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Title: Whisky
Post by: Luci on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 18:24:28
Any Whisky experts on here?

I need to find a reasonably priced 21 year old bottle of Whisky, 21 is the key part.

Any suggestions?  Can I get one for round about 30 or is that unlikely?

All the ones Ive seen seem to be up to 18 years then they jump in price!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 18:29:20
Try this site -


http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/productlist.php?grpid=259


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: leefer on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 18:29:37
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADBS_enGB287GB292&q=21+year+old+whisky

Lots of links here Luci...with different prices to suit what your spending.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: nochee on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 22:04:24
Whiskey is something i have only been into for a year but my favourites are the smokey tastes of Caol Isla or lagavulin. Im sure you can get 21 year old bottles. Not sure on the price tho.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 02:48:16
I have one word for you: GLENFIDDICH.

Dunno about the price bit though.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Whits on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 06:04:02
I thought you would have gone sangsom!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 06:27:01
*pedantry* sangsom is rum *pedantry*

Besides, the hangovers achieved after a sesh on the sangsom are legendary. The last time I had a couple of bottles I couldn't get the taste out of my mouth for days.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 07:09:58
my mate bought me some sangsom back last month, it is fucking lush. i miss thailand.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Whits on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 07:41:38
ah my bad! when i left thailand to go to auz i'm pretty sure i got withdrawl from sangsom, i felt like shit for a few days..............just one more drink!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 07:44:42
I once sent a bottle of sangsom back to an uncle of mine.

He drank it at home, and fell down the stairs so hard that he knocked a radiator of the wall. I'm not allowed to send anymore back now.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 28, 2009, 11:52:52
I've only just seen this. Would he drink wine? A 1988 vintage Bordeaux should come in around budget.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Luci on Thursday, May 28, 2009, 12:06:27
yeah he likes wine!

I failed on the 21 year old Whisky idea as its impossible.  18 years easy 21 - v expensive (we considering I've already bought other stuff!

Went for a Glenmorangie in the end- mainly because it came in a nice box :D

I wanted Glenfiddich but they had sold out of the one I was after.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 28, 2009, 20:29:43
Couldn't you have bought a 12 year old Malt and turned the box upside down?


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: pumbaa on Friday, May 29, 2009, 17:15:33
yeah he likes wine!

I failed on the 21 year old Whisky idea as its impossible.  18 years easy 21 - v expensive (we considering I've already bought other stuff!

Went for a Glenmorangie in the end- mainly because it came in a nice box :D

I wanted Glenfiddich but they had sold out of the one I was after.

I went on a tour of Glenmorangie, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich distilleries, all in the same day. I was driving. FUCKING BIG BOO!

I do highly recommend Edradour, its produced in small quantities in a tiny distillery in Pitlochrie and doesn't have the 'eek' effect that some other malts do - i.e its very very smooth on the pallet. Difficult to get hold of in shops though, but you can get it online.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, May 29, 2009, 17:40:59
I was shocked to discover freshly distilled whiskey is actually crystal clear


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, May 29, 2009, 18:58:50
The colour comes from the barrell it's stored in.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Arriba on Friday, May 29, 2009, 19:34:09
i like whiskey.glen moray is my fav


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 29, 2009, 23:35:44
Any Whisky experts on here?

I need to find a reasonably priced 21 year old bottle of Whisky, 21 is the key part.

Any suggestions?  Can I get one for round about 30 or is that unlikely?

All the ones Ive seen seem to be up to 18 years then they jump in price!

I'd say.................................No. Get him a voucher.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 17:18:49
Taliskers.   Mmmmmmm


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Anteater on Sunday, May 31, 2009, 08:01:06
Can't claim to be an expert but the best one I've ever had is Midleton (Irish). Very expensive though so not a help for Luci I'm afraid !


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 19:38:50
Was just having a whisky so thought I'd bring it up, naturally I searched to see if we have done this before, as you can see we have.

Just wanted to give a shout out to Whits who actually contributed to this just over 10 years ago. x

Anyway, I love it.  I'm a scotch man, really love the peaty stuff, current favourite is Laphroaig Four Oak which, unfortunately, is usually only available in duty free unless you buy it online for 65 quid, which I can't justify.

Other favourites are Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg 10.

Any other fans out there?  What are you drinking at the moment if so?


