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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfiePhil View Post
    Can't believe I didn't know this thread existed...

    My Dad is a big Whiskey drinker and I have started to get a taste for it but tend to prefer bourbons and irish whiskeys as I found them less harsh... I have bought him a bottle of Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition as I enjoyed this when I tried it when in Dublin, he loves Jameson so hope he will like this - although it does taste different.

    Current bottles I have at home - Gentleman Jack, JD Master Distillers No1, Bulleit Bourbon, Jameson Caskmates Stout, Red Stag

    As my Dad is a big Jameson's fan, he also likes his Bourbons etc just wondering for future gift ideas?
    Jameson 12 yr old is amazing if you like a lighter whiskey, it's aged in old sherry casks for added flavour
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    I honestly didn't think people were that stupid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    . But if you wanted to put a ginger ale into a blended or a bourbon as a mixer you could.
    a good bourbon is supposed to be drunk the same way a good whiskey/scotch is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
    Mentioned it in the OP. Monkey Shoulder. It's a blend of 3 Speyside single malts (Kininvie, Glenfiddich & Balvenie)which are naturally lighter, friendlier drams. It's all honey and butterscotch. Just gorgeous.
    monkey shoulder is great.
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    Currently on the shelf atm

    Jura - Superstition
    Bruichladdich - The Classic Laddie
    Kilchoman - Machir Bay
    Laphroaig - Quarter Cask
    Lagavulin - 16yr
    Arran - 14yr
    Cardhu - Gold Reserve
    Clynelish - 14yr
    Longmorn (Càrn Mòr) - 9yr Bourbon Barrel
    Copper Dog (Speyside blend)
    The Ardmore - Legacy
    Auchentoshan - American Oak
    Deanston - Virgin Oak
    GlenDronach - 12
    Wemyss Malts - Spice King (lightly peated blend)
    Bushmills - 10yr
    Redbreast - 12yr
    Green Spot
    Dunville's Old Irish - Pedro Ximenez 10yr

    Got quite a few to work through over the Xmas period...
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    Currently browsing for a Whisky to get the old man this Christmas, anyone tried this one - https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/...ation-decanter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
    Currently on the shelf atm

    Jura - Superstition
    Bruichladdich - The Classic Laddie
    Kilchoman - Machir Bay
    Laphroaig - Quarter Cask
    Lagavulin - 16yr
    Arran - 14yr
    Cardhu - Gold Reserve
    Clynelish - 14yr
    Longmorn (Càrn Mòr) - 9yr Bourbon Barrel
    Copper Dog (Speyside blend)
    The Ardmore - Legacy
    Auchentoshan - American Oak
    Deanston - Virgin Oak
    GlenDronach - 12
    Wemyss Malts - Spice King (lightly peated blend)
    Bushmills - 10yr
    Redbreast - 12yr
    Green Spot
    Dunville's Old Irish - Pedro Ximenez 10yr

    Got quite a few to work through over the Xmas period...
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    A good bourbon doesn't last long. Unfortunately lol x
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    Started drinking whisky about a year ago. Still trying as many as I can to see what I like best so far my favourite has been - Lagavulin - 16yr.

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    last december my friends and I all got together and did a scotch tasting. grouped rooms by geographical area, entry fee to the party was a bottle to share. think like 20-30 people showed up. I must have tasted everything twice, seeing as I could barely see straight at the end of the night. we tried to play a board game and I couldn't even follow the rules about halfway through.

    was a good time would do again 9/10
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    Cool!
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    Got given a bottle of Statesman Bourbon for Christmas (as seen in the 2nd Kingsman Movie). Made by the Old Forester Distilery. Thought it would be a bit shit as they were just cashing in on being part of the Movie...but I was wrong. It's a cracking Bourbon and lovely drank neat.

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    Just picked up an 18 year old sherry cask finished Ledaig. Very excited to try it.
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    Lovely. I got a bottle of Jura - The Paps for my birthday in Jan. Have been sipping it with a few drops of water every now and then. Absolutely beautiful. It was aged in old Bourbon casks and then aged in old Ximinez sherry casks, so its a Scotch with a bourbon overlay and a sherry finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Drummer Wolf View Post
    Lovely. I got a bottle of Jura - The Paps for my birthday in Jan. Have been sipping it with a few drops of water every now and then. Absolutely beautiful. It was aged in old Bourbon casks and then aged in old Ximinez sherry casks, so its a Scotch with a bourbon overlay and a sherry finish.

    WATER WATER!

    Mother of god.

    Pm me your address and I will BUY you some whisky stones. That will bring out the flavour , cool the drink and not water it down lol!
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    Mate of mine is a tour guide at Jameson Bow Lane distillery and he told me to never chill whisky as it does the opposite of bringing out the flavour because it actually numbs the taste buds. Thank you though
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    I honestly didn't think people were that stupid...

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    Wee drop of water can help changed the flavour profile as it releases some of the oils (I believe). I always like to have a glass without and then one with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Drummer Wolf View Post
    Mate of mine is a tour guide at Jameson Bow Lane distillery and he told me to never chill whisky as it does the opposite of bringing out the flavour because it actually numbs the taste buds. Thank you though
    Nah that's just a superstition...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Drummer Wolf View Post
    Mate of mine is a tour guide at Jameson Bow Lane distillery and he told me to never chill whisky as it does the opposite of bringing out the flavour because it actually numbs the taste buds. Thank you though
    sound.

    I was told the only thing you put in a decent whisky is another, never water hence the stones. I find it mellows it nicely but each to their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Nah that's just a superstition...


    isle-of-jura-superstition-435877_p.jpg

    No mate. This is Isle of Jura superstition.
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    balls

    whisky - drop of water. Nothing else.

    Jesus.

    Doing otherwise is just weird.
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    I like an Old Faishoned and a Whisky Sour without the egg white.

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    I confess to being a philistine and a preference for Bourbon rather than scotch or Irish or even Canadian whisky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    Wee drop of water can help changed the flavour profile as it releases some of the oils (I believe). I always like to have a glass without and then one with.
    This.

    Parts of a whisky will be water soluble, some wont. A drop of water will change it completely. I always find Laphroaig gets ×10 more aggressive with a drop of water.
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    Just opened a bottle of a 10 year old cask strength (57.8%) Palo Cortado finished Inchgower. Absolutely magical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
    I keep posting in the beer thread but I think the Water of Life needs a thread of its own.

    What are your favourite drams?

    I'm a Scotch or Irish guy first and foremost, mainly prefer the lighter, friendlier Speysides or Highland malts but I can appreciate a good Islay too and my favourite whisky of all time has got to be either Lagavulin 16 or Caol Ila 12.

    Monkey Shoulder is my 'go-to' whisky, I don't think there's much better than it for that price.

    Not a great Bourbon fan but I do like a wee Bulleit or Blanton's Gold if I can get it over here.
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    I wish I could still drink it, but sadly not. I have to accept that Whisky and my brain is not a happy mix.

    When I did, I loved Talisker and Cardhu.
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    Clynelish 14. Fucking glorious. The Raúl Jiménez of whiskys.
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    It cost €38m and works well with a small Portugese?

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    Kilkerran - Heavily Peated. 59.3%!

    Serious whisky.
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    I know 'band beers/drinks' are a bit gimmicky etc, but being a fan boy I'd like to try Blackened. Anyone know if there are plans to release it in the UK?

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