Following The Single Malt Thread Page 40

  • billythekid 22 Mar 2019 13:30:17 12,497 posts
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    I started watching the[link url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCElm866_W5r1eg8VjhFNARw
    ]Whisky Vault youtube channel[/link] a few weeks ago now when I was off sick for a day.
    I liked the non pretentious way they spoke about whisky and the motto that the best whisky is the one you like, the way you like to drink it.
    I'd previously only really liked a couple of bourbons and thought I'd like to give Scotch a go.


    Anyway, a few weeks later I've acquired a couple of Glencairn glasses and a whole bunch of miniatures and samples.
    So far the highlights for me have been

    Laphroaig 10
    Balvenie 14 caribbean cask
    Ardbeg 10
    Highland Park 12

    I'd heard a lot of people saying the really peaty ones were probably not for scotch noobs but they're probably my favourites of all I've tried.

    Got a couple more to try this weekend too,

    Port Charlotte 10
    Laphroaig QC
    Lagavulin 16
    Classic Laddie

    After this I'll have to decide on a couple of full size bottles, but I've a feeling his could be an expensive hobby as I'd love to have a collection!
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2019 20:14:59 25,868 posts
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    Laga 16 is one of my favourites. Laphroig 1/4 cask is a gem as well
  • prettyvacant 23 Mar 2019 22:39:13 372 posts
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    You might like Talisker if you are enjoying Laphroaig etc , but avoid the Storm or whatever expressions as they're a bit shite imo .
  • Buffalo_Bertie 25 Mar 2019 11:55:52 32 posts
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    Had a couple of new bottles recently and massively enjoyed them. Usually into the peaty Isla's but these were fantastic:

    - Auchentoshan three wood
    - Redbreast Lustau Edition

    The Redbreast is like drinking a Christmas pudding, in the best way possible. Would recommend getting it if you're into the heavier drams.

    Was very surprised at how much I liked the three wood too, as I've tried the American Oak Auchentoshan and hated it.
  • DaM 25 Mar 2019 13:50:23 17,459 posts
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    I walked past the Auchentoshan distillery on Saturday! Had been up the Kilpatrick hills, just outside Glasgow. Lovely to see their potential water source, slap bang next to a busy four lane road. Hopefully they get it from somewhere else.

    It's not exactly a fairy tale location :)
  • billythekid 25 Mar 2019 14:03:17 12,497 posts
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    So from the weekend's tasting session I have to say that the Lagavulin 16 was magnificent , so much so I've a bottle on its way to me already :D

    @prettyvacant I've already tried the Talisker Storm and yeah, no. I've got a miniature of the regular variety to try, so hopefully that'll be a bit better.
  • smoothpete 27 May 2019 20:42:31 36,999 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Boooooooo they cancelled my order!

    "Good afternoon Mr Pete,

    Unfortunately, I've had to refund your order as the Port Charlotte has
    sold out quicker than the website was updated.

    I am very sorry to have to tell you this."

    Which is a bit fucking suspect to be fair seeing as it updated immediately from 10 bottle available to 8 bottles available when I placed my order.
    Quick follow up. These bottles I wasnít able to buy at £270 are selling at auction for £750, 6 months later. Unbelievable
  • drhickman1983 16 Jun 2019 02:22:51 6,859 posts
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    Just finished a bottle of Penderyn Legend, pretty thousand Welsh whisky.

    I did get through the bottle in a week. Not sure if drinking that much in a week is concerning or not - not drank anything else at all, mind.
  • DaM 16 Jun 2019 12:57:43 17,459 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    Just finished a bottle of Penderyn Legend, pretty thousand Welsh whisky.

    I did get through the bottle in a week. Not sure if drinking that much in a week is concerning or not - not drank anything else at all, mind.
    Over twice the recommend weekly limit in the UK. But I think they are setting it unrealistically low. And single malts should be exempt.
  • Zerobob 16 Jun 2019 13:03:26 2,450 posts
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    Whilst out on Friday I treated myself to a double Yamazaki 12 year after getting a new job. Was great, had a certain zest to it.
  • tonyferrino 16 Jun 2019 18:32:49 341 posts
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    Noice, and congrats! I had a shot of that a few years ago before the prices shot up, very tasty. My mother in law bought me a bottle of lovely Hibiki Harmony for Christmas (which was much more than I spent on her!) so of the two Japanese whiskies I've tried, I'm 2 for 2. Are they generally good quality if they make it over here? Waitrose often has decent deals on Japanese whiskies, I might pick up some more.

