select a bottle of best cask dregs for you!

Seriously, though, have a great trip.......and leave your computer behind. It'll allow you to enjoy the glen of tranquillity that much better. Slainte.
 

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For me it would have to be (in no particluar order)

Balblair 1989 (2000 is very nice too)
Dalmore Gran Reserva
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Clynelish 14
Old pulteney

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Singleton 12 year old and a Jura 10 year old.

Keep that wee rascal Limond aff the whisky ha ha ha!!!
HEE HEE :D:D:D:D Love the wee mans crack and just hope he will be in fine fettle . . . .sure he will right enough. Hes organised I think the usual full beast for food and some Hare stew I believe. that on top of the cullen skink soup and "Ayrshire" fry ups will keep us going. Certainly put a lining on the guts.
i do all the difficult evening cooking BTW. Think at the mo the wee man is concerned with making sure we can listen to the OF game on radio when we get there. We have blown out the taxi into Portland Club in Inversneckie this time. Too early at 12.30. . . . .anyway couple of bottles at the riverside come Sunday and hopefully the right result Doon rod eh!!!;)

Ah the Singleton. salmon on the bottle and all that. . . hmmmmm. thats got me thinking??????
 

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For me it would have to be (in no particluar order)

Balblair 1989 (2000 is very nice too)
Dalmore Gran Reserva
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
2. Clynelish 14
1. Old pulteney
Paul
2.. . . . . loverly
1. . . . . never been a fan. Dont know if its the name or what!?!!:confused:

Cant knock back your other choices.

BTW anybody going to the Glasgow Whisky Festival in November at the Arches i think. I've got my ticket!!!!!!:D;)
 

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Hi Gav
Oh, dear, the Findhorn salmon are going to face a crack squad. The Glenlivet sounds fine (any Speyside malt will do) but the only Western Isles whisky worth a place in my cabinet, is anything frae Jura.

Hey, chum, give my cousin Andy MacDonald (manager at The Glenmorangie or as some folk call it Glenmorangie) a bell and he'll recommend one of Golspie's finest. Unless you make the mistake of mentioning your stance on the Dee and C&R, in which case he'll personally select a bottle of best cask dregs for you!

Seriously, though, have a great trip.......and leave your computer behind. It'll allow you to enjoy the glen of tranquillity that much better. Slainte.
Now Salar . . . . manager of Glenmorangie. A fine selection of malts too. remember doing the tour with the missus when we were fishing Farrar and at the end of the tour drams were lined up like wee soldiers on the counter and hardly anything was drunk.
"Now" says I "what happens to them?" "Oh" says the wimmin. "We cannot put them back into the bottle!" . . . . . wife drove back to the cottage :D;)I also remember getting stacks odf trout flies whilst chewing the fat with the staff. great people. Dont know if he was there then. . . . about 2005 I think but the customer relations was tip top!

I'll promise not to mention gill bleeding springers from the Dee. . . honest!!!!!!
As to computer. . . . .idles a we half hour away at work. . . dreaming and reminiscing and thinking about fishing. Problem is phone now connects to net so even at the riverside i like to see what everybody else is doing!!!!!

Changed days on Tay too when a polly bag signalled in the air with a crcle for blank, numbers of strokes for fish caught between ghillies is now replaced by a mobile phone call!!!!
 

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.......BTW are you going up to Findhorn way yersel Mike??? There some decent sized things about!;)
Tomatin way in a few weeks time to chase the tartan clunkers;)
We like a drop of the Findhorn in our riverside whisky so dont be peeing in the river!
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Let's face it Gav, they all taste great when your on the riverbank or in the bothy.
Nobody's mentioned any of the wee cheeky wee numbers from the Long Row in Campbeltown. As far as 10yos go, there is the Longrow 10yo itself, or maybe a Springbank 10yo. If you can get a 12yo Springbank I'll come and carry all your gear for the week ;)
Two of my favourites are from Islay, but a bit pricey; Lagavullin Distiller's Edition and Bowmore Darkest.
 

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Hi Guys,

If it wasn't for the price it would have to be :cool:Aberlour Abuna'dh :cool: for me as it is the best whisky I have ever drank.

Also like Lagavullin, Macallan, Macallan Fine Oak.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LINKWOOD-...llectables_Bottle_Pots_ET&hash=item2313843d9d

Go on Gav, get yer wallet oot.
The Whyte and Mackay is a good call as well.
We will be looking forward to the report.
Hope you have a good time.
Remember, put them back because you want to, not because you are made to.

All the best Mows
Thanks for that link mows;)
As to the fish, we traditionally keep one cleanish grilse for a meal and the rest are returned anyway.
To be honest i just love the area, it has soooooo many memories of folk here and gone!
I may try a report but my actual laptop is pish so makes it doubly difficult.
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Hi Guys,

If it wasn't for the price it would have to be :cool:Aberlour Abuna'dh :cool: for me as it is the best whisky I have ever drank.

Also like Lagavullin, Macallan, Macallan Fine Oak.

:)
Looking at that very dram right now. Batch no 15. Havent opened it yet.. . . ;)
How much is it?
 

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The Macallan rich oak is also a belter, or for something sweet and smoky Bunnahhabain(think that's how it is spelt):cool::cool:
 

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I'll promise not to mention gill bleeding springers from the Dee. . . honest!!!!!!
You wish :confused:
In yer dreams :p

Just propaganda :rolleyes:

Back to question: Macallan would be in there for sure for me, then make the years up with summat else :cool:

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One 12 year old Glen Ord Singleton, and a Dailuaine 9 year old from Speyside, enough said. Get the Daluaine from Tyndrums welly boot shoppy.And 1 bottle of blend to make up the last year and bottle numbers!;):D:D:D:D
 
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