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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Chappy » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:23 pm

Anyone have a whisky collection/thought about starting one?

I'm off the booze at the mo (3 and a half months dry so far) but I've invested in a fair few bottles.
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Post by Hjl » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:36 pm

I have a decent collection. About 50 or so bottles. Varies from stuff I drink a lot to a couple of expensive bottles. Nothing more than £500 though.

It's nice being able to drink what ever I feel like, it makes going to a bar for a drink a constant dissapointment though when I have much better at home....

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:54 am

I need to stock up for Xmas. Still got that bottle of 2015 (or 2016) William Larue Weller, paid £125 and when I checked earlier this year it was retailing at £700.

Stuff on the go is a Nikka from the barrel, Stagg Junior, Aberlour A’Bunadh. Finished a bottle of eagle rare not long ago so definitely need to pick up another.
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Chappy » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:59 am

Hjl wrote:
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I have a decent collection. About 50 or so bottles. Varies from stuff I drink a lot to a couple of expensive bottles. Nothing more than £500 though.

It's nice being able to drink what ever I feel like, it makes going to a bar for a drink a constant dissapointment though when I have much better at home....
Strong effort that like. I've started out on few 'distiller editions' and a couple of whiskies with batch numbers.

Ha, I know what you mean - I judge a bar/pub on its top shelf and if there isn't at least a few good whiskies on offer I won't be there long.
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 am

I’m like that with beer, into my craft beers from the likes of Verdant, Northern Monk, Wylam etc and if I go into a pub and all they have is crap on tap I don’t even bother drinking or just go somewhere else.
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Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:50 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 am
I’m like that with beer, into my craft beers from the likes of Verdant, Northern Monk, Wylam etc and if I go into a pub and all they have is crap on tap I don’t even bother drinking or just go somewhere else.
Brown Ale is my go to beer when I'm in a pub with a s*** selection.
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Hjl » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm

I don't know anything about beer other than I like Guinness and spitfire

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 pm

Hjl wrote:
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I don't know anything about beer other than I like Guinness and spitfire
It usually comes in pints, or two-thirds if it’s a hipster beer <roll>
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Post by Micky Quim » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:37 am

Aldi do a new premium bourbon called Old Horseshoe for £16.99. Its pretty nice

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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

I got Cardhu on offer in Waitrose for £25, cracking stuff.
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by biggeordiedave » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:33 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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I got Cardhu on offer in Waitrose for £25, cracking stuff.
I had a bottle of that a few years back. I paid £18 or something for it from Costco. Got a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask on the go at the moment <gent>.
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Hjl » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:32 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:33 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
I got Cardhu on offer in Waitrose for £25, cracking stuff.
I had a bottle of that a few years back. I paid £18 or something for it from Costco. Got a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask on the go at the moment <gent>.
Big fan of almost anything Laphroaig. I probably drink about 10 bottles of their 10 year old a year.

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Got a bottle of Tincup (Bourbon) from my dad for Chirstmas. Enjoying it very much as an an occasional easy going drink.

I've had a cold, so been delighting in a hot toddy.. but I have no 'cheap' whisky. Having to use proper stuff feels wrong...
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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
I got Cardhu on offer in Waitrose for £25, cracking stuff.
That's...good value
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Post by PTAO? » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:04 am

Got myself a bottle of Sir Edwards, excellent stuff.

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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Chappy » Sun May 24, 2020 1:53 pm

Been on a bit of a splurge during lockdown. My collection is now at 33 bottles <gent>
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Hjl » Sun May 24, 2020 3:32 pm

Chappy wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Been on a bit of a splurge during lockdown. My collection is now at 33 bottles <gent>
Wow, that's some splurge!

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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Chappy » Sun May 24, 2020 4:15 pm

Hjl wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Chappy wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Been on a bit of a splurge during lockdown. My collection is now at 33 bottles <gent>
Wow, that's some splurge!
Couldn't help myself <laugh>
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Chappy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:21 pm

Heard this on a podcast the other day so thought I'd share on here:

If you had to drink from only 5 distilleries for the rest of your life, what would they be?

For me:
-Glengoyne
-Balvenie
-Glenmorangie
-Glenlivet
-Ardbeg
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Re: The ToonForum Whisky Club

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:33 pm

Ah nice! If we're including bourbon too then:

Balvenie
Glenlivet
Aberlour
Buffalo Trace (US)
Heaven Hill (US)
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