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Was in aldi yesterday, I have always been curious about thier glen marnoch range, anyone tried it is it a good drop for the price 
They have Sherry cask stuff was going to give a shot


They do a 28 year old for under £50 near Christmas that is well worth a punt.

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Asda are selling Tamnavulin Double Cask for £20 and Highland Park 12yo for £25 just now.
It's been years since I've tried Highland Park but it's better than I remember.
Anyone tried the Tamnavulin?


It's ok. I'm about a third of the way through a bottle I got a few weeks back. For £20 it's a decent whisky and for that price I would happily buy again but at full price I think there are others I would choose ahead of it.

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Some new Douglas Laing stuff to get into. Must say I'm looking forward to the Caol Ila, the best peated whisky I've had is a First Editions Caol Ila of the same age. 

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Pure filth to look at on a sunny morning on the Clyde Riviera. 

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Some new Douglas Laing stuff to get into. Must say I'm looking forward to the Caol Ila, the best peated whisky I've had is a First Editions Caol Ila of the same age. 
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Pure filth to look at on a sunny morning on the Clyde Riviera. 

That red wine Kilchoman is wonderful. Top choices there!!

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I've been trying some whiskies that have been lurking at the back of my cupboard for years.

Glemorangie Lasanta, Caol Ila 12 and Ardbeg 10.

The cork snapped when I tried to open the Ardbeg, then when I tried to remove the remaining bit, I just pushed it into the bottle.

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PS any of you boys going to the Glasgow Festival at Hampden next month?


My cousin is one of the directors of the festival, she's just posted on Facebook that session 1 is now a complete sell out with only a few tickets left for session 2.

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My cousin is one of the directors of the festival, she's just posted on Facebook that session 1 is now a complete sell out with only a few tickets left for session 2.


Session 2 now sold out too.

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Bought two tickets for the Stirling whisky festival next with a tasting session on top. Been wanting to go for years but have always been working or on holiday.
In other Gannonball whisky news I got a 25 yo ben riach at online auction recently, yet to try it though. Also did a tour at the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry when me and my mate were meant to be climing schiehallion but weather was shite. Would recommend it if you it if you are passing it, a really quaint picturesque distillery that tbey have spent a few quid on of late.

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Going to get an Ardbeg for Christmas.

 

Which one though? I have never tried any.

 

I’ve a bottle of Ardbeg An Oa which is lovely. Their 10 year old is meant to be a nice drop as well, though I’ve yet to try it.

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I’ve a bottle of Ardbeg An Oa which is lovely. Their 10 year old is meant to be a nice drop as well but I’ve not yet tried it.

I have some proper old school whisky book that was given to me, never read it really other than at the end the bloke basically says Ardbeg is by a mile the best whisky in the world so I want to try it. Jist dont know what to go for but I think probably the ten year old. If I am trying a new distillery I try to avoid the NAS stuff and try to figure out what is their signature bottle that they made their name with.

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As far as I know, An Oa and the 10 Y.O are both kind of on a par as far as being Ardbeg’s ‘signature’ or most popular bottles. However, their ‘Uigeadail’ has been getting a lot of good reviews in recent years.

 

As far as Ardbeg being the best in the world, this might be the opinion of the majority, but personally I don’t think it’s even the best on Islay. Again though, I’ve only tried An Oa and a limited edition one (the name I’ve forgot) they were producing when we did the tour. Still prefer Laphroaig myself.

 

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2 hours ago, Bairnardo said:

Going to get an Ardbeg for Christmas.

Which one though? I have never tried any.

Go for the 10. You actually can get a sort of gift box of the 10 that comes with wee tasters of the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan which are their 2 NAS but generallyhighly regarded next up bottles in the core range.

But definitely start with the 10. It really is nice and Ardbeg are a good distillery.

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Go for the 10. You actually can get a sort of gift box of the 10 that comes with wee tasters of the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan which are their 2 NAS but generallyhighly regarded next up bottles in the core range.
But definitely start with the 10. It really is nice and Ardbeg are a good distillery.


Cheers I will seek out that very gift box then.

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Hearing that the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk is being brought back to life. Don't know what the timescales are though.

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Discovered  an amazing liquor store about an hour away from me. Picked up a Laphroaig Triple Wood for $80 and (don't tell the missus) a bottle of Glenlivet 21 for $210. I'm so happy..

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