Single out your single Malts

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mountainm

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Jan 12, 2011
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Generally I'll have an Aberlour in the cupboard as it tastes like bonfire toffee and is usually on offer.

But my choice tipple is an Islay - a nice Laphroig or Lagavulin, or perhaps a Caol Ila. SWMBO calls 'em "peaty bog water" - that's a ditch I'd happily fall into.

Currently I'm supping an Isle of Jura Original.

How about you?
 
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addo

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Feb 8, 2006
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Derbyshire
I have a friend in the village with many. I so enjoy visiting him!

I like them all, but with many its the association of a good time and one of those was with a Lagavulin 16. I tasted it again afterwards and..well it was still gorgeous :)

Cant go wrong with Jura and when not in peaty mode, the Sainsburys sherry cask is nice and also cheap.

Morrisons is the place for offers though ;)
 

Paul_B

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Jul 14, 2008
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I got the 18 yo aberlour before Xmas. The £40+ one half price. nice.

Went to the coop one night to just get some cheaper whiskey end of last year for when I didn't want to waste single malts. Something like a grouse (just for a whiskey mac or something like that). Anyway it turned out one of the Jura malts was actually just about the same price so couldn't resist tasting it.

Anyway last December and possibly part of November too I had Aberlour 18 yo, jura, highland Park and I think a Laphroag too but can't really remember. Must admit my recycling box didn't look too flattering in December again. Every December Booths near me always has a lot of malts on offer. That's when I develop a single malt habit. Basically I work my way through the malts on offer. Trouble with they keep changing them so I have to drink up. My one rule is finish one bottle before getting the next hence the filling up of the recycling box (not helped by missing one fortnight collection).
 

mountainm

Bushcrafter through and through
Jan 12, 2011
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I got the 18 yo aberlour before Xmas. The £40+ one half price. nice.

Went to the coop one night to just get some cheaper whiskey end of last year for when I didn't want to waste single malts. Something like a grouse (just for a whiskey mac or something like that). Anyway it turned out one of the Jura malts was actually just about the same price so couldn't resist tasting it.

Anyway last December and possibly part of November too I had Aberlour 18 yo, jura, highland Park and I think a Laphroag too but can't really remember. Must admit my recycling box didn't look too flattering in December again. Every December Booths near me always has a lot of malts on offer. That's when I develop a single malt habit. Basically I work my way through the malts on offer. Trouble with they keep changing them so I have to drink up. My one rule is finish one bottle before getting the next hence the filling up of the recycling box (not helped by missing one fortnight collection).
Know what you mean about Booths, wish we had them in this neck of the woods....

Anyone else go to the York Whiskey festival?
 

Paul_B

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Jul 14, 2008
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Its a bit quiet on the bargains there now and I think Morrisons and ASDA are doing better deals right now. But at least you can get a decent range.

BTW anyone who likes drinks like malts, bottle conditioned ales, wines, brandys, etc and live near Clitheroe in Lancashire should go to this little off licenceon the same road as that big hardware store is but further away from the road with the station on from that hardware store. It is a really treasure trove of alcoholic treats!!
 

trekkingnut

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Jul 18, 2010
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Wiltshire
as Renikov is fully aware.

This is my current cupboard and any of these would do fine in my bag:

Aberlour, 10 year old
A'Bunadh, Cask Strength
Ardbeg, 22 year old, 1974 bottling
Balvenie, 21 year old, Port cask finish
Bowmore, 15 year old, Single cask finish
Bushmills, 10 year old
Bushmills, 10 year old
Coal Ila, 20 year old
Dallas Dhu, 23 year old, 1971 bottling, Distillery closed permanently in 1983
Glen Farclas 105, Cast Strength, Half bottle.
Glendronach, 15 year old, Sherry cask
Glenfiddich, Special Reserve
Glenlivet, 15 year old
Glenmorangie "La Santa"
Laphroig, Quater cask finish
Ledaig, 19 year old, 1990 bottling
Loch Dhu, 10 year old, no longer commercially available
Macallan, 10 year old, cask strength
Oban, 1982 bottling
Penderyn, Welsh whisky
Scotts, 1964, Single grain whisky, extremely rare, only 8 distillerys produce single grain whisky
Springbank, 15 year old
Talisker, 21 year old, double matured
The Dalmore, 15 year old
Wholly Smoke, 10 year old
Glen Grant, 21 year old
Poit Dhubh, 12 year old
Bruichladdich
Bowmore, 12 year old
Balvenie, 12 year old, double wood finish
Glen Morangie miniature set

Old and rare 1/5 bottles:
Bowmore, ten year old
Brora, 20 year old
Caol Ila, 20 yeear old
Glendullan, 23 year old
Port Ellen, 25 year old
Teaninich, 23 year old
 

soloman

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Aug 12, 2007
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Ive been working in so many of the great whiskey distillerys of Scotland that ive lost count.
The thing is that its your taste,and people can only give you a guide.
Here is my top 3
bunnahabhain
balvenie
knockando
Ive not put any ages on the selections as i think you should try their 12 before you shell out for their more expensive drams.
Soloman
 

persistent king

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May 23, 2010
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wigan
as Renikov is fully aware.

This is my current cupboard and any of these would do fine in my bag:

Aberlour, 10 year old
A'Bunadh, Cask Strength
Ardbeg, 22 year old, 1974 bottling
Balvenie, 21 year old, Port cask finish
Bowmore, 15 year old, Single cask finish
Bushmills, 10 year old
Bushmills, 10 year old
Coal Ila, 20 year old
Dallas Dhu, 23 year old, 1971 bottling, Distillery closed permanently in 1983
Glen Farclas 105, Cast Strength, Half bottle.
Glendronach, 15 year old, Sherry cask
Glenfiddich, Special Reserve
Glenlivet, 15 year old
Glenmorangie "La Santa"
Laphroig, Quater cask finish
Ledaig, 19 year old, 1990 bottling
Loch Dhu, 10 year old, no longer commercially available
Macallan, 10 year old, cask strength
Oban, 1982 bottling
Penderyn, Welsh whisky
Scotts, 1964, Single grain whisky, extremely rare, only 8 distillerys produce single grain whisky
Springbank, 15 year old
Talisker, 21 year old, double matured
The Dalmore, 15 year old
Wholly Smoke, 10 year old
Glen Grant, 21 year old
Poit Dhubh, 12 year old
Bruichladdich
Bowmore, 12 year old
Balvenie, 12 year old, double wood finish
Glen Morangie miniature set

Old and rare 1/5 bottles:
Bowmore, ten year old
Brora, 20 year old
Caol Ila, 20 yeear old
Glendullan, 23 year old
Port Ellen, 25 year old
Teaninich, 23 year old
Can i come around your house lol.


jura for me
 

northumbrian

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Dec 25, 2009
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newcastle upon tyne
laphroig quarter cask (the 48% one.)
but i might try a blend (big gasp of horror heard) next called BIG PEAT which is a islay blend and has a good write up ,and then i'll try a islay single malt called SMOKEHEAD,lol.
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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Pembrokeshire
laphroig quarter cask (the 48% one.)
but i might try a blend (big gasp of horror heard) next called BIG PEAT which is a islay blend and has a good write up ,and then i'll try a islay single malt called SMOKEHEAD,lol.
Oh yes 1/4 cask!
But any Laphroiag at a pinch!