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    jesus! how much did that set you back? :shock:
    are you just a collector or a drinker too? i tried to be a collector and started with a bottle of loch dhu. i couldn't resist and ended up opening it- and then wished i hadn't :evil: more like cough syrup than whisky!
    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973


    Period ;-)

    I collect them btw, lot's of stuff from the 30's and 40's. Will post a few pics soon :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    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:
    But not too peaty :wink:

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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishtrunkmonkey
    Whisky is not my tipple of choice in any event, Scottish or otherwise :)
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    Re: Whiskey

    I'm very partial to the "peaty" ones too, I'm currently working on a bottle of Bowmore. Also keen on Highland Park esp the 16 YO. Lurking in the cupboard unopened are a couple of bottles of "First Cask" but can't remember what(!), and a bottle Glenkinchie. I think there's also Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Bushmills, and Cragganmore.

    Not averse to cheap and cheerful and will happily drink Jameson or Famous Grouse (got both in currently). I also like whiskey, particularly Makers Mark, Woodford Reserve (both in currently and George Dickel (recently finished :cry: ).

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    Re: Whiskey

    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?

    I do find some a bit :shock:

    As an aside I noticed Glenmorangie in the Co-op this morning for a third off (19 something)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    jesus! how much did that set you back? :shock:
    are you just a collector or a drinker too? i tried to be a collector and started with a bottle of loch dhu. i couldn't resist and ended up opening it- and then wished i hadn't :evil: more like cough syrup than whisky!
    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973


    Period ;-)

    I collect them btw, lot's of stuff from the 30's and 40's. Will post a few pics soon :-)

    Actually, more a collector. I bought them all about 20 years ago... for around 300 to 400 Euros each. And I've got about 20 different Single Malts dating from the 30's up to the 60's.

    What are they worth these days??? I really have no idea :(

    I've just opened the Longmorn-Glenlivet (I have two of them) and a 60-something Macallan ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?

    I do find some a bit :shock:

    As an aside I noticed Glenmorangie in the Co-op this morning for a third off (19 something)

    Ed
    Glenmorangie is fairly middling in terms of body and peatiness, and as such does have a bit of a kick... it wouldn't be my first choice for someone who is a little wary of whisky.

    My top tips for being the least challenging and easiest drinking of malts would be either Benromach 10yo, Cardhu 12yo or Dalwhinnie 15yo.

    A malt whisky noob should be fine with either of those, and each has enough interesting aromas and tastes (if savoured), to develop an appreciation of what malt whisky is all about.

    If they're still too challenging, then maybe whisky just isn't for you. :wink:

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    just been down to morrisons, they hae loads on special offer as usual, the best was a tenner off a bottle of 10 yr old glenmorangie, down to 18 quid.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzler
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishtrunkmonkey
    Whisky is not my tipple of choice in any event, Scottish or otherwise :)
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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973


    Period ;-)

    I collect them btw, lot's of stuff from the 30's and 40's. Will post a few pics soon :-)
    Interesting, look forward to it.
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    a 60 something macallan. i would crawl over broken glass to taste that...
    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973
    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    jesus! how much did that set you back? :shock:
    are you just a collector or a drinker too? i tried to be a collector and started with a bottle of loch dhu. i couldn't resist and ended up opening it- and then wished i hadn't :evil: more like cough syrup than whisky!
    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973


    Period ;-)

    I collect them btw, lot's of stuff from the 30's and 40's. Will post a few pics soon :-)

    Actually, more a collector. I bought them all about 20 years ago... for around 300 to 400 Euros each. And I've got about 20 different Single Malts dating from the 30's up to the 60's.

    What are they worth these days??? I really have no idea :(

    I've just opened the Longmorn-Glenlivet (I have two of them) and a 60-something Macallan ;-)
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    ohhhh yes! :D
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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by birchgra
    Whisky with an e is just, well, eeeeeeeeee :?

    Talisker would be near the top of my list of the proper stuff.
    Good man. Talisker or Lagavulin for me please. Whiskey with an 'e' is most appropriate for use in, erm, song titles. :shock: :)

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    Re: Whiskey

    Simply anything from Islay - you can't beat it! Not an E in sight I say.....

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    Re: Whiskey

    As a heads up Coop are doing a good deal on a couple at the moment

    The Macallan fine Oak 10yr old single malt Reduced from 27 to 18
    Jura Origin reduced from 25 to 16

    currently sipping some of the Macallan..very nice. I'm on an early morning start at work hence the boring sitting at home posting deals malarky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:


    Yep! that's a favourite of mine too regardless of price............

    Oh, and Jack Daniels never lets me down.................. :D

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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.......

    I love Glenn Morangie -bit too much. As most of you know my darling wife does the pouring. She informed me other day i drank a bottle in a week. oh well, has to be done...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:


    Yep! that's a favourite of mine too regardless of price............

