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Just picked up a bottle of Singleton Tailfire for £28, the in-laws got me a bottle of Jura for Xmas, I'm drinking Black Grouse at the moment, the Mrs favorite tipple is Jameson.

 

When I was a youth, I went to a local that had a fantastic selection of whiskey/whisky on show behind the bar (pride of place really?) and I always tried one for the road at last orders, never had a bad one, even Laphroaig which tastes like germolene! (in a nice way)

 

Think I might start to get a few more bottles in to add to my little collection, maybe one a week, any recommendations?

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Got one of these for Christmas but not opened it yet.

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2906.aspx

 

My son went over to his mates and always gets me a little tipple. Had this one befowa and oi tell yer its a feckin foin one indeed!

 

Quite inexpensive as Irish goes, some of the Middletons are over a grand a bottle :rofl:

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Just picked up a bottle of Singleton Tailfire for £28, the in-laws got me a bottle of Jura for Xmas, I'm drinking Black Grouse at the moment, the Mrs favorite tipple is Jameson. When I was a youth, I went to a local that had a fantastic selection of whiskey/whisky on show behind the bar (pride of place really?) and I always tried one for the road at last orders, never had a bad one, even Laphroaig which tastes like germolene! (in a nice way) Think I might start to get a few more bottles in to add to my little collection, maybe one a week, any recommendations?

 

Might sound a bit weird but this single malt is getting rave reviews.

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Distilled in Belgium

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First of all Id like to welcome myself to your world of whisky / bourbon drinking.

Never been bothered by alcohol until a couple of years ago, I always found larger and 

beer bloated me to much. Then I found whisky - Wow here we go - good times.

The bad bit though is I need to dilute it with a bit of cola about 50/50. Im told that its sacrilege

to do so.

Went to the local Christmas day and sampled some at 59% - If it wasn't for the cola I would of

been in hospital.

So Im here to stay but need my cola to make it enjoyable 

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First of all Id like to welcome myself to your world of whisky / bourbon drinking.

Never been bothered by alcohol until a couple of years ago, I always found larger and 

beer bloated me to much. Then I found whisky - Wow here we go - good times.

The bad bit though is I need to dilute it with a bit of cola about 50/50. Im told that its sacrilege

to do so.

Went to the local Christmas day and sampled some at 59% - If it wasn't for the cola I would of

been in hospital.

So Im here to stay but need my cola to make it enjoyable 

Try it with Old Jamaican ginger beer, ice and a large slice of lime!

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Try it with Old Jamaican ginger beer, ice and a large slice of lime!

Sounds good to me. My point was that fellow whisky drinkers seem to think its a taboo to add anything except ice.

Stuff them I gonna do my own thing and enjoy, now time to get some ginger beer

 

Mick 

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Sounds good to me. My point was that fellow whisky drinkers seem to think its a taboo to add anything except ice.

Stuff them I gonna do my own thing and enjoy, now time to get some ginger beer

 

Mick 

The only thing that should be added to whiskey is more whiskey :thumbsup: My favourite is Isle of Jura.

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Sounds good to me. My point was that fellow whisky drinkers seem to think its a taboo to add anything except ice.

Stuff them I gonna do my own thing and enjoy, now time to get some ginger beer

 

Mick 

On the odd occasion a good malt and a nice ginger beer makes a very nice partnership!

And when your son says "I don`t like whiskey dad!".......I have him try it that way and he now does like it.

He was only 3 at the time but........... :lol:

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The smokey, peaty, taste of Islay does it for me - Lagavulin 16 yr old in particular. That said, I've not had a wee dram or otherwise in a very long while.

 

It might sound a little unusual, but Amsterdam has an amazing whisky bar - Whisky Cafe L&B - which has been running for over 40 years an stocks in excess of 2,000 different whiskies from Scotland and the rest of the world!

 

The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and there are all sorts of different tasting arrangements that can be made. With every measure of whisky comes water and a pipette, so you can add a few drops at a time to see how differing amounts affect the flavour, which of course it does tremendously.

 

Website here, although it's all in Dutch, possibly to avoid attracting the usual hordes of drunk/stoned tourist Brits:

 

http://www.whiskyproeverijen.nl

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On the odd occasion a good malt and a nice ginger beer makes a very nice partnership!

And when your son says "I don`t like whiskey dad!".......I have him try it that way and he now does like it.

He was only 3 at the time but........... :lol:

I took my son with me on Christmas day to sample the 59% stuff. He had it neat, don't know where his mother got him from but I needed the cola. Who knows with time I may develop a taste for the strong stuff but until then God bless Pepsi. 

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Plenty to go at on here:

 

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/

 

I've used them to purchase Rum, and the service has been nothing short of excellent.

Checked it out on Thursday for a review of Captain Morgan's Private Stock. Noticed some in the Duty Free at Orlando Airport so picked up a litre for $24, less than half the price than the Whisky Exchange so thought I'd give it a try.

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Did you try the Dailuaine yet?

If not, I just had a double for ya!

 

Sean, I'm going to order a bottle, you've talked me into it, it's my next purchase, been tying to find it cheap but no chance, like you say £50ish.

