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Post  Eddie990 on Mon Nov 18 2013, 15:56

I know there's a few of us rather fond of the old 'Water of Life' so thought I'd start a thread dedicated to our favourite tipple.

Just bought a bottle of this;

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Spied it a while ago in a posh offie and was very interested but it was too dear. Just passed through Aberdeen airport and they have a pretty good deal on! Result!

Taste report to follow.....

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Post  ellie on Mon Nov 18 2013, 22:47

Well I'm sure Mr Whisky himself will be along to add his bit but we went to Chatsworth Market last week and the man giving Whisky samples away said to bring out the flavours of the Whisky you need to add a drop of spring water.

Can't stand the stuff myself.
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Post  MrNutt on Mon Nov 18 2013, 23:50

I was in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. went for a few tipples at the balmoral hotel's new whisky bar.

Over 400 offerings on the shelves, and a lovely place with great knowledgeable staff.

can highly recommend the following for those who dont like overly smokey whiskys.

Auchentoshan 3 wood fruity and very smooth I found and very drinkable

Bunnahabhaain (no idea how to pronounce this one) but was the best one of the few I tried!  for an islay malt this one isn't peaty or smokey but like nothing i've ever tried before, sorry that not a great description but if you can try some I'd highly recommend it
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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Nov 19 2013, 07:37

I'll second Bunnahabhain Dave, that was my last bottle for the house. Didn't last long!

I'm in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks, I'll have to go check it out.

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Post  billyw on Tue Nov 19 2013, 08:48

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well I'm sure Mr Whisky himself will be along to add his bit but we went to Chatsworth Market last week and the man giving Whisky samples away said to bring out the flavours of the Whisky you need to add a drop of spring water.

Can't stand the stuff myself.
I'm not too keen on spring water either Ellie!
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Nov 19 2013, 12:22

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Bunnahabhaain (no idea how to pronounce this one)
Tis because you're trying whilst sober . . . . . After a few drams you'll be shpeeking itsh ppperfic wink thumb up 
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Nov 20 2013, 00:46

currently on some 10 year old aberlour, with a few drips of water in it, the water help take the harsh edge off it i feel. lovely and smooth a bit on the sweet side but mellow and I think rather lovely and very drinkable!

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Post  Wooster on Wed Nov 20 2013, 14:43

I put myself off the stuff when I was a kid and made myself sick as a dog and had a head sorer than a migraine.

I did try again years later, but that ended up with me crawling naked down a hallway at an ex GF's relatives house one Christmas.
...and as it turned out, not everyone were in their beds yet. Embarassed

I can stomach Laphroaig in small amounts though. Very Happy
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Nov 21 2013, 05:19

Aghhhhh. Stop!!!!  Still got 2 weeks left to do offshore!!tumbleweed 
Anyway my fave 3 are (in no particular order)

Balvennie
Highland Park
Macallan

Yummy yummy!!

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Post  terry lees on Thu Nov 21 2013, 15:04

I seem to recall that you (and others) got a taste for a very expensive malt in a little bar in Sort a few years ago! I wonder if you can recall which one.
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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Nov 21 2013, 15:15

Haha, it was Furballs and his Macallan fetish! Nothing to do with me.....honest.....

Also, that was the night you buggered off to bed with the kitty!

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Nov 21 2013, 17:13

Yup. 10euro a shot. Went down well.
That's right Chris it was indeed macallan!!!

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Post  Wooster on Thu Nov 21 2013, 22:57

10 Euro Shocked 
Expensive night. Smile
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Post  Snowcat on Fri Nov 22 2013, 15:09

If ya putting water in it you may as we'll be drinking McMorrisons special, if I pay £40+ a bottle for something I wouldn't want to taste a watered down version of it. Well that's my two penneth anyway
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Post  ellie on Fri Nov 22 2013, 15:58

No Steve, you just put literally a little drop in it. (Has to be spring water)

Try it and see!
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Post  MrNutt on Fri Nov 22 2013, 16:35

a bit of water only a tiny bit though, really does make a difference, well I think it does anyway. Helps bring the flavours out I find.
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Post  Snowcat on Fri Nov 22 2013, 17:47

I'll Try it Ellie but if it ruins that drink you owe me a bottle xx
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Post  MevsyD on Fri Nov 22 2013, 20:30

I see both sides to this, I can have a drop (but literally a drop) to bring out the aroma but prefer it totally neat.. I have a collection, will have a look and list my favourites..
 
1  Laphroig
2  Lagavulin
3  Scapa
 
Saying that, I have an appreciation for all, I have this one that I dare not crack as it isnt available for sale anymore to replace...
 
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Post  furball on Sun Nov 24 2013, 17:01

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yup. 10euro a shot. Went down well.
That's right Chris it was indeed macallan!!!
Mmmm was it not 70 euro, for two drams? so we had two each! then went on to the cheap stuff at 10 euro a dram?? bloody expensive night (but that was probably down to the kitty holder going to bed early green smile )

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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Nov 28 2013, 08:13

Aye, I thought the good stuff was 30 europes a nip Shocked

That bottle looks damn fine Martin, definitely a keeper. I had to google it!
'A 1968 vintage and a very rare bottling from the Gordon and MacPhail Rare Old whisky range. The Glenlochy distillery closed several times and was finally demolished in 1986.'

Still didn't manage to crack the bottle when home! Currently got the Ardbeg and a Balvenie Triple Cask awaiting tasting sessions when I return. No doubt there will be another bottle on special offer when I pass through Dyce or Edinburgh on the way home.....

Might be a tipsy Christmas!

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Fri Dec 06 2013, 20:23

Had a wee butchers today round Paris and Amsterdam airports due to flight delay...
Spotted some crackers..

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€680 was a bit too much. Even after 28 days away Mrs DBD would have not been impressed!

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Then I remembered one of my American buddies blabbing on about this stuff
So I bought some and very nice it is too...looks small but it actually a litre bottle!!

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Post  yamahamad on Sat Dec 07 2013, 20:42

Oban is my all time favourite but not as easy to find as it used to be, the glenlivet is a close 2nd.

I am also partial to a bourbon & have a bottle of jim beam on the go at the moment, 11 euros for a litre from lanzarote airport last week.
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Post  MrNutt on Tue Feb 11 2014, 22:40

thought I'd restart this again

got given this as a Christmas present from a friend, never tried it before and actually not heard of it before but is my friends favorite so said I should give it a go

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Post  kwakkat on Wed Feb 12 2014, 19:55

tullamore dew whisky now theres a drink
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Post  kwakkat on Wed Feb 12 2014, 19:56

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