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Old Jun 16th 2007, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
You say potato, I say potato.
And you'd struggle to say that after a night on the stuff. I've accidently bastardised the word, shoud be kalimotxo or calimocho. Has the same effect though.
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Originally Posted by The Oddities
By 10 euros I presume you mean a case.

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I've seen some albarinos in the shops at that price - per bottle.
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And you'd struggle to say that after a night on the stuff. I've accidently bastardised the word, shoud be kalimotxo or calimocho. Has the same effect though.
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I've seen some albarinos in the shops at that price - per bottle.
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Should be able to get a martin codax for 8 or 9 euros a bottle. Worth it though, on the odd occasion.

Partial to a bit of laphroig I must say. But the king of whisky is Lagavulin, and you get that here no bother. And Bunnnahabain (no idea if that's spelt right), Oban, Highland Park... You seem to find Glenrothes a lot as well, and you can barely find that in The UK.
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Originally Posted by Lochy
Should be able to get a martin codax for 8 or 9 euros a bottle. Worth it though, on the odd occasion.

Partial to a bit of laphroig I must say. But the king of whisky is Lagavulin, and you get that here no bother. And Bunnnahabain (no idea if that's spelt right), Oban, Highland Park... You seem to find Glenrothes a lot as well, and you can barely find that in The UK.
all very comercial malts now, if you want specialist malts try Black Isle, its what Lagavulin wishes it could be.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
all very comercial malts now, if you want specialist malts try Black Isle, its what Lagavulin wishes it could be.
Nice one, I'll check it out.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
all very comercial malts now, if you want specialist malts try Black Isle, its what Lagavulin wishes it could be.
Any other recommendations in case i don't find that one.
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Originally Posted by Lochy
Any other recommendations in case i don't find that one.
I tend to go for some of the micro, or specialist distilleries, Glenburgie is considered one of the 12 greatest malts, and if you look around a 10y malt should only cost about 15-20 quid.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
I tend to go for some of the micro, or specialist distilleries, Glenburgie is considered one of the 12 greatest malts, and if you look around a 10y malt should only cost about 15-20 quid.
You reckon you can pick them up ver here? ANy opinion of compass box? See a lot of those appearing.
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Originally Posted by Lochy
You reckon you can pick them up ver here? ANy opinion of compass box? See a lot of those appearing.
Looks like they make some of their whisky in France!
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
Looks like they make some of their whisky in France!
These guys?

www.compassboxwhisky.com/
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Originally Posted by Lochy
Should be able to get a martin codax for 8 or 9 euros a bottle. Worth it though, on the odd occasion.

Partial to a bit of laphroig I must say. But the king of whisky is Lagavulin, and you get that here no bother. And Bunnnahabain (no idea if that's spelt right), Oban, Highland Park... You seem to find Glenrothes a lot as well, and you can barely find that in The UK.
Bunnahabhain - if in doubht, stick in an "h" after another consonant! Not a scotch drinker myself, but am surprised there's one called Glenrothes! Learn something new everyday...

Any nice vinos rosados?

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Originally Posted by Lochy
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Have a look at this site, they have a few tips.


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I'm quite partial to a nice Ribera - Protos and Pesquera being favourites. Any recommendations out there be they Riberas. Riojas, whites or reds? Not looking to break the bank, but prefer it in a bottle to a tetrabrick...
Protos is my favourite too. If you ever get the chance, visit the village where it's made - PeƱafiel in the province of Valladolid. From where you are in Donostia it's not a bad run as it's only around 20km from the A1 Burgos-Madrid motorway near the Aranda exit (number 156 if memory serves) and it's only around 2 1/2 to 3 Hours or so.

It's a beautiful village and the castle that overlooks it is now home to the Protos bodega and museum. Nearly every restaurant serves "lechazo", the local nickname for Cordero Lechal (suckling lamb...mmmmmmm!!!!), and it has a very special recipe. Quite simply I've never tasted better lamb. Some places only serve this and nothing else!!!!!!!! The table wine they give you will more than likely be Protos.

Great day out, but better staying over so as to really enjoy the wine
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