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    It’s my birthday soon and fancy treating myself to something special.

    Not fussy, single malt, up to £50?

    Bit of a fan of Talisker but don’t mind trying something different.



    Bunnhahabain 12YO – 28 quid, along with a few others cheap at wait rose

    Balvenie carribean cask should be nice!


    Was in the same position recently and bought myself a bottle of Lagavulin 16 yr old. It’s a bargain at £50ish just because of the quality, depends if you like Islay whisky I guess, it’s smoky/peaty but so smooth and delicious.

    My advice is to forget about “bargains” and buy what you want, you’re worth it. Have a good one!


    Old Pulteney was £23 in Asda on Tuesday
    Talisker £27
    That’s £50 of fun right there!

    I’d go Caol Isla and still have change enough for flowers for the wife (to apologise for whisky breath)


    Whatever you do don’t pick up a bottle of Talisker Storm. I like the normal Talisker 10 and the 18 is ok, but this was bloody awful. I’m thankful I only bought a sample but it was bad enough to get tipped down the sink, it reminded me of Old Pulteney.

    Long shot, but if anyone reading this is living in/passing through France, you can pick up some pretty cheap malts in Carrefour atm. Lagavulin 16 @ €44, Caol Ila @ €33 (in store only) as a couple of examples. Don’t know if that’s a bargain in UK terms but Lagavulin usually goes for close to €60 here.
    Popped in for some nappies last weekend and came out with my winter stash of malt 😳


    A few around at the moment. Aberlour and Isle of Jura both £20 in Asda and Sainsburys respectively. Glenlivet £22 and Old Pulteney £23 in Asda too. Depends what you like though

    Jack Daniels in Tesco for £15 sheets

    Picked up some Glenlivet at Sainsburys yesterdat £25. Aldi had their award winning 18 and 25 year single malts in too.

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    The 12 yr old Glenfarclas is on offer at the Waitrose site, really nice, much better than the 10 yr old.

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    And the 15 year olf Glenfarclas is far better than the 12… Although I treated myself to a bottle of the cask strength Glenfarclas 105 a couple of weeks ago for my birthday, very pleasant…

    The Balvenie Caribbean Cask is nice too, just coming to the end of a bottle. Got a subtle rum sweetness to it.

    Also got a Bruichladdich 16 year old unpeated which is good – I’m not overly keen on the west coast malts because of the peatiness but this has a much more subtle taste to it while retaining the depth. There’s also a bottle of 19 year old Glentauchers in the collection, that’s regularly replaced – a very nice tipple for drinking and a bargain at £23 from the (surprisingly well stocked – malts up to a grand) petrol station across the road.

    My local off licence is Gordon & MacPhail (look it up if you don’t know!)…

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    petrol station across the road.

    Aye, can’t go wrong there. Which one Dave – Mosstodloch, New Elgin or the original? 🙂

    G & M are nearest for me but can’t usually afford anything out of there..

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    Bunnhahabain 12YO

    How does this measure up against the 8YO? I tried the 8 and loved the smokey nose but found it a bit lacking on the taste.

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    The original in Bishopmill. 200m away across the road!

    G&M can be a bit much – the Glentauchers is one of their bottlings, £23 across the road, £47 if you go to buy it direct from the shop.

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    Another vote for Jack Daniel’s in Tesco. I bought a bottle the other day and will probably buy a few more at that price. 🙂

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