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    Whiskey

    I often top up my malt stock in the run up to Xmas and it usually lasts me well.

    I have tried most and have some fave's - what's yours.......
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    Re: Whiskey

    Scapa 16YO Single Malt or Penderyn. The Chivas Royal Salute is OK too! 8)

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    Isle of Jura or red label Macallan (cask strength) !!!!!!

    Isnt whiskey what our colonial cousins booze on that tastes like rats p@ss ??

    Now a nice malt whisky, thats the thing.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Just got some Balvenie Doublewood for £21 in Booths - lovely jubly

    Also like Dalwhinnie, Jura, Old Pulteny and Jamesons 12yo. Not a big connoissseur though.

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    Whiskey is not my thing but Convalmore Glenlivet 26 y o cask strength from Caidenhead is.
    Otherwise something good from Islay. 8)

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    Re: Whiskey

    I still quite like this:


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    Whisky with an e is just, well, eeeeeeeeee :?

    Talisker would be near the top of my list of the proper stuff.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzler
    Just got some Balvenie Doublewood for £21 in Booths - lovely jubly

    Also like Dalwhinnie, Jura, Old Pulteny and Jamesons 12yo. Not a big connoissseur though.
    The Balvenie double wood (12 yrs) is an exceptional value.
    The Balvenie Port wood (21 years) is an exceptional scotch, but it is about 5 times as much. :drunken: My port wood ran out last month and I've been dreading buying another bottle. Now that my double wood is gone as well, I'll have to spend even more to restock. :(
    I still have a couple of others to keep things going if need be.
    I definately prefer the highland malts overall, but I have a little of everything just in case a guest prefers the iodine polluted filth instead. :wink: (Laphroaig, et al)
    Fortunately I don't drink it all that frequently, or very much at a time, so I can afford to splurge on the "good" stuff.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Highland Park.
    Laphroaigh (any, but Quarter Cask preferred.)
    Ardbeg.
    Campbeltown.
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    Any Islay malt, including supermarket own brands.
    Jura.
    Glenlivet, Dalmore or Glenkinchie.
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    Tonight, I have mostly been drinking Janneau Armarngac.
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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:


    another of the peat eaters here!

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    Bushmils malt.

    or Black Bush,

    I used to have a thing for bullet burbon, but it was to easy to consume in quantity so I reluctantly, but with sense knocked that on the head.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Laphroaig (25yo Cask Strength, had a bottle from my team as xmas pressie a couple years back, exquisite with a little water) and Lagavulin. The islay malts have no comparisons, for me. They rank with the finest armagnacs in terms of intensity and raw power allied with sweetness and pungency.

    Just thinking about them can make a teardrop form in my eye and make me love everybody (see you yir the best friend a guy cid hov so y'are).

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve264
    Laphroaig (25yo Cask Strength, had a bottle from my team as xmas pressie a couple years back, exquisite with a little water) and Lagavulin. The islay malts have no comparisons, for me. They rank with the finest armagnacs in terms of intensity and raw power allied with sweetness and pungency.

    Just thinking about them can make a teardrop form in my eye and make me love everybody (see you yir the best friend a guy cid hov so y'are).

    Cheers,
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    Re: Whiskey

    I'm not a whiskey drinker, but if you mean whisky, then Ardbeg is my absolute favourite, closely followed by Caol Ila, and like has been said already, all the Islay malts are a bit special if you have the taste.