    Oh, and Jack Daniels never lets me down.................. :D
    Tried Laphroaig n was surprised i wasn't keen.

    Now Jack-that's another story!
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    Lagavulin 16 YO for me :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrcrowley
    Tried Laphroaig n was surprised i wasn't keen.

    Now Jack-that's another story!
    You couldn't get two more different whisk(e)ys. The smoky Islay versus the smooth bourbon. When I drank enjoyed both - but preferred Jim Beam. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    a 60 something macallan. i would crawl over broken glass to taste that...

    Snap. It was my brothers 40th a few months back and I got him one of the only 1969 whiskys that I could find that was affordable for me (Glenrothes for ~100). A bottle of 1969 Macallan from the same place would have cost 3k - I'm sure it was about 100 for a miniature!

    My favourites are Talisker and Laphroaig. Talisker was the first single malt I ever tasted when I was about 17. I can remember being totally overpowered by it at the time.

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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by studs
    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?

    I do find some a bit :shock:

    As an aside I noticed Glenmorangie in the Co-op this morning for a third off (19 something)

    Ed
    Glenmorangie is fairly middling in terms of body and peatiness, and as such does have a bit of a kick... it wouldn't be my first choice for someone who is a little wary of whisky.

    My top tips for being the least challenging and easiest drinking of malts would be either Benromach 10yo, Cardhu 12yo or Dalwhinnie 15yo.

    A malt whisky noob should be fine with either of those, and each has enough interesting aromas and tastes (if savoured), to develop an appreciation of what malt whisky is all about.

    If they're still too challenging, then maybe whisky just isn't for you. :wink:
    Glenkinchie might hit the spot too

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    16 yo Lagavulin here as well. The Balvenie double wood is also v nice. Talisker is nice in small doses but if I drink too much, I get an especially bad hangover the next morning!

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    For me it depends on mood and weather, and I try to stick to the signature whisky that the brand produces.
    If you are coming in from the cold a peaty Islay is nice. If it is sunny then something sweeter.
    HP is my prefered all rounder for now, but I still have so many more to try.
    Don't be afraid to add a drop of water, especially if it is cask strength.

    I fancy one this evening now.

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    on this cold snowy night i'm lighting a fire with cask strength laphroaig! :D
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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by ArcofZen
    I still quite like this:

    Probably still my favourite.

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    Well, first batch of photos (the not so rare ones, the other ones from the 30's and 40's soon):







    More to come the next days ;-)

    Btw, anyone got a clue what they might be worth nowadays?
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    Impressive!

    You might need to speak to a specialist dealer to get an idea of current value. The price variations between individual casks from the same year can be astronomical so I would hate to guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973
    Btw, anyone got a clue what they might be worth nowadays?
    Umm, a decent hangover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?
    For a non connoisseur I would suggest (despite previous advice) Glenmorangie. I have supplied it to wenches numerous times and yet to be rebuffed. In fact, it has served as a stepping stone to real Scotches for them.

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    party at mr1973's house!

    to get an idea of values, try contacting thewhiskyexchange.com,but i do know that ancient macallan you mentioned would be well into the thousands!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973
    Well, first batch of photos (the not so rare ones, the other ones from the 30's and 40's soon):







    More to come the next days ;-)

    Btw, anyone got a clue what they might be worth nowadays?
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    Well, I have two Macallans, one from 1972 and one from 1960 (I think)...

    I actually have totally forgotten about all that stuff down in the cellar, I didn't know it would be worth THAT much :shock:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusIrae
    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?
    For a non connoisseur I would suggest (despite previous advice) Glenmorangie. I have supplied it to wenches numerous times and yet to be rebuffed. In fact, it has served as a stepping stone to real Scotches for them.
    Would that be instead of, or as a prelude to the chloroform?
    Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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    Re: Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by Backward point
    Quote Originally Posted by DeusIrae
    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?
    For a non connoisseur I would suggest (despite previous advice) Glenmorangie. I have supplied it to wenches numerous times and yet to be rebuffed. In fact, it has served as a stepping stone to real Scotches for them.
    Would that be instead of, or as a prelude to the chloroform?
    :shock: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: Whiskey

    Talisker and Jamesons Redbreast. If you're talkin' bourbon, Woodford Reserve.