    On the topic of Waitrose, I also grabbed a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12 the other day. It was discounted to £30 and with a voucher, I picked it up for £26. Excellent value at that price. I can't say my palate is trained enough to pick up the subtleties, but I know I like it!

    I've been finding the Whiskey Vault Youtube channel pretty entertaining, US based and oriented, but still quite a good resource.
  • LionheartDJH 15 Jul 2019 13:02:23 20,299 posts
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    Some good offers on Amazon prime day.
    Laga 16 is £40, Laphroaig Quarter Cask £25, Talisker 10 £28, some other decent stuff too.

    Edited by LionheartDJH at 13:11:12 15-07-2019
  • Deleted user 7 October 2019 21:40:47
    Not going to lie lads, I got myself something special today. Lidlís Islay Single Malt.

    Itís actually really quite nice although it tastes just like smoked cheddar with apples to me, but Iím quite enjoying it. 25 euros, pretty damn good value.
  • prettyvacant 12 Nov 2019 00:57:47 372 posts
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    Talisker 10 and Laphroaig 10 at thirty quid in Asda , no Quarter Cask though.
  • Deleted user 12 November 2019 01:36:40
    10, as in 10 year? Isn't that the standard stuff? Not much of a bargain if so.
  • prettyvacant 12 Nov 2019 02:04:59 372 posts
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    Well it's ten quid less than usual , what did you want ?
  • billythekid 15 Nov 2019 14:51:54 12,497 posts
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    Lowest it sometimes goes for is £28 on Amazon and that's always in and out of stock.
    I wish the Ardbeg 10 went for that price!
  • drhickman1983 15 Nov 2019 14:55:52 6,859 posts
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    Got a 12 yo Bowmore from Sainsburys for 25 quid, seems reasonable.
  • Deleted user 15 November 2019 15:00:07
    I really like Bowmore, wish I could get a bottle of it!
  • billythekid 15 Nov 2019 15:23:00 12,497 posts
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    I'm considering getting myself an Octomore for Christmas.
    Anyone have any recommendations as to which one?
  • billythekid 15 Nov 2019 15:25:38 12,497 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    I really like Bowmore, wish I could get a bottle of it!
    What's stopping you?
  • smoothpete 15 Nov 2019 16:26:05 36,999 posts
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    I tried Macallan Ruby recently, in a hotel bar. Me and a mate had 2 each, not asking how much it was. The bill was 200 quid..

    I don't regret it, it was extraordinary.

    https://www.themacallan.com/en/the-macallan-ruby
  • Deleted user 15 November 2019 16:35:47
    billythekid wrote:
    AaronTurner wrote:
    I really like Bowmore, wish I could get a bottle of it!
    What's stopping you?
    Getting it to ireland
  • elstoof 15 Nov 2019 21:19:50 25,868 posts
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    Went to a whisky bar in DC, 2700 different bottles i think in all. Amazing back bar that covered 3 walls, ladders like in the library. Jack Rose bar
  • billythekid 13 Dec 2019 14:23:00 12,497 posts
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    Ardbeg 10 is currently £35 in Sainsbury's.
  • elstoof 13 Dec 2019 20:22:14 25,868 posts
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    Am oan the fucken Bells man
  • billythekid 13 Jan 2020 11:16:00 12,497 posts
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    I opened up my bottle of Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength at the weekend.
    What a beautiful thing it is!
    Like the standard 10 but cranked up to wonderful proportions.

    58.6% needs to be respected though :D
  • Psychotext 13 Jan 2020 13:30:48 67,170 posts
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    You guys might find this helpful... I use it for my rum collection, but it's just as valid for Whisky.

    https://cocktailwonk.com/2016/10/its-a-gas-preserving-your-expensive-spirits-collection.html

    You can get the parafilm in smaller amounts via ebay, and I buy an argon spray from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MQFTKPN
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