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Whisky - elixir of life

Worth having a look at Waitrose too. They have some different whiskies you won't get in other stores. I picked up a Lagavulin 16 for £49 and a Cotswold usually £39 for £30.

Only had a tot of the Cotswold, and first impression is it's overrated, I hope it's different next time. Lagavulin is Marmite, I love it.

Agree fully on Waitrose and their flagship shops have an excellent range on the shelves. See earlier post on Cotswold, reckon that £30 is closer to what it's worth - IMO - because something is worth what the punters will pay for it.
 
@jmb3296

Drambusters has a good selection
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But I might look at these:

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Fang_Farrier

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Just a head's up for Whisky collectors.
It appears that the first ever bottles from Dornoch Distillery are in the process of being filled and labels applied.
Not sure when they will actually be on sale yet.
 
Just a head's up for Whisky collectors.
It appears that the first ever bottles from Dornoch Distillery are in the process of being filled and labels applied.
Not sure when they will actually be on sale yet.
I heard that earlier in the year. Because of the crowdfunding for this distillery the crowdfunders are being given preference to the distribution of the first bottles from cask 1, going to make it almost impossible for joe public to get hands on one. There is something about this in the news section of their website.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
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I heard that earlier in the year. Because of the crowdfunding for this distillery the crowdfunders are being given preference to the distribution of the first bottles from cask 1, going to make it almost impossible for joe public to get hands on one. There is something about this in the news section of their website.

I have a first release of the Dornoch gin but didn't crowdfund at the right time for the whisky.

Hopefully will try some down the Castle some time but don't usually drink 3year old whisky*!


*cask number 1 was only laid down July 2017.
 

jmb3296

War Hero
A first for me tonight, an online whisky tasting conducted by Zoom.
Four Glenfarcles expressions and a glass of mailed out and opened ready to go
A 10 year old, a 17 year old, a 21 year old an unlabelled which I think will be the cask strength private bottling.
Looking forward to this, I think

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jmb3296

War Hero
We are starting with 21 year old because “ it is the lightest, the other three are cask strength” This will be messy, very enjoyable but messy.
100 plus chums and friends of the whisky group on line, an unusual replacement for our annual dinner but yes, lots of fun.

I think it wise if I don’t post again tonight.
 
We are starting with 21 year old because “ it is the lightest, the other three are cask strength” This will be messy, very enjoyable but messy.
100 plus chums and friends of the whisky group on line, an unusual replacement for our annual dinner but yes, lots of fun.

I think it wise if I don’t post again tonight.

The men of this thread are stoic and robust!

You must post after every bottle!
 

jmb3296

War Hero
The men of this thread are stoic and robust!

You must post after every bottle!
The 21 year old is lovely, very smooth no sharp edges and apparently a £100 a full size bottle
The 10 year old cask strength is absolutely outstanding. I have a bottle won earlier in the year for £50 and still unopened. I have posted an image of it before.
The 10 year old and the next two are private bottlings.
I genuinely will not be posting again tonight
 
The 21 year old is lovely, very smooth no sharp edges and apparently a £100 a full size bottle
The 10 year old cask strength is absolutely outstanding. I have a bottle won earlier in the year for £50 and still unopened. I have posted an image of it before.
The 10 year old and the next two are private bottlings.
I genuinely will not be posting again tonight

Lightweight.
 

Fang_Farrier

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I heard that earlier in the year. Because of the crowdfunding for this distillery the crowdfunders are being given preference to the distribution of the first bottles from cask 1, going to make it almost impossible for joe public to get hands on one. There is something about this in the news section of their website.

Follow up.

There will be 893 bottles from the first cask, after the crowdfunders get theirs, the others will be available by ballot via their website at £95.
 
Got this the other week from Tesco. Reduced to £20 with the clubcard offer (although i think its went back up again) Very smooth. Nice.
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I looked that up, (yes, it's gone back up) and was surprised to see next to it on the page a Balvenie 12-yr at £13.50! Got to the Paypal stage before realising that a. it's 20cl b. postage is £8.50. Jassus, that was a close call...
 
I looked that up, (yes, it's gone back up) and was surprised to see next to it on the page a Balvenie 12-yr at £13.50! Got to the Paypal stage before realising that a. it's 20cl b. postage is £8.50. Jassus, that was a close call...
I've never splashed on a bottle of Springbank 22 only to find out it was a 50cl....oh no siree
 
Tesco, Morrisons and Asda have been belting out reduced stuff for about a month, on and off.
Used the club card to get a fiver off Talisker Skye. The massive evaporation the following day might lead the intrepid explorer to assume that this was one of two things: passing, thus shared among fellow travellers, scooped down with other cordials, waters and so forth.
Or, as consumed by your correspondent, an odd Scotch. With a drop of water, very sweet, with a chunk of peat. Slightly unbalanced at first, after some more: bloody lovely. Drink more.
 
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