• 46 bottles of beer on the wall...

    From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Thu Nov 16 04:03:23 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Can't tell you on the Balvenie.... that's not one I've paid
    attention to... :)

    I don't have any advantage there given that it was late 1997 when I tasted it for the first and last time. That was almost exactly 20 years ago. The cheapest one I can find today is more than 200 CAD. Also I saw two down in the
    States, both bottled in 1980, that they are asking over 400 USD for. At those prices I doubt either of us is going to take the plunge to find out whether or not they are worth it. Speaking for myself I am guessing they aren't but are probably fantastic if someone else is buying and sharing.

    Not that wikipedia is always right, of course

    I haven't seen any confirmation or dispute by anyone 'in the know'. I am content it is accurate enough for the discussion at hand.

    The latter, of course, being a known quantity for less... ;)
    You'll note that the Canadian distilleries produce Canadian malt
    whisky, not Scotch, though... ;)

    According to the schpeil, if it was Scotch then it wouldn't be Canadian. From my understanding it *must* be distilled in Scotland to carry the word 'Scotch' on the label, else it is whisky which happens to be the case with Canadian single malts. Likewise that Canadian single malts aren't restricted to barley which in the case of Scotch it is.

    Out of sight, more likely out of mind

    Not if we keep posting about it. ;-)

    Now you have a purpose for the imbibing...

    Exactly. Before the 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts became officially sanctioned the odds of there being anything to imbibe with were next to, if not exactly, nil.
    Same with Nov. 5th not counting the practice round in 2016 and this year's triad thinga-ma-jigger. If things go according to plan then it won't be until 2024 ... not counting the 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts of course.

    And a reason to give for upping the ante a bit when the
    opportunity presents itself... ;)

    Maybe an 18yo Glenlivet for 2024-11-05 and carry it over for at least the following 2025-01-01 cybertoast. I seriously doubt the 15yo will survive until
    then, as well as the 18yo surviving until 2034-11-05. Whatever will more than likely get used up on 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts ... barring any unforseen additional cybertoasts of course.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Nov 17 18:28:52 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 16-Nov-2017 04:03 <=-

    Can't tell you on the Balvenie.... that's not one I've paid
    attention to... :)
    I don't have any advantage there given that it was late 1997 when I
    tasted it for the first and last time. That was almost exactly 20
    years ago. The cheapest one I can find today is more than 200 CAD.
    Also I saw two down in the States, both bottled in 1980, that they are asking over 400 USD for. At those prices I doubt either of us is
    going to take the plunge to find out whether or not they are worth it. Speaking for myself I am guessing they aren't but are probably
    fantastic if someone else is buying and sharing.

    Way too dear for my buying, too.... But, like you, wouldn't mind
    sharing someone else's buy... ;)

    Not that wikipedia is always right, of course

    I haven't seen any confirmation or dispute by anyone 'in the know'. I
    am content it is accurate enough for the discussion at hand.

    Ah, but I do have more information that I've learned over the years...
    and a book about single malt Scotch varieties....

    The latter, of course, being a known quantity for less... ;)
    You'll note that the Canadian distilleries produce Canadian malt
    whisky, not Scotch, though... ;)
    According to the schpeil, if it was Scotch then it wouldn't be
    Canadian. From my understanding it *must* be distilled in Scotland to carry the word 'Scotch' on the label, else it is whisky which happens
    to be the case with Canadian single malts. Likewise that Canadian
    single malts aren't restricted to barley which in the case of Scotch
    it is.

    Exactly what I said except for the Canadian not being restricted to
    barley....

    Out of sight, more likely out of mind

    Not if we keep posting about it. ;-)

    Not for you... but the other suspects don't read here, do they...?

    Now you have a purpose for the imbibing...

    Exactly. Before the 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts became officially
    sanctioned the odds of there being anything to imbibe with were next
    to, if not exactly, nil. Same with Nov. 5th not counting the practice round in 2016 and this year's triad thinga-ma-jigger. If things go according to plan then it won't be until 2024 ... not counting the 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts of course.

    I'd've still had the anything to imbibe with, just not be imbibing.... otherwise, quite similar... ;)

    And a reason to give for upping the ante a bit when the
    opportunity presents itself... ;)
    Maybe an 18yo Glenlivet for 2024-11-05 and carry it over for at least
    the following 2025-01-01 cybertoast. I seriously doubt the 15yo will survive until then, as well as the 18yo surviving until 2034-11-05. Whatever will more than likely get used up on 20xx-01-01 cybertoasts
    ... barring any unforseen additional cybertoasts of course.

    Around here, I'd put good odds on things lasting that long.... unless my brother actually came for a visit and sat down with me to imbibe.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... I can't remember the last time I had a problem with my memory.

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