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apologies if this has been covered before but do any pie and bovrilites enjoy a wee dram. i am a bit of a whisky lover and thought that we could share our whisky experiences with a thread.Favorite whisky region, your favorite drams, best whisky shop, best whisky pub etc etc.

i'll get the ball rolling, the wife got me a bottle of Dalmore distillery managers exclusive 1995 vintage from the whisky shop in Buchanan Galleries yesterday, haven't opened it yet. anyone tried this, i'm told it's a whisky shop exclusive.

anyway my regular dram is Caol ila 12 yo, it is a very nice whisky and aint a bad price.

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apologies if this has been covered before but do any pie and bovrilites enjoy a wee dram. i am a bit of a whisky lover and thought that we could share our whisky experiences with a thread.Favorite whisky region, your favorite drams, best whisky shop, best whisky pub etc etc.

i'll get the ball rolling, the wife got me a bottle of Dalmore distillery managers exclusive 1995 vintage from the whisky shop in Buchanan Galleries yesterday, haven't opened it yet. anyone tried this, i'm told it's a whisky shop exclusive.

anyway my regular dram is Caol ila 12 yo, it is a very nice whisky and aint a bad price.

My own favourite region is Speyside for the various choice of single malt. However my own particular favourite single malt is Dalwhinnie 15 year old,closely followed by Glenfarclas 12 year old,Talisker 10 and Laguvulin 16. Over the years i've tried all the regions and the recognised six classic malts,Dalwhinnie 15, Talisker 10, Laguvulin 16,Cragganmore 12,Oban 14 and Glenkinchie 12 but always come back to the Dalwhinnie,although Craganmore is a very palatable malt. For a blend i look no further than a Chivas Regal 12 or if i'm looking for a blend for a special occasion a Chivas 18 or Royal Salute 21. Happy drinking,hic!!

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My favourite dram is bunnahabhain.

Although other whiskys which I enjoy are talisker, royal lochnagar, highland park, springbank and the Glenrothes.

I got a cracking deal three weeks ago at Edinburgh airport a litre of auchentoshan springwood and 70cl of the Glenrothes for £55.

The best pub I've been in for whisky has to be whisky macs in Campbeltown.

I've had a bottle of glenmorangie for 8 years which has never been opened. I've bern saving it for a special occasion and will be a while before I open it. Also got a bottle of against the grain wax and wane which I bought from oddbins in 2007. I haven't touched that either and looks it will be there for a while yet.

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My own favourite region is Speyside for the various choice of single malt. However my own particular favourite single malt is Dalwhinnie 15 year old,closely followed by Glenfarclas 12 year old,Talisker 10 and Laguvulin 16. Over the years i've tried all the regions and the recognised six classic malts,Dalwhinnie 15, Talisker 10, Laguvulin 16,Cragganmore 12,Oban 14 and Glenkinchie 12 but always come back to the Dalwhinnie,although Craganmore is a very palatable malt. For a blend i look no further than a Chivas Regal 12 or if i'm looking for a blend for a special occasion a Chivas 18 or Royal Salute 21. Happy drinking,hic!!

yeah Chivas 18 and their royal Salute are the best of the blends i think. although they are quite dear for a blend they are well worth it IMO, very nice. i like Speyside whisky. my favorite being the Glenlivet, i got a bottle of their 21yo archive for my 30th last year. absolutely stunning whisky. i see you like the Glenfarclas 12yo too, i think that is a nice whisky also, iv'e never tried Cragganmore, but all the others i have, you are a man of tastesmile.gif

the pub i like for the range of whisky they stock is the ben Nevis in the west end of Glasgow, for all that it is a big city, Glasgow is short on decent pubs that specialize in whisky.

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My favourite dram is bunnahabhain.

Although other whiskys which I enjoy are talisker, royal lochnagar, highland park, springbank and the Glenrothes.