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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by DeusIrae
    Quote Originally Posted by EdHughes1
    What would you chaps recommend as the smoothest (easiest drinking) whisky for a non connoisseur?
    For a non connoisseur I would suggest (despite previous advice) Glenmorangie. I have supplied it to wenches numerous times and yet to be rebuffed. In fact, it has served as a stepping stone to real Scotches for them.
    "gargle on mine"

    (can't believe the mrs didn't win a prize for that)

    Penderyn is made just down the road so I'm loyal, and even the bog standard stuff is pretty good

    I generally like the lighter floral stuff, glenfiddich, glenmorangie, glenlivet, etc. although occasionally a smoky number is nice as well. Had a good tasting session in Oban back in October. 8)

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    Re: Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by mr1973
    ...Btw, anyone got a clue what they might be worth nowadays?
    If you're seriously interested in accurate valuations for your collection, then the people you need to speak to are 'Gordon & MacPhail' who have a large specialist whisky shop just down the road from me in Elgin, Morayshire:

    Gordon & MacPhail
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    Tel: 01343 545110
    http://www.gordonandmacphail.com

    Apart from being the undisputed world oracles on malt whisky, they're responsible for the "Connoisseurs Choice" of specialist and obscure malts for which I am very grateful... :drunken: (I see your collection has some of their special offerings among it already.)

    Give them a bell; enquiries like yours are among their raison d'etre and I'm sure they'll be happy to help. :)

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    if you become a millionaire on the proceeds how about a party for us maltheads with the ones they don't buy? :drunken: :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    on this cold snowy night i'm lighting a fire with cask strength laphroaig! :D
    Isn't that a waste of good malt, i find firelighters work well myself! :D

    I am a great fan of the smoke and peat flavours and saw this Octomore from Bruichladdich http://www.bruichladdich.com/octomore2.htm

    Has anyone tried the previous Octomore releases?

    James

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    it's on my "to try" list!
    just finished my Ledaig so i am due a bottle of something on payday :D
    recently bought a bottle of sainsburys tast the difference 12 year old islay single malt for 14 :shock: :D and was very surprised but can't decide whether it's an differently matured Caol Ila or a Bruichladdich. anyone else tried it?
    Quote Originally Posted by unlockclips
    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk
    on this cold snowy night i'm lighting a fire with cask strength laphroaig! :D
    Isn't that a waste of good malt, i find firelighters work well myself! :D

    I am a great fan of the smoke and peat flavours and saw this Octomore from Bruichladdich http://www.bruichladdich.com/octomore2.htm

    Has anyone tried the previous Octomore releases?

    James
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    I have yet to try the own brand islays, i had read somewhere that the tescos own was caol Ila so i think i might give it a try as i am a Caol Ila fan.
    The futures option looks interesting aswell, en primeur malt but a slightly longer wait :shock:

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    tescoes islay is deffo a 10 year old caol ila. i could tell you how i know but then i'd have to kill you 8)
    Quote Originally Posted by unlockclips
    I have yet to try the own brand islays, i had read somewhere that the tescos own was caol Ila so i think i might give it a try as i am a Caol Ila fan.
    The futures option looks interesting aswell, en primeur malt but a slightly longer wait :shock:

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    Thought some of you whiskyphiles might appreciate these links:

    http://caskstrength.blogspot.com/
    http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/
    http://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/

    Blogs such as these seem to be a good way of staying in touch with the latest releases!

    Cheers,
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    Auchentoshan is my favorite - and inspired by this thread Im going to to have one right now! :drunken:

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    Laphroaig for those special moments. Lovely a peaty with a heavy smokey nose. Not always a good one for beginners, but can be watered down to taste so you can appreciate the depth of this very underrate beauty.

    18 year old Highland Park for the rest. Very smooth, sweet but also slightly salty, very very clean tasting with a slight hint of orange. Serves very well with a single ice cube and a mint leaf. 12 year old is also very good.

    Oh sod it, I'm going to pour one now..........

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    ice and mint?? are you in advertising?
    highland park should be drunk neat!
    Quote Originally Posted by SD81
    Laphroaig for those special moments. Lovely a peaty with a heavy smokey nose. Not always a good one for beginners, but can be watered down to taste so you can appreciate the depth of this very underrate beauty.

    18 year old Highland Park for the rest. Very smooth, sweet but also slightly salty, very very clean tasting with a slight hint of orange. Serves very well with a single ice cube and a mint leaf. 12 year old is also very good.

    Oh sod it, I'm going to pour one now..........
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    When family members can't think what to get me for christmas or are being lazy(either way i don't care)I get Whiskey (whisky) as my pressie.

    This year i got 1 Jim Beam, 1 JD, 1 Jamesons and a bottle of Aberlour single malt.........not a bad haul :drunken:

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    live near a sainsburys? get a bottle of sainsburys "taste the difference" 12 yr old islay single malt. 15 quid! :D :shock: i can't decide if it's a slightly different matured caol ila or a sweeter than usual bowmore, its all smoky peat then a surprisingly heathery honey middle before a powerful peaty finish. could even be one of the myriad bruichladdichs. i thought i could easily identify all the islay distilleries but this one is hard to spot. a corker though!
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    Just got two whiskies in from my trip, JW Gold Label and Macallan Elegancia 12y.o.

    the JW is nice but a little smokey, The Macallan is unbeatable for me... Would love to try the 30 year old, bit pricey tho...

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