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Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2016, 05:44:00 PM »
Drank Talisker 10yr for about 5 years, then the local pub (only place I could get it consistently on the way home from work) was bought out by a named bottle shop group. The price went from 72 to 86 in one hit, and kept going up.
I enjoy many different scotches, all straight, and the following are favourites
SINGLES
Talisker 10yr
Talisker Storm
Laphroaig (any)
Lagavulin
Glenmorangie (a bit soft/smooth, and tends to disappear too quickly)
Glenlivet
BLENDED
Dewars (my day to day quaffer)
There are lots more singles that I haven't sampled, but being retired now, will need to wait for VERY special occasions, as the wife doesn't drink scotch.
The attached was for my birthday this month. Very nice!


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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #101 on: August 30, 2016, 08:51:28 PM »
drank too much of it in new Zealand one night - was our last night there and we weren't sure if theyd let us on the plane with an opened bottle so mrs told me to finish it - well, didn't I get drunk, get sick and have a hangover all in the one night - I was all but comatose! serves me right - and shakey the next day as well - but I still love my gin - in moderation

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« Reply #102 on: August 30, 2016, 09:03:04 PM »
BMW F, could not disagree if I tried, all excellent to my palate down the list to & including LAGAVULIN, the TALISKERS are just "right", getting them on special is the go to be more affordable  ;D

 ie Storm round $67 and 10yr round $72 recently.

Haven't tried the Glen Morangie & Glen Livet.

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #103 on: September 05, 2016, 06:48:53 PM »
Have to love this tasting note -

"Like a shepherd’s old woollen sock after a two-day tramp through a peat bog. A really weird mix of (sweaty) cheese and nuts, with some smoke also trying to inveigle itself. With water it becomes Ledaig-like with the flock, wool dripping with lanolin, munching on mangelwurzels"

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #104 on: October 04, 2016, 07:23:51 AM »
STOP PRESS  ;D

TALISKER 10YR OLD......$69 at Uncle Dans at the mo' for members.

Saw these just recently in a supermarket locally for $99, I kid you not !

Good value at this $$, just got to think of a special occasion (reason) for buying this one.........or two  :angel:

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« Reply #105 on: October 04, 2016, 07:44:28 AM »
STOP PRESS  ;D

TALISKER 10YR OLD......$69 at Uncle Dans at the mo' for members.

Saw these just recently in a supermarket locally for $99, I kid you not !

Good value at this $$, just got to think of a special occasion (reason) for buying this one.........or two  :angel:
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #106 on: October 05, 2016, 07:14:25 AM »
just got to think of a special occasion (reason) for buying this one.........or two  :angel:

Christmas is only 2 months away & the Missus would love one, & the kids need to give you something (from each of them, not all of them  ;D) ...

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #107 on: October 05, 2016, 10:03:11 AM »
Christmas is only 2 months away & the Missus would love one, & the kids need to give you something (from each of them, not all of them  ;D) ...

 :cheers:

Ideas man fizzie, I like your work  ;D

G/sons 11th b'day, that'll do, totally irrelevant to him but OK.................. ::) ;D

(Got one @ $69, should have got three, lovely drink !! )

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #108 on: October 05, 2016, 03:15:24 PM »
Only too happy to help!  ;D

Now, with regard to little Jimmy, you have to get 2 bottles - one for taste testing to make sure it's acceptable quality  :angel:, & the other gets marked as Jimmy's 11th Birthday, then get's stashed in the back of the wardrobe till his 21st, when Granddad presents it & helps taste that one as well (just to make sure it hasn't gone off over the 10 years)  ;D

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« Reply #109 on: October 05, 2016, 03:32:31 PM »
Did you say store for 10 years, scary concept  ;D

Quite concerned about evaporation in that time, think it's only fair to show
him a picture of an empty as a warning of something to avoid............unlike his
Grandad who is indeed as bad a Mum and Nanny tell him   ;D

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #110 on: November 11, 2016, 08:25:43 PM »
Tonight's nice little drop. This one may go fast

