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A good Single Malt?

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14 minutes ago, LadyG said:

Oops no.

A senior moment  is my excuse for saying Glen Grant. We bought the Glen Turner single malt, delicious and cheap

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2 hours ago, dogless said:

Please tell me where you're moored.......I'm on my way ;)

Ha! - Sadly, for the moment at least, I am one of those pesky regular hirer types, but would be really happy to share a dram should our paths ever cross :)

Thoughts to add on looking at my earlier photo:

1. The post-it pad is there for me to scribble my diy review on anything I try for future reference - some things I might replace when empty, others I might not.

2. The bottle of water is a really important fixture  - my personal preference is for a dash of water with almost every whisky. I find most too harsh without it. The 'correct' technique is try whisky first without it, then add water to taste again. I think many are put off whisky all together by trying hard to drink it neat.

I do like Penderyn (the Welsh whisky) - there is some in the photo somewhere....likewise Yamazaki (Japanese) and some Scandinavian 'Scotch' that once passed by. 

Laphroaig was mentioned earlier - i would not recommend this to the OP in light of comments made - it represents an extreme of the smokiness spectrum. Many love it, but for me it is medicinal in nature, rather like drinking Dettol....it's an interesting experience but not in my collection any more!

Additions to my selection are based on whatever happens to be on offer when I wander through the supermarket - I would never pay top dollar. Also, I am a very easy person to Christmas and birthday presents for (Father's day is coming up!)

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I would not put anything in whisky, especially not water! Fish make love in it you know.

I spent an enchanting evening with a giant of a man, from the Kingdom of Fife, who drank his whisky drowned within a large glass of coca cola.

I know how I like whisky (basically just often ;) ) and don't mind how others choose to take it.

Slainte!

Rog

 

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strangely my favourite tipple which is in very short supply is £168 on Amazon, £99 on most specialist drinks suppliers and only £72 at Harrods.

damn you lot - you reminded me about it and I've gone and bought a couple of bottles.

 

the only clues - it's called whiskey and it's 16 years old.

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13 minutes ago, Murflynn said:

the only clues - it's called whiskey and it's 16 years old.

and its matured in bourbon casks and then Oloroso Sherry casks?

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Blended whisky I add coke or ginger ale or lemonade, in that order of availability. Single Nalt I couldn't bring myself to add owt to it. Same as rum, drinking Lambs I'd add coke. Pussers or Woods. No additive.

i bought a bottle of Single Malt from Inn at Hone in Newbury after 30 minutes or so of discussions. It was thirty quid. Triple barrelled or casked. To be honest I didn't enjoy it at all. Had to drink it, someone had to. Really can't remember the name, so it must have been alright. I'll have a look online to see if I can find it.

Im going back onto the Rum I think. But it does make me a bit amorous which worries Mrs Nightwatch at times. Especially during the Nightwatch.

https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/40022/benromach-2009-triple-distilled-bot2017 This is the one but I didn't pay that price as there was an offer on it.

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To add me Whisky choice.

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3 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

Blended whisky I add coke or ginger ale or lemonade, in that order of availability. Single Nalt I couldn't bring myself to add owt to it. Same as rum, drinking Lambs I'd add coke. Pussers or Woods. No additive.

i bought a bottle of Single Malt from Inn at Hone in Newbury after 30 minutes or so of discussions. It was thirty quid. Triple barrelled or casked. To be honest I didn't enjoy it at all. Had to drink it, someone had to. Really can't remember the name, so it must have been alright. I'll have a look online to see if I can find it.

Im going back onto the Rum I think. But it does make me a bit amorous which worries Mrs Nightwatch at times. Especially during the Nightwatch.

Not as much as it worries the Lambs I bet:giggles:

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1 minute ago, rusty69 said:

Not as much as it worries the Lambs I bet:giggles:

Worries the heck out of the duck as well. He wont come out on deck at night.

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Try this if it is still available.  Found it at an IWA National Rally some years ago - Nottingham I think.   It is certainly Scotch, and of a good old age

bottle rear.jpg

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5 hours ago, rusty69 said:

I used to drink scotch neat, then I got heducated.

 

Totally agree. Them as refuse to add a splash of water just has blunt and unsophistimated taste buds I reckon. Or arte just trying to be  all macho. 

A bit of water brings out the complexity of a good scotch brilliantly in my experience.  

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7 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Totally agree. Them as refuse to add a splash of water just has blunt and unsophistimated taste buds I reckon. Or arte just trying to be  all macho. 

A bit of water brings out the complexity of a good scotch brilliantly in my experience.  

Wot, you mean it just tastes better!

 

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8 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Totally agree. Them as refuse to add a splash of water just has blunt and unsophistimated taste buds I reckon. Or arte just trying to be  all macho. 

A bit of water brings out the complexity of a good scotch brilliantly in my experience.  

Or they like whisky, rather than a diluted form.

Each to their own, no need to judge.

Rog

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I enjoy straight plain blends like Ballantynes and Grouse. But I recently found something new to my tastebuds. I have two great brothers who are twins just celebrated their 65th birthdays. They,ve never touched whisky in their lives.  I took a risk and treated them to a bottle each of Gentleman Jack, a vip Jack Daniels bourbon, in a nice gift pack at £35. They loved it, both polished off the bottles within weeks. They,re hooked. 

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On 18/03/2018 at 23:36, Stilllearning said:

We bought, yesterday, some Glen Grant pure malt, very cheap and rather tasty.

Thats a good value and tasty one. Especially with the green or blue label caske strength editions. I,ll be stocking up with those shortly when I,m back aboard.

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On 3/19/2018 at 00:52, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

Totally agree. Them as refuse to add a splash of water just has blunt and unsophistimated taste buds I reckon. Or arte just trying to be  all macho. 

A bit of water brings out the complexity of a good scotch brilliantly in my experience.  

The danger is in adding too much water - a few drops to liberate the spirit, no more is needed (according to the guide in the dramming shed at Bunnahabhain, and she was from Stockport, so she should know!). 

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The advice I was once given some advice by a Scotsman, to add one small ice cube and then keep smelling the aroma. The moment that just enough ice has melted to liberate the spirit, the aroma will suddenly and dramatically increase. At that moment you either drink it all quickly or else remove the ice and then drink it slowly. I find it seems to work.

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I always add water to any spirit I drink. Just think of that neat spirit, whisky or whaterever suddenly hitting  your tubes and stomach, burning holes in them. I know of at least four people that died by drinking neat whisky, two including a nephew of mine that died by choking on their vomit. And a couple of blokes I knew who choked to death on the blood from burst ulcers.  It beats me why alcohol hasn't got similar warnings labels, like tobacco has, like ''This single malt Glen Lazarus can make you aggresive and can kill you''.  ''This Capt Pugwash rum can cause wife beating, husband beating, great anger, public disturbance, bring on gout and and unusual dodgy macabre fantasies''.  ''This dry Gin will dehydrate you, ruin mothers, bring on hallucinations and lead to a horrible death. Alcohol can dehydrate you and bring on terrible cramps in bed and bring you out in pimples.  Alcohol should be hidden away behind shutters in shops like baccy is. Folk should not be allowed to drink alcohol in pubic places like inside pubs and should go outside into the freezing cold yard or garden to drink their drink, like smokers have to. It ain't fair. :(

Not to mention dreadful hangovers.

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