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  • Premier Icon jimmy
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    I like Jura at least, also:

    Glenlivet 12 – was on offer in Morrisons
    Bowmore 10
    Bruichladdich 10 (I think)
    Benromach

    Premier Icon roger_mellie
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    I like jura and find glenmorangie to be a similar easy drinking whisky, but currently in the cupboard is old pulteney, which has a slight ‘maritime’ flavour. Any good for you?

    FeeFoo
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    Dalwhinnie! FTW-nie!

    sputnik
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    Glenmorangie 10yo is £25 at Sainsburys at the moment.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Old pulteney 12yo £25 at Tesco.
    Not always sure about Gelnmorangie TBH.

    For £40 you could get whole lot of good stuff.

    Glen Elgin. Longmorn. Dalwhinnie for sure. Oban. Talisker even was on offer recently (not to everyone’s taste).

    Caol Ila if islay stuff floats your boat. Glen Moray easy drinking and usually quite inexpensive. Try Aldi for a surprise..

    Edit: Macallan are I think in process of changing over from 10,12,18 yo etc to bronze, silver gold colour ‘expressions’ so you may be able to pick up clearance stock.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Dalwhinnie!

    Marvellous stuff.

    Ardbeg is an easy drinking Islay, if you like Jura. Peaty but not as heavy as some, I love it.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Running low on Jura (10) and Aberlour (12) next bottle or whisky is in need of purchase and after tasting a Mccallan 18 year old many months ago in a tasting session up in Aberlour…how disappointed am I to find its about £130 a bottle! no wonder it was lovely!

    Any recommendations for the next bottle then given the three mentioned above? but for a more reasonable £25-£40 region

    hebridean
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    Ardbeg is the peatiest Islay malt!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Aberfeldy 12yr.
    My fave now.
    Like honey.

    mudmonster
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    Found Scapa 16 years in London shop I was delivering to last week. It was over £60 though. Got some in Andora for 20 euros last year, Lovely stuff. Will look for Ardbeg, I like peaty whisky.

    huws
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    Just seen that Aberlour A’bunadh in waitrose for £33, normally in the low £40s. It’s like drinking Christmas cake.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Just seen that Aberlour A’bunadh. It’s like drinking Christmas cake.

    Oooooo, that sounds nice

    huws
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    It’s non chill filtered and cask strength so oily, unctuous and quite punchy at 60.2%.

    CaptJon
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    You should check this guy out on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ralfystuff

    Inbred456
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    You will not get better than this for the money!

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-6941.aspx

    Off to see what is on the whisky shelf.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Ardbeg is lovely and peaty but much lighter and less oily than, say, lagavuilin.

    heavyman
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    I usually go by mysupermarket to find best deals, currently have in the cupboard:
    1 Talisker
    1 Talisker Storm
    1 Tomatin Reserve
    1 Macallan 12 y.o.
    1 Benromach and
    2 Grant’s (for when visitors come :-))

    My fave of the above is the storm by far, def recommend it and bought iton offer from T*sco.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Laphroig – Triple Wood

    or for something a bit different Compass Box – Spice Tree (http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/compass-box-spice-tree-whisky/)

    Had this at a whisky tasting demonstrating the the wood of the barrel and lenth of maturation altered the taste of whiskies and it is very nice.

    Was briefly outlawed by the Scottish Whisky Association due to the way they custom constructed the barrels out of different woods.

    Very very nice it is

    Cheers

    Danny B

    tom84
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    love old pulteney, is the tesco offer everywhere, wanna go look in the tesco local down the road now!

    Premier Icon ton
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    bruichladdich rocks is my new fave. well worth a punt.

    alanl
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    “huws – Member
    Just seen that Aberlour A’bunadh in waitrose for £33, normally in the low £40s. It’s like drinking Christmas cake.”

    Thankyou for that recommendation, I’m not a big whisky drinker, but thought I’d try that, and it really is superb. £33.50 at my local Waitrose. Smells very ‘christmas cake’, not horrible to taste like many whiskies, definitely one to buy.

    balvenie doublewood great full flavour for the £££ can get it for £25 in tesco if the time is right

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Or if you like a slightly sweet one with a smoky finish, how about Highland Park?

    huws
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    YES! I win!

    Although the balvenie doublewood suggested by feckinlovebbq is really good too. Has anyone tried the Caribbean cask? It piqued my interest while browsing yesterday.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Can’t beat a good old honest bottle of Jack Daniel’s. 8)

    Having a love affair with an 18 year old Lagavulin at the moment. Glorious stuff.

    Premier Icon cb
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    Manchester whisky festival – £20 to get in then drink all you want!

    stuartie_c
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    Currently working my way through a Glen Moray – v. drinkable. Smooth and mellow.

    And… 21 Year Old Highland Park Signatory Vintage – amazing stuff. Got it as a leaving present from old job and savouring it slowly.

    Premier Icon beagle
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    Huws. Yes. Tried the Caribbean cask last weekend at a wedding. Very moreish!!I was well
    impressed, as was my buddy who used to work in the industry. On my ‘to buy’ list.

    huws
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    Marvellous, thanks beagle.

    Now on my list too.

    soops
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    The balvenie 14yr old caribbean cask is a grand drop. It was on offer at £35 at asda on friday.
    The glenlivet 15 yr old french oak reserve is also a nice drop.
    I have been wanting to try the littlemill 12yr old, just waiting to find a bottle
    8)

    Premier Icon trailhound
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    Ive got a couple of bottles of 25yr old Tomatin still after two summers spent working at the distillery a couple of years ago. Certainly no expert but I knows what I likes!

    d45yth
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    Coyote – Member

    Can’t beat a good old honest bottle of Jack Daniel’s…
    …Honey! FTFY 🙂

    yetidave
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    Last time I got drunk on whisky it was on Benromach, with robin Knox Johnson, thoroughly recommended.

    Picked up a bottle of Auchentoshan cos it was cheap at tesco. At the opposite end of my normal taste spectrum (peated, sherry cask, auchentoshan is neither).
    Blown away, lovely, light refrshing taste.
    Got a Fettercairn Fior for normal taste sensations.

    And for somethintg special, I’ll recommend a Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban – a couple of months in a port barrel does amazing things to the cratur

    mogrim
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    Can’t beat a good old honest bottle of Jack Daniel’s..

    Pah. Nothing like a bottle of Dyc:

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Benromach Organic is the answer you seek.

    Failing that, I spotted today that M&S are selling Spice Tree.

    cheez0
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    Horrid shit

    Cant stand

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Thanks for that useful and valuable contribution.

    Premier Icon uberscott
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    Is that a commentary on whisky, or a recent traumatic & disabling bathroom experience? 😉

    My tupp’orth – Auchentoshan Three Wood. Matured in bourbon casks and then sherry casks. Lovely stuff.

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7957.aspx

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