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: pauld on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 19:44:45
Really like Dalwhinnie unless I'm buying :) Although Waitrose sometimes do their low-rent version "Winters Gold" on offer (although still around the 25quid mark). Currently enjoying the bottle of Monkey Shoulder I was bought for Father's Day.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 19:50:08
Really like Dalwhinnie unless I'm buying :) Although Waitrose sometimes do their low-rent version "Winters Gold" on offer (although still around the 25quid mark). Currently enjoying the bottle of Monkey Shoulder I was bought for Father's Day.

Out of those two I prefer the Monkey Shoulder to the Dalwhinnie.  Once I've finished the Four Oak I'm going to give the Aldi single malt Islay a go which is 17.99.  Not heard anything about it but seen it on the shelf.  I'll report as and when I get some.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: donkey on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 20:22:00
I've got bottles of McDonald's Ben Nevis and Bushmill's Black Bush that are in various stages of disappearing.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, July 1, 2019, 10:28:38
My old man passed away 3 year ago with probably 30 bottles of unopened premium whiskey.

I've tried a few times to get into it, but i just don't enjoy it.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Bewster on Monday, July 1, 2019, 10:37:18
Japanese whisky is the way to go


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: donkey on Monday, July 1, 2019, 16:35:21
Japanese whisky is the way to go

I love a Taiwanese make, Kavalan. Very drinkable.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 1, 2019, 17:01:21
My old man passed away 3 year ago with probably 30 bottles of unopened premium whiskey.

I've tried a few times to get into it, but i just don't enjoy it.
If you need any help just get in touch.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: normy on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 06:47:04
For me, the only good thing about whiskey is that a double at bedtime gets me drowsy and overcomes my insomnia problem.  It's not recommended by the "experts", but it's the only method I've found which consistently gets me off to a quick sleep.  I've tried all sorts of methods. Anyone else find it hard to get to sleep regularly?


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 07:20:37
Yeah I struggle to get to sleep.
Pisses me off more is that the mrs is asleep as soon as she hit the pillow.

Might have to give the double a go  :pint:


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: normy on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:45:37
Yeah I struggle to get to sleep.
Pisses me off more is that the mrs is asleep as soon as she hit the pillow.

Might have to give the double a go  :pint:
Yeah I struggle to get to sleep.
Pisses me off more is that the mrs is asleep as soon as she hit the pillow.

Might have to give the double a go  :pint:
Yeah I struggle to get to sleep.
Pisses me off more is that the mrs is asleep as soon as she hit the pillow.

Might have to give the double a go  :pint:


Good luck if you try it mwooly. I find it's best to sip it slowly, while reading a book in bed for about half an hour,  the drowsiness begins, light off, quickly to sleep.   


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 09:47:33
Looks like you've had a treble there normy  :)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:12:25
Talking of whiskey can anyone who knows about such matters suggest a special bottle/brand in the c.200 sort of price bracket, FiL done a load of work on the house for us and want to get him something special as a thank you and he likes his scotch (don't think he will touch Irish!).


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:20:55
Talking of whiskey can anyone who knows about such matters suggest a special bottle/brand in the c.200 sort of price bracket, FiL done a load of work on the house for us and want to get him something special as a thank you and he likes his scotch (don't think he will touch Irish!).

However if you buy whiskey, you'll get Irish, or heaven forbid American. If you want Scotch then its whisky.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:03:34
For me, the only good thing about whiskey is that a double at bedtime gets me drowsy and overcomes my insomnia problem.  It's not recommended by the "experts", but it's the only method I've found which consistently gets me off to a quick sleep.  I've tried all sorts of methods. Anyone else find it hard to get to sleep regularly?

The alcohol is sedating you, it's not necessarily helping you sleep. There is a difference.

I'm going to plug it again because it's an amazing book: you should read Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06Y649387/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) You should also probably see a doctor if you're having trouble getting to and/or staying asleep.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:10:25
For me, the only good thing about whiskey is that a double at bedtime gets me drowsy and overcomes my insomnia problem.  It's not recommended by the "experts", but it's the only method I've found which consistently gets me off to a quick sleep.  I've tried all sorts of methods. Anyone else find it hard to get to sleep regularly?

I have sleeping problems, or at least I used to. I used to sleep only every 3rd night. I was really worried about it.

A combination of atarax (an anti-histamine) and melatonin did the job for me.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 13:20:29
The alcohol is sedating you, it's not necessarily helping you sleep. There is a difference.

I'm going to plug it again because it's an amazing book: you should read Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06Y649387/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) You should also probably see a doctor if you're having trouble getting to and/or staying asleep.

