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lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 19:05 pm

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

It is a really general question, could be your ultimate whisky to taste , bottle to own or place to visit etc.

My goal is to basically to visit Scotland as much as possible in the next decade or so and fit some distilleries visits in but also just explore what Scotland has to offer, not necessarily whisky related.

Just wondered what everyone else has as their ultimate whisky goal, I think something similar may have cropped up in the last 2 years on the threads but things can change so maybe the question is worth asking again?

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Administrator
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 19:14 pm

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?


Keeping it fun and enjoyable, while exploring as much as possible, and often sharing a good dram with whisky friends from all around the world. That would be the essence for me.

-Slainte

“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 19:47 pm

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?


Keeping it fun and enjoyable, while exploring as much as possible, and often sharing a good dram with whisky friends from all around the world. That would be the essence for me.

-Slainte


I think that pretty much sums it up Timo, good call. happy

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 20:37 pm

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

heh, this sums things up quite nicely.

My original goal was to try something from every Scottish distillery (hence my early obsession with closed-distillery bottles), but reality (and then inflation) soon put paid to that.

  Edited on 22-04-2019 at 20:38 pm
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 20:45 pm
mrgood wrote:

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

heh, this sums things up quite nicely.

My original goal was to try something from every Scottish distillery (hence my early obsession with closed-distillery bottles), but reality (and then inflation) soon put paid to that.

Yeah total agree here, I think the spending madness of the last 2 years has caused most of us to re evaluate what is achievable and realistic.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 20:50 pm

My ultimate whisky goal for years and years was to go on a road trip through Kentucky and do the Bourbon Trail. I did it and on the way drank in some amazing bourbon bars and met some real characters. Great memories. The t-shirt and completed passport are framed and hang proudly in my whisky room, another goal of mine which I have now completed. I also cycled around Islay and visited every distillery, something I wanted to do for years. What is left? To visit every island distillery in Scotland. Visit a European distillery. Drinking wise there is loads I want to taste but in reality I can't afford them. Not bothered really, I'm quite happy drinking what I can afford. 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 21:00 pm
karloff wrote:

My ultimate whisky goal for years and years was to go on a road trip through Kentucky and do the Bourbon Trail. I did it and on the way drank in some amazing bourbon bars and met some real characters. Great memories. The t-shirt and completed passport are framed and hang proudly in my whisky room, another goal of mine which I have now completed. I also cycled around Islay and visited every distillery, something I wanted to do for years. What is left? To visit every island distillery in Scotland. Visit a European distillery. Drinking wise there is loads I want to taste but in reality I can't afford them. Not bothered really, I'm quite happy drinking what I can afford. 


I think you some real stand outs in that lot Karloff, not too shabby is it? wink

WhiskyFan2112
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 22-04-2019 at 22:55 pm

Generally, I would have to echo the above comments. 

Over the last 3 years or so, my buying has been to buy better but much less than when I started out as my palate has evolved.  The overall whisky journey continues but with further exposure to new (to me) whiskies and friends (and their tasting notes) met through this site and the Gathering.  

As far as experiences and bottles to try, they will always remain in my humble opinion as time goes on.


Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 23-04-2019 at 01:24 am
mrgood wrote:

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

heh, this sums things up quite nicely.

My original goal was to try something from every Scottish distillery (hence my early obsession with closed-distillery bottles), but reality (and then inflation) soon put paid to that.

For me, it is to try a single malt from the Scottish distilleries that operated in my lifetime.  With the exception of some of the more recent ones to open, I am down to 1.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 23-04-2019 at 14:38 pm
Ganga wrote:
mrgood wrote:

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

heh, this sums things up quite nicely.

My original goal was to try something from every Scottish distillery (hence my early obsession with closed-distillery bottles), but reality (and then inflation) soon put paid to that.

For me, it is to try a single malt from the Scottish distilleries that operated in my lifetime.  With the exception of some of the more recent ones to open, I am down to 1.


Don`t leave us hanging then Ganga, which one?

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 23-04-2019 at 18:34 pm

lincolnimp wrote:

Ganga wrote:

mrgood wrote:

lincolnimp wrote:

What is your ultimate goal in the world of whisky, or I could ask what was your ultimate goal before you realised it became unobtainable?

heh, this sums things up quite nicely.

My original goal was to try something from every Scottish distillery (hence my early obsession with closed-distillery bottles), but reality (and then inflation) soon put paid to that.

For me, it is to try a single malt from the Scottish distilleries that operated in my lifetime.  With the exception of some of the more recent ones to open, I am down to 1.


Don`t leave us hanging then Ganga, which one?

Maybe I should go with some definitions first.  #1 - distillery as defined by us has to do with different stills.  #2 - different peating levels (Longrow vs Springbank for instance) are the same distillery. #3 - different stills could be under the same distillery license.  

I have managed to get lips on some of the rare ones.

Ben Wyvis

Kinclaith

Ladyburn

Kinninvie (I had this before they started marketing out to the public)


Oh yes, you wanted the missing link.

Killyloch

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Administrator
Posted on 23-04-2019 at 19:10 pm
Ganga wrote:

Oh yes, you wanted the missing link.

Killyloch


So I guess Parkmore doesn't count since it did not operate in your lifetime? wink

“There is no such thing as bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 23-04-2019 at 20:52 pm

Slàinte Mhath wrote:

Ganga wrote:

Oh yes, you wanted the missing link.

Killyloch


So I guess Parkmore doesn't count since it did not operate in your lifetime? wink


I may be preserved but not for that length of time.  


Now mom, bless her heart, would be screwed on that one.

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