The real man's drink: Whisky

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PostRe: RE: Re: The real man's drink: Whisky
by shadow202 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:54 am

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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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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
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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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
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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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
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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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
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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by Ste » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
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.


Just to drink neat.

I got a whisky from a restaurant a while back, I can't remember what it was but remember you could smell vanilla and I really liked it.

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by Dowbocop » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:51 pm

Ste wrote:
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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.


Just to drink neat.

I got a whisky from a restaurant a while back, I can't remember what it was but remember you could smell vanilla and I really liked it.

Okay, was thinking if you wanted something with vanilla to go in a cocktail Southern Comfort might work.

I googled "whisky with vanilla notes" and got this:
https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/d/741 ... nd-vanilla

A couple of whiskies already mentioned are on there. Off that list I quite like Auchentoshan, had a bottle of that recently actually (sometimes it's on offer in Tesco), and I enjoyed Akashi when I had that too.

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by LewisD » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:44 am

Ste wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
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.


Just to drink neat.

I got a whisky from a restaurant a while back, I can't remember what it was but remember you could smell vanilla and I really liked it.


Try the AnCnoc (pronounced "A knock") 12 year old.
Has a nice honey & vanilla note to it. AnCnoc was my gateway whisky into whiskies. Easy to drink.

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/178 ... 2-year-old

An alternative is Macallan Double Gold.
If the one you had was very vanilla-ery, it might have been this one. Almost has a taste like cinnamon spiced panacotta - I went through a bottle of this stuff over a weekend one Christmas a few year back.

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/180 ... stingNotes

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by SandyCoin » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:58 am

I tried some Michter's Unblended American Whiskey in a liquor store at the weekend. It was rather tasty. Not the most complex I'm sure, but the flavours were there and it was very drinkable. I had a pleasant taste in my mouth long after I finished drinking it.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:30 pm

Drinking a dram of this before going out for my birthday:

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I always thought I hated whiskey but we had a bit of spare Xmas money lying around so dropped around £40 on the above. It's strawberry floating lovely, smokey and smooth and the aftertaste is sublime.

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by Preezy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:12 am

Having got through one of those half-size bottles of Jack Daniel's Honey (quite rapidly!) I'm taking the next step into the whisk(e)y world. Bought myself a half-size bottle of Jameson and a normal size bottle of Bushmills, which I've seen recommended here a fair bit.

Will try them both tonight, can't wait :D

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Ste » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:56 am

Dowbocop wrote:A couple of whiskies already mentioned are on there. Off that list I quite like Auchentoshan, had a bottle of that recently actually (sometimes it's on offer in Tesco), and I enjoyed Akashi when I had that too.


Got the Auchentoshan in the end.

Can't really taste any vanilla in it but it's drinkable.

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PostRe: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Preezy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 pm

Quite like Jameson & Bushmills, far more drinkable than any Scottish whisky I've tried.

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PostRe: RE: Re: The real man's drink: Whisky
by shadow202 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:27 pm

Preezy wrote:Quite like Jameson &amp; Bushmills, far more drinkable than any Scottish whisky I've tried.
Get yourself some Blackbush (out of context thread here come) it's far nicer than the original bushmills and isn't overly expensive either

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PostRe: RE: Re: The real man's drink: Whisky
by Preezy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 pm

shadow202 wrote:
Preezy wrote:Quite like Jameson &amp; Bushmills, far more drinkable than any Scottish whisky I've tried.
Get yourself some Blackbush (out of context thread here come) it's far nicer than the original bushmills and isn't overly expensive either

I will add that to my list, cheers dude :D

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