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  • Lexx87 15 Dec 2012 09:10:47 20,863 posts
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    Picked up a bottle of Dalmore 12 the other week, it's sublime. Tastes like warm toffee, it's gorgeous.

    Have a bottle of the 18 (90 :/) for Christmas. Worth a try after how lovely the 12 is.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • muttler 21 Dec 2012 07:48:31 4,062 posts
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    I've got some lovely bottles ready for Christmas drinking. Personal favourite The Balvenie Signature (Morrisons 24.99) and also the Bowmore (Sainsburys 21.99). Considering getting a bottle of Aberlour (Morrisons 19.99) as well.
  • PearOfAnguish 18 Jan 2013 13:49:27 7,319 posts
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    Fucking hell, those Blade Runner glasses are about 50 each. You could get one very good, or two decent, bottles of whiskey for that. Mental.

    Got some W.L. Weller 12 bourbon recently, really smooth stuff and not bad value all considered. Can see that going quick. Have a bottle of Blanton's Gold on the way as well, pricey but supposed to be top draw.

    Considering getting a bottle of Aberlour (Morrisons 19.99) as well.
    That's the 10yr? I've got an Aberlour 12 and it's pretty nice. No idea how they compare but seems like a good price.
  • Psychotext 25 Jan 2013 01:03:37 54,301 posts
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    Well... looks like I might be giving up my quest to "get into" the harder liquors. Have tried a load of the "drinks by the dram" samples from Masters of Malt but frankly they pretty much all taste like paint stripper to me.

    I've added water to some which did make them a bit easier to actually taste, but I really couldn't see me drinking any of them without a mixer.

    /goes back to Morgan's Spiced
  • mal 25 Jan 2013 01:43:14 22,605 posts
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    Hey, don't knock it. There's a lot to be said for a shot of paint stripper in this thread.

    I'd never have got into single malts without someone offering me a glass of Highland Park once upon a time. If I hadn't have liked it, well, my booze budget would be a lot lower for a start.

    Edited by mal at 01:43:48 25-01-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Psychotext 25 Jan 2013 01:47:03 54,301 posts
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    I think I'm more of a wine sort of person. Though I'm yet to develop a taste for white wine so as of yet I can't stake claim to a fully working mangina.
  • mal 25 Jan 2013 02:15:14 22,605 posts
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    Yeah, I'm a red wine kind of a guy too. Although in practice I'll drink almost anything except white wine, cheap whisky and ouzo.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • X201 28 Feb 2013 16:42:58 15,516 posts
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :cry::cry::cry::cry:


    "Thousands of litres of whisky flushed down drain in Dumbarton"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-21614304

    EDIT:

    "Chivas said the spirit was "bulk whisky" which would have been used for blending to make some of its brands,"

    Phew :)

    Edited by X201 at 16:46:33 28-02-2013
  • BillMurray 30 Apr 2013 21:55:45 7,761 posts
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    Bloody hell, this man is fantastic.
  • M83J01P97 30 Apr 2013 22:08:14 6,664 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:


    Bloody hell, this man is fantastic.
    He's the guy who used to run tours of the Jura distillery. Pretty sure I'd never be tempted to pour a glass of any kind of whiskey and then throw it out before pouring some more though...

    I also find adding water to single malts a little overrated...
  • Jetset_UK 30 Apr 2013 22:26:56 3,565 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    I also find adding water to single malts a little overrated...
    Oh I don't agree at all.

    Some are fine without, but others really develop with a dash of water. Especially the cask strength drams.

    But it's all a matter of opinion I guess.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Apr 2013 22:36:07 6,652 posts
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    No I prefer water. Glen Moray is excellent value from Aldi. Teachers is my favourite blend.
  • ILoveThrashMetal 6 May 2013 19:23:45 739 posts
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    Just purchased a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail for a present for my mum and dad on my wedding day.
    Anyone tried it?
    50 a bottle, and all the reviews I've read have put it in their top 10 of all time!
    Couldn't afford the number 1 at 550!!

    Arsechickens

  • steve1979 3 Jun 2013 20:46:17 1,997 posts
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    I've gotten hold of a few bottles in the last 6 months or so.

