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citymancs => off topic => Topic started by: Lekos on April 10, 2018, 09:18:43

Title: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on April 10, 2018, 09:18:43
Anyone a fan? A bit into the single malts and just spent a week on Islay in Scotland. Some nice walks (to and from distilleries!).

We went to 6, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Kilchoman, and Bruichladdich.

Anyone got a favourite dram?
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on April 10, 2018, 10:21:08
If its got a percentage on the bottle it'll do me.

Went to Gdansk couple of months ago and got off me tits on some proper good vodka. The strip clubs were proper scary. Stay away from the big red mushyrooms.

That about sums up my jolly holiday.

So whisky you say?
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 10, 2018, 12:00:18
Currently working my way through a bottle Kilchoman - very, very, nice. Will certainly get another.

Also got a bottle of Talisker on the go (only distillery on Skye I think?) and some very potent local stuff from Tasmania for 'special occasions' (Nant - 83% and expensive!! Company recently went out of business after a major financial scandal, but other Tasmanian single malts getting a lot of international plaudits these days)

Some of my favourite whiskies come out of the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull. Especially fond of their Ledaig, a bottle of which is, for me, an essential companion to every cold, damp Melbourne winter. Very peaty though - so not to everyone's taste.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 12:08:02
If its got a percentage on the bottle over 5% it'll do me in.

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Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 12:20:10
give koskenkorva salmiakki a go, its fucking horrible like whisky so you might like it
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Post by: nimrod on April 10, 2018, 13:13:55
Teetotaller me..................well Coffee.
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Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 13:40:12
hardly drink either, bottles of shit in fridge since christ knows when
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Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 10, 2018, 13:45:27
So hugely informative contribution to this thread from you two then  ;D
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Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 14:30:09
ive done enough daft drinking years ago. i suggested a drink, why aint you drinking it eh
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 10, 2018, 14:47:44
koskenkorva salmiakki is a liqueur - this thread is about whisky. 
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on April 10, 2018, 14:51:08
You gettin fucked up Rowley?
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Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 14:51:49
koskenkorva salmiakki is a liqueur - this thread is about whisky.

as  if you could tell the difference after 5 pints of them
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 10, 2018, 14:53:34
You gettin fucked up Rowley?

Probably the best way to approach the Liverpool game.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on April 10, 2018, 15:21:12
Not wrong their mate!
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on April 10, 2018, 16:46:01
Currently working my way through a bottle Kilchoman - very, very, nice. Will certainly get another.

Also got a bottle of Talisker on the go (only distillery on Skye I think?) and some very potent local stuff from Tasmania for 'special occasions' (Nant - 83% and expensive!! Company recently went out of business after a major financial scandal, but other Tasmanian single malts getting a lot of international plaudits these days)

Some of my favourite whiskies come out of the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull. Especially fond of their Ledaig, a bottle of which is, for me, an essential companion to every cold, damp Melbourne winter. Very peaty though - so not to everyone's taste.

The Kilchoman stuff is nice, but the Laphroaig and Bruichladdich ones really impressed.  We ended up pretty well sozzled in Bruichladdich...accidentally of course. 

If you like the peaty stuff the Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01 is lovely stuff.  Also discovered the Laphroaig PX cask (Pedro Ximenez Sherry cask) - bloody amazing stuff.  Came back with a couple of bottles of each!

When the reserves start running low I'll get a bottle of Ledaig in!  Any particular one?
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on April 10, 2018, 16:46:37
Probably the best way to approach the Liverpool game.

Agreed
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on April 10, 2018, 18:10:49
If its got a percentage on the bottle it'll do me.

Went to Gdansk couple of months ago and got off me tits on some proper good vodka. The strip clubs were proper scary. Stay away from the big red mushyrooms.

That about sums up my jolly holiday.

So whisky you say?

Going to Gdansk for a knees up in September.  Any recommendations so I know where to avoid?   :D ;D
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: goat on April 10, 2018, 19:29:02
just follow the trail of unconscious girls
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Post by: nimrod on April 10, 2018, 22:54:02
So hugely informative contribution to this thread from you two then  ;D

As always..
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on April 10, 2018, 22:55:17
Going to Gdansk for a knees up in September.  Any recommendations so I know where to avoid?   :D ;D

Strip clubs!
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Post by: nimrod on April 11, 2018, 13:13:22
Going to Gdansk for a knees up in September.  Any recommendations so I know where to avoid?   :D ;D

You'll have a ball





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Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 13, 2018, 00:05:34

When the reserves start running low I'll get a bottle of Ledaig in!  Any particular one?

I can only find their 'standard' 10 year old Ledaig down here in Aus - but by all means try the older and more exotic ones if you have the pockets. Next time I am in the UK / Scotland I am determined to try some of sherry cask Ledaigs they do. 
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Post by: Ludo on April 18, 2018, 21:06:11
It's not Whisky it's Whiskey.