 

I'm drinking a 10 year old Isle of Jura single malt at the moment.............................cheers!

 

keep smilin' and thanks to all replies and recommendations!

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First of all Id like to welcome myself to your world of whisky / bourbon drinking.

Never been bothered by alcohol until a couple of years ago, I always found larger and 

beer bloated me to much. Then I found whisky - Wow here we go - good times.

The bad bit though is I need to dilute it with a bit of cola about 50/50. Im told that its sacrilege

to do so.

Went to the local Christmas day and sampled some at 59% - If it wasn't for the cola I would of

been in hospital.

So Im here to stay but need my cola to make it enjoyable 

With you on the bloating bit,meself Jamesons,J.B, They are the best ,best drunk straight,also my Mums home town of Cambelton Kintyre have a distilary that produces a cracking good whisky but its a bit to pricy for me to drink regular,nice though! get it intae ye (my scotish genes coming out)

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I like JD and and can drink all the other brands , single malts are a waste of time for my knackered old palette but I am partial to a spot of Glayva .

 

Asda - Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey 700ml was £25 rolled back to just. £15 .

Brilliant price for Jack Daniels, the next cheapest is £24 at Sainsbury's

Limited offer 12th-15th Feb Max 3 bottles per person

 

Bit to hot /harsh/ bleach-like for me though.

 

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/jack-daniels-700ml-reduced-15-was-25-asda-2142470

 

 

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With you on the bloating bit,meself Jamesons,J.B, They are the best ,best drunk straight,also my Mums home town of Cambelton Kintyre have a distilary that produces a cracking good whisky but its a bit to pricy for me to drink regular,nice though! get it intae ye (my scotish genes coming out)

 

 

Now Campbeltown Loch is a beautiful place

But the price of the whiskey is grim

How nice it would be if the whiskey was free

And the Loch was filled up to the brim

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Dailuaine, very strong, very nice, very whisky!

 

Also picked up a Glen Moray single Malt which I haven't cracked open yet and a Jack Daniels, likewise unopened.

 

btw how do I drink JD,  coke , lemonade, I can't drink it neat, too strong and I feel putting something in a spirit spoils it (except gin)

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I found single malt Whisky 4 years ago and I'm hooked. For my 50th I was given 17 different malts - the best bar far is the Talisker Distillers edition, blinding. Love Laphroig too and it does taste like sticking plasters, with peat in a very good way. 

 

I find different whiskys work at different times, abroad in hot climes Macalan 12 or Jura Origin flys down. When I'm snowboarding a 'peat bomb' Ardbeg does the trick. 

 

Best selection at a soul night by far was at Va Va Voom at Dulwich - my first taste of Japanese Whisky was there.

 

problem is I haven't found a single malt I don't like yet.

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Lagavulin 16 is beautiful- peaty but sweet. Possibly my second favourite.

 

that gaff in Amsterdam sounds amazing, the water thing does work, especially on older stronger whiskes - although purists would have you use water from springs close to the distillery... My palet isn't that refined  :rofl:

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Lagavulin 16 is beautiful- peaty but sweet. Possibly my second favourite.

 

that gaff in Amsterdam sounds amazing, the water thing does work, especially on older stronger whiskes - although purists would have you use water from springs close to the distillery... My palet isn't that refined  :rofl:

Yup, those "purists". I'll bet they've never even been to the Wigan Casino Distillery at all! ;-)

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i won a litre bottle of Bells in a raffle almost 2 years ago. i've had 1 nip out of it and that was to make a hot toddy when i had a touch of the flu.

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Dailuaine, very strong, very nice, very whisky!

 

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So did you love it?

 

Its one for the cupboard, for important guests only.

 

Certainly not for a 'flu remedy' or to be 'mixed' with all manner of 'soft' drink.

 

It's a Scotch, and I am Irish, but you'll never taste a better Whiskey.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Sean

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Now Campbeltown Loch is a beautiful place

But the price of the whiskey is grim

How nice it would be if the whiskey was free

And the Loch was filled up to the brim

 

And a fine song it is Steve,I through the years used to hear many a tale about rocket fueled illicit bottles of spirits being smuggled out of the distillery by local workers,never tasted or saw any myself though but I am sure a bit of smuggling out of finest firewater must have gone on,my Grandad used to recount stories of its potency and the joy of drinking it.

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I'm a fan, of alcohol that is, but IMHO Jamesons is way out in front, would'nt be if I could afford to buy Chivas Regal more often :thumbup:

 

Yo Manus your cold cleared up M8, must be that Poteen :yes: .

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Four weeks oe so with broncho eye teeth Paul,yeh a glass or two of Jameisons helped out poteen would still have me seeing treble ,thats some powerful brew under the counter  potion,hope you and yours are well and see you soon.

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Weaned on Jamesons and Bushmills

Got a likin' for single malts as I used to get bottles for Christmas from clients/business contacts...and there aren't many I don't like....Talisker needs to be well mature for my taste....and the trick is to add a single droplet of tap water to supress the fire and allow the flavour to come through

Trouble is whiskey gives me really bad hangover and can make me proper grumpy.....apparently....so I drink more Habana Club these days

Slanj

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Four weeks oe so with broncho eye teeth Paul,yeh a glass or two of Jameisons helped out poteen would still have me seeing treble ,thats some powerful brew under the counter  potion,hope you and yours are well and see you soon.

