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Old 23rd November 2005, 12:24 AM   #16
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The Macallan 18 y.o. - gave one to each of my groomsman and best man as wedding presents. Divine stuff. Shame they only gave me two nips before they drank it all ;-)

Bushmills (Irish WhiskEy) is average. Wouldn't bother with it again.

Bowmore is a mildly peaty Islay malt. Good at 15yo+ Nowhere near as many phenol ppm as Lagavulin, Talisker, etc.

Johnny Walker black is drinkable. Higher priced ones are definitely not worth it.

Best way to buy scotch is duty free :-)

A nip with a drop or two of water to free up the volatile oils / alcohols is divine... to be sipped and savoured, not sculled.

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Old 23rd November 2005, 1:54 AM   #17
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Another vote for Famous Grouse here, I've only tried one really expensive whisky of note. It was in a bar, very very expensive shot. Can't rememeber the name, or anything else from that night come to think of it, except that the bottle could be returned to the manufacturer for a refund.

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Old 23rd November 2005, 6:26 AM   #18
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Finally a thread with my type of people in it, the original poster will actually realise what my avatarr is a pic of :P If he's not green.

Now i cant afford to splash out on alcohol to much so my variation isnt really that big.

Glenfeddich: Had a real good glenfeddich about a year or so ago probably the best i have had not sure about the year but im sure it was single malt.
Cheaper Glenfeddichs: Had about 2 bottles of these (they are around the $60 range ? and these arent too shabby either i have found.
Johnnie Walker Black: Not too bad i guess, alot better than Red anyway
Glenlivet: I have had a 12 yr of this and i think i had a 12 yr oak as well, very nice i will be grabbing another of these at christmas i think.

As my father is scottish he always has a nice bottle stashed away somewhere for the perfect occasion,
"Oh james its so good that your getting your new job as a pirate"
MyFather " OH I HAVE THE PERFECT THING"

/Father produce single malt.

Now the everything he has introduced to me has been excellent, so i savour for when he brings in new whiskeys to try.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 10:24 AM   #19
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Hmmm, never seen the 16 year, i did have the 15 year oak, it was ok, but nothing to the 18 year
Ooops, you're right...I meant 18 y.o. Good pickup there

You can get Lagavulin HERE but I have seen it under $90 if you Google a bit more.

If you like the Speyside malts then, yes, Glenlivit 18 Y.O. is a goodie at $90 to $100, but my favourite Speyside is still Arberlour Abunadh, also around $100 (these are definitely "special occasion" drinks in our household )

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Old 23rd November 2005, 10:33 AM   #20
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Guys, i dont know if you are aware but there is an Australian Whisky club!
Ive recieved a few malts from them already...

www.singlemalt.com.au


IMO Johnny Walker Black is totally overrated and overpriced.

Has anyone tried the Green? its a 15 year malt blend, sounds like it could be ok...

Anyone had Gold or Blue? Im planning to have a nip of Blue next month when im at Crown in Melbourne
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Old 23rd November 2005, 10:44 AM   #21
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I have been looking for a good stockist and that nicks looks good. Bettter than dan murphies, but not as cheap.

What i would not give to get a taste of this.
https://www.nicks.com.au/ProductDeta...ProductId=9945

The Macallan is prob my favourite and at 37yrs old and that rare. I'd give my first child.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 10:54 AM   #22
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I was a fan of scotch for some time, and when I started working and had a few dollars, I picked up a bottle of the glenlivet on special. Only problem was, I found I couldn't drink the nasty $20 blends anymore.... However, drinking with my friends I have found a couple of $20 blends which were quite good (for the price) - but can't remember their names

I now have at home more glenlivet (which is a good cheap smooth single malt), a glenfiddich special reserve (which was a chrissy gift - quite good) and a bowmore (very peaty I like it).

Here at work we have a tradition that whenever someone goes overseas for work, they pick up a single malt duty free(or occasionally some other spirit - had tequila etc) and we all have a whisky tasting when they get back. We currently have about 6 different single malts on the go...

It's a bit hard to justify spending $2-3 per drink though, when I can buy reasonable port or wine for only $10 a bottle. Sure it's not as good, but the whiskey isn't 6-10 times as good, and you don't feel so bad when you get distracted and find you drank half a bottle in one night
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Old 23rd November 2005, 11:30 AM   #23
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Guys, i dont know if you are aware but there is an Australian Whisky club!
Ive recieved a few malts from them already...

www.singlemalt.com.au
Looks good, what are the conditions? do you have to take every month? What's the postage cost?

I notice from the forums they often throw in small bottles (50mL?) with the regular orders.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 12:10 PM   #24
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Guys, i dont know if you are aware but there is an Australian Whisky club!
Ive recieved a few malts from them already...
www.singlemalt.com.au
Legend, shocked I didn't find out about this sooner. Already awaiting the phone call

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Old 23rd November 2005, 12:36 PM   #25
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Guys, i dont know if you are aware but there is an Australian Whisky club!
Ive recieved a few malts from them already...

www.singlemalt.com.au
I just signed up

But do you have to get the bottle every month?
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Old 23rd November 2005, 1:45 PM   #26
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I think its preferred you take the malt every month otherwise it sort of defeats the purpose of trying to get it cheap considering there arenít too many people in on it yet.
I had to let this months go but not because I didnít want it but because ive had two car crashes and it would have bounced from my credit card....

I think postage is included...
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Old 23rd November 2005, 6:15 PM   #27
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I just joined to, got a call from the nice bloke there almost instantly.

According to him you dont have to take an order every month if you dont want to, so thats perfect for me because im a trainee and my wages arent really that large.

But i still should be able to grab a bottle every month or so, should be great. I am excited already.

He also said postage is like 5 bucks, so no problem!.
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Old 23rd November 2005, 9:00 PM   #28
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I am going to india to meet my girlfriends parents for christmass. Her father likes whisky. I was going to get him a bottle of Bundy Rum, but he really likes whisky not rum. So is there anything Australian in the whiskey range?

I kinda think an australian brand would be a nice guesture, whats your thoughts?

Any helpfull hints appreciated.

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Old 23rd November 2005, 9:15 PM   #29
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God no. Just get a nice bottle of scotch, one of the brands mentioned here, the rarer and older the better, and don't skimp, the indians know their scotch. You'll be getting it duty free so you could grab a bargain. (my lagavulin only cost me $30 5 years ago, and it retails for $80)

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The livet and the morangie i can reccomend. The Macallan is a must. I personally love the ones that just taste a little peaty.
Haven't had the lagvulin or the talisker. How would you describe the flavour?
Lagavulin is the definition of peaty (any scotch that is not a highland scotch usually is). Lowland scotches usually have a stronger, peaty, smoky flavour. Lagavulin is also an isle scotch, so its aged while being affected with salty coastal air, and you can kind of taste that. Best summed up as really strong and different to most other scotches.

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classic malts tasting notes:
Lagavulin is a distinctive and powerful islay malt. It is deeply smoky and peaty with a velvety, complex finish

Talisker (never tried it, this is written on my lagavulin box):
a 10 year malt and the only malt produced on skye. it's seaweedy smoky nose and sweet maltiness is perfectly complemented by its spicy, long finish.

anyone tried cragganmore? The tasting notes for that sound good.

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I am another that has just joined. Seems I was one of 3 from this forum

Just got confirmation of my details so hopefully the scotch starts flowing.

I can't really afford this if it is a monthly thing but looking at the site there seemed to be a few months missing which would suit me.
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