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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ... Laphraoig is similar to ...
    Oh Zak ... that have you done to your taste buds?!

    Pay no attention to him. Double Laphraoig, poured over a single ice cube. Sip slowly. Relax. Only way to do it

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    Re: Whisky

    Islay vs Speyside !
    Deathmatch !
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Oh Zak ... that have you done to your taste buds?!

    Pay no attention to him. Double Laphraoig, poured over a single ice cube. Sip slowly. Relax. Only way to do it

    ICE.....? oh it gets worse....this could be a new Cold War ;-)

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ICE.....? oh it gets worse....this could be a new Cold War ;-)
    Never more than one cube, and it does depend on the whisky - some can take it, some can't, and some can be drunk both with and without.

    Besides, if it's a cold war then I'll win, since I'm the one with the ICE

    EDIT:

    Incidentally, this is a really good reason to go to tastings - you can try spirits in a variety of different ways to see how you like them. There are a number of gins out there that are ruined by adding tonic to them, but you'd never know unless you had the opportunity to try them both with and without....

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    Re: Whisky

    I tried some Jura Superstition and gave it away!!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post

    Incidentally, this is a really good reason to go to tastings - you can try spirits in a variety of different ways to see how you like them.
    I inherited my bottle of Laphraiog...unlike the money it lasted a further decade... but it did get drunk properly by guests....

    Back onto the proper stuff....

    Welsh - shop for Penderyn, they're all amazing

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I tried some Jura Superstition and gave it away!!
    ohhhhh. you shouldn't have done that... it brings bad luck.....


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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Besides, if it's a cold war then I'll win, since I'm the one with the ICE
    Not if *I* get involved... Mortars come with incendiary rounds, you see... and fire melts ice, you see...

    No-one's mentioned Johnnie Walker, that I've noticed.
    Pretty good stuff by all accounts, of those that like it, anyway. They spell whisky properly, at least.
    I don't personally like any that I've tried, but a number of friends enjoy the various coloured labels and occasionally get bought some for Christmas/birthdays if they're well-behaved.... However, they're also into mugs of mud and dirt, or Real Ale as they like to call it, so perhaps that's an indication of what palletes are best suited to JW?

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    Re: Whisky

    Johnnie Walker is blended tat.

    I have a fair selection at the moment (16 from memory). Current favourites are:

    Jura Elixir (hard to find compared to the other Jura varieties, but far superior).
    Nikka from the Barrel (excellent Japanese whisky, comes in a 50cl bottle priced like a 70cl though!)
    Bowmore Tempest (a punchy 55%).

    I also have the Aldi Speyside which gets a special mention as it's rather pleasant and under £20 a bottle.

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    This too:

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/auc...amazon-2913230


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Johnnie Walker is blended tat.
    Johnnie Walker the best one...

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    Re: Whisky

    Just seen this thread, don't have time to give a full reply atm, but signing on so I can find it easily later.

    My first nugget of wisdom is that price is no indicator these days of quality. I have tasted rare £2500 whiskys of 34-year old hype from long-closed distilleries of renown, that are inferior to £50 bottles of younger offerings from elsewhere. I have tasted (side-by-side) a series of limited edition £100 bottles marketed as the same thing from multiple years output from the same distillery and the variation in quality, taste and experience is marked. The 1998 dwarfs the 1999, etc etc.

    My second nugget is find what works for you, everyone has different palattes, tastes and preferences. Don't let anyone tell you what you do and don't like.

    My third nugget is be prepared for your tastes to change. Throughout the day, week, month, year etc. A lot is to do with circumstance, ambient conditions, your hydration and situation etc. It is unusual to find one whisky for all occasions, and just as with wine, what I like in summer is very very different from the depths of winter.

    Also as with wine, if you only ever stay on the sickly blue-nun/black-tower-esque variants you'll never know what there really is to enjoy, and believe me you're missing out.

    That's four nuggets, at what point does it become a sovereign?

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    Re: Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    ... be prepared for your tastes to change. ... A lot is to do with circumstance, ambient conditions ...
    And soundscape, believe it or not. I went to a Ketel One vodka tasting last year where they played different soundscapes at you as you tasted the drinks, so you could experience how just listening to a different sound could directly influence what you tasted.

    And it worked. I honestly couldn't believe how different the same drink could taste based on what you were listening to, but it really does.

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