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RE: The Single Malt Club - 28/1/2007 11:09:01 AM   
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This morning I think I can safely say that I will never be drinking whisky again......i think I'm clinically dead..

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 28/1/2007 11:15:50 AM   
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Evidently not...although if you were indeed drinking single malt scotch all night you are most certainly considerably poorer...
I'm a Glenmorangie man meself...

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 28/1/2007 11:20:12 AM   
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No, i'm pretty sure I'm dead.

We were drinking a personally bottled cask malt from the Springbank distillery.  It was a gift from one friend to another and addressed to Bender Unit  .  At 59% it has resulted in that special sort of hangover where it's quite hard to breath.  Didn't taste so hot on the way back up though  .....first time I've had a technicolour yawn in 8 years.  Damn.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 9:13:26 AM   
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I have a new favourite in the form of a 12 year old Ben Riach. There's a shop that opened in town last year (called The Whisky Shop!) that specialises in single malts. Woohoo! They also do miniature versions of good quality whiskys so you can try them without having to buy a full bottle.

http://www.whiskyshop.com/

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 9:41:20 AM   
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I got given a reasonably generic own brand Islay whisky for my birthday by the in-laws, and it was really quite surprisingly nice.  I'll check, but I think it may be Sainsbury's.

My malt levels are horrendously bad at the moment, I've recently polished off my cask strength Laprhoaig and reserve Glenfiddich (it was a present - I'd never normally buy it, but the reserve was quite nice), and I've only got a teensy bit of my cask cold-filtered Glenmorangie.

Over the summer months I'm more of a bourbon man.  Anyone got any love for Knob Creek and Maker's Mark?


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 9:45:59 AM   
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I'm not a whisky drinker, but thought for those of you who are, this would be a useful little thing.

For those who are whisky drinkers, surely when you first tasted whisky, you didn't think "wow this is heaven", but "wow this burns like hell". It's an acquired taste, and one I haven't acquired yet. Any recommendations on how best to find one that is going to be an easy way in, and the best way to drink it?




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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 9:47:46 AM   
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Forgot to say - it's a similarity chart. the sooner the lines meet, the more similar they are. For instance, Glenordie and Glenrothes are very similar, whereas Glenlossie and Balmenach are very dissimilar.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 9:51:20 AM   
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I think I started with bourbon - probably Jim Beam, which is an easy way to get started.  If you're out of an evening and don't fancy a beer, try a JD and coke, which is lovely long drink.

I really can't remember how I got into malt - it's been so bloody long.  As for drinking malts - neat with no ice or water (unless it's cask strength) is the only way for me.  Check out your local Oddbins as they normally have a malt on tasting most of the time, and just ask to try a teensy drop, then you'll steadily get a feel for the different types.

Try a Bowmore - that's really flavoursome and not too harsh and a good starter without being rubbish like the bog-standarg Glenfiddich.


< Message edited by rikkie -- 22/8/2007 9:53:06 AM >


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 12:15:50 PM   
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Do they do beer flavour? If not, why not?

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 12:22:44 PM   
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Not yet, but I believe some boffins are working on a Bacardi Breezer flavoured whisky.  Melon flavour. 

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 12:45:35 PM   
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My God how did I miss this thread for so long....

It's all about regions really, there are many Malts now it's difficult to know where to start.
Here's some I'd recommend by region.

Highland - Dalmore - 15 yr-old, hard to find fault and nicely balanced
or
Glenmorangie - various styles, hard to go wrong
or
really treat yourself to a Glen Ord or Brechin 28 yr-old

Lowland - Glenkinchie - sweeter because of the sherry finish but outstanding

Campbeltown - Longrow (various yearages and strength)

Will try and think of some more...Aberlour from Speyside is a jolly nice tipple, quite reasonable in most places too...

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 12:46:50 PM   
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Blimey... and then of course we could discuss Irish Whisky....

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 1:11:05 PM   
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If people want to discuss the Irish kind, then a new thread should be opened!

We discuss the real stuff here!

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 2:29:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jackal

If people want to discuss the Irish kind, then a new thread should be opened!

We discuss the real stuff here!


Ooooowwww, I know several experts who might disagree with such tosh!

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 2:33:04 PM   
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Seriously, I mean does anyone genuinely doubt that the finest whisky in the world is produced by Scotland? 

I know there's some very fine bourbon out there, but at the end of the day you just can't beat a fine malt.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 2:34:08 PM   
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Seriously, I mean does anyone genuinely doubt that the finest whisky in the world is produced by Scotland? 



Of course not.... but there are some beautiful Irish tipples too....

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 2:34:49 PM   
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T'was merely a bit of banter as you probably gathered from the smilies. I love Jameson and JD as well so I'm not just a whisky (sans 'e') man.
I saw your recommendations listed above but what's your favourite?

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 22/8/2007 2:50:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jackal



T'was merely a bit of banter as you probably gathered from the smilies. I love Jameson and JD as well so I'm not just a whisky (sans 'e') man.
I saw your recommendations listed above but what's your favourite?


