The real man's drink: Whisky

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by shadow202 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:34 pm

Decided I'd try some new whiskey over December. I bought quiet man which is an Irish whiskey and then I bought my first bottle of scotch whisky, Ardmore because I have found when out and trying whiskey scotch has always been inferior to Irish

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by Preezy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:36 pm

What would you all recommend to someone that has only had Drambuie and is looking to make the step into the world of proper whisky?

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by shadow202 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Preezy wrote:What would you all recommend to someone that has only had Drambuie and is looking to make the step into the world of proper whisky?
Blackbush or the 10 year Bushmills, can't go wrong with either.

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by Errkal » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:55 pm

I have a bottle of Highland Park at home but I find it a bit sort of harsh, whats a good way to mellow it out a bit without ruining it entirely ?

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by Preezy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:58 pm

shadow202 wrote:
Preezy wrote:What would you all recommend to someone that has only had Drambuie and is looking to make the step into the world of proper whisky?
Blackbush or the 10 year Bushmills, can't go wrong with either.

Thanks for the tip I will have to check that out. I've had a bit of whisky on occasion but always found it to be quite...I dunno...medicinal (maybe? hard to describe), whereas with Drambuie I can still taste the whisky but it's smothered in sweetness and honey flavours so is more drinkable, but I realise that as a liquer that's kind of the point.

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by still » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:06 pm

Preezy wrote:What would you all recommend to someone that has only had Drambuie and is looking to make the step into the world of proper whisky?


Something gentle like Glenmorangie:-

https://www.glenmorangie.com/en-uk/our- ... e-original

In other news I treated myself at the local to Lagavulin 16, Ardbeg and an Japanese one I can't remember... the other night. All three sheer nectar.

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by LewisD » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:09 pm

Errkal wrote:I have a bottle of Highland Park at home but I find it a bit sort of harsh, whats a good way to mellow it out a bit without ruining it entirely ?


Highland park is beautiful (my favourite).
However some folks do find it too harsh...

A pipette amount of water will even it out. Not too much though.
Or give it to me and try Macallan instead.

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by Errkal » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:18 pm

LewisD wrote:
Errkal wrote:I have a bottle of Highland Park at home but I find it a bit sort of harsh, whats a good way to mellow it out a bit without ruining it entirely ?


Highland park is beautiful (my favourite).
However some folks do find it too harsh...

A pipette amount of water will even it out. Not too much though.
Or give it to me and try Macallan instead.


I shall give that a go :)

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by shadow202 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:05 am

So quiet man is a good whiskey, another solid Irish whiskey and finally in Belfast a whiskey specialist off-licence has opened (only this year, what a disgrace) plan on visiting it before Christmas and hopefully pick up some roe and co which is a whiskey I've wanted to try for a while. Apparently Bushmills do a whiskey called red bush but seems to be in America only which is bullshit I live in the island that you brew your whiskey, about four hours away and I can't get a bottle strawberry float that.

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by rinks » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:11 am

shadow202 wrote:Apparently Bushmills do a whiskey called red bush but seems to be in America only which is bullshit I live in the island that you brew your whiskey, about four hours away and I can't get a bottle strawberry float that.

It's just been launched over here.

https://www.fairleys-wines.co.uk/irish- ... sh-whiskey

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/ ... s-1189637/

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by shadow202 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:54 am

rinks wrote:
shadow202 wrote:Apparently Bushmills do a whiskey called red bush but seems to be in America only which is bullshit I live in the island that you brew your whiskey, about four hours away and I can't get a bottle strawberry float that.

It's just been launched over here.

https://www.fairleys-wines.co.uk/irish- ... sh-whiskey

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/ ... s-1189637/
Excellent, thanks bud. Going to order a bottle from that site to give it a try.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by smurphy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:51 pm

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Got a bottle of that in Japan. Very tasty. It's like a slightly sweeter version of the Arran malt if anyone has tried that. Buying whisky in Japan was really difficult, all the aged stuff is either gone or incredibly expensive. Managed to get some nice 5 year White Oak stuff for my dad, but the bottle is tiny and it was pretty pricey.

I also bought some Nikka Coffey Grain that got confiscated in Amsterdam airport. Then I bought myself a bottle of Highland Park today to cheer myself up and I strawberry floating dropped it on the way home. I've honestly never felt so gooseberry fool.

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by still » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:14 pm

smurphy wrote:Image

Got a bottle of that in Japan. Very tasty. It's like a slightly sweeter version of the Arran malt if anyone has tried that. Buying whisky in Japan was really difficult, all the aged stuff is either gone or incredibly expensive. Managed to get some nice 5 year White Oak stuff for my dad, but the bottle is tiny and it was pretty pricey.

I also bought some Nikka Coffey Grain that got confiscated in Amsterdam airport. Then I bought myself a bottle of Highland Park today to cheer myself up and I strawberry floating dropped it on the way home. I've honestly never felt so gooseberry fool.


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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by rinks » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:57 pm

I might sign up for this.

www.whisky-me.com

A different whisky in the post every month. It's only a 5cl taster, and so at £7 it's decidedly pricey, but it would be a nice way to try stuff I've never had before. Anyone else interested?

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by Dual » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:04 pm

Too expensive for what you get. Would be better visiting a whisky bar instead.

I'm getting through my Talisker 10. I don't know if I'm mistaking the taste of medicine / TCP for 'smokiness' though? It's very smooth but not quite what I was expecting from an award winning bottle.

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by Cyburn2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Got some Bulleit from Sainsburys for £22

Great stuff.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 am

I'm on a week off after my birthday so I've been drinking whisky. I've been trying the usual suspects: Highland Park, Jura, Talisker Skye. All good. I got given a bottle of Inchmoan 12 for my birthday from work though and wow! It's challenging in a good way, it tastes medicinal, like almost like whisky jager but not as kitchy as that sounds in writing. I like.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Ste » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:23 am

Can anyone recommend a whisky that has a strong hint of vanilla to it? Thanks.

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by rinks » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:34 am

Ste wrote:Can anyone recommend a whisky that has a strong hint of vanilla to it? Thanks.

First thing that comes to mind is Knob Creek bourbon. Quite sweet, and my favourite bourbon to have neat.

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by Dowbocop » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:00 pm

Ste wrote:Can anyone recommend a whisky that has a strong hint of vanilla to it? Thanks.

As Rinks says, a bourbon is probably going to be a good bet. Irish whiskies have quite a bourbonesque quality in my opinion so maybe Jameson's or Bushmills? What's it for? If you're not massively fussed about it actually being whisky then Southern Comfort has vanilla in it according to Wikipedia.


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