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  • bobster
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    Righto, I’ve got some Old Pultney, Glenkinchie and Dalwhinnie on the go at the mo, looking to try something different next.

    Have tried:

    Ardberg
    Balvenie
    Cardhu
    Glenfiddich
    Glenmorangie
    Laphroaig
    Macallan
    Singleton
    Talisker

    Fancy trying one of Cragganmore, Lagavulin or Oban, as they up the stakes a bit on price looking for recommendations first.

    Ta

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Bruichladdich

    Yamazaki

    I prefer the Ten myself, but the Twelve is also rather nice

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    From an off-the-shelf list, I reckon you already peaked at Ardbeg, but perhaps give Caol Ila a try? If you want to get really serious then you could join the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and try out some of their bottlings.

    Bowmore is my No.1.

    Well, actually Springbank is No 1 but Bowmore more affordable!

    Try both.

    iDave
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    monkey shoulder
    yamakazi
    jura 16

    wors
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    Try asda’s own branded highland. It’s lovely.

    organic355
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    Cragganmore is delicious, the 12 year old. had 4 bottles of the stuff at my wedding for the toasts, everyone loved it.

    flip
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    Lagavulin 16 Year Old, mmmmm smokey.

    If you like Islay you’ll love it.

    Had some for Chrismas, only for special occasions though i have Bowmore, JD and Glenfidich for every day.

    mrsgrips
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    Penderyn is my fav, tho currently abstaining.

    organic355
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    I am a it bored of whisky at the moment and am onto aged rums now.

    If you can find some Cockspur 12 year old Barbados rum its worth a try, just straight over ice, delicious.

    tony_m
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    Jura Superstition
    Lagavulin 16 y-o
    Springbank 10 y-o

    Or how about something that really is a bit different? Abhainn Dearg new spirit, not yet old enough to be classed as a single malt.

    nuggett96
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    dEY DOOK ARE JAWBS!!

    bobster
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    Found both the Cockspur 12yo and Springbank 10yo in Waitrose, looking forward to experimenting.

    Also found Bruichladdich Rocks – any good? Might try that next.

    anonymouse
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    Lagavulin is super-yummy.

    sc-xc
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    Vodka. That’s different to whisky, and a lot nicer.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Not into whisky much anymore, but have enjoyed these in the past:

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Try laphroaig quarter cask if you haven’t its lovely and different from the others

    I’m away to islay in march to visit some distillerys 😉

    bwoolymbr
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    flip

    i have Bowmore, JD and Glenfidich for every day.

    I knew I’d seen you somewhere before!

    Damn you. I’m drinking beer and now I want whisky

    gordimhor
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    firestarter :mrgreen: I am not JEALOUS

    flip
    Member

    I knew I’d seen you somewhere before!

    Sorry to disapoint 😉

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    Lagavulin 16 year old is loverly!!

    Only whisky I actually prefer is Octomore, which is considerably more expensive. If you haven’t tried Lagavulin I would say it is a an essential classic.

    In fact, I’m going for one now……. 😉

    viv
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    Lagavulin 16 is way overated.

    Try finding a special edition Talisker or Lagavulin that’s sherried.

    Auchentoshan special edition 3 wood is sublimely smooooth. Current favourite. Amateur review here
    http://oenophiliaandbacchanalia.blogspot.com/2011/01/auchentoshan-three-wood-first.html

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    I aim to please gordimhor lol

    Personally I’m not keen on lagavulin

    For a complete change from the islay ones I often reach for the bushmills ten

    This gets my vote yummy.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    The older Glenfarclas is nice

    Premier Icon chickenman
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    Sounds like your other half needs to get you membership of the Scots Malt Whisky Society as a Valentines present 😉

    His other half is the Scots Malt Whisky Society!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    as a couple of ^them^ have suggested, when you try something different, why not try something DIFFERENT ?

    cognac, armagnac, calvados, rum, grappa, … there’s a whole world of expensive & poncy spirits out there

    beaker
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    Try the Craggenmore it’s lovely stuff.

    bobster
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    scaredypants – check my update – I did 😉

    Pogo
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    Got some given at Crimbo, very nice indeed.. 😀

    bobster
    Member

    Tried Penderyn – wasn’t for me.

    So Cognac – might give that a go sometime – what would be good to start with?

    For a big tasting whisky I like Edradour or Glenfarclas 105. Edradour I liken to having a big bite of a rich, dark fruit cake, and the Glenfarclas reminds me of custard; love both of them in the winter.
    For a lighter, more summery one, I might go for a Benrinnes.

    organic355
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    So did you like the Cockspur bobster? Hope you got the 12 year old stuff as I havnt tried the regular stuff that I spotted in tescos tonight.

    rj
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    The answer to this question is always the same. Bunnahabhain. If you like peaty, or even if you don’t, my wife who has an O-level in whiskey says you need to try this.

    Please don’t cross her, she’ll just make me pay.

    LycraLout
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    haven’t read all this, so apologies if if someone’s already said, but Quinta Ruban is a port wood finished Glenmorangie that is just awesome

    Jack Daniels And Jim Bean. The only two whiskys I will drink!

    Squidlord
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    🙄

    Then you might enjoy this:

    Jack Daniels & Jim Bean are bourbons anyway.

    bawbag
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    Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Got membership as a Christmas present and you’ll never look back.

    Kunstler
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    Bunnahabhain.

    Bruichladdich.

    Yes.

    However… currently have a Balvenie Doublewood which is finished in sherry casks. New favourite. Mmmm…

    bobster
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    organic355 – Yep, got the 12 year old. Had a couple of large measures last night over ice as suggested. I like the initial sensation and taste in the mouth, but feels a little harsh when swallowed (Oi, no smutty comments at the back 😆 ) Seemed to get better as the ice melted a bit and the water eased it. Certainly a change from Whisky. Not sure having it after Porter was wise, so be interesting to try it pure next time.

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    Irish Red Breast is quite good and a reasonable price.

    tonyplym
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    Heading across the channel next weekend – going to see if I can find a bottle from these folks – reports from tastings sound promising.

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