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Whisky - elixir of life

There's Tamnavulin Sherry Cask and there's Tamnavulin Double Cask (which confusingly, according to the label is finished in Sherry casks). The packaging of both is very similar - as far as I can see only the wording on the label is different.
I can't remember which of these Tamnavulins I first tasted and became a fan of. Currently I have the sherry cask and it's just a really nice, inexpensive dram.
Sherry is the better IMO - double cask a bit too sweet.
 
NOD is out in Sweden - she has been effectively stuck in Stockholm for 4 months due to the C19 travel and quarantine restrictions.

Purely fortuitously I found this on Amazon - I never knew Sweden produced whisky, let alone single malt. It’s 48%. It arrived this afternoon and I’ll try a wee dram on Friday evening.

Has anyone tried it?

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TamH70

MIA
NOD is out in Sweden - she has been effectively stuck in Stockholm for 4 months due to the C19 travel and quarantine restrictions.

Purely fortuitously I found this on Amazon - I never knew Sweden produced whisky, let alone single malt. It’s 48%. It arrived this afternoon and I’ll try a wee dram on Friday evening.

Has anyone tried it?

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I must confess I haven't heard of that brand, but I am passingly familiar with Swedish Whisky as I bought a bottle of this for Christmas last year. For myself, obviously...

Mackmyra Svensk Ek ¦ MACKMYRA – Mackmyra Store

It's quite nice. V. stronk. Coincidentally, I got mine from Amazon too, as it was a lot cheaper.
 
I mentioned to my girlfriend last year that I just didn't 'get' whisky and wished that I could enjoy it.

Since then for Christmas and my Birthday I have been gifted Whisky :) ....which is rather nice.

Today was an all out effort and I recieved the Highland Park 12, a book of Whisky appreciation, cold rocks and a really lovely whisky glass.


Looks like I had better get to grips with this drink.

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The Jamesons is there as a baseline as that is the only Whiskey that I can usually enjoy. Something to do with the sweetness and smokeyness from the sherry barrels.
 

Teeblerone

War Hero
Interesting new bottle! Fits with the gulping vibe.
(bought some [at what must now be] a year back at the teaser price for a new brew, probably £18. Didn't spin my wheels, mate who likes the good stuff hated it BUT 'a malt for less than £20 is always a bit of a bargain'. Like Glen Keith, it's something with a bit of character.)
Yeah, I'm thinking about trying it again
 
NOD is out in Sweden - she has been effectively stuck in Stockholm for 4 months due to the C19 travel and quarantine restrictions.

Purely fortuitously I found this on Amazon - I never knew Sweden produced whisky, let alone single malt. It’s 48%. It arrived this afternoon and I’ll try a wee dram on Friday evening.

Has anyone tried it?

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Nope but, the more competition the merrier IMO.
 
I mentioned to my girlfriend last year that I just didn't 'get' whisky and wished that I could enjoy it.

Since then for Christmas and my Birthday I have been gifted Whisky :) ....which is rather nice.

Today was an all out effort and I recieved the Highland Park 12, a book of Whisky appreciation, cold rocks and a really lovely whisky glass.


Looks like I had better get to grips with this drink.

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The Jamesons is there as a baseline as that is the only Whiskey that I can usually enjoy. Something to do with the sweetness and smokeyness from the sherry barrels.
Give the Dalwhinnie a bash, not quite my cup of tea but I reckon you'll find it least offensive if your taste bus aren't attuned to whisky.
 
With the glasses and packaging, seems reasonable. I’d have a punt.
Arran distillery has been serious from day one, and apparently some are good.
I‘d like to try some.
The early bottlings were a bit rough (particularly the original 100 proof), but it has improved significantly.
 
Got one of these recently:
Very nice. More later.
Back to my everyday drinkers. White & Mackay regular blended. Bought as it was on offer for a litre bottle in Sainsbury’s .
A sweet, smooth slurper. My benchmark is Grouse, and at first, I thought this was underperforming. It is sweeter and more mellow. I think that could lead one to overlook it. But the blends are excellent, so it’s a 75 from me .
For newcomers (hah) Grouse is the benchmark of 80.
 
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Teeblerone

War Hero
Got one of these recently:
Very nice. More later.
Back to my everyday drinkers. White & Mackay regular blended. Bought as it was on offer for a litre bottle in Sainsbury’s .
A sweet, smooth slurper. My benchmark is Grouse, and at first, I thought this was underperforming. It is sweeter and more mellow. I think that could lead one to overlook it. But the blends are excellent, so it’s a 75 from me .
For newcomers (hah) Grouse is the benchmark of 80.
Funny enough, I saw the last dram of that Bunnahbabhain off last night. Good stuff - a bit different, some oomph to it. Unchill-filtered and uncoloured.
And the W&M is a great blend, agreed.
 
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