Jamesons Redbreast 12 year old or if your feeling flush they do a 21 year old.

Liquid gold.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: nimrod on April 18, 2018, 23:28:13
It's not Whisky it's Whiskey.



Its both
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 19, 2018, 01:02:41
Yeah - personally I don't care which way you spell it.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on April 19, 2018, 07:03:07
Whiskey is Irish and Whisky Scottish i thought?

Didn't think that Jamesons made a decent whiskey for some reason! I'll keep the Redbrest in mind, ta. Only other Irish one I've tried is Bushmills which was alright.
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Post by: goat on April 19, 2018, 10:59:25
wiki will solve this
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Fun:Whisky

"Irish whiskey
Irish Whiskey is a cheap way to get really drunk, really fast. God pretty much only invented Jameson to get cheap people and alcoholics drunk quickly with little investment. As a basic rule, cheap Irish is better than cheap Scotch but expensive Irish is only mildly better than cheap Irish while expensive Scotch is like manna from heaven."
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Post by: Lekos on April 19, 2018, 12:08:44
Haha
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Post by: Ludo on April 19, 2018, 21:01:46
Drinking Scotch is like supporting the rags.

People think it's great until they discover the real thing.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on April 21, 2018, 00:15:55
rags will never discover "the real thing" - too delusional.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on August 14, 2019, 16:23:07
Went up to the lakes recently and not long finished 'The One'  whisky by the Lakes Distillery. They also do a vodka and gin, the vodka is good, not a fan of gin but the missus says it's nice.
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Post by: bluebrendan on August 27, 2019, 18:39:24
Jameson's, really smooth flavour and Irish, so strictly it should be in a "Whiskey" thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Hesperus on October 08, 2019, 20:57:33
Just decided to try and get into Whisky. First few glasses were rank but I powered through. By the end of the bottle, a speyside from Aldi (it actually gets really good reviews before and laughs) i has stared to like the taste. Read up some more and decided on an Irish whiskey.  Bought and £37 bottle of Teelings from Tesco. Very pricy but absolutely lovely. Thoroughly recommend it and the Aldi one actually.

I’m having to drink it with a bit of water though, does that make me a big Jessie?
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Post by: stephenmcfc on October 09, 2019, 08:41:56
Jamesons Irish for me
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Post by: gavin on October 09, 2019, 21:24:42
When I used to drink, I never used to chuck up unless I drank whisky.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: bluebrendan on October 09, 2019, 22:43:13
When I used to drink, I never used to chuck up unless I drank whisky.
Was it New Mills moonshine?
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: reddishblue on October 10, 2019, 00:43:52
Just drank a bottle and had to hide it in it's box at the back of the cupboard in case she notices it's missing. It was very nice.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Hesperus on October 10, 2019, 09:22:57
Jamesons Irish for me

Going to try Jameson next I think. I bit of a cheaper alternative to Teelings.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: stephenmcfc on November 07, 2019, 17:49:30
quite smooth and enjoyable ;)
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Post by: goat on November 07, 2019, 18:36:54
i could piss in a bottle and flog it for 15 quid

Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: reddishblue on November 08, 2019, 01:08:32
Do you need any investment?
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Post by: goat on November 08, 2019, 13:12:58
50 quid of beer first probably
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: Lekos on November 09, 2019, 22:07:41
i could piss in a bottle and flog it for 15 quid

Aaron would probably give you £50
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Post by: goat on November 14, 2019, 11:13:48
needs to go in bottle not wherever the fucks he wants it
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on November 14, 2019, 15:16:08
Didn't know you lot were into golden showers.
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 14, 2021, 14:49:43
Happy with me birthday haul. Simpleh simpleh lovleh 👌🏻
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Post by: gavin on May 14, 2021, 19:07:04
Anyone would think that you are a bit of a pisscan BBM. Happy Birthday!
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 14, 2021, 20:25:17
Cheers Gav! I'll try and get a picture of me whole collection tomorrow!!!
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 15, 2021, 17:36:35
Simpleh lovleh 👌🏻
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 15, 2021, 17:52:06
Got me dregs barrel n all :D
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Post by: gavin on May 15, 2021, 22:40:49
See you in a few years after your rehab!
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Post by: goat on May 20, 2021, 12:56:42
happy 40th pesty
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 20, 2021, 14:59:42
Cheers dad.
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Post by: lee on May 21, 2021, 20:37:56
happy birthday mate..bit late
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Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on May 21, 2021, 22:32:56
Cheers mate. Let's hope city can give me late prezzie next weekend!
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Post by: Paddy on June 09, 2021, 17:34:24
Coleraine single malt...
Title: Re: Whisky
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on June 10, 2021, 08:39:07
Coleraine single malt...

£1500!?
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Post by: Paddy on June 29, 2021, 01:51:49
Just celebrated my 76th with a nice Bushmills single malt.....Used to a nice Coleraine until the distilery closed down