- Recommend me a whisky
I’ve currently got 4 on the go:
Ancnoc 1998 – pretty hard to get hold of now, but so easy to drink, very smooth.
Talisker Port Ruige – like drinking a peaty bonfire, I can’t get over the smell, it’s like autumn in a country village 🙂
Balvennie 14 year Caribbean cask, very balvennie, but with a bit of spice, smells like a boozy christmas cake, takes a drop of water very well
Auchentoshan 18 year old. Challenging. tried it the first night i bought it and really didn’t get on with it, tried it again last night and it was better, not as deep as highland / speyside…
But, if I was going to recommend one, this will be my next bottle, it’s getting very very good reviews at the moment…
Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I had a tour of the Cardhu distillery last week on my travels around Scotland, fascinating stuff. Included a tasting of 3 of their whiskies, I ended up with a bottle of the Cardhu 15.
Still a total whisky novice really but I know the kind of stuff I like so tend to try new ones within that general area on the tasting chart.
I really like Glenmorangie (on special offer in Sainsbury’s at the moment), Cardhu is lovely and I’ve almost reached the end of a bottle of Glen Garioch 12.
Personally I can’t stand the really smoky ones like Ardbeg and Laphroaig.Posted 4 years ago
Lagavulin 16 is nice.
The Macallan is generally nice at most price points.
Glenfiddich 18 is like honey burning its way slowly down your throat – which is a good thing.
The Suntory boys made a head distiller an offer he couldn’t refuse a few years back and now make extremely drinkable stuff – definitely in the Scots style rather than Irish, American or Welsh.
Speaking of which I’d skip the Irish, American and Welsh – I just don’t get it (but others do I suppose).Posted 4 years agohighlandmanMember
Personal recommendations for a contrasting pair:
Jura Superstition, as mentioned above. Island, but rich and slightly sweet with it.
BenRiach, the older the better (but not Curiositas, that’s an inland, not island peat monster!) Some like it loads though, for that reason.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
I have carefully avoided whisky thus far as I have enough expensive hobbies already; I think it might be time to dip a toe in the water though, seeing as Waitrose have sent me two £10 off £40 vouchers in an attempt to tempt me back! They always seem to have a wide selection so can anyone recommend a couple of bottles from the most middle-class of supermarkets at around the £40 mark?Posted 4 years agochipsterSubscriber
I’ve put a discount voucher assisted Ocado (Waitrose?) order in today, I’ve gone with a couple of recommendations off this thread, Penderyn and that Swedish stuff that bikebuoy was supping. I’m hoping it’s nice. It’ll be getting on for Christmas before I get round to trying it, though. . . . . . maybe.Posted 4 years ago
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