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swash1
01-25-2005, 09:34
Someone is using one of the rarest Scotch's in the world to flavor hagis. Thank goodness I've never heard of anyone trying to do this with great bourbon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4202849.stm

ratcheer
01-25-2005, 16:15
I thought the Scots were supposed to be thrifty!

Tim

clayton
01-25-2005, 16:27
Idiot! Give me that bottle, you fool! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The upside is that proceeds go to tsunami relief.

jbewley
01-25-2005, 17:25
Wow. Somehow, they've managed to combine almost everything I can't quite stomach (no pun intended) into a single dish. That's somewhat impressive.

I feel like we're left out. Maybe we can soak some vienna sausages in Old Crow to benefit the tsunami relief efforts. Everyone who doesn't donate at least five bucks has to eat one. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

- Jeff

MacAlpin
01-25-2005, 20:25
Preciely so. The Scots ARE thrifty. This is happening in London, though.

And though rare, nobody is claiming this 50 year old Balvenie tastes like much more than a geriatric oak tree. Those who have tasted it haven't raved about it's complexity.

TNbourbon
01-25-2005, 20:36
...nobody is claiming this 50 year old Balvenie tastes like much more than a geriatric oak tree...



Good call! Our sometime nemisis Jim Murray gives it a nondescript 87: "Coffee and biscuits...a noble dram battered by oak."

Bamber
01-27-2005, 06:46
Probably all a 50YO whisky is good for.

NeoTexan
01-27-2005, 11:58
Damn Brits!! Leave the hagis to us Scots! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/yum.gif

Gillman
01-27-2005, 13:13
It's funny but I have known a number of Englishmen in my day and while all enjoyed beer or wine, and in some cases gin, rarely if ever did one state he liked whisky. When I would ask about that they would make jokes about how it is drink for Scots. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I know oceans of whisky are sold in English pubs and off-licences so someone is buying it in Albion, maybe they are, mostly, emigres from Ireland and Scotland. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Gary