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Old Dec 1st 2017, 2:14 pm   #16
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Does drambuie count as a real whisky? Love it
No, it's a liqueur.
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Rye and ginger ale or 7up is ok, Scotch and pop seems a bit weird (ditto Irish).
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Had some awesome whiskeys when in Tokyo.
Seem to recall that Hibiki was a favourite
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yesterday evening's tipple ended up being a Glenfarclas. Fancied a straightforward highland malt rather than anything too smoky or peaty.
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At the risk of being hung for treason, I'm going to recommend that everyone tries Yamazaki 12 year old from Japan. Absolutely wonderful stuff.

I live just 4 miles from the St. George's Distillery in Norfolk, they make some really interesting whisky there, all bottled by hand. The head distiller is a Scot though and most of the barley is sourced from and malted in Scotland, so that probably explains why it's good In downtime between whisky runs they make gin for Marks & Spencer.
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Japanese whiskeys are winning a LOT of international awards.
we found a store in Tokyo that allowed you to sample them.
it was a fun night
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Japan takes its whiskey seriously, and does produce some very nice blends. I think Suntory even owns Bowmore now.

This cold weather winter is certainly conducive to a dram or two.
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I had a couple of pleasant nights in Edinburgh this week, introducing two Germans to a few single malts (incl. Balvenie DW, Dalwhinnie and Talisker).

Personally, a Highland Park takes a lot of beating, although as someone mentioned above, the few Japanese whiskies I have tried have all been superb with a very complex taste but very smooth.

With approx 12 months to go before we head to Canada and assuming I can only bring in one litre per person duty free, I am in the unfortunate position of having to drink a lot of whisky during 2018 to empty the cellar.

I hadn't really considered which whisky I would fill my allowance with - I might need a while to consider this important question. Any recommendations welcome.
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I had a couple of pleasant nights in Edinburgh this week, introducing two Germans to a few single malts (incl. Balvenie DW, Dalwhinnie and Talisker).

Personally, a Highland Park takes a lot of beating, although as someone mentioned above, the few Japanese whiskies I have tried have all been superb with a very complex taste but very smooth.

With approx 12 months to go before we head to Canada and assuming I can only bring in one litre per person duty free, I am in the unfortunate position of having to drink a lot of whisky during 2018 to empty the cellar.

I hadn't really considered which whisky I would fill my allowance with - I might need a while to consider this important question. Any recommendations welcome.
Highland Park currently on offer at £25 in Sainsburys and Waitrose. I've had it before and enjoyed, but a few people have recently been singing its praises, so may well need to get a bottle.

How many are in your cellar?
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Highland Park currently on offer at £25 in Sainsburys and Waitrose. I've had it before and enjoyed, but a few people have recently been singing its praises, so may well need to get a bottle.

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Talisker 10 pretty low
Dalmore 12 half full
Glenlivet 15 full
Glenlivet 18 half full
Highland Park 12 half full
Glenfiddich 15 full
Soon to be another £25 Highland Park!

So quite achievable over 12 months.

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I was given a Laphroaig Islay once. To say I am hooked is the understatement of the year. Peaty loveliness.

My mother also introduced me to Balvenie - tremendous stuff.

Always drink it neat, no water.

Laphroaig is one of my favourites, was just talking about it last night as a friend of mine is about to open his own distillery business in town. I enjoy Laphroaig as its not over the top peaty, its more balanced than some peaty whiskeys out there.

Oban is another of my favourites, I actually did a tour of their distillery some years back.

As most say on here, I drink it neat and gently sip it, great end of the night drink. I only drink single malt Scotch, I have never found a blended Scotch whiskey that I have liked....

As for Canadian rye whisky I like 40 creek.....I drink that with coke.
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Talisker 10 pretty low
Dalmore 12 half full
Glenlivet 15 full
Glenlivet 18 half full
Highland Park 12 half full
Glenfiddich 15 full
Soon to be another £25 Highland Park!

So quite achievable over 12 months.

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Highly achievable !
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I had a couple of pleasant nights in Edinburgh this week, introducing two Germans to a few single malts (incl. Balvenie DW, Dalwhinnie and Talisker).

Personally, a Highland Park takes a lot of beating, although as someone mentioned above, the few Japanese whiskies I have tried have all been superb with a very complex taste but very smooth.

With approx 12 months to go before we head to Canada and assuming I can only bring in one litre per person duty free, I am in the unfortunate position of having to drink a lot of whisky during 2018 to empty the cellar.

I hadn't really considered which whisky I would fill my allowance with - I might need a while to consider this important question. Any recommendations welcome.
Nice choices, all. I do like Dalwhinnie especially. I'm in Germany just now, nowhere near Munich though otherwise I'd be round there in a shot to help you get rid of your surplus!!!
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On a recent holiday trip to Taiwan this summer, I got a bottle of the locally produced single malt Kavalan. That is/was surprisingly good stuff.
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Laphroaig is one of my favourites, was just talking about it last night as a friend of mine is about to open his own distillery business in town. I enjoy Laphroaig as its not over the top peaty, its more balanced than some peaty whiskeys out there.

Oban is another of my favourites, I actually did a tour of their distillery some years back.

As most say on here, I drink it neat and gently sip it, great end of the night drink. I only drink single malt Scotch, I have never found a blended Scotch whiskey that I have liked....

As for Canadian rye whisky I like 40 creek.....I drink that with coke.
Have you tried Johnnie Walker Green label? I had the same impression of blended whiskies until a friend introduced me to it a few years ago. It changed my perception of blended whisky - although admittedly it is more expensive than most single malts that I buy.
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