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  • Christmas Whisky bargains.
  • Rockhopper
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    There used to be a thread where people posted the best prices they had seen in the various supermarkets. Anyone noticed any bargains this year? Whiskey is also allowed! (And I suppose gin, brandy etc etc).

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Got a bottle of Laphroaig 10 from Tesco for £26 the other day.

    Premier Icon lister
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    £13 off basic Talisker tonight in Tesco.
    Many other offers but that was the biggest discount and my favourite one anyway.

    chewkw
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    £13 off basic Talisker tonight in Tesco.

    Good call. I will check it out tomorrow as my stock is running low. 😀

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    Anyone tried the 25 year old from Aldi?

    medlow
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    I’ve no clue if it’s good, or flippin horrible.
    But I had some Japanese whiskey the other day while working in Budapest.
    It was prooper moreish! really rich in flavour. Over 50% so had to be careful.
    ‘Nikka Whiskey From the Barrel’ it was called. Well tasty.!

    mrb123
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    Just watch Amazon all this week. They have daily deals which can be exceptional.

    Talisker Skye was £21 yesterday.

    johnners
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    There’s always the HUKD spreadsheet to fall back on – not wide coverage of the more uncommon malts but a great resource nonetheless.

    I bought a bottle of Woodford Reserve for £20 in Tesco the other week. And as mrb123 says, the Amazon deals can be good but only worthwhile if you’ve Prime and are in a position to take delivery. They won’t deliver to a neighbour IME.

    mrb123
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    Laphroiag Quarter Cask under 25 quid on Amazon today which is an absolute steal.

    johnners
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    Laphroiag Quarter Cask under 25 quid on Amazon today which is an absolute steal.

    It sure is – my favourite of the “cooking” Laphroiags!

    ElShalimo
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    Do you only drink it whilst cooking?

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Anyone know why Strathisla seems to be unavailable everywhere?

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    not tried the 25yo from Aldi but the single malt varieties in the white tube are good. I’m not sure that the limited stock of top end stuff is actually worth it from Aldi as it’s independent wine shop price territory. better to go to a good indie.

    jp-t853
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    jamesgarbett

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    Anyone tried the 25 year old from Aldi?

    Not tried it but the review below seems good for the price as you would expect

    Aldi review

    Lidl used to do a 25 year old blend that I loved, must have a look

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Yeah, the one 25-year-old bottle I got from Lidl was unremarkable TBH.

    The basic Islay single malts are good from there and Aldi but I won’t bother with the pricier ones myself.

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    Balvenie Caribbean cask down to £42 on amazon at moment, good price for a very moreish whisky 🥃

    jca
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    Anyone tried the 25 year old from Aldi?

    I tried to but she slapped me….

    erictwinge
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    i bought a couple of single malts. 12 year Aberlour for £26 down from £38 and a Aberfeldy for £25 from £39. (amazon) no idea what theyre like but they look the business. presents for brothers…

    so tempted to open one and order something else….

    Tesco had Auchentoshan American Oak for £20 – very light with a touch of vanilla. It’s lovely

    ..and OT but Tesco own brand dark rum (or Kraken) with Old Jamaica ginger beer and a slice of lime is pretty awesome for a christmas waste of time in front of the telly

    mrb123
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    Glenfarclas 10 year old is just under 30 quid on Amazon today.

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    15 year Glenfiddich 30 quid at Tesco

    ivorlott
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    Few good deals in Tesco last night, most notable was Ardbeg 10 at £27, but decent discounts on Jura, Laphroaig and Highland Park too…

    mrb123
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    £43 for Lagavulin 16 on Amazon today which is about as cheap as you’ll ever find it.

    only really do single malts, but here is my current fun list from tesco and asda, today.
    haig club (beckhams semen) £15 75cl, nice ,easy to drink.
    tamnavaulin £20 75cl, really nice
    Laphroag, £23 select or 10 yr.
    highland park £25

    i’m not knowledgeable on many whiskeys,but i’ve started drinking them instead of beer.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Not a bargain but the Yamazaki single malt in Waitrose is very nice indeed.

    trail_rat
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    Add to that monkeys shoulder was 23 quid In Asda.

    I picked up a tamnavulin

    mrb123
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    Haig Club is an abomination on the name of good Scotch whisky.

    irc
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    My go to blend is Smoky Grouse A blend with a touch of pleated malt. Usually on offer at £14 or £15. For Scotland with the minimum price of £14 I can’t see past this for a cheap smoky blend.

    Good shout on the Monkey Shoulder!

    Aldi purple tin is nice enough, there was some lying about a place we rented in the summer. If it was a fair price I’d go for it. IIRC it’s from one of the better silent distillers.

    ElShalimo
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    At Morrisons this afternoon:

    Laphroaig 10yr £26

    Old Pulteney £23

    Highland Park £25

    If you’re in to your single malts, and single cask tickles your fancy, I can get you a 20% discount on membership of the SMWS

    Single malt, single cask from known distilleries but purchased on the basis of flavour. Age is no guarantee… Their bottles are excellent value.

    If interested drop me a PM and I’ll send you the link

    faerie
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    If you like an Old Fashioned cocktail Asda is selling JD Rye for £16ish a bottle and you can get Sazerac Rye online at House of Malt for £35 and a bit, they also sell Peychauds bitters. The Sazerac is a perfect winter warmer, the cocktail is lush… Especially if you swap out the sugar cube for a spoonful or two of honey.
    I’ve been having a glass in the evenings and it seems to be keeping the seasonal bugs at bay, that’s my excuse anyway 🤣

    Picked up the Laphroaig 10yr old today, looking forward to Christmas Eve and finishing nights. 😀

    Thinking of doing a variation on the 5 ferries next summer to Campbeltown and the islands. That could be expensive fun.

    dantsw13
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    I’ve just picked up a Laphroaig Select for £23 from Sainsbury’s. Still an Islay, but not the full TCP edge of a 10yo.

    shermer75
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    If you like an Old Fashioned cocktail Asda is selling JD Rye for £16ish a bottle 

    I’m all about the old fashions! 🙂

    faerie
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    I’m all about the old fashions!

    So is santa, the kids insisted as the cats would drink the milk. I’ve only just discovered old fashioneds, I fear it’s just the beginning of a boozy new year 🤣 I’d like to try the brandy versions and the other cocktails it gave lead to, any you’d recommend?

    infidel
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    Try making a Penicillin.

    Non whiskey based – Last Word is my all time favourite cocktail

    Only bargain in my Christmas whisky selection was the Laphroaig- 23 quid from sainsbury’s.

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    faerie
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    Thanks, I’ll give the penicillin a sip. Have you tried a whisky mac? Especially nice with a bottle of Crabbies ginger wine. The Last Word sounds interesting, I like gin too.

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