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Whisky

Postby conyoviejo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:29 pm

Love it or hate it?

I love it.. Sometimes it doesn't love me though.. :)
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Re: Whisky

Postby fatboy47 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:30 pm

Dont like it, but love what it does to me.

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Re: Whisky

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:31 pm

Not had any for about 20 years ish.
After losing track of pretty much a whole weekend, I decided to stop drinking it.

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Re: Whisky

Postby conyoviejo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Not had any for about 20 years ish.
After losing track of pretty much a whole weekend, I decided to stop drinking it.


It has the same effect on me.. :D
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Re: Whisky

Postby boatshed bill » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:43 pm

I think it's horrible
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Re: Whisky

Postby Fenwick » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 pm

The water of life. But there is a big difference between a cheap one and a decent one. And it can make you an unpleasant drunk.

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Re: Whisky

Postby Pad1951 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:21 pm

Love a good Isla single malt.
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Re: Whisky

Postby IanMcL » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:38 pm

I have it most days...add a little to my gravy!

Whiskies are all very different!

Laphroaig, for example, is so peaty, it bares bo resemblance to a usual whisky taste.

I hate it - daughter and son in law love it.
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Re: Whisky

Postby atlantalad » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:53 am

[quote="IanMcL"]I have it most days...add a little to my gravy!

you put whiskey in your gravvvy oooh!

Musha rain dum a do, dum a da
Whack for my daddy, oh.
;)
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Re: Whisky

Postby bobinho » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:18 am

IanMcL wrote:I have it most days...add a little to my gravy!

Whiskies are all very different!

Laphroaig, for example, is so peaty, it bares bo resemblance to a usual whisky taste.

I hate it - daughter and son in law love it.


Laphroaig is an absolute shocker. (To me anyway) tastes like I imagine soil tastes.

Love a decent malt tho. Currently walloping a bockle of glenmorangie 10 year old and it’s smoother than a smooth thing.

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Re: Whisky

Postby CJW » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:18 am

Pad1951 wrote:Love a good Isla single malt.


Lagavulin 16.
Nothing comes close.
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Re: Whisky

Postby Hendrickxz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:31 am

Bowmore packs a punch and tastes nice too.

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Re: Whisky

Postby theroyaldyche » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:39 am

JD honey
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Re: Whisky

Postby Croydon Claret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:47 am

Don't particularly like it but did the tour of the Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland.

They have a 12 year "distillery reserve" which is absolutely amazing. So smooth and unlike any whiskey I've had before

Still regretting not buying a bottle

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Re: Whisky

Postby Rileybobs » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:45 am

Got into it over the past couple of years and have worked my way through a decent selection. I think Glengoyne 14 year old (available from M&S) has probably been my favourite.

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Re: Whisky

Postby Stickers » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:49 am

Whiskey, warm beer, cheeky kids, celery.....

No thanks

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Re: Whisky

Postby Rick_Muller » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:31 am

my taste for whisky has changed over the years - as a teenager, used to add it to lager and cider for an extra kick, until I downed a pint of Teachers for a bet and proceeded to vomit everywhere within 10 minutes - didn't touch it for nearly 30 years until my FiL introduced me to the art of drinking a fine whisky. It is important to learn to savour the flavour and allow it to warm your mouth before letting yourself swallow the warmth (ooooeeer missus ;) :lol: ) It is also important to use whisky stones so as to not dilute the liquid with water if you prefer a cooler glass. I dont drink whisky now, I enjoy it instead, much like i used to enjoy a fine cigar when I used to smoke.
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Re: Whisky

Postby Steve1956 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:52 am

CJW wrote:Lagavulin 16.
Nothing comes close.

