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Old 09 November 2012, 16:20   #1
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The Whisky Thread

Hello fans ... I thought I'd get a bit serious with our favourite drams as there are a few followers on this forum ... and not have the hooray swallyers contaminate our fine subject

This industry is a world wide business, and as a Scot, I am enthused about what we make here, as much as what gets made elsewhere, I am enlightened and amazed on a regular basis with other producers such as Japan, and how such a beverage has essentially the same process that yields such huge variance, but / and also .. how a distillery placement and the raw materials it uses makes such a difference to its end product .. its awesome

I come across gems from time to time that I'd like to share with you guys when I find something of exceptional value .. and I dont envisage this being a popular thread, but I would enjoy constructive opinion on any bevvy you consider worthy
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Good idea get a mod to make it into a sticky and we can put are favourites up.
Oh and when you find a gem I don't mind trying it with you.
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Apart from the what are we drinking tonight thread,

I thought this subject was worthy on its own ...

I thought i'd post another good find for anyone interested .. its price seems reasonable and my local Tesco supermaket have reflected it, but I'd like to stress how good a dram this is for the 34 money .. Clynelish 14YO 46% abv .. is gorgeous .. smokey but not overly so .. little bit oily but not overly so and a touch of sweetness its bloody marvellous imho .. I get a lot of other subtle flavours too its so complex

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Edradour single malt from smallest distillery in hills over Pitlochry and my mates hotel gets my vote
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Edradour single malt from smallest distillery in hills over Pitlochry and my mates hotel gets my vote
I got engaged about a half mile from it dunno if that tells you a story .. but .. I found it a pretty plain flavour to start with .. and it was nice enough ... then 15 years later someone brought me a bottle as a house warming in the west highlands .. and to my credit... I looked interested .. but then I put softer west highland water into the whisky, and it was one of the biggest changes of heart Ive ever had from a simple dram .. it totally transformed it .. and it taught me a simple fact that even after its made, if you do take water in it .. even a particular water can make a huge difference

Now there will be those that prefer 'with' or 'without'

lets have a debate ? what do you think gentlemen ?

I personally prefer it with .. I think it releases a lot more flavours
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Good idea BB. I will as you have guessed hope to contribute. I promise to come of my favourite island!! I am one who likes it neat.

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I've always hated whiskey. Everytime I've tasted the stuff it sent me recoiling with hairs on the back of my neck standing to attention.

Earlier this week a work mate brought in a bottle of Glayva. I tasted a small amount and really liked it. It says it's a blend of whiskey's and is a liqueur so not too sure if that measures up to what you guys think is a whiskey.
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I vary with the water but I never use tap water
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Fancied some of this. Off to see them soon as well
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I've always hated whiskey. Everytime I've tasted the stuff it sent me recoiling with hairs on the back of my neck standing to attention.

Earlier this week a work mate brought in a bottle of Glayva. I tasted a small amount and really liked it. It says it's a blend of whiskey's and is a liqueur so not too sure if that measures up to what you guys think is a whiskey.
Andy you have just mentioned my favourite liqueur. You should try putting equal measures of G and a good malt and sit back and enjoy a Rusty Nail. You'll never look back.

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