Whisky

The 43% abv on Glenmorangies limits them for me. I’d go with Edradour for reasonably priced sherried whisky.
Brilliant tour as well. And the shop is a belter, proper distillery only bottlings at reasonable prices.
Without spending an arm and a leg I think the Glenmorangie Lasanta is hard to beat if you like a sherry cask whisky.
Sherry casks are fine, but I think they're trying to be too clever now with the casks they're using.
 
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Attended a Midleton whisky tasting for the launch of the Method & Madness Cherry Wood in the UK last night, seemingly exclusive to Harvey Nichols for the time being. It's been available for a while in Ireland and the other M&M releases are widely available in the UK so it seems weird they would make this one exlusive to 1 one. Redbreast 12 cask strength was the pick of the bunch by far for me, Midleton Very Rare could be excellent if they didn't bottle it at 40%. The event was sadly quite poorly attended despite ticket sales, probably due to the coronavirus. My missus bought the Cherry Wood, I, instead picked up a Single Cask Benriach Peated Port (2005) and an English Whisky Co Pinot Noir bottling that's also exclusive to Harvey Nicks. I had the good fortune to try the latter as an 'under the counter' bottle at the shops winter wonderland tasting and it was by far the pick of the night for me.

 

moanjam

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Attended a Midleton whisky tasting for the launch of the Method & Madness Cherry Wood in the UK last night, seemingly exclusive to Harvey Nichols for the time being. It's been available for a while in Ireland and the other M&M releases are widely available in the UK so it seems weird they would make this one exlusive to 1 one. Redbreast 12 cask strength was the pick of the bunch by far for me, Midleton Very Rare could be excellent if they didn't bottle it at 40%. The event was sadly quite poorly attended despite ticket sales, probably due to the coronavirus. My missus bought the Cherry Wood, I, instead picked up a Single Cask Benriach Peated Port (2005) and an English Whisky Co Pinot Noir bottling that's also exclusive to Harvey Nicks. I had the good fortune to try the latter as an 'under the counter' bottle at the shops winter wonderland tasting and it was by far the pick of the night for me.

Totally agree about the very rare , I've got a bottle of Barry Crocket to open have you had that before?
 
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moanjam

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I have indeed, very honeyed and the extra 6% improves it significantly. Very reminiscent of Redbreast 21yo which is no bad thing.
Sounds good I've got a bottle of Redbreast 21 on the go, I've got a soft spot for the Irish stuff especially single pot still yellow spot is one of my favourites not tried the red yet
 

GingerNick

Striker
just picked up a springbank 15

proper old school distillery, they still have maltings and bottle their own on site

also just reading that Laphroig get all their casks from makers mark. so thats your bourbon flavours in any laphroig you get
 

Cee Jay

Striker
Due to go to Mallorca cycling at Easter.....I’m currently more bothered i might miss May’s Islay trip

:(

might open something to console myself
 

black-cat

Striker
Got some of the buffalo trace on the go and a Jim Bean super oaky edition. Any recommendations?
Woodford Reserve, Maker's Mark, and Buffalo Trace's big brother, Eagle Rare 😍

I've tried quite a few but I'd have to say my knowledge is still limited. Haven't had many bad ones amongst those I've tried, although I'd steer clear of the Jim Beam Black. Had good reviews and I found the Double Oaked and Devils's Cut alright so I tried it but was far from impressed.
 
Woodford Reserve, Maker's Mark, and Buffalo Trace's big brother, Eagle Rare 😍

I've tried quite a few but I'd have to say my knowledge is still limited. Haven't had many bad ones amongst those I've tried, although I'd steer clear of the Jim Beam Black. Had good reviews and I found the Double Oaked and Devils's Cut alright so I tried it but was far from impressed.
It'll be opened later so I'll let you know.
I do like maker's mark and I think I've had Woodford but may have been pished at the time.
 

Cee Jay

Striker
Just done my panic buying shop at Wine Chambers in Tynemouth today. No Caol Ila 12 so had to settle for the 15 ;)
Couple of bottles of Ardbeg 10 and an Uigeadail, a Lagavulin 16, a Glenfarclas 105 and one of I’ve not tried before, a cask strength Glengoyne.

That’s me sorted for the weekend then.
like the Glenfarclas 105...how much did you pay for it there ?
 

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