    1. Yamazaki 12 Year Old - Probably my favourite whiskey that isn't Scotch. it's incredible.
    2. Johnnie Walker Double Black - It's like drinking smoke. I'm not a fan to be honest, but after a bit of water is added, it's an okay drink.
    3. Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival / Sherry Cask - Incredible. Just an amazing Scotch.
    4. Highland Park 18 Year Old - This is my special occasion drink. I opened it today and it hasn't disappointed. It's superb.
  • elstoof 3 Jun 2013 21:03:15 7,504 posts
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    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    Just purchased a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail for a present for my mum and dad on my wedding day.
    Anyone tried it?
    50 a bottle, and all the reviews I've read have put it in their top 10 of all time!
    Couldn't afford the number 1 at 550!!
    I love this stuff. On the topic of watering your whiskey down, this is about the only malt I would dream of adding water to.
  • Razz 18 Nov 2013 14:25:19 61,278 posts
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  • Skynet 23 Dec 2013 16:24:12 170 posts
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    What do you guys think of Ardbeg Whiskey?
    Got a bottle of this for my Dad at Christmas and looking forward to trying it for first time.

    I hear it's very good.
  • elstoof 23 Dec 2013 16:52:34 7,504 posts
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    Ardbeg only puts out whisky that ranges between 'very good' and 'outstanding'. It's lovely stuff, provided you like your whisky with a healthy dose of peat - if it seems a bit too much initially put a tiny drop of water in it, and I mean tiny.
  • Carlo 23 Dec 2013 16:56:06 18,070 posts
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    Skynet wrote:
    What do you guys think of Ardbeg Whiskey?
    Got a bottle of this for my Dad at Christmas and looking forward to trying it for first time.

    I hear it's very good.
    If he likes Smoke/Peat he'll love it.

    It's often compared to 'medicine' in my father in law's house as he likes floral/fruity.

    I like it lots personally

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  • Salaman 23 Dec 2013 17:01:28 19,129 posts
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    I'm not really a whisky drinker but I got a bottle for my birthday in July and just received another as a christmas gift from a house guest this weekend.
    I guess that will help me develop a taste for it.

    I also ripped my hand to shreds each time I tried to open the damn bottle!!
  • skiplevels 23 Dec 2013 19:18:53 523 posts
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    I much prefer the uigeadail over the ten, it's less ascetic and has a sweet note missing from the other. if I have to drink an islay I'll go for lagavulin or caol ila. love their saltiness

    Edited by skiplevels at 19:20:06 23-12-2013
  • Fonzie 23 Dec 2013 20:08:08 1,859 posts
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    Skynet wrote:
    What do you guys think of Ardbeg Whiskey?
    Got a bottle of this for my Dad at Christmas and looking forward to trying it for first time.

    I hear it's very good.
    Ardbeg whiskey is one of my favourites. Tastes great. This year I've got a bottle of Laphroaig for my Christmas tipple. Not tried it before but heard good things.
  • elstoof 23 Dec 2013 20:48:37 7,504 posts
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    Lagavulin I can only drink when I've got real hankering for it, there's a real dryness to it. Talisker 10 is my go-to, session bottle of peat. Which reminds me, I should pick another up now all the sales are on.
  • elstoof 23 Dec 2013 20:54:09 7,504 posts
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    Salaman wrote:

    I also ripped my hand to shreds each time I tried to open the damn bottle!!
    Sounds like you got a dud bottle. There was a big story about faulty whisky bottles earlier this year, if you send it to me I'll be happy to dispose of it in the correct manner for you. :D
  • Deleted user 23 December 2013 21:31:37
    My boss normally gives me a bottle of malt each year. This year I have a bottle of Ardmore. Not sure I'm looking forward to it as it seems quite peaty but yet to actually try it.
  • EMarkM 23 Dec 2013 21:36:17 3,174 posts
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    skiplevels wrote:
    I much prefer the uigeadail over the ten, it's less ascetic and has a sweet note missing from the other. if I have to drink an islay I'll go for lagavulin or caol ila. love their saltiness
    Ah, Caol Ila. You can taste the sea in it, as with Talisker...

    I'm right out of malts at the moment. Mrs. M. has hinted that Santa knows...
  • Tiger_Walts 25 Dec 2013 12:08:41 16,595 posts
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    I bought a Laphroaig for the season's jollies. Would rather have Ardbeg but its price has been climbing the last few years.

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  • EMarkM 25 Dec 2013 12:11:36 3,174 posts
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    And a Bowmore limited edition comes in. Santa shoots; he scores :D
  • skiplevels 25 Dec 2013 16:36:15 523 posts
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    yeah ardbeg is pricey. I got gifted a bottle of smokehead, which is reputedly a 7yo ardbeg, and a gordon & macphail cask strength caol ila
  • Zomoniac 25 Dec 2013 17:36:53 7,838 posts
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    Uigeadail is a throat sensation akin to drinking razor blades. But in a really nice way.
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