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Old 25th November 2005, 12:54 PM   #46
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Old 25th November 2005, 1:40 PM   #47
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Old 25th November 2005, 2:39 PM   #48
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All this talk of whisky is making me thirsty. Might need to go down to the pub at lunch for a quick nip!

Come on, it's " A Wee Dram"
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Old 25th November 2005, 5:36 PM   #49
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Im looking forward to february for the Laphroaig, love Laphroaig
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Old 25th November 2005, 6:28 PM   #50
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Old 25th November 2005, 9:14 PM   #51
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That there is my absolute favourite drop. If you can find a bar with it, keep going back, i do.
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Old 25th November 2005, 9:34 PM   #52
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That there is my absolute favourite drop. If you can find a bar with it, keep going back, i do.
Why go to a bar I have still two more bottles of it to drink, in the bar behind me
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Old 25th November 2005, 11:22 PM   #53
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Tullamore dew is an irish whiskey (note the 'e' between the 'k' and 'y')
Scotch is spelt without the 'e', so I'm guessing the OP mainly wants to talk about scotch whisky. Not thats there's anything wrong with irish whiskey, I like that as well. Had a bottle of tullamore duty free, drink jamesons as my regular, and I'm 3/4 way through a black bush, really want to get a bottle of bushmills next

Scotches I have and like, lagavulin (really peaty, smokey and strong) Got this duty free don't know where or how much it retails for here.
My GF's old man brought me back a litre of Glenfiddich, not bad.
This weekend I'm going to try the glenlivet bottle my bro got me for my birthday last week.

anyway, cheap whisky: I don't buy it, I always for for canadian club on a budget
worst whisky I tried: ballantines
whisky I'll never buy: Any expensive JW, whats the point, i'm not paying for a name, I'm paying for a well crafted single malt, and the smaller distilleries are usually better

Personally, I wouldn't get too excited about Bushmills single malt. Its good, but for the return you get, Black Bush is better, even though its cheaper. Black Bush has a little bit more of a distinctive taste, I suspect its the aging in the sherry casks.

I'm just glad I now live somewhere where people have heard of it.

For what its worth, a guy I met up here gave me a sample of Walker Blue. Its overrated for the price.
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Old 26th November 2005, 6:33 AM   #54
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For what its worth, a guy I met up here gave me a sample of Walker Blue. Its overrated for the price.
Johnny Walker blue is only a blend and I agree with you that is is overated
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Old 29th November 2005, 6:52 AM   #55
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First of all apologies I haven't put any more replies in, been kicking around on my trip.

(Off topic)Nacro: I actually have avatars turned off, but I had a look. I'm not actually either green or blue, though from what I saw in the papers just before I left 'gers fans would have been copping some abuse from the celts fans. I'm not a native from Scotland, although one of my friends took me to a Hearts game and they won, so I'm now a Hearts fan =) Besides, they've been kicking butt in the SPL this season anyway. (/offtopic)

Dan: I'll definitely join up ... when I get back to Oz =) There's some bargains to be had in the supermarket though when I get back to Edinburgh, specially leading up to Xmas time.

There were ads for a Japanese (Suntory) single malt posted all over NY called Yamazaki I think, I saw a bottle of this in the supermarket before I left. Anyone tried that? The ads say its won two gold medals for something or other, but I'll reserve my judgement until I try it.

On the list of Malts To Buy When I Get Back From My Trip:
Lagavulin 16 (or thereabout)
Macallan 16
Haig's Dimple
Plus another couple with gaelic names I can't remember. I'll post about 'em when I get em. Oh and this Yamazaki stuff.

Does anyone know what restrictions there are to bringing whisky back into Australia, or sending whisky back to Australia? Do you have to pay duty on stuff you haven't bought in a duty free shop?
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Old 29th November 2005, 9:12 AM   #56
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Does anyone know what restrictions there are to bringing whisky back into Australia, or sending whisky back to Australia? Do you have to pay duty on stuff you haven't bought in a duty free shop?
When you fly back to Aus you can bring 2.25L (maybe 2, maybe 2.5 not 100%) of spirit AFAIK without paying duty...
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Old 29th November 2005, 9:17 AM   #57
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Yeah it's 2.25 from memory ... If you bring any more in you'll get charged duty on ALL of it!

You can buy Glen Livet 21yr Archive for $150 duty free @ the airport. well worth every penny
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Old 29th November 2005, 9:55 AM   #58
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[QUOTE=xian


On the list of Malts To Buy When I Get Back From My Trip:
Lagavulin 16 (or thereabout)
Macallan 16
Haig's Dimple
Plus another couple with gaelic names I can't remember. I'll post about 'em when I get em. Oh and this Yamazaki stuff.
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Here's a tip; drink the Lagavulin LAST. If you try it first, the others won't taste as good
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Old 1st December 2005, 4:32 PM   #59
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Are single malt whiskeys really that much better than blends? I drink a lot of JW Red in the clubs with coke. If I am mixing it with coke is there a point in single malt? If I want something better than red I generally drink JW Black or Chivas Regal 12 (which I like the more than black).

I might consider getting some better scotches just to drink on the rocks before going out. If I join the club can I only order every 2nd month to start? I don't know if I can drink a bottle on the rocks per month.

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EDIT: Yes I know JW Red tastes pretty shit, even mixed with coke. If anyone has a better idea for mixers I'm all ears.
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When I drink cheaper bourbon/scotches I always mix with Dry over Coke. I find it doesn't destroy the taste as much as coke.
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