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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 10:10:11 AM »
Stick to the Speysides and stay well clear of the Islays ..... :lol:
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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 07:58:39 PM »
Recently had a bottle of Scapa 16yr old, nice a bit sweet with a quite strong vanilla taste/scent.  Not my usual tipple prefer the smoky Islay malts like Laphroaig.  But I'm quite versatile can adapt quite quickly to most nice whiskies.  Is interesting with whisky, that there some whiskies in the past I did not like but now.  I think that there two factors to this, our palates change as we get older, and surely the whiskies cannot stay the same.

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 09:34:15 PM »
Having been introduced to the 'water of life' for many years I agree with Jim that those of us that are partial to a dram or two have usually started our drinking life consuming alcoholic drinks with sweet mixers, vodka with lemonade, rum and coke etc, but as you get older your taste buds definitely change and drinks that are less sweet are more palatable.
My preference for whisky is more towards the single malt offerings with the Islay matured varieties my most favoured. But this has taken many years developing my taste from softer tones from the lowlands and speyside distillers to the stronger peatier offerings from the islands.  Talisker is definitely a favourite of mine and I would recommend it as a starter for those venturing into the peaty varieties. I did start some years ago with the more delicate speyside malts notably Glenmorangie which I would recommend to anyone wishing to start on their whisky journey. Very light but tasteful and not to harsh on the palate. I would also recommend that no matter which whisky you choose always add a small amount of water, it not only takes away the bite of 'neat' whisky but mellows the taste and enhances the flavours. You will be amazed at how many flavours different whisky's produce.

 No matter what your tipple ...enjoy!

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 09:54:27 PM »
Nothing better than  a chilled can of McEwan's Export along with a guid hoose half of malt whisky and just sit and relax watching the log burner, canny beat it.
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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2015, 04:28:33 PM »
good to here our wee drams of choice. the lagavulin 16 year old for me a big tasting whisky lots going on in that dram cheers andy m

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2015, 05:31:53 PM »
For people just starting Malts I would recommend Aberlour as it's usually on offer some where and for the money it's a good whisky fairly dark but not too over powering with a nice smokey flavour not too strong to put new comers off.

I'm still waiting to try Talisker Storm I don't usually go for unaged malts but I've o ly heard good things from it.

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2015, 10:26:18 PM »
I can't see past Ben Riach dark rum finnish at the moment.

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2015, 05:00:19 AM »
Old Pulteney is my favourite and I can get it here for $35! I have converted my American and Brazilian friends.
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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2015, 12:22:43 PM »
Slowly working my way through a bottle of Dalmore.

I had a dram last night and it was the dogs danglies.

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2015, 04:11:31 PM »
Slowly working my way through a bottle of Dalmore.

I had a dram last night and it was the dogs danglies.

Billy
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