    If they're a bit too... shall we say "acquired" for you, then Highland Park is a wonderfully rounded dram... all things to all men imho.

    p.s. If you've never tried Ardbeg, I heartily recommend you do, because though still unmistakably Islay, it really is one of a kind... but be warned, no whisky will ever taste quite so good again! :wink:

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    Re: Whiskey

    my current stock:
    arran 9 year old old mal cask single cask 50% bottling
    laphroaig 10 year old
    laphroaig 10 year old cask strength
    bowmore 8 year old single cask cask strength private bottling
    ledaig no age statement
    tobermory 10 year old
    arbelour 10 year old
    arbelour abunadh cask strength batch 26
    isle of jura origin 10 year old
    dalwhinnie 15 year old
    the glenlivet 16 year old nadurra cask strength
    talisker 18 year old
    the macallan excelsior 12 year old
    penderyn madeira cask


    think i'm running short... :D
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    Re: Whiskey

    I note that England has produced its first single malt in a very long time at a distillery in Norfolk.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Laphroaig is my favourite and will no doubt get a few more bottles as gifts this christmas as it's usually Bells or Grouse.

    Very expensive whisky is often very nice but at the rate the bottles go down in our house we would be financially ruined. :lol:
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    By far the nicest whisky i have ever tasted.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK
    I often top up my malt stock in the run up to Xmas and it usually lasts me well.

    I have tried most and have some fave's - what's yours.......
    If you want to top your stock up!,i have a few to sell if your interested.


    2x 70cl Glenmorangie...£35
    1x 1ltr Jameson...£15
    1x 70cl Jameson...£10


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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663
    Highland Park.
    Laphroaigh (any, but Quarter Cask preferred.)
    Ardbeg.
    Campbeltown.
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    Any Islay malt, including supermarket own brands.
    Jura.
    Glenlivet, Dalmore or Glenkinchie.
    .
    Tonight, I have mostly been drinking Janneau Armarngac.
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    The exact list I would write too!!!!

    (But last night I was drinking a truly awful wine on my flight back to the UK; it was all that was available). :cry:

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    Re: Whiskey

    I like Macallan, but something I tried the other day that was superb was Jonnie Walker Gold Label, granted a blend but a fine blend at that. Highly recommended.

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    Re: Whiskey

    tried a 18yr old bowmore recently, very nice indeed. 8)


    cheers
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    Re: Whiskey

    My favourite too. Great with a strong cheddar and biscuits.

    Pete


    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:


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    Re: Whiskey

    Whisky, puuuuke! Hate the stuff.

    I'd rather drink my own pi$$ :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Whisky, puuuuke! Hate the stuff.

    I'd rather drink my own pi$$ :lol:

    well, fill your glass david and we shall have a toast :D


    cheers
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    Re: Whiskey

    The Macallan is my favourite. Dont mind Tullamore Dew or Talisker either. Only blended I tried are Chivas Regal and JW Blue Label. Both nice.

    Will never learn to like the smokey stuff like Laphroaig. :?

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    Re: Whiskey

    Whisky: Laphroaig, Lagavulin (love the smokey peat)

    Whiskey: Jamesons or Bushmills - the Irish spell it with an "e" too.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Whiskey

    I currently have a Bruichladdich Peat and a Bowmore 12yr on the go plus there is a Bruichladdich Organic stashed away and waiting to be wrapped for my Dad's Christmas present. On my immediate wishlist are Bruichladdich 16yr Bourbon Cask, Glenfarclas 105, PC8, a Caol Ila cask strength and the Lagavulin 16yr. If I can scrape together the money I would also like to have a crack at some Octomore and get hold of a bottle of Dallas Dhu while it's relatively easy to find. Looking forward to trying some Kilchoman in a few more years (once it's matured) and will probably try my first Japanese malt (Yamazaki or Nikka) this year.

    From the above you can probably tell that I am rather partial to Bruichladdich's various offerings. I am keen to support the independant distillers where possible although there is a lot to be said for some of the conglomerates' brands (Talisker is a perrenial favourite for example).

    Waitrose currently have a number of very good offers on - it's all I can do to keep my credit card under control whenver I go in! :)

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    Re: Whiskey

    Much prefer a good quality still cider by the quart.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Love a nice malt myself and must have tried most over the years.

