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Whisky II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifilover1979, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I've got a bottle of that Tamnavulin as well - mainly because I saw it cheap and it was one of the closest distilleries to the house. It's ok, but typical of a lot of entry level NAS stuff in that it's a tad boring.
     
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

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  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

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  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    I've not tried it, but have read comments here and elsewhere that make me think I want to, but £90 is a bit much for a bit of a punt. There's also been a lot of fuss over the hikes in price, so by buying a bottle today I'm also partly signalling to Amazon that I'm in at £65 but not at £90 (they sent me a 'Prime' offer at around £75 a few weeks ago which I resisted).

    Not that they'll take much notice, unless lots of people do it.
     
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  5. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

  6. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Party Pooper. :p:D
    Will be interesting to put it up against the Arran Bodega which I have (paid £45ish for it on a deal).
     
  7. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    I don't have that one, but the Arran Amarone finish is a favourite so I'd be very interested in your take on the comparison.
     
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  8. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Haha :D

    I just don't rate it any more at the over-inflated prices...

    Some batches are poor; others are only OK IMO... It still has that bitter aftertaste and it's trying too hard

    I know it's not cask; but I'd rather save my £££ and buy this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001GLPJPI/?tag=pinkfishmedia-21
     
  9. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    I'll throw temptation back your way:
    https://www.jpha.co.uk/products/arran-bodega-sherry-cask
    Fair dos...I have one of those 15s...unopened.
     
  10. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Yup; the A~rran's on my list; but still 2/3 bottle left of the Sauternes left. When that's nearly gone, the Bodega will be ordered ;)
     
  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Ah.....I just got Buyers Remorse on the A'Bunadh...cancelled. :oops::rolleyes::)
     
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  12. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Haha; you've done the right thing IMO

    It's a pisser IMO; a good year or so back this was c£35 in Waitrose! 100% price increase doesn't mean it's got better!
     
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  13. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Funds are a bit stretched so maybe yeah. That is def. a good price in the last year mind...don't think it will ever be <£50 again.
    I do think it would have been good to put it up against the Arran. Roy Duff & Co at Aquivitae had a sherry blind-tasting last year and I think the Aberlour shaded it...price not factored in though and £45 plays £65 is a big nod in the Arran's direction for value.
     
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  14. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

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  15. pawnshop92

    pawnshop92 pfm Member

    I agree, though it was about 3-4 years since it was in at Waitrose for £35 and there were no changes from these bottles back then to now, cask strength with anything from (mainly) 5 year old to 15 year old whisky. I used to have a couple, but got through them. I still have a 18 yo from the distillery that my wife purchased for £50 a few years back.

    Here's a good cask strength and very rare bottle of glenallachie, this has mainly sold out elsewhere...there were four there about an hour ago

    https://www.lockettbros.co.uk/shop/glenallachie-14yo-oloroso-finish-uk-exclusive-55-4/
     
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  16. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    On Ledaig this evening; still thinking it's a very interesting dram:

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    That I get; but I've also never know a whisky that can be so hit n miss... For me, it's overpriced and generally trying too hard

    Just my personal opinion
     
  18. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  19. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Sounds pretty much as I expected then Speyside, wood finish, NAS, £20. It's the
    John Smith's Bitter of the single malt world. You know what you are getting, it's entirely predictable and indistinguishable from any number of similar items. Just as long as it's not as nasty as bloody Bowmore No.1, which isn't even as nice as Bells, I'll be happy.
     
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  20. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    We went through Dufftown twice today, so this evenings (first) tipple is a Whisky Castle 9-year old Dufftown, bottled at 46%, no colouring and non chill filtered.

    We passed a lot of distilleries again today, including the new (2018) tiny one at Glenrinnes and Allt-a-Bhainne which is very nearby and not one I've tried.
     
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