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Started by Jacob_Richter on Dec 18, 2013 9:20:17 AM
"like an Angel urinating down your throat" - a thread about drinking whisky.

The quote is from here:

Talk about whisky and whiskey here.

Hamish - 18 Dec 2013 09:24:04 (#1 of 2321)

Whisky. Hmmmmmmm

I like just about any whisky - Bells excepted.

Used to enjoy any single malt I could get my hands on, but these days actually prefer Grouse for an "everyday" drink. Nice and smooth.

Put water in if you must, but anything else is sacrilege.

MonsoonBloom - 18 Dec 2013 09:36:14 (#2 of 2321)

I done like whisky. Idiots.

Jacob_Richter - 18 Dec 2013 09:40:46 (#3 of 2321)

'Tis the season when the supermarkets have good deals and I stock up for a year ahead because prices seem to be climbing steeply and quickly.

I like just about any whisky

Not sure. I appreciate the variety. My niece left a bottle of Grant's at my house and I thought it was meh. I used to like Irish above Scotch but find Jameson too sweet these days. I avoided single malt Scotch due to price but have now thought 'sod it' and I am making up for lost time.

Jacob_Richter - 18 Dec 2013 09:48:16 (#4 of 2321)

I am always a little wary of whisky awards. They tend, like the Whisky Bible this year, to recommend whisky that is hard to obtain and costs a lot. Which is why the Whisky Exchange Whisky of the Year - all whiskies are: Less than £50 / Non-Limited Editions / Non-Cask Strength was a good idea.

Ricolas - 18 Dec 2013 09:49:44 (#5 of 2321)

Grants is dreadful. However I keep a bottle for mixing as it is dead cheap.

clammy - 18 Dec 2013 09:51:30 (#6 of 2321)

I like it all,unfortunately it is starting to hate me,I drink plenty of tea and glass of water before bed, but fear the rot is setting in.

Jacob_Richter - 18 Dec 2013 09:53:40 (#7 of 2321)

Grants is dreadful. However I keep a bottle for mixing as it is dead cheap

Yeah, my niece is 18 and that's what she uses it for. I appreciated her not raiding my malts.

Hamish - 18 Dec 2013 09:53:49 (#8 of 2321)

Oh yes....Grant`s. Had completely forgotten that one. Put it out of my mind years ago.

Talking of which, is Claymore still on the go?

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Jacob_Richter - 18 Dec 2013 10:04:36 (#10 of 2321)

Laphroaig - I like what they've done with Quarter Cask. They've go that intense peatyness and got it really smooth as well. Although how they justify a 5 year old being priced above their 10 year old I don't know.

Kerebus, I've seen you mention Macallan a few times - what do you reckon with this new '1824' series where they've dispensed with an age statement and gone for a colour description?

Lento_ - 18 Dec 2013 10:07:00 (#11 of 2321)

I can't really justify buying whisky myself, but this time of year I usually get given enough for my birthday and Christmas to see me through the next year.

Lento_ - 18 Dec 2013 10:07:35 (#12 of 2321)

My Dad's 60th birthday is coming up, and I naively thought to myself "wouldn't it be cool to get him a 60 year old bottle of whisky". Then I looked into how much that would cost.

frantastic - 18 Dec 2013 10:12:35 (#13 of 2321)

I used to work for White Horse, who looked after Laphroaig too. There was regular correspondence from people who had only tasted Highland or Speyside malts who insisted that the Laphroaig had 'gone off'.

frantastic - 18 Dec 2013 10:13:36 (#14 of 2321)

Malt of the Moment - Talisker.

GROWLER - 18 Dec 2013 10:14:33 (#15 of 2321)

Grants is dreadful. However I keep a bottle for mixing as it is dead cheap.

You can get a litre of Grouse for 15 quid at the mo, little ric. Both Asda and Sainsers I think.

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browserbutton - 18 Dec 2013 10:17:41 (#17 of 2321)

From the Angel Piss link above:

'Interesting fact… Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon whiskey spells its name whiskey as it originates in America. Had it been produced in Scotland its name would be Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon whisky, instead of whiskey.'

Macpaddy - 18 Dec 2013 10:47:09 (#18 of 2321)

"like an Angel urinating down your throat"

And in the morning it tastes like that angel took a crap as well.

Moschops - 18 Dec 2013 10:48:31 (#19 of 2321)

a friend gave me some sherry cask matured Grants the other day, much nicer than the standard stuff.

Ricolas - 18 Dec 2013 11:17:29 (#20 of 2321)

£10 bottle Grants in Sainsos the other day, Growls old man. Rude not to as I was experimenting with Athol Brose.

I am inclined to get myself a bottle of Glenfarclas for Chrimble as I think a bottle of either Caol Ila or Clynelish is already winging its way to me!

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