I'm not reading a book by a mental Swindon fan off facebook


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 13:26:02
I'm not reading a book by a mental Swindon fan off facebook
:D


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 15:20:10
Not that Matthew Walker.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 15:25:17
So as per my earlier post does anyone have any suggestions otherwise he is just going to get 20 bottles of Famous Grouse....  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 15:47:54
So as per my earlier post does anyone have any suggestions otherwise he is just going to get 20 bottles of Famous Grouse....  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
No experience at that price point I'm afraid, but I'd be happy to help you research!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 16:18:30
No experience at that price point I'm afraid, but I'd be happy to help you research!

I won't be researching, hate the stuff!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 16:40:25
Not a big Whisky drinker, but IIRC Johnny Walker blue label seemed very smooth with little to no burn when I tried some at a friends house. Think it can be had for around 100 if you are lucky.

No idea really though, worth seeking an expert opinion before purchasing. I'm sure the single malt snobs will disagree.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 17:09:21
I won't be researching, hate the stuff!
I'm happy to carry that burden for you. Send me the candidate bottles and I'll try them out for you :)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 17:10:52
I'll help share the burden. I'll even pay for P&P!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 19:12:47
Talking of whiskey can anyone who knows about such matters suggest a special bottle/brand in the c.200 sort of price bracket, FiL done a load of work on the house for us and want to get him something special as a thank you and he likes his scotch (don't think he will touch Irish!).

Do you have any idea what sort of thing he likes? Peaty? Sherry cask, that sort of thing?


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 08:23:36
Do you have any idea what sort of thing he likes? Peaty? Sherry cask, that sort of thing?

I will make some subtle enquiries....


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 08:53:47
I will make some subtle enquiries....

Cool.  Then I might be able to help.  :-)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Kinky Tom on Saturday, July 13, 2019, 19:06:45
Was just having a whisky so thought I'd bring it up, naturally I searched to see if we have done this before, as you can see we have.

Just wanted to give a shout out to Whits who actually contributed to this just over 10 years ago. x

Anyway, I love it.  I'm a scotch man, really love the peaty stuff, current favourite is Laphroaig Four Oak which, unfortunately, is usually only available in duty free unless you buy it online for 65 quid, which I can't justify.

Other favourites are Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg 10.

Any other fans out there?  What are you drinking at the moment if so?

So that delicious bottle is now dry and as suggested I've tried the Aldi offering.  OK it's not sensational, I'm not expecting it to be but for less than 18 I really don't think you can go wrong.

I could get 3 bottles for the price of the Laphroaig I love so much and, of course, it isn't as good, but for three times the amount of whisky that is about 80% as good is just good economic sense.

it has a decent peaty nose and mouth with a kind of burned toffee that you often get. Certainly has that element of TCPness that you get with a more peaty whisky, which I like.  Compared to similarly priced whiskys this is it for me.

To be clear this is the green label Glen Marnoch Islay offering, I'm going to buy more.  


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Pete on Saturday, July 13, 2019, 22:31:40
So that delicious bottle is now dry and as suggested I've tried the Aldi offering.  OK it's not sensational, I'm not expecting it to be but for less than 18 I really don't think you can go wrong.

I could get 3 bottles for the price of the Laphroaig I love so much and, of course, it isn't as good, but for three times the amount of whisky that is about 80% as good is just good economic sense.

it has a decent peaty nose and mouth with a kind of burned toffee that you often get. Certainly has that element of TCPness that you get with a more peaty whisky, which I like.  Compared to similarly priced whiskys this is it for me.

To be clear this is the green label Glen Marnoch Islay offering, I'm going to buy more.  

I'll have to try that one. So far I've tried the Speyside and the Highland. They were nice, not the best single malts I've had, but for the price of a cheap blended I'm not complaining. The limited reserve for 2.50 more looks interesting too.

Cheers

https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/spirits/Whisky


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 18:42:58
I'm not a huge whisky drinker, but I've just cracked open a bottle of Jura 10 and it's absolutely beautiful.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 19:41:21
I'm not a huge whisky drinker, but I've just cracked open a bottle of Jura 10 and it's absolutely beautiful.

