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Old Dec 1st 2017, 7:50 pm   #31
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Southern Comfort. Now that's a nice sipping drink.
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Southern Comfort. Now that's a nice sipping drink.
Whaaaaaattt?!!!! MODERATORS!!!! Get this filth out of here!!!!!! Southern Comfort isn't whisky, it's sugar!!!
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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.

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Are you joking? It's about as peaty as they get !!
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Southern Comfort. Now that's a nice sipping drink.
I don't even know what to say to that.
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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!

What's your tipple Shard?
In stock:
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Glenmorangie
Macallan x2
Crowne Royal

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Are you joking? It's about as peaty as they get !!
Surely the only thing more peaty than Laphroaig is peat itself?
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Southern Comfort. Now that's a nice sipping drink.
It certainly seems to be going down well here
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In stock:
Bowmore
Glenmorangie
Macallan x2
Crowne Royal

On the list:
Balvenie
Dalwhinnie
Highland Park
Makers Mark
Crowne Royal? I will have to google that one.

Maker's Mark is nice, but would probably go for Gentlemen Jack first. Jack Daniels is poor, JD Single Barrel is too strong for my taste but Gentlemen Jack is pretty smooth. Would love to see the JD distillery one day.

Not too keen on Glenmorangie but I do like a Macallan. An old boss made the mistake of ordering a round of Macallan 18 at a Christmas party a few years ago, announcing his room number for the order. Sure enough several people took the liberty of ordering many more to his room (at about £15 a go). His bar bill in the morning was reportedly legendary, but he couldn't be sure he hadn't ordered them himself!

I will never forget Macallan for that reason.
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Crowne Royal? I will have to google that one.

Maker's Mark is nice, but would probably go for Gentlemen Jack first. Jack Daniels is poor, JD Single Barrel is too strong for my taste but Gentlemen Jack is pretty smooth. Would love to see the JD distillery one day.

Not too keen on Glenmorangie but I do like a Macallan. An old boss made the mistake of ordering a round of Macallan 18 at a Christmas party a few years ago, announcing his room number for the order. Sure enough several people took the liberty of ordering many more to his room (at about £15 a go). His bar bill in the morning was reportedly legendary, but he couldn't be sure he hadn't ordered them himself!

I will never forget Macallan for that reason.
Crown Royal is just a standard Canadian Rye, if you don't know it yet, you soon will! Gentleman Jack will be on my bar list (as with Jings' Old Putenely)!
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I really like Macallan too, but the past few bottles I've been gifted were the various 'finished' expressions. They are really quite nice for a sip or two only, then for me, the finish becomes overpowering. Madeira, sherry, rum, whatever.. it's too much.

For me it's a bit like the Innis & Gunn beers with a spirit finish.. nice for a mouthful, but who really wants their beer to taste of whisky or rum?
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When did Crown Royal grow an e? For decades it was a premium drink, and now carries about the same status as Canadian Club. A lot of kids kept their marble collection in those blue bags with the gold draw-string. By the same token, a lot of kids played sheriff with the star from a bottle of 5 Star on their chests (that's the bottle under the seat of the combine out in the field). The good ryes I've found are the small batch Wiser bottles that have a few more years in, the ones in grain elevator bottles, the football team commemoratives, etc. I can't see any way out of having some kind of whisky when I get home.
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When did Crown Royal grow an e? For decades it was a premium drink, and now carries about the same status as Canadian Club. A lot of kids kept their marble collection in those blue bags with the gold draw-string. .
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For me it's a bit like the Innis & Gunn beers with a spirit finish.. nice for a mouthful, but who really wants their beer to taste of whisky or rum?
Like those Innis & Gunn bottles, but as you say, in moderation.
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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!!!
And you would have been most welcome, especially if accompanied by a Yamazaki 12 - as you say, that is a very good whisky and I would highly recommend also.

You may well be single-handedly responsible for a wasted Saturday morning at this rate. I was inspired to crack the Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve open. A considerable improvement over the standard 12 year.
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