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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 04:12:19 PM »
My problem is that every time I go up to the land of kilts and mountains I come back with another bottle or two of whatever takes my fancy.  The Glenmorangie is my personal favourite so i get though a bottle of that roughly each year.

If you looked into my booze cabinet you would think that the wife and I are alcoholics :roll:   We just like it to be there if we feel like it! :D
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 04:17:49 PM »
If you looked at my recycle bin, you'd know my wife and I are  :lol:
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2007, 04:33:57 PM »
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(Yes I know it should be Jack Daniels, but Bulleit is a far better bourbon) :wink:

As are most of the bourbons coming out of KY!!

Recommendation: Woodford Reserve. Top shelf bourbon!!

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2007, 05:18:34 PM »
I was always partial to Maker's Mark - although I have a Edwardian silver and crystal whisky decanter with cask strength Talisker in it, by far my fave.
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2007, 06:30:07 PM »
I like Laphroaig  and usually have plenty in stock to help me though those difficult moments but I shall look out for some of the suggestions you have come up with. Years ago I used to drink it neat but these days I add a little water to bring out the flavour.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2007, 07:39:50 PM »
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Quote from: Jonesy76
(Yes I know it should be Jack Daniels, but Bulleit is a far better bourbon) :wink:

As are most of the bourbons coming out of KY!!

Recommendation: Woodford Reserve. Top shelf bourbon!!


Bulleit and Wild Turkey are currently residing on my booze shelf, alongside the obligatory bottles of Jim Beam and Jack Daniels (bought back from holidays by my folks). Seen Woodford Reserve in the shops a few times and liked the look of it, but at 22 ($44) a bottle, it's a tad pricey. Christmas present perhaps...  :)
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 07:41:27 PM »
^ yes, it's pricey here, too, unfortunately. However, last year my local spirits shop had Woodford Reserve on sale 2 for 1 !!! Result!!

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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 07:45:37 PM »
^ That is a major result!

All this talk of spirits has got me craving a shot or two. How prepared am I to suffer through work tomorrow...?
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2007, 07:51:31 PM »
Got a fine selection of Irish knocking about the house here at the minute.

1 Bottle 16 Y.O. Bush
1/2 Bottle (left!) Bush Millennium
1 bottle Green Spot
1/2 bottle of Redbreast
1 bottle of Midleton (which i may never, ever drink)
1 bottle Powers, for people I don't like.

Never went much for scotch, I must be honest. Genetic memory or something, I guess?

Other than that, there's a flat of bottles of O'Hara's stout, and half a flat of Erdinger Winterbrau. I've also got a seriously odd selection of Baileys lying around, a selection of 17 20cl bottles of different mixes/flavours for the world market. i had to visit the factory with work, and it was a gift/bribe. Still, it's Christmas presents sorted for every woman over forty I know.
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2007, 08:07:55 PM »
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I like Laphroaig  and usually have plenty in stock to help me though those difficult moments but I shall look out for some of the suggestions you have come up with. Years ago I used to drink it neat but these days I add a little water to bring out the flavour.


love the stuff.  Smells  of TCP and tastes like smoked peat but oh so good!!

I almost picked up up a 15 year old bottle on my way back from amsterdam but it was a tad pricey so i ended up with a litre bottle of johny walker green label (15 yo).  yeah - its a blend, but a pretty nice one and usually around 30-40 for a 70cl bottle so the 24 i payed for a litre didnt seem bad.

trying to cut down on the expensive stuff since i can polish a bottle off far too fast!!!

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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2007, 09:51:04 PM »
Crikey, the things you can learn on the BKP forum!  :lol:
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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2007, 10:06:54 PM »
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Crikey, the things you can learn on the BKP forum!  :lol:

C'mon, Philly, you know I always do some kind of scotch thread when the weather turns cold. :)

It's usually just prior to my Best of end of year list. (Though, this year looks grim)

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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2007, 10:29:23 PM »
Ahh the BKP cold weather Scotch thread (cold weather my arse you always drink it!! :wink: )

Sainsburys seem to do good deals on The Balvenie around 20-22 quid so I tend to stick with that. I do like J&B, a blend but so nice and smooth.

I was looking at some whiskey in the whiskey shop in Stanstead Airport last July A 55 year old (can't remember the name but it's most likely still there locked in the case) 15 grand! How much does that break down for a swig? Two swigs a shot, x amount of shots per bottle x2 =swig price, it's got to be a few hundred! The price of two bkp humbuckers for a swig of scotch! Silly but probably orgasmic!  :roll:
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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2007, 10:29:33 PM »
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C'mon, Philly, you know I always do some kind of scotch thread when the weather turns cold. :)

Ah, but I'm more of a cup of cocoa and a slice of cake man, myself.  :wink:

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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2007, 08:50:34 AM »
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Years ago I used to drink it neat but these days I add a little water to bring out the flavour.


I usually have a Stella or Kronenbourg on the side.  Works a treat.
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