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The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 3:35:30 PM   
Biggus


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Not sure if this one's been done (would have thought so!). What are your favourite single malt whiskies? What would you recommend? What's the best way to drink it? (no 'through the mouth' comments please!)

I got a nice bottle of Isle of Jura (not the 'Superstition' one) for Christmas which I found very enjoyable. Alway best to drink neat with no ice, I find. A really nice little aftertaste as well that was strangely reminiscent of a coffee-ish flavour.

I also like Highland Park and Balvenie (doublewood).

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 3:46:56 PM  1 votes
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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 3:47:19 PM   
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My favourite easy drinking whisky is Dalwhinnie

I saw a 30 yr old Glenfiddich today. Oooooh, I bet that tastes lovely


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 3:48:43 PM   
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I'd have to agree with Peppermint. I'm not a big drinker anyway, but the feeling drinking scotch is just about akin to pouring drain cleaner down my throat (i imagine!).

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 4:02:36 PM   
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I'd have to agree with Peppermint. I'm not a big drinker anyway, but the feeling drinking scotch is just about akin to pouring drain cleaner down my throat (i imagine!).


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 4:04:34 PM   
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Sorry, try and sell it to me then. What should I look for?

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 4:07:07 PM   
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A pint of Otter please.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 4:09:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Peppermint

I believe the word of the day is 'meh'


It's OK Pep, I've got it all out of my sytem now!

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 4:15:52 PM   
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I love a good Islay Malt.  They're all smoky and peaty.  Wonderful

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 5:34:09 PM   
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I don't drink it myself as I don't see it has having any taste other than burning.  However, one of my ex flatmates who is Irish is a bit of an admirer and is quite fond of Glenkinchie lowland single malt.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 5:56:30 PM   
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You can't beat a 12 year old Glenfiddich   I'd love a wee dram of that the now but, since I'm in the Uni library, it might have to wait.

Not a fan of the Islays. Far too peaty for me. Laphroaig being one of these culprits.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 5:58:52 PM   
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This will probably be considered heresy, but I only like it with Canada Dry.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 6:05:32 PM   
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My ex flatmate used to turn grey when you mentioned mixers

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 6:44:19 PM   
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[ Far too peaty for me. Laphroaig being one of these culprits.


[/quote]

I love the taste of Laphroaig, it's like liquid smoke rolling over your gullet. Mixed with just a little water.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 7:18:42 PM   
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[ Far too peaty for me. Laphroaig being one of these culprits.




I love the taste of Laphroaig, it's like liquid smoke rolling over your gullet. Mixed with just a little water.


Aye, well, to each his own mate!

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 7:30:35 PM   
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Personally, I can't distinguish between types of whisky.  They all taste like turpentine to me.  Have an apple juice or something.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 7:38:05 PM   
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I'm a big whisky fan.  I've fallen in love with the Bruchladdich range of malts, which are just outstanding.  I've had a bottle for every christmas for the last 3 years; the Full Strength first which was sweeter and had a kind of caramel and ginger sort of taste, the peat proposal, which is their peaty one (30ppm) and the 2nd edition of the Peat Proposal last year (45ppm i think).  Highly recommended.

I too have a abottle of doublewood in the cupboard and a few odd and sods; laphroaig, glenfiddich, ardbeg (also a favourite).

When my wife worked in Oddbins all the tasting bottles used to come home when the stock was sold and I ended up with a large collection.  The Talisker and LAgavulin Distillers Editins were the pick of the bunch.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 25/1/2007 9:03:35 PM   
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I remember giving Laphroaig a try for the first time when I was already half cut one Saturday, thought it was lovely and was on it the rest of the night.  Went back in on Sunday morning for the hair of the dog, put the glass up to take a drink and the fumes alone were like someone had doused my eyes in diesel.  Never touched the stuff again.

Talisker was pretty good from what I can mind, but once I found the MacAllan I never looked back and haven't touched another malt in many a year.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 1:43:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

My favourite easy drinking whisky is Dalwhinnie

I saw a 30 yr old Glenfiddich today. Oooooh, I bet that tastes lovely



Oh it does!! Especially when bought duty free as does 30 yr old Chivas Regal.

Aged whiskys I drink straight on the rocks but cheapies get a dash of dry ginger ale to take the edge off.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 8:44:24 AM   
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Whisky is vile and I have no clue as to what the differences between them are. The most I can manage is some Southern Comfort with Sprite, but that's probably not even a proper whisky.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 9:22:06 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jackal

You can't beat a 12 year old Glenfiddich   I'd love a wee dram of that the now but, since I'm in the Uni library, it might have to wait.

