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Anyone had Tomintoul? Been gifted the  significant remains of a bottle twice now and its clearly for a reason. Meh.

Last one was 16 yo and was flavourless. Another was a peated one by a pal on holiday and put it down to the peat and heat but think they might just be shit. Didnt buy either so cant really justify price point.

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Recently this has been my glass of choice.
1920's Professional Blenders Nosing Glass.
Bit on the dear side at £25 each from Master of Malt, but I'm worth the treat.
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In all seriousness, canny be for the dishwasher!

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8 hours ago, V.Aye.R said:

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In all seriousness, canny be for the dishwasher!

Plastered all over it "Not suitable for dishwashers", schoolboy error !!

I bought it along with a "good" bottle, as a wee treat off a recent works bonus, but yes, I AGREE, a bit pretentious.  

 

Recently tried the Tomintoul Cigar Malt, it was one of the 5 Pour & Sip samples the other month, always thought Tomintoul was "mild & gray" if you know what i mean, but this was a game changer, most enjoyable, slanj !

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29 minutes ago, B.K. said:

 

 

Recently tried the Tomintoul Cigar Malt, it was one of the 5 Pour & Sip samples the other month, always thought Tomintoul was "mild & gray" if you know what i mean, but this was a game changer, most enjoyable, slanj !

I'm on Pour and Sip too and that Cigar Malt was treeeemendous. Bit of a stretch at circa £70 for a non age statement though.

What's your thoughts on Pour and Sip? I like it, but find it a bit frustrating only being able to do 3 drams then another 2 a few days later.. I'd much rather enjoy them all in one session. 

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Yes I know where your coming from, to be honest I've tried doing it a few different ways, but the last couple of months I've just blotted out a Thursday night as whisky club night and settled down on the couch with my samples and watching Kristi & Andy on YouTube on the big screen, then if I fancy another dram after their finished I just dip into my collection, fair passes the night !!

Fair enjoy P&S, its a great way to try samples in the comfort of your own home and with expert advice on hand without taking the cash & taste gamble in The Pot Still, Bon Accord, The Grill etc, lets face it, if you break it right down your "double" from P&S only costs you £6, no a bad return !!

 

Slanj !

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Mr Tourette, can I assume, that like me, you are a subscriber to Pour & Sip, these drams were recent tastings and not the types you could wander out and buy a bottle of just anywhere.
For what its worth, I recently tasted the Swedish dram, Mackmyra, Gront Te (green tea) @ 46.1% and must say it was pretty enjoyable, not saying I would rush out and hunt a bottle down, just a very palatable drink !!


No, B.K, I’m not a P&S subscriber. I tried all of these foreign ones mentioned a few years ago when I had great fun trying to go through every one of Ian Buxton’s 101 whiskies to try before you die. They were all in the book

I didn’t manage to get through all 101 btw, still have about 50 to go

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I've abused the pour and sip sign up offers on a few email addresses now. Had my fun with it, found a few new drams if never have shelled out for before.

The Drumshanbo in particular.

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Been making my way through the Tobermory 12 past few weeks. For a standard 12 its decent enough. But given its at much the same price point as the deanston 12 in the  Distell group and more than Bunna 12 it would be my last to choose out of the 3. It is growing on me the more Im having it though.

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29 minutes ago, gannonball said:

Been making my way through the Tobermory 12 past few weeks. For a standard 12 its decent enough. But given its at much the same price point as the deanston 12 in the  Distell group and more than Bunna 12 it would be my last to choose out of the 3. It is growing on me the more Im having it though.

I think it's absolutely terrific. I genuinely couldn't choose out of a bunna 12, toby 12 or deanston 12. 

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Deanston, Bunnhabhain, Tobermory in that order but they're all good.

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43 minutes ago, CountyFan said:

I think it's absolutely terrific. I genuinely couldn't choose out of a bunna 12, toby 12 or deanston 12. 

Aye tbh Im Deanston and Bunna fan boy, its not quite as smooth as those two but will defo be keeping an eye out for Tobermory/Ledaig.

21 minutes ago, GiGi said:

Deanston, Bunnhabhain, Tobermory in that order but they're all good.

Would agree

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Still working through a standard Ben Bracken from Lidl. I've been gifted 3 of them fairky recently haha. It's not a bad dram to be honest, nothing spectacular but perfectly drinkable.

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Won four bottles in an auction there but didn't read the website properly beforehand (I know) and can't get them shipped to Italy. I've tried another courier but they think customs will send it back. Effin' Brexit! Any suggestions? 

My preference is to get them over here but if that's impossible I'm wondering about putting them back in the next auction. Is that a done thing?

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6 hours ago, gannonball said:

Been making my way through the Tobermory 12 past few weeks. For a standard 12 its decent enough. But given its at much the same price point as the deanston 12 in the  Distell group and more than Bunna 12 it would be my last to choose out of the 3. It is growing on me the more Im having it though.

Not tried the other two yet but I'd say the Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair (thank you, cut and paste) is up to the same standard as the Tobermory 12 as well. I'm enjoying both at the moment but of the two I think the Stiuireadair will more likely earn a regular spot on my already alarming Amazon subscription list. The Tobermory will probably be swapped out for Oban 14 or the two above options every couple of months. 

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Ive had a few Bunna 12s in the past while. Id say the batches are very variable and not enjoying my current bottle quite the same.

Have you tried the Mòine? Only seems to be on amazon (£35) but I might just prefer that over the 12yo.

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8 hours ago, jimbaxters said:

Won four bottles in an auction there but didn't read the website properly beforehand (I know) and can't get them shipped to Italy. I've tried another courier but they think customs will send it back. Effin' Brexit! Any suggestions? 

My preference is to get them over here but if that's impossible I'm wondering about putting them back in the next auction. Is that a done thing?

If you're not desperate about drinking them right away can you send them to a friend or relative in Scotland to hang on to for you until you are next back over/sending things across becomes easier? 

I am sure they would be fine about you putting them back into the next auction. So long as they get their fees it's no skin of their nose.  

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Like previously said, the auction houses will do whatever you want , because which ever way you cut it, they will make a profit from you, the trick will be getting best value for money for yourself.

Obviously not knowing the facts of your situation, but why not consider asking the auction house how much they would charge for long term storage for you because they will have insurance in place to cover it !

Just saying like !!

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2 hours ago, B.K. said:

Like previously said, the auction houses will do whatever you want , because which ever way you cut it, they will make a profit from you, the trick will be getting best value for money for yourself.

Obviously not knowing the facts of your situation, but why not consider asking the auction house how much they would charge for long term storage for you because they will have insurance in place to cover it !

Just saying like !!

That's exactly what I've done pal. It only cost 3% of the bill and allows me to keep them there for a year. If the postage conditions change, they will give me free loss & breakage cover due to paying the 3% so it's the best option. 

Thanks or the advice though.

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