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    Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Auto View Post
    There is a small bearded man in your bottle drinking your Ardbeg!
    He's reminiscent of Captain Haddock from TinTin!
    Haha. Looks a very handsome chap ;)

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    Talisker 10 is £30 on Amazon at the moment...recommended.

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    Nifty trick for Tesco Clubcard users, subscribe to Clubcard premium, you get awarded 2 10% off big shop vouchers per month and can be cancelled within 30 days at no charge. Tesco have quite a few malts on Clubcard offer prices anyway so for example Ardbeg 10 is £47 normally, £37 with Clubcard and then using the big shop voucher itís a further 10% off. Handy if picking a few bottles up at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Haha. Looks a very handsome chap ;)
    Indeed

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    Current selection, mostly still unopened. Think I need to drink a few before buying again!


    Aberlour 10
    Ardbeg 10
    Bowmore no 1
    Bowmore 12 X 2
    Bunnhabhain Struiddar X 2
    Caol Ila 10
    Finlaggen Islay Cask Strength
    Glen Grant majors reserve
    Glenlivet Caribbean reserve
    Highland Park 12
    Highland Park Viking Tribe
    Jura Superstition
    Laphroaig 10
    Laphroaig quarter cask
    Talisker 10 x 2
    Talisker Skye
    Teachers (70ís bottling rescued from the parents house when clearing it)
    Jack Daniels no7

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    Some reasonably cheap Ardbeg on amazon
    10yr £37
    An Oa £39.75
    Wee Beastie £32.48

    Also
    Smokehead £27.15

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    Does anyone watch ĎRalfyí on YouTube? His whisky of the year was Arran Distillery 10 year old, so I went and grabbed one earlier from my local merchant to give a bash.

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    Yup, big fan of Ralfy. Not tried the Arrans yet so will be interested to hear your thought. The Bladnoch 10 was a revelation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticker View Post
    Does anyone watch ĎRalfyí on YouTube? His whisky of the year was Arran Distillery 10 year old, so I went and grabbed one earlier from my local merchant to give a bash.

    On my third bottle in 12 months very enjoyable

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    Gents, I have a good friends significant birthday approaching. Iím thinking of a Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, as thatís one of his favourites, are there any other alternatives in a similar vein that he may not have tried that I should think about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Gents, I have a good friends significant birthday approaching. Iím thinking of a Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, as thatís one of his favourites, are there any other alternatives in a similar vein that he may not have tried that I should think about?
    If thatís one of his favourites then it seems like the right choice in my opinion. If you want to get something different, here are a few options:

    Nikki Coffey Malt
    Hazelburn 10 year old
    Old Pulteney 12 year old
    Amrut Fusion
    Lagavulin 16 Year old

    These are all different from one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticker View Post
    If thatís one of his favourites then it seems like the right choice in my opinion.

    Agreed that itís definitely a good choice but itís always nice to broaden horizons, i donít know enough to give a good comparison though. I donít particularly want to stray too far but offer a different choice in the same vein if possible? Dalwhinne 15 for me tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Gents, I have a good friends significant birthday approaching. Iím thinking of a Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, as thatís one of his favourites, are there any other alternatives in a similar vein that he may not have tried that I should think about?
    If you want to stick to that flavour profile it would have to be a GlenDronach 15 or 18, or GlenAllachie 15 or 18, or a Dalmore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_X View Post
    If you want to stick to that flavour profile it would have to be a GlenDronach 15 or 18, or GlenAllachie 15 or 18, or a Dalmore...

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    Thank you, a quick glance and the GlenDronach 18 looks good. I shall investigate further.

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    I recently found GlenDronach 15 to be disappointingly average....for the price point.

    Donít get me wrong, itís a lovely whisky. But just not stand-out.

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    ^Have not tried the new Revival - the old one was one of my favourites.

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    Just started my journey into the whiskey world. I was gifted a bottle of Laphroaig for Christmas and have been dipping into a bottle of Powers Gold label.

    Any other more mellow recommendations I should try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticker View Post
    Does anyone watch ĎRalfyí on YouTube? His whisky of the year was Arran Distillery 10 year old, so I went and grabbed one earlier from my local merchant to give a bash.
    I have his book 'Search For A Whisky Bothy' in a queue to be read, by many accounts it's worth the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom91 View Post
    Just started my journey into the whiskey world. I was gifted a bottle of Laphroaig for Christmas and have been dipping into a bottle of Powers Gold label.

    Any other more mellow recommendations I should try?
    If you like the Powers I'd highly recommend a bottle of 12year old Redbreast. A superb whiskey.

    A Scotch that I reckon is superb in that vein is the Clynelish 14yr old. A fantastic whisky that.

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    Cheers guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom91 View Post
    Just started my journey into the whiskey world. I was gifted a bottle of Laphroaig for Christmas and have been dipping into a bottle of Powers Gold label.

    Any other more mellow recommendations I should try?
    If you are looking for mellow then pour the laphroaig down the sink.
    Macallan,Jura,Oban and Highland Park are all easy drinkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom91 View Post
    Just started my journey into the whiskey world. I was gifted a bottle of Laphroaig for Christmas and have been dipping into a bottle of Powers Gold label.

