All things whisky

Anyone else into whisky?

I’ve been a long time buyer for personal consumption and recently got into collecting higher priced bottles in an attempt to beat the 0.1% interest banks now offer on cash deposits.

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I’ve not got into the collecting side of things, but currently have in stock…

  • Slipknot Iowa no. 9 Corn Whiskey (I’ve really been enjoying it, a friend recommended it and I thought it was just going to be some branding, but it’s a very pleasant bottle)
  • The Balvenie Caribbean Cask
  • a 1/2 bottle of 21 year old ‘Friends of Laphroaig’, which I’m saving for a special occasion.
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Did you happen to watch Romesh on BBC2 last night?
Absolutely beltin’ conversation about whisky on that :rofl::see_no_evil:

Dons flame retardant suit.

I like Jack Daniels.

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I watched that, quite enjoyed the whole program but thought his guide was a bit of a d1ck.

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Ah man!
I thought Sweeney was awesome / they really played well together.
Also, scenery looked amazing. But I can’t cope with the midgies.

I tried to get into whisky once.
His comment of “who wants a drink to taste of an old house” hit it spot on for me :see_no_evil:

I said whisky not whiskey :wink:

Some Jack goes for bit money now.

2nded for BCC

I’ll check it out later. It’s very marmite, my wife doesn’t get it at all yet loves gin.

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All sound decent.

I’ve got about 8 open bottles (I rotate them so don’t finish quickly) and about 8 bottles in a cupboard to sell later, one is in an auction this week and hoping to make a little bit if the interest picks up soon.

Strange fact, you cant actually drink Jack where it is brewed as the county still has prohibition. It didn’t have enough people living there to vote to end it.


Not precisely in relation to the liquid, but my OH was very clear she wanted to get me something for our engagement, seeing as she had the ring. I don’t really wear smart watches etc, so the only thing I could think of was a decanter and glasses. Partly for show, partly as something I’ve always wanted but would never really justify buying myself a nice one, and partly because I do like the occasional dram.

It arrived today. She’d sourced the tray separately a few weeks ago, in order to display the set.

It’s from Cumbria Crystal, so hand blown. And the styling is the version supplied to most British embassies around the world (I’m quite patriotic, so liked that aspect). The stopper is the excessive part. She found they did a solid silver stags head, and as I proposed in Richmond Park and we took some photos with the deer, that seemed quote appropriate.

It’s really impressive. I’m almost too scared to use it though!

Just need to get something to go inside that does it justice…


Very smart, looks a bit like the Dalmore brand.

Don’t put anything too expensive in a decanter. It’s not an air tight seal. I can recommend plenty of reasonable but good non-supermarket whiskies.

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As if by magic…

If you like peat, there’s some great stuff out there.

Don’t bother with Laga 16, used to be good but they’re using tired casks and 43% washes it out.

Kilchoman make really great stuff.
Torabhaig Altt Gleann, young but tasty
Ledaig, one of my favourites
Springbank/Kilkerran fantastic just hard to buy as limited supply and huge demand. Springbank 15 is the ideal price to quality ratio.

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I even posted on it :joy: Im blaming brain fog and covid :wink:

So as touched on my “Go To” is Ardbeg , lived on the 10 for a while but Uigeadail in particular for quality smoky and not ridiculously priced (can get it for < £60 online)

Cant wait to crack open the Corryvreckan now. I do like some of the sherry cask stuff in a small dose (my dad was a fan so bought him a few over the years and shared a glass occasionally) but wouldnt buy a bottle myself, its just nice to taste a different style occasionally and I dont have the room for umpteen bottles floating around of stuff Id rarely drink.
Definitely looking for new choice for a special occasion hence spending a bit more on the Corry this time. See how it goes.

First couple of glasses of Corry, one with a splash of water, one without. Its less smokey and peaty than Uigeadail but still enough to keep me happy, much smoother and sweeter also. Im not a connoisseur like you so my taste buds stop there but its definitely a good friday night easy dram. I have a new favourite but will keep the Uigeadail for those nights i want to be hit in the face with smoke and peat. I need a few more bottles to mix it up in the cupboard now :wink:

Delivery day :see_no_evil:


that doesn’t look like whisky in the middle :wink:

That looks like some “investment” there. I very nearly bought a mixed tasting pack from MofM the other day but it came out a bit pricey (understatement) for 5 x 3cl bottles!

You might be right. At least one of these is getting drunk by me and friends, probably two.

The Clifton Hall is a collection completist thing. It’s the distillery exclusive you can’t normally buy here where I have most of their back catalogue.

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Which Ledaig do you recommend @Jgav ? Tempted to test the 18yr. The Gordon Macphail also sounds good.