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Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:04 pm
by rinks
I haven’t tried it, so it might be fine.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm
by HSH28
Managed to pick up a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail from Amazon as a fairly decent price.

Have to say I'd recommend it.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:24 pm
by <]:^D
Preezy wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Just finished off my current bottle of whisky so I’m looking for a new one, how did people find the vanilla flavoured whisky? I love the sound of it so to those who’ve tried it which would you recommend?

I can't help you with a specific vanilla-related-recommendation, but I got a bottle of Monkey Shoulder for Father's Day and it's a lovely Speyside :datass:

I'm going to treat myself to another bottle for my collection when I get paid - thinking of getting some Woodford Reserve as I'm keen to try a proper bourbon, anyone else had it?

ive had Woodford Reserve - its nice :)

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:39 pm
by Tomous
+1 for Woodford Reserve, very nice.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm
by Preezy
Grabbed a bottle of Woodford Reserve as it was offer in Tesco (£20 - I assume that's a decent price?) and it's very nice.

Building up a nice little collection now - my wife asked me why I needed another bottle so soon after she'd bought me the Monkey Shoulder. I made the classic and righteous point that the more bottles of whisky I have, the more each bottle will last.

Seemed to work :slol:

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:02 pm
by Tomous
Preezy wrote:Grabbed a bottle of Woodford Reserve as it was offer in Tesco (£20 - I assume that's a decent price?) and it's very nice.

Building up a nice little collection now - my wife asked me why I needed another bottle so soon after she'd bought me the Monkey Shoulder. I made the classic and righteous point that the more bottles of whisky I have, the more each bottle will last.

Seemed to work :slol:


:lol: I mean to be fair, I do think this is a fine point...it's nice having a collection and choosing which one you fancy. It lets you savour each for longer, and helps avoid you getting bored of the same one each time.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:06 pm
by Dowbocop
Tomous wrote:
Preezy wrote:Grabbed a bottle of Woodford Reserve as it was offer in Tesco (£20 - I assume that's a decent price?) and it's very nice.

Building up a nice little collection now - my wife asked me why I needed another bottle so soon after she'd bought me the Monkey Shoulder. I made the classic and righteous point that the more bottles of whisky I have, the more each bottle will last.

Seemed to work :slol:


:lol: I mean to be fair, I do think this is a fine point...it's nice having a collection and choosing which one you fancy. It lets you savour each for longer, and helps avoid you getting bored of the same one each time.

I often find that when I only have one bottle on the go I'll buy a new bottle when the decanter is low then drink the dregs really quickly to get to the new one.

So if you think about it, if you only have one bottle of whisk(e)y at a time you're going to die of the booze.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:26 pm
by Tomous
There you go Preezy, another angle for you to use when you buy the next bottle.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:32 pm
by LightWanderer
Don't drink alcohol. Lidl sells this drink called Freeway Cola for cheap and that's my poison

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:00 pm
by rinks

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 pm
by Preezy
Oh the humanity :(

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm
by gamerforever
Best whisky for old fashioned?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:48 pm
by Dual
gamerforever wrote:Best whisky for old fashioned?


Bulleit bourbon

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:52 pm
by gamerforever
Dual wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Best whisky for old fashioned?


Bulleit bourbon


Thanks, will give that a try. Not many bars can make it properly from my experience. One i had the other day tasted too strong and orangey and had a lime slice in it!

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:57 pm
by Preezy
I made some Old Fashioneds with the Woodford Reserve I got recently, very nice!

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 pm
by gamerforever
Do you use the standard angostura or the orange one?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:39 pm
by <]:^D
standard - theres nothing stopping you using orange bitters but its not usual.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
by Preezy
gamerforever wrote:Do you use the standard angostura or the orange one?

I didn't even know they did an orange one.

I used sugar syrup in mine as opposed to an actual sugar cube, worked quite well. We also have these ice cube trays that create massive cubes of ice that look cool in the glass.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:12 am
by gamerforever
Preezy wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Do you use the standard angostura or the orange one?

I didn't even know they did an orange one.

I used sugar syrup in mine as opposed to an actual sugar cube, worked quite well. We also have these ice cube trays that create massive cubes of ice that look cool in the glass.


Yeah, I saw that they were doing orange bitters, but will try out the standard one with an actual orange peel slice. I've read Buffalo Trace is also a good whisky to have. I need to get those larger ice cubes, that's for sure!

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 am
by SandyCoin
gamerforever wrote:
Preezy wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Do you use the standard angostura or the orange one?

I didn't even know they did an orange one.

I used sugar syrup in mine as opposed to an actual sugar cube, worked quite well. We also have these ice cube trays that create massive cubes of ice that look cool in the glass.


Yeah, I saw that they were doing orange bitters, but will try out the standard one with an actual orange peel slice. I've read Buffalo Trace is also a good whisky to have. I need to get those larger ice cubes, that's for sure!


Make sure the white pith is removed from the orange peel. Then give it a good squeeze over the glass to get the oils out.