Thread Malt Whisky, yes that's no 'e' and Scottish only

DJBrenton

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So I know Chicken's a fan, and whilst I do like bourbon, sour mash and whiskey, I particularly adore Single Malt Whisky.

Tonight I'm savouring Octomore 02.2. A 61% 140ppm phenol 5 year ols. The peatiest malt in the world yet surprisingly subtle. Anyone else got a favourite or just something interesting?
 

DJBrenton

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That would be lowland normally. 50 year ols tends towards prohibitively expensive. I'm normally happy with anywhere between 10 and 16 years old. They have a certain je ne sais quio.
 
Highland Park is probably my favourite distillery, love the island smokyness with the highland sweetness.

Port Ellen is second only because it's so difficult (Read, expensive) to come by. I still have a mostly full bottle of 21yo that I bought 5 years ago, and only opened it to celebrate the birth of my daughter :fly:
 

DJBrenton

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Wow. I've just been ogling a 27 year old Port Ellen at £240.01 .

Fancy splitting a cask of Bruichladdich? £1550 down which includes storage for 10 years in Premium French Oak then around £2600 for duty, VAT and bottling. You end up with 233 bottles at 61% for around £18 a bottle.
 
Wow. I've just been ogling a 27 year old Port Ellen at £240.01 .
Yikes! When I bought my bottle, I think it was £70-ish in London, so $140 US. Last time I saw one here it was over $300, amd that was a while ago.


Fancy splitting a cask of Bruichladdich? £1550 down which includes storage for 10 years in Premium French Oak then around £2600 for duty, VAT and bottling. You end up with 233 bottles at 61% for around £18 a bottle.

IN! Though I don't know if I want to wait 10 years....
 

Percy Thrillington

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I had a 15yo bottle of glenlivet not too long ago
It was aged in a different barrel than they usually use, gave it a bit of a smokey aroma, and it was very smooth.
 

DJBrenton

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I had a 15yo bottle of glenlivet not too long ago
It was aged in a different barrel than they usually use, gave it a bit of a smokey aroma, and it was very smooth.

Iwas just talking about that. Lately I've become a fan of different caskings like Port, Rum and different wines. The added flavours are really rewarding.
 

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What is a good entry level whisky? I'd like to enjoy the stuff, just so I can be like Chikken, but can't get past the part where it tastes like Im licking a charred barrel of shit.
 

Percy Thrillington

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What is a good entry level whisky? I'd like to enjoy the stuff, just so I can be like Chikken, but can't get past the part where it tastes like Im licking a charred barrel of shit.


Well, start by licking charred shit barrels, and once youre used to that, a new recommendation will be made.