RE: Fw: Water.
I have to vote for Springbank. A touch of peat, and lovely sherry cask aging. I can't wait for the 15 year to make it to the states in August. So when is the first meeting of the Histology Single Malt Whisky Society?
Washington Adventist Hospital
>>> PMarcum 06/25/02 09:52AM >>>
And the best single malts are not generally exported to the US. There are
some really good ones however, the oldest and best stay home.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronnie_Houston@bshsi.com [mailto:Ronnie_Houston@bshsi.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 9:19 AM
> To: Ian Montgomery; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Fw: Water.
> Ian is much more eloquent than me, but personally I
> prefer Cardhu and
> Highland Park. However each individual malt has a taste
> and bouquet of
> its own.
> As far as keeping Lagavulin (means "the hollow where the
> mill is") for a
> special occasion is concerned, just sipping a good single
> malt is a
> special occasion.
> Ronnie Houston
> Regional Histology Operations Manager
> Bon Secours Health Partners Laboratories
> 5801 Bremo Road
> Richmond, VA 23226
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> Subject: Fw: Water.
> Author: Ian Montgomery at BSHSIBTW
> Date: 6/24/02 7:28 PM
> Lagavulin, an Islay malt and a peaty one at that,
> definitely for
> the more mature palate. I'm sure your husband will know, but
> malt whisky
> should be drunk from a brandy type glass thus allowing the heat
> from the
> hand to release the bouquet and the drinker to nose the whisky.
> I actually
> enjoy this as much as the drinking. Sip and roll the spirit
> round the entire
> mouth giving your receptors a good hit of the flavours. Plus of
> course, no
> ice and if necessary a little fresh spring water. Water is
> optional, some
> insist that it's necessary while I personally prefer my whisky
> For me, The Macallan, Glenfarclas and Arran single malts are
> the ones of
> Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> Academic Support Unit,
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> University of Glasgow,
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carrie Kyle-Byrne"
> To: "Ian Montgomery"
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 4:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Water.
> hey ian....speaking of single malt whiskey......my husband (an
> irishman from
> Cork) was given a bottle of 16yr old Lagavulin (he did a very
> good thing at
> work). am i right in assuming this is one of the nectar's of
> the gods and
> should be saved for a special occassion?
> carrie kyle-byrne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Montgomery"
> To: "Histonet"
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 1:59 AM
> Subject: Water.
> > John made a few interesting comments regarding Welsh
> water but English
> > beer! I always sample the local beers on my foreign travels
> but English
> > is the major reason I never venture over the border. It's
> flat, warm and
> > with a horrendous taste, it's awful. Now, mother nature gave
> > perfect water, and you can use it for silver staining, indeed
> > Gros works better with tap water than distilled. Plus of
> course we were
> > blessed with the ability to make the amber nectar, whisky.
> While other may
> > claim to make the king of spirits, single malt whisky is the
> king of
> > >From the Orkneys to the Lowlands, Skye to Arran the
> distilleries produce
> > drink so pure and filled with complexity of flavour that a
> single sip
> > transports you to a world of delights.
> > It's a wet windy Sunday morning here in Scotland but as I
> look out my
> > lounge window in the distance peeping out from the mist I can
> see Ben
> > Lomond, Narnain and Vorlich stretching into the distance. I
> agree the
> > hills are beautiful but we have mountains, awesome mountains
> and arctic
> > habitats over the entire Cairngorm massif. Mmm, maybe my
> postings on
> > were a bit harsh and the UK and it's nations are not so bad.
> So, if you
> > fancy spending some time here your more than welcome.
> > Ian.
> > Dr. Ian Montgomery,
> > Histotechnology,
> > Academic Support Unit,
> > Graham Kerr Building,
> > Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences,
> > University of Glasgow,
> > Glasgow,
> > Scotland,
> > G12 8QQ.
> > Tel: 0141 339 8855.
> > Lab: 6644.
> > Office: 4652.
> > Fax: 0141 330 5971
> > e-mail: email@example.com
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