I got a cracking deal three weeks ago at Edinburgh airport a litre of auchentoshan springwood and 70cl of the Glenrothes for £55.

The best pub I've been in for whisky has to be whisky macs in Campbeltown.

I've had a bottle of glenmorangie for 8 years which has never been opened. I've bern saving it for a special occasion and will be a while before I open it. Also got a bottle of against the grain wax and wane which I bought from oddbins in 2007. I haven't touched that either and looks it will be there for a while yet.

The Glenrothes is a cracking whiskey. My old man got a special bottle of it a few years ago for his fifieth.

My favourite is the 12 year old Glendronach, although I'm slightly biased as my granddad worked there. Balvenie would probably be my other day-to-day first choice. Found 2/3rds full 70cl of Aberlour unexpectely in the cupboard over the weekend too :D

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My favourite dram is bunnahabhain.

Although other whiskys which I enjoy are talisker, royal lochnagar, highland park, springbank and the Glenrothes.

I got a cracking deal three weeks ago at Edinburgh airport a litre of auchentoshan springwood and 70cl of the Glenrothes for £55.

The best pub I've been in for whisky has to be whisky macs in Campbeltown.

I've had a bottle of glenmorangie for 8 years which has never been opened. I've bern saving it for a special occasion and will be a while before I open it. Also got a bottle of against the grain wax and wane which I bought from oddbins in 2007. I haven't touched that either and looks it will be there for a while yet.

that is a great deal, airports are always good for whisky.

i think the Glenrothes select reserve is nice, don't think it has an age on it.

i like having a bottle for a special occasion, but i find that i declare more occasions special just so i can get out the special stuff

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The Glenrothes is a cracking whiskey. My old man got a special bottle of it a few years ago for his fifieth.

My favourite is the 12 year old Glendronach, although I'm slightly biased as my granddad worked there. Balvenie would probably be my other day-to-day first choice. Found 2/3rds full 70cl of Aberlour unexpectely in the cupboard over the weekend too :D

working in a distillery would be a great job, iv'e only tried the 12 year old Glendronach once and it was a couple of years ago so don't remember to much about it TBH

finding unexpected bottles in a cupboard would be nice, nothing like that ever happens to me,

as a day to day, the balvenie is a good choice, it is always quite easy to come across, i think most supermarkets sell it which is handy, nothing worse if your regular bottle is only available through a specialist or online

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If you like the more smoky island whiskys you'd be well advised to sample some of the Ardbeg 10yr.

http://www.ardbeg.com/ardbeg/the-ardbeg-range

I like Ardbeg and also Laphroaig and Bowmore from the same neck of the woods. Other malts I like are Glenfiddich and Highland Park.

I don't really 'do' Auchentoshan or Glenmorangie.

As for the cheap shite, I quite like the taste of Scottish Leader.

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i think the Glenrothes select reserve is nice, don't think it has an age on it.

I've got two bottles of the 1998 in the cupboard but it's nowhere near as good as the '94. The select reserve is always a secret mix of a whole bunch of stuff and it changes so much year to year, I should know as my partner's dad is a stillman there.

Islay's my favourite region by far but my malt of the moment goes to the Glendronach 15yo, just superb.

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working in a distillery would be a great job, iv'e only tried the 12 year old Glendronach once and it was a couple of years ago so don't remember to much about it TBH

finding unexpected bottles in a cupboard would be nice, nothing like that ever happens to me,

as a day to day, the balvenie is a good choice, it is always quite easy to come across, i think most supermarkets sell it which is handy, nothing worse if your regular bottle is only available through a specialist or online

I was always a once in a blue moon whisky drinker until fairly recently when I found 3/4 of a bottle of Ledaig hidden away at the back of a Kitchen cupboard. At first I thought it was just a cheap blend but on further inspection and a quick Google I found it selling for over £300 on the Royal Mile Whisky website. Unfiortunately the bottle was already open or I could have made a few bob out of it. Since then I have really got into my drams and have about 7 or 8 bottles (all open) on the go. Haven't really got a favourite as such (it seems to change depending on my mood) but I'm really enjoying Highland park, Isle of arran, Laphroaig and Jura Superstition at the moment. My favourite region is definitely Islay and my favourite shop is Robbie's Drams in Ayr. There's always a good offer or two to be had in there and it's fairly local to me.

