|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.|
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robthehermit 7,135 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.
Zomoniac wrote:+1 for Uig. A fucking monster of a whisky. Almost too complex.
If you like the Ardbeg 10 then the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan will blow your mind.
If anyone wants to collect about 2/3 a bottle of Uig from north London theyíre welcome to it
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.
Think Iím done with super peaty stuff. Laphroig is about my limit now
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.
Hey, having googled it *is* a thing. So maybe it is that.
Every day's a school day!
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!
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.
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 9,906 posts
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@LionheartDJH does your gf live in Skipton? My regular whisky shop is there.
I... Don't actually mind JD.
Blantonís is one of my favourites, Bufallo Trace is always worth keeping to hand
@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.
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).
RandolphCarter wrote:Ill do my best.
Please provide reviews for each of them
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
@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 18,440 posts
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Is it time-limited?
Some great bargains in Tesco today. Got the Glenlivet 12yo and a Highland Park Dragon Legend. Both half price at around 20 quid.
@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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