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« Reply #111 on: November 11, 2016, 08:27:48 PM »
Bring it next weekend, Linda will destroy it !!!
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« Reply #112 on: November 11, 2016, 08:45:04 PM »
Tonight's nice little drop. This one may go fast

Was that my bottle  >:D you said it was scotch ya fibbing bastard
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« Reply #113 on: November 11, 2016, 08:46:20 PM »
Was that my bottle  >:D you said it was scotch ya fibbing bastard
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« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2016, 09:35:19 PM »
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #115 on: November 12, 2016, 12:34:09 AM »
Anyone tried "Lark" scotch from Tassie?

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« Reply #116 on: November 12, 2016, 05:32:23 AM »
No haven't yet but it's up the top of my list
 Saw it on 60 minutes last week and it peaked my interest
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« Reply #117 on: November 12, 2016, 12:46:24 PM »
Haven't tried the Tassie whiskies, keen to !

We'll be over there next year, that might be the time
to check out a couple of distilleries.

A guide for the discerning Tassie boozer - http://www.whiskyandwisdom.com/?p=1517

e.g. - "Sullivans Cove should need no introduction, having had one of its barrels awarded best whisky in the world back in 2014."

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #118 on: November 12, 2016, 03:11:01 PM »
I too am getting into whiskey. It's so much easier to have a bottle or two in the caravan than a case if beer...or two. I like the adaptability of it as I drink it with coke, lemonade, neat or...in coffee. Don't knock it, if you like sugar in your coffee, the toffee/burnt sugar/vanillans really pop. I only need a small splash and bam! Neat is how I prefer to drink it at the moment. I am trying to learn all the subtle flavours of the whiskey before I cover it up with anything. I am not sure I believe in the ice is bad idea yet, but the more I drink the more I will learn and I do like to learn! I just finished a Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Never again. I could never shake the terps  flavour that I found very prevalent. My favourite and one I am purposely not buying is Buffalo Trace. I personally find it fantastic all round. I have my eye on Bulleit as I have been having this bourbon in my old fashions and I am really interested in how I find it neat/wet/with ice. Look forward to reading your discoveries and suggestions.
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« Reply #119 on: November 12, 2016, 06:13:33 PM »
The yank stuff needs sugary mixers, try a single malt with some peat/smoke influence, water to taste and you'll love it !!

Reminds me, must go get one  :angel:

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« Reply #120 on: November 12, 2016, 08:46:54 PM »
Here is one if you need to put yourself to sleep.

Very peaty on the nose but not much after that on that palate.

It can also fuel your chainsaw if you run out of 2 stroke 😅



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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2016, 09:15:36 PM »
Spey something tonight
Tasisker returned to the cupboard last week just not my taste
Sure I will finish it one day but not when there are others to try that promise more
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« Reply #122 on: November 22, 2016, 07:55:14 AM »
Hellyers Road Single Malt is the best I have had to date.
I love it with ice, a bit expensive to be gulping it with coke.

It's a Tasmanian whiskey that is definately worth a try.
I only buy it when it's on special.

If your down Tassie way, and visit the distillery, the tour is great and you can pour your own bottle of cask strength!
Just finished mine over the weekend up at Dargo.
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« Reply #123 on: November 22, 2016, 08:01:47 AM »
For those considering storing a bottle for future events:

"Unlike wine, whisky does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12 year old bottle for 100 years, it will always remain a 12 year old whisky. As long as the bottle is kept out of direct sunlight, the Scotch Whisky will neither improve nor deteriorate, even if it is opened." http://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/understanding-scotch/faqs/


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« Reply #124 on: November 22, 2016, 02:20:13 PM »
"Unlike wine, whisky does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12 year old bottle for 100 years, it will always remain a 12 year old whisky.

Nooooo don't say that Timmy  :'(

We've got an 8yo, 12yo Scotch in the cupboard to be opened next year for my eldest bloke's 21st, & another with 6 years to go for the young bloke's  :-[
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