- Whisky disappointment
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.Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
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 regionPosted 4 years agoheavymanMember
I usually go by mysupermarket to find best deals, currently have in the cupboard:
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.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
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
Danny BPosted 4 years agoalanlMember
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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.”
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.Posted 4 years agoChubbyBlokeInLycraMember
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 craturPosted 4 years ago
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