    Any other more mellow recommendations I should try?
    Glenlivet.

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    Hello

    Oi, pouring Laphroaig down the sink!

    Sacrilege!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    Oi, pouring Laphroaig down the sink!

    Sacrilege!
    +1 my go to malt of choice in any expression
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticker View Post
    Does anyone watch ĎRalfyí on YouTube? His whisky of the year was Arran Distillery 10 year old, so I went and grabbed one earlier from my local merchant to give a bash.
    That Arran has Bern getting allot or real world praise


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    I can confirm that the Glenrothes 12 is a cracker....especially for £34. Recommended.

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    Have got a couple of bottle here, but most have been mentioned in this thread.

    I got given one of those malt advent calendars last Xmas, and there was one in there that was really different so I tried tracking a full bottle down.

    Only just managed it, but it was definitely worth it. Its a French malt called Brenne, and it's got quite a distinctive taste, my lad who is a malt drinker doesnt like it but I really rate it. Couldn't place the taste at first but when I googled it, people mentioned those foam banana sweets and that pretty much was it.

    Quite a distinctive taste, but possibly not for everyone!!

    Anyone else ever tried it?

    Malc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I can confirm that the Glenrothes 12 is a cracker....especially for £34. Recommended.
    Thank you! Still waiting for that spreadsheet ha ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Have got a couple of bottle here, but most have been mentioned in this thread.

    I got given one of those malt advent calendars last Xmas, and there was one in there that was really different so I tried tracking a full bottle down.

    Only just managed it, but it was definitely worth it. Its a French malt called Brenne, and it's got quite a distinctive taste, my lad who is a malt drinker doesnt like it but I really rate it. Couldn't place the taste at first but when I googled it, people mentioned those foam banana sweets and that pretty much was it.

    Quite a distinctive taste, but possibly not for everyone!!

    Anyone else ever tried it?

    Malc
    I haven't tried it, or even heard of it before, but banana is a not uncommon bourbon trait, and I recall foam bananas being noted in one particular review I watched on YouTube! I'll try and track it down.

    Do you know what grain(s) your French one is made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I haven't tried it, or even heard of it before, but banana is a not uncommon bourbon trait, and I recall foam bananas being noted in one particular review I watched on YouTube! I'll try and track it down.

    Do you know what grain(s) your French one is made of?
    Its made from Barley, and as I remember, from Cognac so whether any crossover there, I donít know.

    Not many samples/miniatures have made me root out a full bottle, but definitely worth it for this.

    Malc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Its made from Barley, and as I remember, from Cognac so whether any crossover there, I donít know.

    Not many samples/miniatures have made me root out a full bottle, but definitely worth it for this.

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    Taste buds are knackered due to a touch of the sniffles (negative C19 result yesterday, thankfully) yet I feel compelled to attempt to wake the buggers up.

    Ardbeg's 10 should do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Cheers guys.

    had the same tonight... happy easter!

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    on the Tamnavulin double cask tonight, quite decent for £20.

    i'm tempted to go for a Glenfarclas 105 as my next purchase, but i'm dithering between that and pushing the boat out for the 21 or 25 as they seem well priced for such ages - thoughts?
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    Iíve got the glenfarclas 21 and 25 not opened them yet bought them as I was impressed with the 10 year old

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    Glenfarclas 15 is decent though not tried the others. This tonight

    Changed my mind to this


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    Whiskey

    I can confirm when buying a bottle of Macallan you need to factor in

    1) Shipping Box
    2) Transit box
    3) Protective foam
    4) Whiskey Box
    5) Papers
    6) Whiskey bottle

    They must of been intering with Rolex over the summer


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    Donít be fooled by the price of this, itís a truly wonderful drop and a pleasant change.

    Nose: Toffee, Apple, Nutmeg and Rosewater

    Pallet: Caramel, Vanilla Custard, Muscovado, Mild Oak, Warm Spice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Have got a couple of bottle here, but most have been mentioned in this thread.

    I got given one of those malt advent calendars last Xmas, and there was one in there that was really different so I tried tracking a full bottle down.

    Only just managed it, but it was definitely worth it. Its a French malt called Brenne, and it's got quite a distinctive taste, my lad who is a malt drinker doesnt like it but I really rate it. Couldn't place the taste at first but when I googled it, people mentioned those foam banana sweets and that pretty much was it.

    Quite a distinctive taste, but possibly not for everyone!!

    Anyone else ever tried it?

    Malc
    Brenne Cuvee Special - yes to foam bananas, and one of the worst whiskies Iíve ever tried in my opinion! Sickly sweet and Iím a fan of PX and other sherried whisky

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    Brenne Cuvee Special - yes to foam bananas, and one of the worst whiskies Iíve ever tried in my opinion! Sickly sweet and Iím a fan of PX and other sherried whisky
    did say it may be an acquired taste!!

    My lad who enjoys his malts canít warm to it either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post


    Same drink tonight Gav...


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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyzzj View Post


    Same drink tonight Gav...


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    Superb pal. Enjoy! Ps nice watch.

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