    Faves inclde -

    Ardbeg (used to like the old 17 yr old but now the 10 is just fine)
    Balvenie
    Bowmore (any age really , but used to like the "Darkest" variant or 17 yr old)
    Bruichladdich (The "Rocks" version sold at the supermarkets is nice - peaty Islay but not overpowering)
    Caol Ila
    Dalwhinnie (lovely but my mates used to joke it was known as the "ladies malt")
    Glenmorangie (Wood finish range)
    Lagavulin 16 yr (Hard to beat)
    Laphroaig
    Macallan (Luxurious and very "Christmassy" with the sherry influence - 18 yr old used to be my fave)
    Talisker (On offer at Asda now - quite challenging but rich rewards await. Islay fans will know what to expect but there's so much more from this Skye cracker , amazing intensity with a lasting syrupy quality.)

    Happy Chrristmas , that's reminded me to go and top up the stock! :lol: :bigsmurf:

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    Re: Whiskey

    Bushmills have a 15 year old only available at the distillery....absolutely fab.....

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    Coming from Northern Ireland, Bushmills is hard to beat. The oldest licensed distillery in the world! I regularly drink the 12yr old single malt, with a little drop of water in a proper whiskey glass. Perfect. Its only about £21 from Tesco at the moment as well. The 16yr old is excellent as well but alot pricier. The distillery special reserve that is only available from Bushmills is also very good at about £32 a bottle.

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    Springbank for me :D about £22 in waitrose on a good day
    for some reason the darker cloured malts give me a raging headache, the light coloured ones don't
    oh, and I like Caol Ila too

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Whisky, puuuuke! Hate the stuff.

    I'd rather drink my own pi$$ :lol:
    I'm sure that's also vintage and strong tasting! Try it with some strong cheese and let us know how you get on.. :lol:

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    Anything from Islay suits me fine 8)

    But Caol Ila is my favourite :lol:


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    Re: Whiskey

    This is what i've got on the go at the moment...

    Auchentoshan 10 year old Lowland Malt
    Aberlour 10 year old single
    Knockandoo 12 year old Speyside
    Glen Ord 12 year old single
    Glenmorangie Cellar 13
    The Macallan
    Bowmore

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    Re: Whiskey

    Glenmorangie.

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    Laphroaig for me.....

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    Re: Whiskey

    Just plain old Dalwhinnie 8)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:

    +1,the quarter cask is very nice too.
    I also quite like Caol Ila,the Islay makes got that nice tar/smokiness about them which I quite like. :drunken:

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    Not a big drinker of spirits at all, but Glenmorangie, Jura & Bushmills malts are nice.
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    Jamesons malt is my tipple, apologies to the Jocks, but this one is as smooth as a baby's smoothest bit.

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    Re: Whiskey

    did you know that tesco own brand islay malt 10yr is a caol ila? £17 too! :D
    Quote Originally Posted by docd
    Anything from Islay suits me fine 8)

    But Caol Ila is my favourite :lol:

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the tip .........

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    and lidl ben bracken 12yr old speyside is from the mothballed tamnavulin :D
    Quote Originally Posted by docd
    :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the tip .........
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    Re: Whiskey

    isle of skye is the best blend. it can give many a single malt a good run for its money. i like dalwhinnie the smoothest of the smooth and bunnabahain / bunnyvaughn or whatever its called for some west coast peaty goodness. but really im not too fussy. coal isla is nice too. not a glenmorangie fan though.
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    Never with an 'e' and not too peaty thank you :D

    Highland Park & Glenmorangie Lasanta (topical :D ) in the house at the mo :wink:
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    Re: Whiskey

    highland park is pretty peaty. and don't dismiss whiskEy, try connemara a lightly peaty irish malt and i thoroughly recommend suntory yamakazi from japan.- i'tll give many a speyside a run for its money and is now pretty easy it find in tescoes etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishtrunkmonkey
    Never with an 'e' and not too peaty thank you :D

    Highland Park & Glenmorangie Lasanta (topical :D ) in the house at the mo :wink:
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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by docd
    Anything from Islay suits me fine 8)

    But Caol Ila is my favourite :lol:

    +1 :D

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