Following The Single Malt Thread Page 36

  • robthehermit 7 Jun 2018 12:02:27 6,831 posts
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    Woodford Reserve for bourbon. There may well be better bourbons out there, but on my limited budget it's probably the best of the cheaper end of the not shit price range.
  • GoatApocalypse 7 Jun 2018 17:21:26 4,485 posts
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    Woodford is a genuinely great bourbon. It's a good sipper and it's big enough and tough enough to go into a cocktail. Hard to beat at £30.

    You can get Eagle Rare for £35, which is a good but unremarkable drink; it's almost too smooth for me (and useless in a cocktail as a consequence). But it may appeal to those with a more delicate pallette.

    I'm a big fan of rye whiskey at the moment, and it's good that they've suddenly become fashionable.

    In terms of scotch, I tend to prefer Speysides - one of my absolute favourites is Aberlour's a'Bunadh. Usually about £50 a throw, but it comes in around 60% so a bottle will last you.
  • GoatApocalypse 7 Jun 2018 17:22:46 4,485 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    @LionheartDJH

    If you like the Ardbeg 10 then the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan will blow your mind.
    +1 for Uig. A fucking monster of a whisky. Almost too complex.
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2018 21:20:38 21,348 posts
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    If anyone wants to collect about 2/3 a bottle of Uig from north London theyíre welcome to it
  • Vortex808 7 Jun 2018 21:25:06 12,711 posts
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    I don't know how you folk can drink the really peaty ones. They're not for me.

    Highland park, maybe a lagavulin is ok, but i can only cope with mild peatyness.
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2018 21:31:52 21,348 posts
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    Think Iím done with super peaty stuff. Laphroig is about my limit now
  • Vortex808 7 Jun 2018 21:40:35 12,711 posts
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    That makes my dad puke. :-) He loves a lagavulin, but Laphroaig is a no-go zone.

    Someone suggested it has more iodine than some, but fuck knows if i believe that.
  • Vortex808 7 Jun 2018 21:42:38 12,711 posts
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    Hey, having googled it *is* a thing. So maybe it is that.


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  • LionheartDJH 7 Jun 2018 21:52:35 20,233 posts
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    Thanks for your suggestions guys, I've made a list. I hadn't considered trying bourbon further (I've had JD but that's it) so I'll definitely give Buffalo and Woodford a try.

    Picked up a few scotch miniatures from the supermarket to sample: Glenfiddich, Talisker and Monkey Shoulder. I've also found out there's a specialist whisky shop near where my gf lives so going to check it out at the weekend, I'm hoping they do tasters!
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2018 21:59:32 21,348 posts
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    JD isnít a bourbon, itís a Tennessee whiskey - bourbon must be poured straight from cask to bottle Without any alterations made to the product, while Tennessee whiskey is made by the Lincoln county process, filtered through charcoal before bottling.
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2018 22:00:58 21,348 posts
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    Thereís much better quality whiskeys sold as bourbon than you can expect from JD. itís not that bad buts itís definitely designed for mixers
  • Zomoniac 7 Jun 2018 22:03:10 9,760 posts
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    @LionheartDJH does your gf live in Skipton? My regular whisky shop is there.
  • GoatApocalypse 7 Jun 2018 22:05:34 4,485 posts
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    I... Don't actually mind JD.
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2018 23:21:13 21,348 posts
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    Blantonís is one of my favourites, Bufallo Trace is always worth keeping to hand
  • LionheartDJH 8 Jun 2018 00:02:04 20,233 posts
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    @elstoof my mistake! So I've never had bourbon then. JD and coke is a standard for me in bars with limited options, but it's not great on its own. That said I'm interested to try the honey version.

    @Zom, nah not Skippo, didn't realise there was one there, might take a trip one day.
  • Jetset_UK 8 Jun 2018 12:51:24 3,578 posts
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    Fancied dipping my toes into high end whisky, so have ordered 3x3cl samples for about £50.

    A 35yo Caol Ila
    A single cask Kavalan
    and a 44yo Speyside (unnamed).
  • Jetset_UK 8 Jun 2018 16:36:08 3,578 posts
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    RandolphCarter wrote:

    Please provide reviews for each of them :)
    Ill do my best. :)

    Does anyone know of any UK based bottle share schemes or groups? These ones are coming from Holland.

    Edited by Jetset_UK at 16:36:27 08-06-2018
  • LionheartDJH 9 Jun 2018 09:57:14 20,233 posts
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    @Jetset_UK not sure if it's a similar thing but there are subscription services that send you a new whisky to try every month. There's one called whisky me.
  • askew 9 Jun 2018 13:16:10 17,480 posts
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    Is it time-limited?
  • Jetset_UK 10 Jun 2018 21:22:26 3,578 posts
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    Some great bargains in Tesco today. Got the Glenlivet 12yo and a Highland Park Dragon Legend. Both half price at around 20 quid.
  • LionheartDJH 26 Jul 2018 08:53:38 20,233 posts
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    @Jetset_UK what's Dragon Legend like? It's on sale again and tempted to pick up a bottle at the weekend. I liked the taster I had of the standard 12 year. And the bottle looks cool...

    Also, I've tried some bourbons as you guys suggested. Quite enjoyed Buffalo Trace, preferred it to Woodford on first tasting of both but need to compare again. Jim Beam white label as expected was a bit one note, imagine it's best used as a mixer, but I'm interested to try some of the other Beams like Double Oak and Black Label to see if they're better.

    Still prefer scotch mind, got a Talisker miniature set which I'm very much looking forward to sampling.
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