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    £11 for 70cl - I class that as cheap whisky. You want something like Johnny Walker - black label, or Chivas Regal....then theres your usual like Jack Daniels or Jim Beam. I can usually polish off almost a whole bottle by myself in a few hours and still be able to walk home. :toast:

    though, I'll admit. Whisky is an aquired tasted and not for everyone. but I love the stuff

    I could do with another TB, but Im waitin on an SSD
     
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    Don't like whiskey myself. Friends told me that if you want to drink whiskey, you have to either go for the good stuff or not drink at all, is that true?
     
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    Depends who youre drinking with id say. If you got a lot of friends around then you gotta break out the good stuff. If not then even a £10 bottle from Aldi will do, Aldi do some good stuff, but you can obviously taste the difference. Its not bad if youre drinking by yourself though, stuff will still get your drunk.
     
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    Nah, vodka and coke (diet) all the way for me, don't like whiskey at all, it knocks me sick, the only thing remotely close to whiskey I like is Southern Comfort, I could drink that straqight on ice all day long :toast:
     
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    On a different note, installed COD2 last week for the first time in a long time and am caining it and really enjoying it too, I think COD1 is next, can't beat the oldies :toast:
     
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    you might need to download a small file to get the game running.

    the game works but not in widescreen - you need to hack the .ini files to get widescreen support.

    secondly the file i was talking about fixes a problem with the graphic cards. when joining servers I always used to get kicked before i entered due to a rendering error because PCI-E cards are so much more advanced then the old AGP cards that people were running back in the day when it was out.

    I have this file somewhere on my hard drive but its buried somewhere.


    Lastly.... Asus Xonars [​IMG] the game. Even with Creatives hacked Alchemy and the Xonars GX feature turned on. the game would just Echo like fuck and carry on echo'ing until it overloads the buffer and crashes the game. there is no fix for this other then using a creative card or running everything in Miles 2D audio which is great. but its not surround sound
     
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    Conventional wisdom tells me that you should not offer good stuff to the masses, they drain your wallets fast, unless you share the costs.

    Going to stick with my "women" drinks, like cider, Baileys and other easier to drink stuff.
     
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    "Johnny Walker - black label, or Chivas Regal.... Jack Daniels or Jim Beam." ROFL

    Blends can be okay for the price other times its just firewater and gut rot.
    Freedom will know but for anyone else blended whisky is a blend of different malt whiskies
    and grain whiskies, its usually cheap. (blends used to be the bread and butter, only now
    are single malts really at the forefront)

    Blended whisky is more for mixing with soda/cola ect but better blends can be sipped;
    use a rather cheap blend when mixing because the flavour gets diluted anyway.
    Single malts are more for people who want to have a taste experience or are really into whisky;
    these you drink neat or with a tiny bit of water to "open" the whisky as they say.

    I wouldn't break open a single malt for getting drunk on, I would just buy a blend for that.
    Single malts are more for tasting. Never pay more for a blend than a single malt, that's the
    problem with say Johnnie Walker Black Label sometimes they can be as expensive as a cheap
    malt.

    Johnnie Walker is a bit overated imo, its more of a brand and name than anything else.
    Its nice and certainly does the job its just the price you have to watch for. Churchill and
    Richard Nixon where pretty famous Johnnie Walker drinkers. Black and Green Label are nice
    for sipping as far as a blends go but the Blue Label is totally over rated. Green Label is all
    blended malts and Black Label is a combination of malt and grain whiskies.
    Greens better but for a blend Black Label is a nice sipping whisky.

    Single malt is difficult for some people to get into as it has a lot of different styles;
    Irish whiskey tends to be smooth.

    Blends like Chivas Regal and Johnnie Walker are mass marketed.
    Mainly its people who dont really taste whisky but want a whisky brand to stick too.
    Jack D is okay its a bit like firewater so you have to mix it, depends on if its on special offer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e3eBU_6oz0&feature=relmfu
    This guy Ralphy does good whisky reviews, i learnt a lot from his videos.
    I've been reading The Scotch Whisky Book by Mark Skipworth it goes into detail about distilling and the history of whisky,
    the different types of whisky in Scotland,
    half the book has notes with pictures of various whiskies some are not in production anymore.

    EDIT: Ive tried to edit that down and format the text, i had to just hit return key to get the paragraph sizes right. I wish you could do that in the edit function. You get lines that are massive if you write a paragraph depending on screen size and res.
     
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    What is it with all the stupid ass tags in BF3? do i get special tags for dancing a jig on a tank?
     
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    lol guess ill be finding out soon, my copy was posted yesterday by Tesco. Used a fiver off code and 8% quidco cash back.
     
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    Black Absinthe all the way strong :D
    no messing with countless pints and running to the toilet every twenty minutes once you 'broke the seal'
     
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    Currently I have (access to) Glenfidditch 12,15,18 years and JW Black Label. I take it as the Glenfidditch 18 years old single malt is the best? Tried JW, didnt like it. Taste too much like drinking ignited charcoal, but then again I am not used to drinking things higher than 20%.
     
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    The older whisky like the 18 year old have had a longer time to develop in the barrel and might be a bit softer on the finish (alcohol and barrel flavour has more time to mature) but the flavour also changes over time, you'd be surprised. Try the 12 and 18 Glenfiddich first as they make the 15 year old differently. I cant remember trying it but its supposed to be easy to drink; you might taste wood from the barrel, a bit of peat and/or citrus. More flavours seep from the barrel into the whisky the older it gets, you get fruit on the 18 year old and not really on the 12 but start with the younger one and work your way up.

