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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun May 20, 2018 12:10 pm

Chappy wrote:Gents...

I'm looking for a good whisky to have with a cigar. Usually I have a cigar with coffee, as they go well together, and every whisky I've had with a cigar in the past hasn't gone well (probably because they were Speyside Malts and the cigar ruined the flavour as Speyside Whiskies are sweet). So will probably have to be an Islay Whisky...

Any ideas?
I've never smoked and don't like peaty whisky so I'm out <laugh>

I'd guess you maybe only want a moderately peaty one as if a cigar is very smokey (I don't know) then you wouldn't want a real peat monster as they'd clash <scratch>
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Post by Hjl » Sun May 20, 2018 3:42 pm

Chappy wrote:Gents...

I'm looking for a good whisky to have with a cigar. Usually I have a cigar with coffee, as they go well together, and every whisky I've had with a cigar in the past hasn't gone well (probably because they were Speyside Malts and the cigar ruined the flavour as Speyside Whiskies are sweet). So will probably have to be an Islay Whisky...

Any ideas?
Maduros and other dark cigars are generally going to kill any whisky. I'd have a Connecticut and maybe something like highland park 12 or 18 , mild peat, or perhaps something a bit stronger like laphroaig 10 if you like peat monsters.

I generally find bourbon goes better with cigars, the higher proofs like turkey 101 or stagg jnr do a pretty good job of stripping the ash taste from your mouth.

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Post by Chappy » Sun May 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Hjl wrote:
Chappy wrote:Gents...

I'm looking for a good whisky to have with a cigar. Usually I have a cigar with coffee, as they go well together, and every whisky I've had with a cigar in the past hasn't gone well (probably because they were Speyside Malts and the cigar ruined the flavour as Speyside Whiskies are sweet). So will probably have to be an Islay Whisky...

Any ideas?
Maduros and other dark cigars are generally going to kill any whisky. I'd have a Connecticut and maybe something like highland park 12 or 18 , mild peat, or perhaps something a bit stronger like laphroaig 10 if you like peat monsters.

I generally find bourbon goes better with cigars, the higher proofs like turkey 101 or stagg jnr do a pretty good job of stripping the ash taste from your mouth.
Cheers mate I'll give a bourbon a try too then <ok>
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Post by Chappy » Mon May 28, 2018 10:29 am

Bowmore 12 going for £26 in Tesco... lovely dram <ok>
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Post by Micky Quim » Tue May 29, 2018 7:22 am

I tried Bulleit Rye this weekend. Thought it was very average. Prefer the original

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Post by Hjl » Tue May 29, 2018 11:15 am

Micky Quim wrote:I tried Bulleit Rye this weekend. Thought it was very average. Prefer the original
im not an enormous fan of bulleit in general. Its ok, can do much better for the same money though.

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Post by Micky Quim » Tue May 29, 2018 4:58 pm

Hjl wrote:
Micky Quim wrote:I tried Bulleit Rye this weekend. Thought it was very average. Prefer the original
im not an enormous fan of bulleit in general. Its ok, can do much better for the same money though.
Not really in the UK, Bulleit is good value for money, occasionally Woodford is similar but only during special occasions. I had a lovely Old Fashioned in The Botanist yesterday made with Woodford Reserve which was lush <ok>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu May 31, 2018 1:44 pm

It's my birthday next week so treated myself to a couple of Nikka from the Barrel last night, lovely stuff. A nice smokey edge to it rather than being overpowering <cheers>
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Post by Aldridge Perez » Thu May 31, 2018 8:06 pm

Masters Of Malt have W.L. Weller 12 in! My bottle arrived today and I'm so happy <divax>

£40 a bottle plus a fiver delivery. I'm delighted <awe>

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu May 31, 2018 9:03 pm

Aldridge Prior wrote:Masters Of Malt have W.L. Weller 12 in! My bottle arrived today and I'm so happy <divax>

£40 a bottle plus a fiver delivery. I'm delighted <awe>
Heads straight over to the website...
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Post by Aldridge Perez » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:31 am

Blještav Benny wrote:
Aldridge Prior wrote:Masters Of Malt have W.L. Weller 12 in! My bottle arrived today and I'm so happy <divax>

£40 a bottle plus a fiver delivery. I'm delighted <awe>
Heads straight over to the website...
Did you order some?

It tastes exactly how I remember, can't think of a better bottle for £40.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:08 am

Aldridge Prior wrote:
Blještav Benny wrote:
Heads straight over to the website...
Did you order some?

It tastes exactly how I remember, can't think of a better bottle for £40.
Mrs BB is getting me a bottle for my birthday <cheers>

I've only had one bottle of if before, must have been 5 or 6 years ago but remember it was decent.
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Post by Hjl » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Blještav Benny wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:08 am
Aldridge Prior wrote:
Did you order some?

It tastes exactly how I remember, can't think of a better bottle for £40.
Mrs BB is getting me a bottle for my birthday <cheers>

I've only had one bottle of if before, must have been 5 or 6 years ago but remember it was decent.
Had a couple of bottles. It's ok, not amazing though. I thought it was a bit too oaky. Certainly not worth $100+ that people pay for it on secondary market here.

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Post by Chappy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:15 pm

Sank me bottle of Teeling tonight <gent>
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Post by Aldridge Perez » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:11 pm

Hjl wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm
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Mrs BB is getting me a bottle for my birthday <cheers>

I've only had one bottle of if before, must have been 5 or 6 years ago but remember it was decent.
Had a couple of bottles. It's ok, not amazing though. I thought it was a bit too oaky. Certainly not worth $100+ that people pay for it on secondary market here.
It's very oaky, and that's what I like about it. Slightly bitter aftertaste with some sourness and dryness from the oak, and loads of vanilla. Bloody lovely.

Compared to other bourbons in the UK for around £40 it has something about it.

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:52 am

Buy Bourbon / Rye when you can, EU about to impose Tariffs, could get alot more expensive.....
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Post by Aldridge Perez » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 pm

JD Single Barrel reduced to £25 today online, in stores as of tomorrow.

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/gr ... arrel-70cl

Absolute bargain at that price.

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Post by Chappy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:33 pm

Having Nectar D'or tonight <awe>
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Post by Hjl » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 am

Picked up a bottle of Henry McKenner today. Thought I'd try and see for myself why the interwebs are wetting themselves over it.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am

Aldridge Perez wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 pm
JD Single Barrel reduced to £25 today online, in stores as of tomorrow.

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/gr ... arrel-70cl

Absolute bargain at that price.
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