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Old 30-08-09, 05:00 PM   #11
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Old 30-08-09, 05:03 PM   #12
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I'm a newbie when it comes to whiskey, but I've got a bottle of Balvenie in house at the moment which is going down very well.

Was round at a mate's house last week and was sampling some of his collection - Lagavulin is probably my favourite so far.

Also (bit controversial perhaps for a thread in the Ecosse section ) he had a bottle of Japanese single malt which was really nice, I just can't remember the name of it though...
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Old 30-08-09, 08:01 PM   #13
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Laphroaig is the one I drink most, but Lagavullin is even better.

I love pretty much anything from Islay except Ardbeg.
Ardbeg is one of my favourites! The best I ever had was a 21yo Cask Strength from Cadenhead's Rare Malts selection. Partial to 25yo Macallan to, not that I can afford it very often!...

Oh so many excellent malts, almost all others are good but one or two poor ones I've had in my time.
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Well the Highland Park served at a recent society wedding is hard to beat but a bottle of Glenlivet 12yo would more than suffice if you're asking, I am a man of simple tastes.

Springbank 10yo is another favourite, although I had the misfortune of leaving my last bottle unattended in the vicinity of my father-in-law. I can only hope the greedy bugger enjoyed it as much as I would have.

The only malt in the house at the moment is half a dozen miniatures of Tomatin 12 y/o which I'm keeping for historical/sentimental reasons, The actual drinking whisky is Johnnie Walker Black label, with a half bottle of Blue hiding behind it for special occasions.
The first time I tried Glenlivet 18yo was a revelation, almost like a fine cognac with that hit of smoke and peat that only a good malt can deliver!

I have not tried the 10yo Springbank as I worry it will disappoint. Tesco some years ago had their own 21yo bottling of Springbank that was silly cheap for what it was, so I filled me boots. My experience of Springbank is limited to this 21yo and wonder if the 10yo will suffer in my view because of that? No pub around here stocks much in the way of malt whiskies so I have no way to try before I buy.
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Old 30-08-09, 08:29 PM   #15
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i know its not a single malt but i cannie resist a drambuie and ice
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i'm only a whiskey drinker at christmas time really ...
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Im not a Whiskey drinker.. .

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I'm a ned....Grouse whiskey for me!
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Be careful, there could be a scottish reprimand on the way!

IIRC Scotch is always "Whisky". "Whiskey" is from somewhere else.

I'm an englishman but also partial to a dram of the dark spirit - have enjoyed Laphroig, Glenlivet and various finishes of Glenmorangie in the past, but most recently have been slowly working my way through a Macallan special reserve (actually I think it's a blend of same distillery single malts, so does it count? Very smooth though.) +1 to Highland Park supporters also - lesser known in the mainstream perhaps but I remember it was very palatable when I sampled some a long time ago.
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Glenkinchie. Wonderful stuff, and a good tour, if I remember rightly....?

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Old 30-08-09, 08:58 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Single malt appreciation thread.

Lagavulin 16yo is a very nice tipple and smokey and peaty enough for me (the office calls it 'TCP', heathens the lot of them), tho Laphroaig cask strength is just inside the 'oh god it burns' barrier and is a nice change, followed up with Talisker and Oban as a joint third.

Not too partialed to the east coast malts at all however.
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This thread needs a vote:

Is peaty whisky bad? (its a bit like Marmite - you either do, or you dont)

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No

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