The real man's drink: Whisky

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:06 am

Oh I was looking for this thread. Whisky, vodka, same difference.

From not the chat room thread:

á wrote:Looking at buying my brother a bottle of premium vodka for Christmas to enlighten him to the worth of truly great alcohol (over his usual ASDA gooseberry fool, eugh).

Anyone tried any of the following?:

42 Below (New Zealand)
Akvinta (Croatia)
Roberto Cavalli (Italy)
Stolichnaya Elit (Russia)

I also have Balkan on my shortlist, which I've had before a few times, but I suspect that would kill him instantly :lol:

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fuzzy Dunlop » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:08 pm

Just bought some Aberlour from Morrisons. Only £18.99.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by rinks » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:25 pm

Tesco have a load of good prices again. Got a bottle of Balvenie 12yo Signature there yesterday. They'd already knocked £6 off the shelf price, and they sent me a voucher last month for another £5 off. £20 instead of over £30.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by rinks » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:46 pm

I'm just bumping this, as a kind of antidote to all the pansy-drink talk in the Pissheads Thread. Bunch of Ladyboy drinkers.

Anyway, now the hottest of the weather is over so I don't crave cold drinks, I've been enjoying getting back to Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, and I treated myself to another of the Bruichladdich 16s. Bring on the winter.

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by Mogster » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:39 pm

I've found my new best whisky ever: Amrut Fusion! 8-)

It's an Indian single malt made from both Scottish and Indian barley, and it's incredible. It's also 50% proof, so it's a good choice if you're after something to warm you up!

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Beans » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:22 pm

I'm drinking a glass of honey jd right now. strawberry float the haters

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PostThe real man's drink: Whisky
by Mockmaster » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:55 am

Mogster wrote:I've found my new best whisky ever: Amrut Fusion! 8-)

It's an Indian single malt made from both Scottish and Indian barley, and it's incredible. It's also 50% proof, so it's a good choice if you're after something to warm you up!


I've wanted to try that for some time, seems to have won alot of plaudits. Funds are low at the moment but it's very high on the list once I am able.

Last bottle I got was a Talisker 10. one of the cast iron classics that had somehow evaded my collection for years.

Aberlour A'bunadh is still my favourite by some distance though.

Has anyone tried that English Whisky Company malt?


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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fatal Exception » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Downed a gooseberry fool load of Laphroaig over the weekend at a wedding up in Aberfoyle. Man that stuff is morish, much better than the gooseberry fool I used to steal out of my dad's alchohol collection.

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by OnlyShallow » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:59 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:Downed a gooseberry fool load of Laphroaig over the weekend at a wedding up in Aberfoyle. Man that stuff is morish, much better than the gooseberry fool I used to steal out of my dad's alchohol collection.


Aberfoyle :wub:

Whereabouts in Aberfoyle?

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fatal Exception » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:12 pm

OnlyShallow wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:Downed a gooseberry fool load of Laphroaig over the weekend at a wedding up in Aberfoyle. Man that stuff is morish, much better than the gooseberry fool I used to steal out of my dad's alchohol collection.


Aberfoyle :wub:

Whereabouts in Aberfoyle?


Forest Hills Hotel... it was near a fuck-off lake. :shifty: :lol: and not much else. It was a bit remote.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by OnlyShallow » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:09 am

Fatal Exception wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:Downed a gooseberry fool load of Laphroaig over the weekend at a wedding up in Aberfoyle. Man that stuff is morish, much better than the gooseberry fool I used to steal out of my dad's alchohol collection.


Aberfoyle :wub:

Whereabouts in Aberfoyle?


Forest Hills Hotel... it was near a fuck-off lake. :shifty: :lol: and not much else. It was a bit remote.


Ha! No way, that is where I went on honeymoon.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:14 pm

Hello there. I am looking to begin my whisky drinking career. Can anyone recommend a decent starting whisky? Basically, something that won't be too harsh or expensive, but will light the fire of my passion for whisky. At the moment, I'm looking at regular Jack Daniel's as it's £15 for 70Cl, but I'm guessing that won't be well thought of here as it's cheap and popular with the masses. Happy to spend around £30-40.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:24 pm

Laphroaig :shifty: JD isn't whisky, it's whiskey ;)

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by Mafro » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:24 pm

Got some Cameron Brig for Christmas. It's made just up the road from me :wub:

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Mockmaster » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:32 pm

I recommend a Dalwhinnie 15 year old. One of the best 15 yr old whiskies available and one of my personal favourites, usually for around £30-35. It is divine and on the sweeter side.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1814.aspx

Or, if you prefer a slightly smokier flavour, Highland Park 12 is quality.

Or you may want to start with a blend rather than single malt. In which case go for one of the best blended whiskies, Johnnie Walker Black. Can't go wrong with it. Black Grouse is a good cheaper equivalent to that though.

If you are a fan of Jack Daniels then may I recommend you upgrade to Buffalo Trace, one of the best American Bourbons around and usually reasonably priced.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:38 pm

Dalwhinnie, £25 at Tesco? We have a winner!

I've just read through the thread and it seems my prediction regarding JD was correct :lol:. Could you explain the difference between JD and Dalwhinnie? What is it that makes the Dalwhinnie superior? What kind of tastes can I expect? You say it's sweet rather than smoky - is it the case that people tend to like one end of the sweet-smoky spectrum and not the other?

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:48 pm

I know little about Whisky. But from experimentation I love Laphroaig, but can't stand:
-JD
-Bells
-Grouse

What other peaty smoky ones should I try? Ardberg seems to advertise itself on being smoky.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Mockmaster » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:50 pm

FEstive FEast wrote:I know little about Whisky. But from experimentation I love Laphroaig, but can't stand:
-JD
-Bells
-Grouse

What other peaty smoky ones should I try? Ardberg seems to advertise itself on being smoky.


If you love Laphroaig, you will probably love Ardbeg 10 or Ledaig Single Malt. They are smoky as strawberry float. You'll be in peat heaven.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:51 pm

If you have the time to answer my questions, Mocky (or anyone else), could you also please advise me on the best way to drink the stuff? Should I be pouring it over blocks of ice or mixing it with water? How much water?

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Fatal Exception » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:51 pm

Ta. I will pick some up when I'm done with this bottle.

*edit*

Ledaig seems to be suspiciously cheap. Less than £20 for a bottle.

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