I hope this thread keeps going as I'm always open to recommendations on new ones to try.

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Islay is my favourite region with Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Bowmore predominantly. I also enjoy other drams, mainly from Speyside but some others as well. Recently tried 'Amrut Indian Peated Malt' and it was excellent.

Recently (at Christmas) I got a bottle of Jura Superstition. It is without doubt the worst single malt I have ever tasted. I also avoid Glenlivet and Bushmills.

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What about these weird malts that distilleries are putting out now, like the ones that use claret barrels that make the whisky go dark red. Any good or just shite for tourists?

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Speyside FTW.

Got a 12 year old Glenmorangie and an 18 year old Glenfiddich on the go just now. Glenlivet 12 year olds got me into it a few years back, before that whisky was pish for old men or Bourbon to put coke in, glad I came round.

Mates old man has a cracking collection of Malta and expensive blends which always get busted out big style on a special occasion and as I'm only ever there for special occasions

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Helloooooo whisky thread!

Living near a handful of distilleries, I like the idea of this thread. I live just over a mile from Dalmore, and I don't know whether is bias or not, but I'm quite fond of a few of theirs.

Most of the regular Dalmore's (8 & 12 etc) are all a good dram, as is "The Black Pearl" (although this is an airport exclusive one) and the Black Isle.

I also like a Jura, or a Highland Park.

But top of the pile at the moment is The Old Pulteney from Wick. Their singles are pretty decent and right now I've just cracked into a birthday present of an Old Pulteney WK499: Isabella Fortuna. Strangely there's no age statement on it, so I've no idea how old it is, but I likes it!

I'm not a big fan of anything too smoky or peaty though.

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What about these weird malts that distilleries are putting out now, like the ones that use claret barrels that make the whisky go dark red. Any good or just shite for tourists?

Not sure about the claret casks and colouring changes, but certainly the Sherry or Brandy casks add a little extra to the flavour.

(See above the 12 Old Dalmore Black Pearl which is done in Madeira casks, a lovely dram).

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Macallan is by far my favourite especially the elegancia (sp?) one. You only seem to get it abroad, which is a bit o a bugger, but good reason to go on a holiday.

It was the Japanese ones that won all the awards this year btw, I quite fancy the suntori

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Favourite region is usually Speyside but have been giving Glenlivet a fair old bash recently!

Best dram I have ever had is Blue Label, sensational stuff.

Favourite overall is probably Glenfiddich.

Whisky Thread :D

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Laphroaig is my personal favourite. Very peaty and strong nose. Warms the cockles.

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Forgot to mention Tobermory 10yo. In 2006 when I was on HMS Ramsey the captain only had two months left onboard and decided to take us away for a month on a jolly around the uk to his favourite ports for the world cup. One of his favourite places was Tobermory and he arranged a tour of the distillery for the ships company (only 38 onboard a mcmv and eight of those are gaurd). Within half a hour of being in Tobermory he had us in the distillery getting the tour. Was a class wee tour and afterwards everyone seemed to buy at least two bottles of tobermory as it was so cheap.

We then piled into the pub next to the distillery where we proceeded to run the bar dry of Tobermory within four hours and had to get the distillery to bring more bottles next door. The captain later on was pished and on the karaoke when he declared his love for Scotland (middle englander) and that every one in the bar was to get a free drink on him. Because of the football and the visiting ship seemed to bring the locals out he ended up buying around 100 drams for everyone.

Also just checked and the Glenrothes I've bought is the select reserve with no age on it.

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