    If you pour whisky over ice it will shock the flavour oils effecting the taste, this is fine on a harsh blend where the ice works to calm down the edge but a dash of water works as well without "shocking" the drink. If you dont like Black Label neat why not try it over ice or with water? (just dont use to much otherwise dilutes the drink). I personally dont like whisky over ice, i drink everything neat because ive just developed a weird taste for it.

    With malt whisky try it without water try it with some, older whisky too much water can kill the flavour and younger stuff you can get away with adding a little more. With older 18 and 21 year old malts your paying for the flavour, might turn out you just dont like the flavour of whisky i mean i cant stomach the taste of wine.
     
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    personally I am a Brandy and Malt Whiskey fan, Courvoisier for the Brandy and Carhdu for the malt, in amongst the odd lager of course :rockout:
     
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    Like MM, I prefer the Absinthe. Green one for me, 5/6 water, 1/6 absinthe with a teaspoon of sugar lightly caramelised. B.E.A.Utiful
     
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    paah green you lightweight :) but yea wicked stuff is that haha many a night teetering on the brink of insanity due to my favourite tipple!
    The semi caramelised sugar sounds like a nice angle,i'm going to place an order with my czech friend for some restocking so i can give it a go..
    i'l pm my digits so you can shoot over the transfer details mate-i could have done it today but i'm still a bit lean from yesterdays antics :roll:
     
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    Craft Lagers are nice like St Mungo or Harvistouns Schiehallion but bugger those macro lagers like Carling, 2 good beer breweries are Innis and Gunn and Orkney probably to much flavour for your average lager boy.

    Talisker is nice Single Malt btw. Monkey Shoulder is a nice Blended Malt whisky.
     
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    Ok will try from the youngest and work my way up then. And with ice to start off.
     
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    Id start with a bit of water just a splash to take the edge off and "open" the flavours, add one or 2 cubes if needed. I wouldn't put ice in the 18 y/o or much water as you'll dilute the thing, a few drops of water through a straw is all the 18 y/o would need.

    When someone says "open" i think the idea is that you take away some of the alcohol burn that can mask the flavours, it comes from cask strength alcohol which is undiluted. I think they pre dilute blended whisky so its ready to drink, stupid thing is even if they do that cheapo whisky is still like firewater lol.
     
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    It's only because it's the cheapest and easiest to get down here, but still 65% yum yum yum. My mate bought me a little bottle of black cannabis flavoured absinthe from Greece, that was bloody beautiful.
    The water bulks it out so you can drink all night and not got too hammered. With the sugar, you rest a teaspoonful on the rim of the glass and pour the absinthe over so it wets the sugar and the excess drips into the water. Then light the sugar and let it burn for 3 seconds (the absinthe makes it burn with an almost invisible flame so you've got to watch for it) then dunk the spoon in the glass and stir.You know if you burn the sugar for too long because it doesn't taste nice.

    Best tasting drink ever IMO. Me and my brothers snorted absinthe once, I don't recommend it. I'll have to find the video and chuck it on the tube at sometime.

    If you can watch a film called "Liar" (starring Tim Roth - this film is no doubt the reason he was cast for Lie To Me and is bloody epic) he goes through the process on there.

    Oh and I'll PM you my details - I haven't got any mobile credit at the mo so can't text.
     
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    I bid on a i7 2600k and i didn't realise it was pick up only, messaged the seller and they said it was fine. Gets to the last mins and i will probably be out bid anyway.
     
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    Where's the pickup from? Someone on here might be able to help...
     
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    "Sutton in Ashfield" item ends in about half an hour. If you look it up you will see it lol.
     
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    aCid888* lives like 5 miles from there, if he's still about, and I think Piggy lives near there too. *STALKER ALERT* :laugh:
     
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    Its cool i didnt win anyway, didnt expect i would.
     
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    i know this shop, http://www.epsilonpc.co.uk/
    Will beat online prices too, try and see if he will post it, or you can ask me or freedom to post it out to you
     
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    Been there a few times, guy can be a bit stingy on prices and has on more then one occasion said my warranty is void if i open the box....

    well...thats great.....I dont pay over £300 for hardware just to stare at the box.
     
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    on what exactly??? that is absurd?
     
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    graphic cards, soundcards and whatever items im reluctant to buy from there.

    since Yoyotech have tightened up their purses to regular/repeat customers. epsilon is probably the best place there is that will get you a good deal, but I dont trust them to deal with RMAs as professionally as yoyotech does.
     
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    Yeah you send away a copy of your invoice and mail in form (which you print off) and get the VAT back, considering its 20% VAT it reduces the price a bit.

    I was going to go for this MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio...

    The price with the mail in rebate make them about the same but also get a free game with aria.
     
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    Aria are fairly good too with stuff. glad to see someone else likes MSI too :)
     
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    My external 2Tb drive came today (£80 shipped ;) ) so who wants to buy my wd5000aaks 500Gb drives, £70 a piece, fucking bargain considering Ebuyer are selling these drives for £125 :eek: <<< seriously no shit lol

    And yea, I am joking about selling them for £70 lol sarcasm recognition fail :p though if I get £35 + p+p on the bay I will be a happy bunny, not to mention the external enclosure should fetch £15-£20 :toast: opportunism FTW :rockout: :laugh:
     

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