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Old 17.01.2011, 19:42
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Re: Swiss Whisky

The flavour is really good but of course, the longer maturing, the better.....
It's like when you open a new bottle of any single malt - the longer it's open, the better it tastes.........and the end bit is always delicious.
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Old 17.01.2011, 19:44
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Leni, if you have some, I would be more than happy to give it a go
If you're ever in Langenthal, come along to our shop and try some...........
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Old 17.01.2011, 19:59
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OOOOh I hate you (in a nice way) but great idea for the tasting. What about Burns night on the 25th
Sounds like a plan...
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Old 17.01.2011, 20:03
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Re: Swiss Whisky

I'll bring a bottle of "Olde Deer" along, then.....
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Old 17.01.2011, 20:36
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Re: Swiss Whisky

The 2 whiskies from the Basel region, "Holle" and "Our Beer" are not too bad and very drinkable (and only cost 50SFr a bottle).



Not a patch on a 18yro Islay, but not undrinkable. I'm up for a sampling event... I'll bring the BS/BL ones

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Old 17.01.2011, 20:52
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Re: Swiss Whisky

hmm, got me thinking now !!!

Usually attend a certain event in an English/Scottish pub in Basel but the Swissotel Haggis just ain't ringing any bells this year.

I have 2 Simon Howie Haggi in the freezer but need some Black pud and a few bringers of certain cheer before this goes ahead.

I ain't supplying everything.
(I am Scottish after all!)

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Old 17.01.2011, 22:40
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Hey - Basel is not so far.....I am up for this (I am a bit Scottish, after all.....and once it's in the blood.........)
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Hey, Leni. You got any Yam Yam in you?
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Old 17.01.2011, 22:46
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Yam yam??
Noooooo way......!!!!!!
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Old 17.01.2011, 22:46
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I just hope you don't follow that statement with "Do you want some?"
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I just hope you don't follow that statement with "Do you want some?"
Spoil sport!
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Old 17.01.2011, 22:56
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Old 17.01.2011, 22:57
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I have the Säntis at home, and i am not impressed, but there is a small Distillery in Liechtenstein, and the one they released in 2010 is excellent. It is just their second Whisky, and is a major improvement over the 2009 release. Unfortunately, the price tag was close to chf 300.

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Had that Liechtenstein Whisky on the Whisky Ship. Excellent, but I prefer a Jameson, or a Tullamore Dew or a Bushmills, plus some Scottish things clearly.


Then there is the one of Mr Bader in Lauwil


which also is quite good. Actually the oldest Swiss Whisky. The one pictured in fact is another one, also produced in Switzerland.

And this here is another one, actually from the producer who was the first in Switzerland, just 10 years ago




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Old 17.01.2011, 23:04
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Swiss whiskies are nice spirits - but they're not really whiskies.

If they were advertised as "Lebenswasser" or something, they'd be delicious, but if you open a bottle expecting to enjoy a glass of whisky, you can only be disappointed.

It's a shame, really, but it's all about expectations, marketing and the things to which one is accustomed.
You cannot sell Whisky as "Eau de Vie" ! And they may not be up to Scottish and Irish standards, but will beat those North American "acids" any time !
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Sounds like we need a tasting party... Everyone bring their favorite brand... Could be fun... Sounds like a good EF event ...
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Old 18.01.2011, 11:08
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You cannot sell Whisky as "Eau de Vie" ! And they may not be up to Scottish and Irish standards, but will beat those North American "acids" any time !
I'm a big fan of Scottish Islay malts, but I wouldn't put down North American whiskies. There are some very good quality bourbons and ryes and sometimes they work where a scotch wouldn't.
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Here in Langenthal we produce a very good Oberaargauer whisky - a single malt made with spring water from the Haslibrünnen. It is aged in oak for 36 months and being a bit of a single malt fan myself, I can say it's not half bad (English understatement!!)

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Slainte mhath! (Just wondering how you say that here in the Outback.......!)
It is pronounced Slanje Va, most people just say 'Slanj'

the best whiskey I've ever had was a 50 year old Glenfidich, everything else is pale in comparison.
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Old 18.01.2011, 11:12
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Yes, but I spelled it correctly!
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Old 18.01.2011, 11:16
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I'm a big fan of Scottish Islay malts, but I wouldn't put down North American whiskies. There are some very good quality bourbons and ryes and sometimes they work where a scotch wouldn't.
Care to drop a couple of names? I know someone who's partial to his Caol Ila and his Lagavulin too; I tried him on an American bourbon once (I know nothing about them so just got the most expensive-but-still-affordable one they had in duty free don't even remember what it was now) and he wasn't impressed at all. What should I be looking out for?
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Old 18.01.2011, 11:19
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I bought some Santis for a whisky-loving friend of mine in England and he was not impressed by it at all.
No? My mum loved it although she said it was a tad strong.
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