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Went for some extravagance and bought a pair of these:

 

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Don't let the angle of the pic fool you, these glasses are fucking huge, and fucking awesome! :wub:

 

If you're wondering what's in the glass, it's Bowmore 12 year. :)

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My dad's 70th is coming up, we went to Glen Livet as a family way back when so it makes sense to get a good bottle of that. Was amazed at the price! I remember it being affordable once, is it the 18yr worth £80 odd quid? it's not too much money but I don't remember it being that special.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Pete said:

My dad's 70th is coming up, we went to Glen Livet as a family way back when so it makes sense to get a good bottle of that. Was amazed at the price! I remember it being affordable once, is it the 18yr worth £80 odd quid? it's not too much money but I don't remember it being that special.

You're right, I don't recall the 18 year Glenlivet being all that special. Mind you it's been a number of years since I've had it. 

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Could someone recommend a good starter set for trying whiskey? Want to find a good tipple to drink but no real idea where to start, had a look on Amazon but there's so many different selections priced from £25-£50 with lots of mini sample bottles. Don't like beer/lager and been dabbling in cider each week but want to try something different.

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I’ve had some ‘Drinks by the Dram’ sets for Christmas, and they’re good for sampling drinks from different regions and countries. For example:

 

https://www.masterofmalt.com/tasting-set/drinks-by-the-dram/regions-of-scotland-whisky-tasting-set/

 

The good thing about Scottish whisky is that when you find a region or style you prefer (Islay, Highland etc.) you can look that bottle up on a whisky taste chart and find others you’ll probably like too in the same style, e.g. https://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/whiskyflavourmap.htm

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Pretty crazy offers in Waitrose at the moment, Buffalo trace for less than £20 and I picked up an 12 yr Old Pulteney for £25. Many other good ones cheap as well.

 

Really like the Old Pulteney as well, strong on the honey notes. Not getting any sea air mind!

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Got the Auchentoshan Three Wood for christmas. Now, I've had this before, but the last time I had it it wasn't the colour of motor oil!

 

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Still has that lovely christmas cake nose and taste though. A perfect christmas tipple. :wub:

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I got a Glen LIvet Founder's Reserve. Not something I'd buy (as I'd said I think they aren't good value) however it was better than I thought, very smooth and easy drinking so a good gateway whisky maybe. Hopefully I'll be getting some more or I'll have to buy some myself!

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I acquired this a while back, but only got around to opening it over Christmas.  It's very nice.  Went online to see what I could find out about it.  Turns out you can't really buy it new any more; it's only available on auction sites and resellers where the going rate seems to be about £600 a bottle 😜.  I'm all like...

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I had this over winter. I bought it because of the price ($40 - about 25 quid). It's cheap because it's made here in Canada. Otherwise I'm typically paying over $100 - 60quid for a good scotch from abroad.

 

It seemed, drinkable at first but after 2-3 weeks it started to taste more chemical like. I really don't like scotch that needs to be consumed within a month, I find the better brands like Lagavulin/Ardbeg etc will last around 2-3 months before they start changing?

 

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