Get ur arse in gear and get ur sen to Towcester Saturday :) :) :) :). You STILL have that Bronco :( .

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So did you love it?

 

Its one for the cupboard, for important guests only.

 

Certainly not for a 'flu remedy' or to be 'mixed' with all manner of 'soft' drink.

 

It's a Scotch, and I am Irish, but you'll never taste a better Whiskey.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Sean

Fantastic, thanks for the recommendation, having a Glen Moray at the moment.

 

I fancy the Penderyn next, don't think I've had a welsh whiskey before.

 

cheers all!

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My nephew walked in with a fine bottle of Directors Cut, he cried as I added my coke and said I should be shot, I drank as much as I could just to wind him up. Didn't know it was about £250 a bottle.

As I class bourbone and whisky as much or less the same thing you may be interested in Jim Bean at lidl is only £12.99 a bottle

Good times 

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Not read all of the posts ...but Aberlour one of my favourites .Not too pricey either for a malt of that quality.

 

Just picked up a bottle of Singleton Tailfire for £28, the in-laws got me a bottle of Jura for Xmas, I'm drinking Black Grouse at the moment, the Mrs favorite tipple is Jameson.

 

When I was a youth, I went to a local that had a fantastic selection of whiskey/whisky on show behind the bar (pride of place really?) and I always tried one for the road at last orders, never had a bad one, even Laphroaig which tastes like germolene! (in a nice way)

 

Think I might start to get a few more bottles in to add to my little collection, maybe one a week, any recommendations?

One i would recommend after rigorous testing :rofl: ..............Aberlour .........usually reasonably priced !

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Not read all of the posts ...but Aberlour one of my favourites .Not too pricey either for a malt of that quality.

 

One i would recommend after rigorous testing :rofl: ..............Aberlour .........usually reasonably priced !

 

Nice one, deal on at AsDA at the moment - 10 year old 70cl for £21

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Nice one, deal on at AsDA at the moment - 10 year old 70cl for £21

Bollocks .........shouldn't have told everyone......once it takes off they won't need to do offers  :( !!

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Just picked up a bottle of Singleton Tailfire for £28, the in-laws got me a bottle of Jura for Xmas, I'm drinking Black Grouse at the moment, the Mrs favorite tipple is Jameson.

 

When I was a youth, I went to a local that had a fantastic selection of whiskey/whisky on show behind the bar (pride of place really?) and I always tried one for the road at last orders, never had a bad one, even Laphroaig which tastes like germolene! (in a nice way)

 

Think I might start to get a few more bottles in to add to my little collection, maybe one a week, any recommendations?

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WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING / SPINNING AT HOME ?

Today - 1/ Campo Viejo Spanish Rioja 2011 2/ Manchester Star ale (7.3 - excellent dark, strong ale, from Middleton) 3/ Batemans Hazlenut choc beer(super, best of Lincs) 4/ (And for later ...Sadlers, Stourbridge W. Midlands, PEAKY BLINDER!! Black IPA .. I can't bloody wait) .

1/ Can't turn around now - FORK IN RD (GM)

2/ We've got a good thing going - CHUCK & EDDIE (SIGN)

3/ We're in love - LITTLE BOB (La Louisianne) (old Carl F c/u)

4/ Come back baby - NELLA DODDS (Wand)

5/ Let's get it together - LINDA FOREMAN (Public)

6/ Gotta get to know you - BOBBY BLAND (Duke)

7/ Don't have to be lying babe - G. CHANDLER (Curtom)

8/ I wanna be - MANHATTANS (Carnival)

9/ (Love) Say its forever - J. Walsh Gypsy Band (C/up)

10/ Testify - JERRY WEAVER (Cash In today)

11/ American girl - ROSCOE THOMAS (World)

12/ Since I lost the one I love - IMPRESSIONS (ABC P.mount)

13/You keep my temp rising - LJ JOHNSON (Mercury) (Old Wigan RW C/u)

14/ So I can love you - EMOTIONS (Stax S.A.)

15/ Deeper - CHEQUES (Heatwave)

16/ Hang on - WALL OF SOUND (Big Bird) (Old Wigan Blue-eyed biggie)

17/ Margie Joseph - MOVE ME NO MTNS (UK Atlantic) (Seems to be popular, .50 at a car boot)

18/ Jerry Butler - I'M THE ONE (Vee Jay)

19/ Buddy Ace - IT'S GONNA BE ME (Duke)

20/ Willie Tee - THANK YOU JOHN (Atlantic)

Yes, i know the list has changed from title first to Artist 1st, baically because I am drinking BEER ! / CIDER !! / WINE !!/ BRANDY !!

's get it together - LINDA FOREMAN (Public)

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Not read all of the posts ...but Aberlour one of my favourites .Not too pricey either for a malt of that quality.

 

One i would recommend after rigorous testing :rofl: ..............Aberlour .........usually reasonably priced !

Just bought one from Tesco, £24 cheers!

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