It's difficult but probably Dalmore, as it's always the first to spring to mind... my everyday tipple is Bushmills. I might treat myself to a nice Brechin this Christmas though.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 11:35:30 AM   
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Just picked up a bottle of 12 year old Glen Ord from The Whisky Shop. The assistant said the distillery were being taken over or something so it would stop being made shortly. One to hang onto I reckon! (easier said than done)



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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 11:52:51 AM   
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Glen Ord's a fine malt and was my favourite for a long time before discovering Laphraoig and Laguvalin.  Haven't seen it around for quite a while now...

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 11:54:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rikkie

Glen Ord's a fine malt and was my favourite for a long time before discovering Laphraoig and Laguvalin.  Haven't seen it around for quite a while now...


http://www.whiskyshop.com/Contacts/StoreLocations.aspx

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:17:22 PM   
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big jack daniels drinker myself, i know its not as snooty as some of the others mentioned here but its just the best drink ever

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:43:17 PM   
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when I was working is switzerland my boos would pour some triple distilled 16yo glenfidich into his tea - totally unacceptable for it is one smooth drink.

For none whiskey drinkers or those who ahve not tried it yet - it should be served at room temp

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:47:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: naomi

when I was working is switzerland my boos would pour some triple distilled 16yo glenfidich into his tea - totally unacceptable for it is one smooth drink.

For none whiskey drinkers or those who ahve not tried it yet - it should be served at room temp



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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:53:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jackal

quote:

ORIGINAL: naomi

when I was working is switzerland my boos would pour some triple distilled 16yo glenfidich into his tea - totally unacceptable for it is one smooth drink.

For none whiskey drinkers or those who ahve not tried it yet - it should be served at room temp



Every time someone spells Scotch Whisky with an 'e', Chuck Norris punches a baby in the face.


How do you know I was not refering to Irish Whiskey?  I am Irish after all

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:55:58 PM   
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Ha, I don't.
It's just that you mentioned Glenfiddich in your original post and I assumed you were still talking about it.

My favourite Irish Whiskey is probably Jameson but I've not tasted many. Any recommendations?

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 1:56:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Biggus

Just picked up a bottle of 12 year old Glen Ord from The Whisky Shop. The assistant said the distillery were being taken over or something so it would stop being made shortly. One to hang onto I reckon! (easier said than done)


Glen Ord is very nice, and also a good 'entry level' single malt: it's smooth and doesn't have as robust a taste as some others - I don't mean that as a criticism, just an observation.

quote:

 Original: Jackal

If people want to discuss the Irish kind, then a new thread should be opened!

We discuss the real stuff here!



Don't discount the whiskey from the whisky thread: that superflouous 'e' doesn't mean a dip in quality. A Bushmills reserve is a thing of joy, and John Powers has a beautiful, almost floral, edge to it on the palate.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 2:04:00 PM   
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I didn't think Glenfiddich made a 16 year old? They do the standard 12, a Caoran reserve 12 year old, a 15, an 18 and a 21 as standard. They also bottle a 30, 40 and 50 year old but I'm pretty sure nobody would be putting that in tea .

I got a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh the other week for being best man for my mate. It's good stuff, aged in olorosso casks, unchillfiltered and cask strength.

Bit of info here >
http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000001013&cid=CPS8PUMALTKNNZT8LT0CXKBQW6S8BUOL - the nose of red apples is bang on and, for me, the chocolate comes through quite strongly on the palate. Nice bottle.

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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 2:07:05 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ilovebeerme


I didn't think Glenfiddich made a 16 year old? They do the standard 12, a Caoran reserve 12 year old, a 15, an 18 and a 21 as standard. They also bottle a 30, 40 and 50 year old but I'm pretty sure nobody would be putting that in tea .

I got a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh the other week for being best man for my mate. It's good stuff, aged in olorosso casks, unchillfiltered and cask strength.

Bit of info here >
http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000001013&cid=CPS8PUMALTKNNZT8LT0CXKBQW6S8BUOL - the nose of red apples is bang on and, for me, the chocolate comes through quite strongly on the palate. Nice bottle.


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RE: The Single Malt Club - 23/10/2007 2:08:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Biggus

quote:

ORIGINAL: ilovebeerme


I didn't think Glenfiddich made a 16 year old? They do the standard 12, a Caoran reserve 12 year old, a 15, an 18 and a 21 as standard. They also bottle a 30, 40 and 50 year old but I'm pretty sure nobody would be putting that in tea .

I got a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh the other week for being best man for my mate. It's good stuff, aged in olorosso casks, unchillfiltered and cask strength.

Bit of info here >
http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000001013&cid=CPS8PUMALTKNNZT8LT0CXKBQW6S8BUOL - the nose of red apples is bang on and, for me, the chocolate comes through quite strongly on the palate. Nice bottle.


 (Biggus notes that one down)


As does Jackal. I think my dad's Christmas present is sorted!

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