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it's for a christmas present.
I also love Jim Beam, but that's more of a rum.
Bells is not really a good whiskey. I drink it, but it's like Fosters, it's just the acceptable one which is above the one i can't drink (own brand whiskey/carling)
anyone else had Penderyn ? it's welsh and it's bloody brilliant. i had in wetherspoons (yeah, i know)
JB Black and Maker's Mark are the best bourbons in the game.
great work, c_i_c
and shucks recommended it too!
i think i'll order this. thanks for the replies everyone
is it good? is single malt good?!
though and it's the first English single malt in over 100 years so there's a novelty factor too.
Probably one of the best whiskey's i have ever tasted!
not sure how he'd react to this one. i'd like to try it though!
(it has to be at least 12 years old though...)
I was given a bottle of this (the Madeira finished one) recently. Ridiculously good stuff.
Don't get a blended. The good ones are very expensive.
A whiskey is different from a whisky. Whisky is Scotch, whiskey is anything else, usually bourbons. But if you're looking for whisky, single malt is the premium sort. Go for a well aged, Scottish label - Glenfiddich is a good shout.
presumed that the threadstarter didn't know what she was talking about, and as a result suggested things according to what she probably meant.
make it Suntory times.
like Laphroaig or Talisker, I prefer more rounded flavours like Glenfiddich and Glen Moray. But I'm guessing if the recipient is an enthusiast, they will enjoy the stronger flavours.
is really great, a friend bought it for me so good on the present front too.
plus that's pretty cheap.
If you're looking at a slightly cheaper option (a good bottle of the above will set you back £20+) go for:
Anyway, it comes in a cool bottle and is well yum.
I've not tasted them all, but I bought a bottle of Lagavulin the day I paid off my mortgage.
My current favourite is Yamazaki Single Malt 12 yo
Compass Box do some damn fine blends, including The Peat Monster which pretty much does what it says on the tin.
and its super nice, sweet and a lil bit smoky. if u dig smooth sweet whisky id recommend the dalmore too
I don't drink firewater.
also Edradour is great, they have some great choices and they're the place that make the special whiskey for the House of Lords.
But when do you drink a bit of history eh?
For my money if it's a present, then you won't go wrong with Talisker or Laphroaig but any single malt (expect to pay £25 and up) will doubtless please their liver.
Caol Ila 8/10
But I really like Isle of Jura. It's got a cool old style bottle as well..
"Any scotch will do, as long as it's not a blend, of course. Uh, single malt. Glenlivet, Glenfiddich perhaps. Maybe a Glengow... Any Glen. Scotch on the rocks."
Monkey Shoulder is a great little blended whisky. Talisker and Laphroaig are good but a bit more peaty. You might mock it, but the Japanese won best whisky of the year last year and are getting damn good at the stuff. There's a few nice little up and coming ones too - I like Ancnoc a fair bit, nice little distillery.
I'm biased as I redesigned all their stuff but Highland Park is great too; the 12 is a great entry one, nice and smooth, but the 18 is a real treat if you're spending £35.
Laphroaig = one of the strongest flavours so perhaps not best for someone who isn't a big whisky drinker.
Ardbeg = consitently up there as the best whisky around so worth a punt
Aucentoshan = nice lowland whisky
Jura = nice bottle
Its an Islay malt, but far less peaty and smoother than your Laphroigs/Ardbegs