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Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:19 am
by aayl1
Losing weight at the moment, so whenever I go out drinking, it's straight whisky for me.

Makes me look well cool.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:13 am
by Fatal Exception
Ardbeg is pretty nice! Smoother and sweeter than Laphroaig, although I quite like the harsh burn Laphroaig has :shifty: Very drinkable.

I currently have 3 bottles of Whisky :lol: 2 of them Laphrooaig.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:33 pm
by LewisD
I'm currently being taunted by this lovely bottle of magic:

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We got it from a whisky shop in Edinburgh not so long ago.
I told the guy what whisky I liked to drink and he gave me a sample of this.

It's so clear, it looks like slightly coloured vodka!
And I was hesitant if it would taste any good as it's 'only' 10 years old.. But it was amazing!

The down side is that I've been made to wait until my son/daughter is born before cracking it open.
It's torture!

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:24 pm
by Lotus
Can’t be arsed to start a new topic for this – anyone into rum? Trying to find a nice new one to try around Christmas, looking for some recommendations if anyone has any?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:52 pm
by The Viirus

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:23 am
by Lotus
Aye, Sailor Jerry is my go-to rum. Got an empty bottle of the old stuff (I think) here - it's the one blended with vanilla and lime, right?

The new one still says 'the original' but is blended with natural spices.

Will try the Kraken on both your recommendations. :mrgreen:

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:36 pm
by Mr Yoshi
Got a bottle of this for my birthday and it's gloriously smooth and smokey. Definitely recommend.

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Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:12 pm
by LewisD
I still haven't got around to opening my special bottle, above.

Though I got a small bottle of Grants purely to put in my Lemsips.
Not bad given its a cheap whisky..

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:29 pm
by Dowbocop
Went to the gift shop at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh today :datass:

Decided to pick up a set of miniatures to share with my fiancées mum over Christmas - Glenkinchie, Aberlour, Glengrant, Tomatin, and two others I can't see the label of in the pack...

I thought it was the best way to expand my palate on a budget. May go back and get another small bottle of something later in the week - I want to try as many obscure whiskies as I can. Why go all the way to Scotland to buy the same bottle of Glenfiddich you can get in Tesco?

Won't be buying the £9000 bottle yet though :slol:

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:41 pm
by NBK
I've really taken to drinking whisky over the past few months, it's defiantly now my drink of choice. I just need to calm down on the measures...

I picked up a bottle of Glenmorangie for Christmas and have just finished my Jura Superstition. I'm no good at describing the nose or notes or anything but I'll go with 'tastes dead nice and smells like a bag of toffees' :)

I usually just pick up anything that's on offer: Famous Grouse, Whyte and MacKay and Teachers are usually yellow-labelled in Tesco. I will need to pay the Whisky Experience a visit though, I'll just make sure and leave my credit card at home!

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:27 pm
by Tomous
I don't know anything about rum but when I was on holiday, my girlfriend and I went on a tour of Mount Gay Rum and found I really liked the taste. Came back with a bottle.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:59 pm
by LewisD
NBK wrote:I've really taken to drinking whisky over the past few months, it's defiantly now my drink of choice. I just need to calm down on the measures...

I picked up a bottle of Glenmorangie for Christmas and have just finished my Jura Superstition. I'm no good at describing the nose or notes or anything but I'll go with 'tastes dead nice and smells like a bag of toffees' :)

I usually just pick up anything that's on offer: Famous Grouse, Whyte and MacKay and Teachers are usually yellow-labelled in Tesco. I will need to pay the Whisky Experience a visit though, I'll just make sure and leave my credit card at home!


Try a bottle of highland park, usually on offer in sainsburys.
Now THAT'S a good Whisky! Much better than your grouses and teachers! Perhaps my favourite single malt without breaking the bank. Plus the bottle is sexy.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:13 pm
by Hyperion
Had some Yamazaki 12 yesterday.

Lovely stuff.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:22 pm
by kommissarboris
My Ma has been making Christmas cakes, she makes them for loads of people and started last week.

Everything seemed grand until I found out she has burned through a full bottle of Jim Bean as an ingredient in the Christmas cakes, my strawberry floating Jim Bean :x

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:34 pm
by LewisD
Wow.

Well, at least she didn't waste anything good..

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:55 pm
by Dowbocop
kommissarbaubles wrote:My Ma has been making Christmas cakes, she makes them for loads of people and started last week.

Everything seemed grand until I found out she has burned through a full bottle of Jim Bean as an ingredient in the Christmas cakes, my strawberry floating Jim Bean :x

At least she only used a knockoff Jim Beam imitation ;)

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:33 am
by Dual
Her Christmas cakes will not be ready in time. Why didn't she start them in October?

I'm sorry but Christmas is ruined.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:27 pm
by LewisD
Two year old thread my ass. Where have all the Whisky drinkers gone!?

I got these for my birthday the other day.

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The Highland Park 12 is still my regular favourite.
Still lovely and smokey sweet and such a treat on the nose.

The Springbank 15 is a new edition to my favourites list.
We went to the Whisky shop in Covent Garden (sort of opposite the savoy and down a bit if you're on Strand).

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I told the guy I liked Highland Park, Macallan, AnCnoc, tallisker etc and he recommended the Springbank 15.

Luckily he had a bottle open in his sample cupboard and gave me a dram.

Quite subtle on the nose, but the taste was almost like the perfect Whisky. Great balance of Peat, Vanilla and Oak. And its so smooth. the chap said it was alarmingly easy to drink an entire bottle over a couple of nights, and I believe him.

Looking forward to cracking it open.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:40 pm
by SandyCoin
Anyone had any Bulleit Bourbon?

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I love Woodford Reserve but it's not hugely available in Rome. I saw this one though but have never had it before.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:45 pm
by NBK
LewisD wrote:Two year old thread my ass. Where have all the Whisky drinkers gone!?

I got these for my birthday the other day.

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The Highland Park 12 is still my regular favourite.
Still lovely and smokey sweet and such a treat on the nose.

The Springbank 15 is a new edition to my favourites list.
We went to the Whisky shop in Covent Garden (sort of opposite the savoy and down a bit if you're on Strand).

Image

I told the guy I liked Highland Park, Macallan, AnCnoc, tallisker etc and he recommended the Springbank 15.

Luckily he had a bottle open in his sample cupboard and gave me a dram.

Quite subtle on the nose, but the taste was almost like the perfect Whisky. Great balance of Peat, Vanilla and Oak. And its so smooth. the chap said it was alarmingly easy to drink an entire bottle over a couple of nights, and I believe him.

Looking forward to cracking it open.


*waves*

I've had the Springbank 10, it's delicious. And yer man's right, based on how long that lasted!

I've been enjoying Old Pultney of late, another smoothy. I can't really do the whole pallet thing but I do know I like it :)