Whisky, whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rye .. anything grain mash

Discussion in 'ATG Cafe' started by halvor, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    Figured there are quite a few lovers/connoisseurs in here, many much more experienced and advanced than I. Please feel free to recommend, review, post a pic or whatever relevant you may have to say/post on the topic.

    I'll go first. My father-in-law wants no peat and ALWAYS buys Dalwhinnie 15. I figured I'd get him something I knew he'd like but which was not D15. Ended up with Aberlour 12. A bit sharper, less body, equal sweetness. Might try with a little water, but said person prefers his whisky in small shots glasses and I have to go with the flow... (And he still prefers Dalwhinnie.) Other suggestions most welcome.
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  2. chris.hale

    chris.hale Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Cumbria, England
    I've not tried either of those two, I got into peated whisky a couple of years back and rarely reach for anything else now. Glenmorangie is a nice approachable one though. Balvenie double wood is excellent and partially matured in sherry casks.
     
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  3. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    I'm quite fond of Laphroaigh myself, so no fear of peat here, but FIL wants it non-peaty, smooth and approachable.
     
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  4. Burgundy

    Burgundy Forum GOD!

    Glengoyne 12 would be my recommendation. I've been trying to kill off my bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 for well over a year...
     
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  5. Driftwood

    Driftwood Legendary Member

    My favourites are Balvenie Carribean Cask and any McCallum, I'm not keen on the Islay peaty types - especially Laphroaig
     
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  6. dowsing

    dowsing Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Kent
    I'm personally a bit of a peat head, but I'd recommend Aberfeldy or Glenfarclas as something he'd probably like. For something a bit different he'd most likely still enjoy go Irish with Red Breast, Green Spot or Bushmills Black Bush.
     
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  7. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    Added to the list, Ben. Thanks.

    Incidentally, to show the tax levels over here: Checked how much a .7 litres bottle of this would set me back. 60 pounds. Which, I imagine, is a lot more than in the U.K...

    Edit: oh ffs... half price, then.
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  8. halvor

    halvor Esquire

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    Ah, Green Spot! Picked up (and now emptied) a bottle of this when in Dublin last. Likeable! I fear he'd still lean towards his D, though. Will have a look at the Aberfeldy and Glenfarclas.
     
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  9. DamianJ

    DamianJ Forum GOD!

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    Some good suggestions so far. I'm not an expert by a long shot but Glen Livet is pretty nice too and if I remember correctly so is Tomintoul.
     
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  10. chris.hale

    chris.hale Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Cumbria, England
    Another vote for Glenfarclas, I love the 15 year old. It's still an independent family-owned distillery and the 15 year old is bottled at 46% because, in the words of the distillery owner, "that's how my granddad liked it."
     
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  11. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    What are your personal (peaty) favourites? Asking for myself, this time.
     
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  12. Burgundy

    Burgundy Forum GOD!

    If you like Laphy (presumably 10 or QC?) you really ought to also give Ardbeg 10 and Lagavulin 16 a whirl first... But get hold of a dram of Ardbeg Uigeadail. It's in my Top Three of financially-acceptable whiskies.
     
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  13. chris.hale

    chris.hale Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Cumbria, England
    If I had to choose just one whisky, Lagavulin 16 would be it.
     
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  14. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson The Other James

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    "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time..."
     
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  15. dowsing

    dowsing Forum GOD!

    Location:
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    I'd second Burgandy's suggestions, all favourites of mine and perhaps some Laphroaig Cask Strength.
     
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