^This...hope to visit the distillery this summer on islay.
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Re: Whisky

Postby pushpinpussy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:55 am

Rick_Muller wrote:my taste for whisky has changed over the years - as a teenager, used to add it to lager and cider for an extra kick, until I downed a pint of Teachers for a bet and proceeded to vomit everywhere within 10 minutes - didn't touch it for nearly 30 years until my FiL introduced me to the art of drinking a fine whisky. It is important to learn to savour the flavour and allow it to warm your mouth before letting yourself swallow the warmth (ooooeeer missus ;) :lol: ) It is also important to use whisky stones so as to not dilute the liquid with water if you prefer a cooler glass. I dont drink whisky now, I enjoy it instead, much like i used to enjoy a fine cigar when I used to smoke.



the one main rule for any whisky drinker is not to listen to other peoples rubbish on how to drink it. whisky is the drink of the individual. everyone likes it differently. I like mine with one cube of ice but that's just me. don't let any fool tell you how you should drink it. enjoy.
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Re: Whisky

Postby Rick_Muller » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:00 am

pushpinpussy wrote:the one main rule for any whisky drinker is not to listen to other peoples rubbish on how to drink it. whisky is the drink of the individual. everyone likes it differently. I like mine with one cube of ice but that's just me. don't let any fool tell you how you should drink it. enjoy.

each to their own I suppose. I took advice and its only now I understand the advice I was given and I enjoy whisky now, unlike when I was younger when I drank it to get hammered.

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Re: Whisky

Postby IanMcL » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:21 am

Stickers wrote:Whiskey, warm beer, cheeky kids, celery.....

No thanks

Stick to whisky!

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Re: Whisky

Postby IanMcL » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:22 am

[quote="atlantalad"][/quote]
:D No... whisky!

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Re: Whisky

Postby JimMcDonald » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 am

Conor McGregors whisky 'Proper Twelve' is the next big thing apparantly.

Already the 2nd best selling whisky in the states after under 1 year of sales.

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Re: Whisky

Postby LeadBelly » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:43 am

I like it probably too much. I'm particularly fond of peaty malts, Irish pot still whiskey and American Ryes but I havent come across many others that I dont like.
There's a whisky show in London each autumn (costs c £99 entry) where you can go for 5-6 hours and sample hundreds of drams from all parts of the world. I recommend this show to anybody into whisky/whiskey, living close enough (its usually in old Billingsgate). I found a pretty cheap Indian whiskey that I really liked last time I was there.

I'm traditional in that I like it best neat or with just a dash of warm water but can also appreciate that you can make some great cocktails too.

I have to ration purchases; once I have a bottle in the house, it goes pretty quickly and puts me way over the 14 units per week marker.

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Re: Whisky

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:03 am

JimMcDonald wrote:Conor McGregors whisky 'Proper Twelve' is the next big thing apparantly.

Already the 2nd best selling whisky in the states after under 1 year of sales.


Isn't it just one of the less select Bushmills re-badged? I seem to remember the 3yr old version suggested?

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Re: Whisky

Postby tarkys_ears » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:07 am

JimMcDonald wrote:Conor McGregors whisky 'Proper Twelve' is the next big thing apparantly.

Already the 2nd best selling whisky in the states after under 1 year of sales.


As we all know, he's the KING of marketing!

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Re: Whisky

Postby Devils_Advocate » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:19 am

Its one of the more high end classier whiskey's so may not be to everyones taste but its got to be Beckham's Haig whiskey.

Its absolutely brilliant with Pepsi so you don't have to drink it neat or mix it with crappy water like you do with some of the rubbish single Maltese whiskeys

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Re: Whisky

Postby Mayoclaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:21 am

Not tried this one yet .....but it's on my list to do so !

https://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/Connemara-Turf-Mor

Crying out for a sponsorship deal!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Whisky

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:22 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:Its one of the more high end classier whiskey's so may not be to everyones taste but its got to be Beckham's Haig whiskey.

Its absolutely brilliant with Pepsi so you don't have to drink it neat or mix it with crappy water like you do with some of the rubbish single Maltese whiskeys


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Put yer rod away ;)
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Re: Whisky

Postby Quickenthetempo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:26 am

I've got a mate who can only handle two pints before he's half cut.

Then comes the 'Barman, get me your best Whiskey'. While waving his cash card at him.


It's always a few months before we see him again.

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Re: Whisky

Postby Nonayforever » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:11 pm

I've only really drunk "whisky all in " after a walk or game of golf in winter.
The burning sensation is too much for me, although I've only tried the cheap brand's.

It's possibly a drink I could enjoy with a bit of experimenting.
Now Port...... There's a drink I enjoy

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Re: Whisky

Postby BennyD » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 pm

Port; now that's a good drink to give to people you hate. Absolutely gopping. Personally, I'd rather lick the sweat off a dead badgers knackersack.
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Re: Whisky

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm

Nonayforever wrote:I've only really drunk "whisky all in " after a walk or game of golf in winter.
The burning sensation is too much for me, although I've only tried the cheap brand's.