Not a fan of the Islays. Far too peaty for me. Laphroaig being one of these culprits.

Slainte mhath to fans of uisge beatha!


I tried Laphroaig just before Christmas and it was a bit too peaty for my liking too. ILOVEBEERME has put some nice suggestions forward. The full strength sounds pretty good.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 9:28:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: ...marcus...

[ Far too peaty for me. Laphroaig being one of these culprits.




I love the taste of Laphroaig, it's like liquid smoke rolling over your gullet. Mixed with just a little water.


Absolutely.  Prefer it without water myself but it is exactly like liquid smoke.  It's the sort of stuff you don't actually drink.  It's more like you are breathing it in.

Bizarrely, Asda do their own brand of Islay Malt and it's not bad.  I'm not saying its the best whiskey in the world but considering you pay around the same price for that as you would a standard bottle of blended whiskey why the hell would you bother with the latter.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 9:30:26 AM   
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My brother-in-law works as an accountant for Glenfiddich, he gets crates of the stuff free.  As you can imagine, he's always a welcome guest at Christmas time.

I put myself off it when I was around 15 though, after drinking ridiculous quantities of whisky and Irn Bru (classy or what?).  The next day I had probably my worst hangover ever, and wherever I went all I could smell was whisky.  I've never been able to stomach the stuff since.  Which is really sad, what with all that free Glenfiddich...

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 11:21:11 AM   
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A non-whisky drinker going straight to Laphroig is a bit like a vegetarian deciding to try a huge rare sirloin on a whim. You need to do these things in degrees, you know? If you want to try out a less distinctive Islay malt, the Glenfiddich Caoran reserve is a good start. It's like Islay for beginners.

Personally, I like Lagavulin more than Laphroig, but they're both peaty and smokey as they come.

The Glenmorangie cask range is exceptionally good, with the Golden Rum cask being tremendous, and the Portwood being an absolute gem of a whisky, and certainly my favourite out of many. Also, if you can ever find it, Loch Dhu Black Whisky is exceptional: black as Guinness and pleasingly warm on the way down. Sir Walter Scott said of whisky "A good whisky is like a torchlit parade marching down your throat". Which is a nice poetic summation of it for me...

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 3:06:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hozay

quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

My favourite easy drinking whisky is Dalwhinnie

I saw a 30 yr old Glenfiddich today. Oooooh, I bet that tastes lovely



Oh it does!! Especially when bought duty free as does 30 yr old Chivas Regal.

Aged whiskys I drink straight on the rocks but cheapies get a dash of dry ginger ale to take the edge off.


You drink a 30yr old whiskey ON ICE??? *shudder*


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 3:24:07 PM   
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Five minutes silence for the 30 year old malt please folks

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 4:07:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

quote:

ORIGINAL: hozay

quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

My favourite easy drinking whisky is Dalwhinnie

I saw a 30 yr old Glenfiddich today. Oooooh, I bet that tastes lovely



Oh it does!! Especially when bought duty free as does 30 yr old Chivas Regal.

Aged whiskys I drink straight on the rocks but cheapies get a dash of dry ginger ale to take the edge off.


You drink a 30yr old whiskey ON ICE??? *shudder*



You spell whisky with an 'e'??? *shudder*

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 4:40:41 PM   
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Isle of Jura (The Superstition one) does it for me.
No Mixers
No Water
No Ice (ice baby)
But I do keep it in the fridge so as it's nice and chilled.
The is a great wee bar in Glasgow used to be called the Cask and Still in the city centre which sold all manner of whisky and it was brilliant.
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RE: The Single Malt Club - 26/1/2007 5:05:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jackal
You spell whisky with an 'e'??? *shudder*


If he's talking about Irish Whiskey, he's spot on.

(speaking of which, A Bushmills reserve is great, as is a humble John Powers).

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 28/1/2007 8:09:29 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jackal

quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

quote:

ORIGINAL: hozay

quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

My favourite easy drinking whisky is Dalwhinnie

I saw a 30 yr old Glenfiddich today. Oooooh, I bet that tastes lovely



Oh it does!! Especially when bought duty free as does 30 yr old Chivas Regal.

Aged whiskys I drink straight on the rocks but cheapies get a dash of dry ginger ale to take the edge off.


You drink a 30yr old whiskey ON ICE??? *shudder*



You spell whisky with an 'e'??? *shudder*


My bad!


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