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Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 pm
by rinks
Bargain alert: Jack Daniels Single Barrel is reduced from £45 to £25 at Tesco (until 17th June). And the regular JD 1-litre bottle is only £20 instead of £32.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:02 am
by Tomous
rinks wrote:Bargain alert: Jack Daniels Single Barrel is reduced from £45 to £25 at Tesco (until 17th June). And the regular JD 1-litre bottle is only £20 instead of £32.


Stocked up on this a few nights ago for my wedding bar :datass:


Jack Daniels seems to be getting reduced everywhere though, what’s going on?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:55 am
by Tafdolphin
Got a bottle of Laphroaig off the back of our wedding anniversary party. Last time I tasted it was 15 years ago when I bought a bottle for an ex and I strawberry floating hated it. Popped it open last night and...really enjoyed it. I didn't think I'd like the super peatiness of it but it was actually a lot smoother than I remember, even if the aftertaste does stick around like an unwanted housemate.

Pretty, pretty good.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:37 pm
by Robbo-92
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?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:12 pm
by Preezy
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?

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:37 pm
by Robbo-92
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?


I’ve had a few bottles of Monkey Shoulder over the years, it is a lovely drink, it’s probably my go to bottle when I don’t know what to buy.

I’ve just had a couple of bottles from Glenmorangie, I enjoyed it but fancied something a little different this time, hence why I asked about the vanilla flavoured ones as I thought they sounded nice and something different. I’ve seen a Jim Bean vanilla one so might just try that.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:19 pm
by Dual
Try Eagle Rare bourbon if you want something different. Very smooth. It coats the inside of your mouth like butter.

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/ ... E6EALw_wcB

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 pm
by rinks
Robbo-92 wrote:
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?


I’ve had a few bottles of Monkey Shoulder over the years, it is a lovely drink, it’s probably my go to bottle when I don’t know what to buy.

I’ve just had a couple of bottles from Glenmorangie, I enjoyed it but fancied something a little different this time, hence why I asked about the vanilla flavoured ones as I thought they sounded nice and something different. I’ve seen a Jim Bean vanilla one so might just try that.


I don’t like the sound of that. When a whisky has a subtle vanilla-like hint to it, it can be wonderful, but adding vanilla flavouring seems coarse.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:11 pm
by rinks
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?


I had a bottle a few years ago. Unfortunately I found it slightly disappointing. Maybe it was because I was expecting it to be great, and it was just a bit... ordinary.

Re: The real man's drink: Whisky

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 pm
by Robbo-92
rinks wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:
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?


I’ve had a few bottles of Monkey Shoulder over the years, it is a lovely drink, it’s probably my go to bottle when I don’t know what to buy.

I’ve just had a couple of bottles from Glenmorangie, I enjoyed it but fancied something a little different this time, hence why I asked about the vanilla flavoured ones as I thought they sounded nice and something different. I’ve seen a Jim Bean vanilla one so might just try that.


I don’t like the sound of that. When a whisky has a subtle vanilla-like hint to it, it can be wonderful, but adding vanilla flavouring seems coarse.


Oh is that what the Jim Bean one is like? I was hoping it’d just be a subtle taste/hint of vanilla, nothing over the top.

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