It's possibly a drink I could enjoy with a bit of experimenting.
Now Port...... There's a drink I enjoy


Glenmorangie is one of the less harsh "proper" whiskies so maybe have a crack at that next time you see its on offer?

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Re: Whisky

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:43 pm

BennyD wrote:Port; now that's a good drink to give to people you hate. Absolutely gopping. Personally, I'd rather lick the sweat off a dead badgers knackersack.


Stick it in a blue wkd ;)

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Re: Whisky

Postby Herts Clarets » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 pm

Not really a whisky fan but a few years ago I had a Glenmorangie that came in a dark green sleeve - it was a port wood version. I have just googled it and no wonder it was nice - it is £190 a bottle!

The company I used to work for had a wines and spirits contract for Waitrose and each Christmas the contract managers on site were allowed to fill a hamper box with bottles that came from damaged cases. Wine, champagne, brandy, whisky, rum. You name it, there was a bottle. Looks like I hit the jackpot with that Glenmorangie though.....
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Re: Whisky

Postby Steve1956 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:34 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Its one of the more high end classier whiskey's so may not be to everyones taste but its got to be Beckham's Haig whiskey.

Its absolutely brilliant with Pepsi so you don't have to drink it neat or mix it with crappy water like you do with some of the rubbish single Maltese whiskeys

Added anything to any whisky is a crime.adding Pepsi is just stupid.
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Re: Whisky

Postby IanMcL » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:40 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Its one of the more high end classier whiskey's so may not be to everyones taste but its got to be Beckham's Haig whiskey.

Its absolutely brilliant with Pepsi so you don't have to drink it neat or mix it with crappy water like you do with some of the rubbish single Maltese whiskeys

:o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Whisky

Postby Bosscat » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:45 pm

BennyD wrote:Personally, I'd rather lick the sweat off a dead badgers knackersack.

Each to his own Benny each to his own :shock:

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Re: Whisky

Postby conyoviejo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 pm

Been drinking Tullamore Irish whiskey tonight .. Very nice indeed..
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Re: Whisky

Postby ewanrob » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 pm

The Wright Wine Company in Skipton have some Malts that are just fantastic...well worth a visit.

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Re: Whisky

Postby elwaclaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 pm

Mmmm.... thanks, I’d never of thought of tipple tonight but think a Glen Morange will sit nice :-)

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Re: Whisky

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:54 pm

atlantalad wrote:

“There’s whiskey in the gravy boat” just doesn’t scan. Not even for Phil Lynott.

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Re: Whisky

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:00 pm

Never been a big drinker but one night on a works Xmas do I was feeling under the weather.
Drank hot toddies all night, at least a dozen, and felt like I could have driven home. I didn’t.
It became my drink of choice for such occasions

Jameson Distillery at Midleton is a regular tour for us, with visitors. I’m a long way from an expert but the final tasting of a single distilled American rye whisky, a twice distilled Scotch and a triple distilled Irish is a lesson. I appreciate they are giving you their best and poorer alternatives but the Irish slides down so beautifully.

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Re: Whisky

Postby AndrewJB » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:02 pm

I prefer it with an “e”
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Re: Whisky

Postby elwaclaret » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 pm

Warming the soul as I type.

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Re: Whisky

Postby Juan Tanamera » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 pm

Penderin.

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Re: Whisky

Postby conyoviejo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:45 pm

On Grants whisky tonight ,enjoyable but not as good as Tullamore IMO..

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Re: Whisky

Postby Garnerssoap » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 am

Went swimming in the lakes in winter once without a wetsuit. Mates hip flask of whisky pretty much saved my life.

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Re: Whisky

Postby claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:02 am

AndrewJB wrote:I prefer it with an “e”



Then a few hours down the Angels :D
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Re: Whisky

Postby AndrewJB » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:34 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Then a few hours down the Angels :D

I remember that place from one of my trips back to the UK! But no, the "e" I'm referring to comes between the "k" and the "y" I can't do Scotch or Canadian Rye whisky, but if you twist my arm hard enough I might be persuaded to do an Irish whiskey, or an American corn whiskey. :)


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