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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon
    Assuming you have access to Four Roses Single Barrel -- it's only available in Kentucky -- I'd think that would be more approachable (not to mention its lower proof) than Rare Breed.
    Tim, you cut me to the quick recommending 4R over RB! How could you? (not that I disagree with your analysis but I'd have to recommend RB - of course)

    ciao,

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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by nor02lei
    You are lucky to have near (I got 230 km from Borlänge) to Sadle&sabre and all the other fantastic bars and restaurants in Stockholm.
    Yeah, I know. S&S is just a 10 minute walk away from where I live, and I truly appreciate my situation. Another favourite is Glenfiddich Warehouse nr 66, it's perhaps a bit upscale, but the have some fantastic swedish microbrews I haven't found anywhere else (Landsorts, Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri).

    Quote Originally Posted by nor02lei
    If I should complain about anything I must say that the prices are a bit high.
    You're right about that. Sometimes Rob's prices doesn't make sense at all. When I told him that Ridgewood had been forced to change name to Ridgemont he jacked up the price to a ridiculous 99skr/cl (12$/cl) as if someone would pay collector prices for a drink at a bar. Sure, if he sold a full bottle att e-bay, but I mean, the whiskey didn't change, only the packaging. I have two problems with this, one is that people not in the know forks out huge amounts of money believing they're drinking the finest Kentucky has to offer when it's possibly a quite ordinary pour. The other one is that I can't bring myself to pay up for a taste on my own...


    By the way, Leif, thanks for your advice on Macha. Yesterday I got a bottle of Lottas Home and two ORVW15. I opened up one ORVW15 and it really lived up to my (rather high) expectations, wonderful.

    /Mats

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor02lei
    Must say I am also pleased to see one more Swede on this forum.
    Strange, though, isn´t it?

    Why don´t we see any Danes, Norwegians or Finns on this forum? (Not to mention Germans). I´ve got the impression that Bourbon is much more popular and visible in Denmark than here.

    I know for a fact that four or five years ago, Sweden was heads and shoulders above the rest of the world when it came to broadband connections per capita. But surely the others should have caught up by now?
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFC
    Another favourite is Glenfiddich Warehouse nr 66, it's perhaps a bit upscale, but the have some fantastic swedish microbrews I haven't found anywhere else (Landsorts, Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri).

    Mats,

    I have been there ones when it was named Ardbeg room. There beer assortment was as you said real impressive but they did serve the draft to cold for my personal taste. Perhaps it has been better since then.

    Leif







    By the way, Leif, thanks for your advice on Macha. Yesterday I got a bottle of Lottas Home and two ORVW15. I opened up one ORVW15 and it really lived up to my (rather high) expectations, wonderful.



    /Mats
    I did mail him about the Lottas Home again as well but he said it was sold out. Perhaps you bought the last bottle or else he won’t sell more than one bottle per customer.

    Leif
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa
    Strange, though, isn´t it?

    Why don´t we see any Danes, Norwegians or Finns on this forum? (Not to mention Germans). I´ve got the impression that Bourbon is much more popular and visible in Denmark than here.

    I know for a fact that four or five years ago, Sweden was heads and shoulders above the rest of the world when it came to broadband connections per capita. But surely the others should have caught up by now?
    Lennart,

    The Germans have there on forums and I also think they don’t like the English language very well.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFC
    Better still, go to the Saddle & Sabre in Stockholm
    I’ve visited S & S last night. The selection of Bourbon was outstanding; I’ve tried Jim Beam Black but was not so impressed.
    Nose: almost anything, winey.
    The palate: vanilla sweet with a very distinct taste of banana.
    The finish: remarkably short.

    The strange thing was that the owner of the establishment meant that Jim Beam black is one of the most underestimated bourbons on the market.

    I’ve also tried Woodford Reserve, quite nice, and Blanton’s gold, so far the most magnificent Bourbon I’ve ever tasted. Amazing!!

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa
    Why don´t we see any Danes, Norwegians or Finns on this forum?
    Now Lennart, isn't one Dane enough for any forum? Oh you mean from Denmark......
    Dane
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  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by kress
    The strange thing was that the owner of the establishment meant that Jim Beam black is one of the most underestimated bourbons on the market.
    Well, it is rather cheap, and I think it beats JB White and JD hands down. But for a few bucks more (if you can find them..) you get the likes of Weller 12, Elmer T Lee, Buffalo Trace, Ancient Age 10 Years and Elijah Craig 12. Then we're talking underestimated... (not by SB'rs of course..)

    Quote Originally Posted by kress
    I’ve also tried Woodford Reserve, quite nice, and Blanton’s gold, so far the most magnificent Bourbon I’ve ever tasted. Amazing!!
    No FRSB or WT RB? You're taste is getting a bit more expensive I believe. The sad news is that Blanton's Gold recently was pulled from Systembolagets special assortment. Now you have to order from England or Germany to get one.

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8erdane
    Now Lennart, isn't one Dane enough for any forum?
    Probably.
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