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Offline Billy

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2015, 05:08:05 PM »
It was a Christmas present from my youngest and her boyfriend but i saw it in Tesco for around 50.

I was a bit shocked and told her it was far too much to spend.

It is nice right enough. One of the best I've tasted and Ive tasted a lot of different malts over the years.

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2015, 06:59:33 PM »
It was a Christmas present from my youngest and her boyfriend but i saw it in Tesco for around 50.

I was a bit shocked and told her it was far too much to spend.

It is nice right enough. One of the best I've tasted and Ive tasted a lot of different malts over the years.

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its something I'm after my self ive heard it has a hint of orange in its taste.  :)

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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2015, 07:45:18 PM »
Well after 500 miles of driving today for the grandmother in laws funeral ive treat my self to a bottle of Highland park 12yr old. First impressions it's very thick and almost caramel like certainly worth the money.

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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2015, 08:16:03 PM »
Better get the two bottles  since we have to open one of the bottles !
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2015, 08:21:44 PM »
Better get the two bottles  since we have to open one of the bottles !
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I believe it's on the whiskyshop.com but a 60 year old dalmore is for 2,500,000

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Re: Whisky Reviews
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2015, 08:24:49 PM »
Cask strengths got to admit I've never tried them any one got any recommendations? Liking the look of the Aberlour for 40 on Amazon.

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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2015, 04:06:41 PM »
Cask strengths got to admit I've never tried them any one got any recommendations? Liking the look of the Aberlour for 40 on Amazon.
I have quickly become a fan of Aberlour's A'Bunadh.  It's a big bold sherry bomb, highly rated and well liked by most.  Most are right at 60% ABV so sip slowly!  I found a bottle of batch 41 last night, it will be awhile before I can get to it.

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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2015, 05:08:04 PM »
I have quickly become a fan of Aberlour's A'Bunadh.  It's a big bold sherry bomb, highly rated and well liked by most.  Most are right at 60% ABV so sip slowly!  I found a bottle of batch 41 last night, it will be awhile before I can get to it.

I've had alook around the super markets but can't seem to find any I think online and whisky shops are the only option for cask strengths. That's the one I've been looking at as I'm a fan of the 10year old.

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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2015, 06:02:02 PM »
I'm still researching the matter with a view to writing a book, not the usual tasting notes and scores out of a hundred stuff, plenty of those exist. The books are needing to be re written really as now you can buy un peated Islay malts (Coal Isla does one) and you can buy loads of Highlands and Speysides that are peated so the old rules no longer apply. I have a dram most evening, just one usually and make a few notes for further reference. I have spent some rather daft amounts of money on whisky from "lost distilleries" (ones that are closed down) and some of them were dreadful and now tend to go for the more mainstream distilleries, but often their obscure bottles. I'm a "friend of the Laphroaig" and have had the pleasure of visiting all but one of the Islay distilleries( Coal Isla was shut for maintenance) and can recommend them although Bowmore is my least favourite. You have to beware of others opinions though as like art, taste is a very personal thing. I have agreed with one writer on a certain whisky and completely disagree with another whisky reviewed by the same writer, I have to say though there are only a couple of "mingers" that I will never buy again. Penderyn the Welsh whisky is bloody awfull to my taste and I am currently drinking a Macallan Gold that is hard work too.
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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2015, 06:32:19 PM »
I'd look forward to seeing the finished product or even the work in progress as I am fairly new to the world of malts and you can never beat a bit of guidance. I also make my own notes only a couple of lines for each drink for memory.

My wife suprised my with a bottle of Aberlour 12 year old on Monday I couldn't believe how much smoother it is than the 10 year old.

Also got my self Glenlivet founders reserve ( I usually avoid unaged malts) but I genrally like Glenlivet I feel alittle bit let down by this drink as it doesn't really stand out from the crowd.