Whisky

Andy
Andy Posts: 8,207
edited October 2019 in The Crudcatcher
Recommendations on good bottles? Max of £40 a bottle.

Current favourites are Glenlivet Makers Reserve and Glenturret sherry cask

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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,396
    Andy wrote:
    Recommendations on good bottles? Max of £40 a bottle.

    Current favourites are Glenlivet Makers Reserve and Glenturret sherry cask
    Not sure if it's under £40 these days but 16 yr old Lagavullin is my favourite. If that's too pricey, the 8 yr old should do the job.
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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,653
    Based on the two you have mentioned and your budget you could try Dalwhinnie 15 or the oldest Dalmore or Glenfarclas you can find for that money.

    Lagavulin 16 is great but rather different to the two you have named, being a very powerful, peaty malt.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,593
    My personal order, but no idea of budget in UK for these...

    Ardbeg
    Talisker
    Highland Park
    The Balvenie
    Macallan Select Oak
    Cragganmore
    Lagavulin
    Laphroaig (if they like "strong"!)
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  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Seems that you are into Speysides:

    Balvenie 12 is pleasant as is the 14 Caribbean cask.

    Glen Garioch 12 is nice (where I got married)

    You may find that you like Japanese Whiskey as it is also similar to Speyside but a bit sweeter. Unfortunately Hibiki 12y is all sold out unless you buy from auction sites, but Hibiki Harmony is not bad around that price and very drinkable.
  • yonny
    yonny Posts: 36
    MrB123 wrote:
    Glenfarclas

    This man knows what he's talking about, that stuff is glorious.

    My fave is the bog standard 10 yr Laphroaig. Love the stuff.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    My personal order, but no idea of budget in UK for these...

    Ardbeg
    Talisker
    Highland Park
    The Balvenie
    Macallan Select Oak
    Cragganmore
    Lagavulin
    Laphroaig (if they like "strong"!)

    Talisker is phenomenal isn't it, and sometimes on offer as well - I stocked up last time it was.
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  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,593
    Daniel B wrote:
    My personal order, but no idea of budget in UK for these...

    Ardbeg
    Talisker
    Highland Park
    The Balvenie
    Macallan Select Oak
    Cragganmore
    Lagavulin
    Laphroaig (if they like "strong"!)

    Talisker is phenomenal isn't it, and sometimes on offer as well - I stocked up last time it was.
    Very long time ago I had a job which involved an international plane flight pretty much every week, or at worst about 3 weeks in 4, so I'd load up with the allowed duty free limit inbound each trip. Had a cupboard crammed with whiskies, took about 8 or 9 years after that job finished to get through it all. Lots of Talisker and the Highland Park, which were the most commonly stocked.
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  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Balvenie Doublewood 16 is a favourite.
  • Thigh_burn
    Thigh_burn Posts: 489
    ... so I'd load up with the allowed duty free limit inbound each trip...

    Problem is these days that so much duty free whisky is the dedicated 'travel' bottles ie they're bottlings only available for duty free and of dubious value. The best duty free I've spotted is at Gibraltar airport. There the savings are nuts on main bottlings.

    In addition to the Glenfarclas and Ardbeg recommendations, I'd add Glengoyne, especially older bottlings and Aberlour. Apologies but they don't come in under the price threshold.

    ETA: Caol Ila as well
  • Lagrange
    Lagrange Posts: 652
    The Islay Malts in order of strength follow the alphabet:

    Ardbeg, Bowmore Bruichlaiddich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Isla, Lagavulin, Laphroig.

    The fourth of these (pron - Boonahahven) is lovely. The first three are collectively 'breakfast malts'.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,396
    Lagrange wrote:
    The Islay Malts in order of strength follow the alphabet:

    Ardbeg, Bowmore Bruichlaiddich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Isla, Lagavulin, Laphroig.

    The fourth of these (pron - Boonahahven) is lovely. The first three are collectively 'breakfast malts'.
    Never realised that, though I do like Islay malts quite a lot.
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  • bg13
    bg13 Posts: 4,598
    MUCK!
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  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Good ones that depends on your taste. nikka from the barrel is lovely as is suntory chita. hudson rye whiskey is delicious. so many. Just finished a taiwanese whiskey and that was lovely. All £40 or less except nikka that cost a bit more.

    Whiskey is not just from scotland, eevn though it from scotland.

    If you loke Isaly then the essence of pure peat is port charlotte.

    Port Ellen if you ever get to taste is sublime.

    My favourites whiskeys are well all of them. They are all bloody lovely.
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  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Good ones that depends on your taste. nikka from the barrel is lovely as is suntory chita. hudson rye whiskey is delicious. so many. Just finished a taiwanese whiskey and that was lovely. All £40 or less except nikka that cost a bit more.

    Whiskey is not just from scotland, eevn though it from scotland.

    If you loke Isaly then the essence of pure peat is port charlotte.

    Port Ellen if you ever get to taste is sublime.

    My favourites whiskeys are well all of them. They are all bloody lovely.

    It's actually from Wales
  • Thigh_burn
    Thigh_burn Posts: 489

    Port Ellen if you ever get to taste is sublime.

    Definitely this. I got very lucky recently and drunk some Port Ellen and it was outstanding (and someone else was paying).
  • Lagrange
    Lagrange Posts: 652
    bg13 wrote:
    MUCK!


    RHUM more to your taste?
  • yonny wrote:
    MrB123 wrote:
    Glenfarclas

    This man knows what he's talking about, that stuff is glorious.
    Another vote for Glenfarclas here. I’ve owned various bottles from their range over the years, the highlight being the 40 year old I got myself for my 40th birthday. Without a doubt the finest drink I’ve ever had.
  • Lagrange
    Lagrange Posts: 652
    yonny wrote:
    MrB123 wrote:
    Glenfarclas

    This man knows what he's talking about, that stuff is glorious.
    Another vote for Glenfarclas here. I’ve owned various bottles from their range over the years, the highlight being the 40 year old I got myself for my 40th birthday. Without a doubt the finest drink I’ve ever had.


    ...wait til your 50th birthday !
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    I've just spent the last two weeks drinking Jura. While sitting watching the stunning view of the sunset over Jura.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    In the rain? It's a wet old part of the world over there, but glorious when it's sunny.

    What's a good Glenfarclas to buy around £40-£60 mark (with some wiggle room on the value).
    Cheers
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,653
    In the rain? It's a wet old part of the world over there, but glorious when it's sunny.

    What's a good Glenfarclas to buy around £40-£60 mark (with some wiggle room on the value).
    Cheers

    Just go as old as you can find within budget. TBH the bog standard 10 year old is very pleasant.
  • jontymo
    jontymo Posts: 127
    Glenlivet is a good choice, my favourite go to is Highland Park 12, also Glengoynes a favourite.
  • +1 for Talisker
  • slowmart
    slowmart Posts: 4,489
    Keeping in line with the OP’s likes

    Balvenie 12 year old double wood -

    Aberlour 12 year old double cask

    Both are great buys at the requested price point
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  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,415
    Lagrange wrote:
    bg13 wrote:
    MUCK!


    RHUM more to your taste?
    gets my vote. never found a whisky I've liked yet
  • sniper68
    sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    bompington wrote:
    I've just spent the last two weeks drinking Jura. While sitting watching the stunning view of the sunset over Jura.
    I get two or three different types of Jura bought at Xmas....since we got our Cocker spaniel we called Jura.Ironically he's not named after the Isle or the Whisky but the region in France :lol:
    Laphroaig is nice as is Talisker....and Jura 8)