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Rowly
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For honey/ malt go for The Balvenie. For Peat,Laphroaig Owner of The Wombat membership number 10765
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MacAllan Single Highland Malt. Recommended by the author of a book I can't remeber the name of by an author I can't remember the name of featured on BBC Book Of The Week about a month ago about a tour of all of the highland distilleries by a whisky fancier. Selected as the author's favourite.
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Iain (M) Banks I think it was
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Macallan 25 years - one of the best ever !
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I love the idea of try before you buy Unfortunately, it's not a very practical idea Think for the info, my shopping list just got bigger 1st The Balvenie 2nd Glenmorangie 3rd Strathisla 12 year Thank a lot for all the info Jack Emily, The Very Yellow 21
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As it's Burn's Night (or thereabouts?) I've just finished a virtual Island "tour" with the following: Ardbeg (not quite as intense as Laphroaig) Jura (a one time favourite - it was the British Airways "house" malt during a period when I was travelling a lot - but not as appealing these days. Tastes change...) Arran (a new one, very light now but should get better in the coming years) Scapa (actually Waitrose "Island" from Orkney - lighter than Highland Park) Even as a very keen Malt drinker like Luke it took me many years to come to terms with the Islays, but now I'm sold. Still prefer Ardbeg to Laphroaig, though. Talisker is a real favourite, as is Macallan, but Springbank deserves a special mention. Hell, they're all nice really - just different degrees - although I find Glenfiddich rather bland (I'd rather have a Jamiesons or even one of the better blends, such as Grouse or J&B). Jamiesons in fact is my favourite "quaffing" spirit, if there's such a term! For buying, I can really recommend Oddbins. They've often got offers on (e.g £10 off 2 bottles) and really know what they're talking about in my experience.
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Cheapskates option: Majestic own brand Islay - 14.49 a bottle if you buy two - bearing in mind you've got to buy 12 bottles of spirits and/or wine at a time. They've got La Frog at 17.99 a bottle if you buy two as well. Mmmmm....
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Blimey, no one's mentioned Bowmore - probably some of the most delicious and subtle Islay Malt, but the question is which Bowmore, I think there are at least four but I feel sure there's more...anyone fancy organising a tasting ?
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Giles wrote
quote:Micky. Laphroaig is my favourite tipple.. it's my wife who objects.
Of course Jack Daniels is creosote. Glen Moray is drinkable here The 1959 vintage is pleasingly expensive at a mere £600 per bottle... a proper Blatchat price, none of this cheapskate stuff
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My personal favourites are Macallan, Talisker, Laphroaig and Highland Park (even if the last of them sounds like some sort of American estate car). Got a bottle of Jura for Christmas so I'll have to investigate it soon. Micky - you're not some sort of Westfield chappie sending us all up now, are you? Edited by - Meldrew on 26 Jan 2004 08:35:07