Give the Glenlivet 12 a go. Lovely jubbly :)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 20:30:32
I love the idea of a good quality whisky but the after effects knock me for 6, serious heart burn being the least dramatic or the most tolerant characteristic. I have an ex colleague who's brother worked for (excuse the spelling) Brochladdie and gave me as payment for a job, a decent size syphoned off bottle. Prior to moving cask, it was rocket fuel and put me on my arse. I think I like the peaty ones Laphroaig etc even have a limited edition Ben Raich but my bottles are all still on the shelf unopened as I don't think I can drink it anymore.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 20:39:15
I love the idea of a good quality whisky but the after effects knock me for 6, serious heart burn being the least dramatic or the most tolerant characteristic. I have an ex colleague who's brother worked for (excuse the spelling) Brochladdie and gave me as payment for a job, a decent size syphoned off bottle. Prior to moving cask, it was rocket fuel and put me on my arse. I think I like the peaty ones Laphroaig etc even have a limited edition Ben Raich but my bottles are all still on the shelf unopened as I don't think I can drink it anymore.

Can help You out there if you're struggling .............)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 22:36:55
Can help You out there if you're struggling .............)

#metoo


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, February 28, 2020, 00:39:38
I have spent hours upon hours recently watching a YouTube channel about whisk(e)y.

The Whisky Tribe.  I've been properly geeking out.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Friday, February 28, 2020, 15:55:35
Give the Glenlivet 12 a go. Lovely jubbly :)

That's in the same sort of area of the old whisky chart as the Jura 10. Will give it a go if I see it, cheers.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, February 28, 2020, 16:13:33
I think i've said before, my old man easily had upwards of 500 worth of wiskey in the house before he passed 3 1/2 years ago. And every drop is still there because no one else in the family like it.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, February 28, 2020, 17:05:34
That's in the same sort of area of the old whisky chart as the Jura 10. Will give it a go if I see it, cheers.

Which is why I recommended it  ;)
I think i've said before, my old man easily had upwards of 500 worth of wiskey in the house before he passed 3 1/2 years ago. And every drop is still there because no one else in the family like it.

That's a shame Chubbs. It's worth just quaffing or inhaling some and coating the mouth with a taste. Just a tot can last me a couple of hours as I enjoy the aroma more than the taste sometimes.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, February 28, 2020, 18:04:44
I think i've said before, my old man easily had upwards of 500 worth of wiskey in the house before he passed 3 1/2 years ago. And every drop is still there because no one else in the family like it.
All over to your place for the promotion party then !!.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 28, 2020, 18:23:47
Although I don't drink it we did the Ben Nevis distillery tour in Fort William a year ago, I think it was 5 entry to do the tour and at the end you could sample all their whiskys, full shots of them and pretty much as many times as you wanted.

They also gave everyone on the tour a 10% money off voucher and also if you buy a whisky from the shop that does the tastings you also get 8 off the cost of a bottle.

The wife who enjoys the stuff got a bottle of the 10 year old cask strength 57.7% Nevis whisky with the vouchers and money off for 8 a bottle!

It burns too much for my liking but she enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:23:29
Which is why I recommended it  ;)

Is it good mixed with coke, like the Jura is?


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:29:09
Takes years to mature then you fuck it up in seconds with Coke !!,  buy the cheap supermarket label stuff if you're going to kill it with Coke !!.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:32:11
Is it good mixed with coke, like the Jura is?

Wouldn't be mixing any single malts with coke tbh. They are too expensive and nice on their own. Save the cola for the Prince Consort or Bell's. Otherwise you're spoiling a decent Whisky :)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:34:12
Wouldn't be mixing any single malts with coke tbh. They are too expensive and nice on their own. Save the cola for the Prince Consort or Bell's. Otherwise you're spoiling a decent Whisky :)
This 100%.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:37:47
Ginger ale then?  :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:40:55
Ginger ale then?  :soapy tit wank:
Go on then,  if you want.   :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, February 28, 2020, 19:59:37
Ginger ale then?  :soapy tit wank:

Some Stones Ginger Wine if you must but don't over egg the pudding  :pint:


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Friday, February 28, 2020, 20:16:10
I only have it with ice really, although maybe that's sacrilege too!


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, February 28, 2020, 20:28:29
Na a good lump of ice is alright :)


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2020, 23:42:26
Some Stones Ginger Wine if you must but don't over egg the pudding  :pint:

Jameson Irish with stones ginger wine is a tipple I used to enjoy. Must revisit


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Friday, February 28, 2020, 23:46:55
Pleasant. Stones was my late Grandad's mixer of choice or anything with ginger in tbf. I miss him  :(


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2020, 23:58:43
I raise my glass to gramps. You're lucky, never met either of mine.


Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 00:30:31
I raise my glass to gramps. You're lucky, never met either of mine.

Indeed. He lived to 93. If I make 2/3rds of that I'll be very thankful. Thanks 4D.