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Haven't had one for years so I ventured into the new Dan Murphys today and came out with this. Chosen after carefully calculating the age vs dollar ratio (basically at random :P).

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I have to say, what a smokey drop! Very nice. It's a bit like lapsang souchong but with a hell of kick! I think I will have to limit myself to one a day :P

What else is good? :D

Cheers,

Jake

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Ooh. My favourite thread from now on!!!!

Next try an Ardbeg. A little less peaty and smoother however still with huge character. Or Lagavulin. Or...or...ah, so fun...

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Well, Super Musty, I think this will be a looooong thread. It's going to take me ages to get through this first bottle! :D

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very strong character that one. IMO not the smoothest out there however not one to forget though.

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I'm going to play, even though I've brought a blended to the party... hic:

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Shall I just ban him now? :D

/joke!

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Now we're talking. My bottle of Laphroaig has probably just one drink left in it. The smokiest of all the whiskies, they say - my definite favourite. I had the very good fortune to enjoy a generous portion of 25yo cask strength Laphroaig last year, an experience which I'll probably never forget.

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So I guess I chose ok then? :P

I have to say I am not used to the concentration of alcohol. Man, that one little shot before dinner knocked me around. :D

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At the risk of letting out a best-kept whisky secret resulting in the price going up.... the enchantingly mellow whisky with virtually no unpleasant next-day effects regardless of how much is put away: Baillie Nichol Jarvie. No smoky flavour, I'm afraid, but no merciless kick; it's almost neutral/apathetic in its lack of effrontery.

It's a Protestant whisky (if the blarney on the label is anything to go by) which confilicts with my Jacobite sympathies, but it is a faithful and trustworthy companion.

My father is Irish; it was all about Bushmill's, Chivas Regal, etc. and I learnt to pour him a whiskey and water (Irish whiskey ASISYK is spelt with the added e) from a young age. Sad, I know. He's older now and he's paying for his years of excess. If I'd known about the Baillie all those years ago, I'd have told him.

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you better enjoy your 15 plus years single malts while you can. after the success of the limited "the john walker" at $4500 a bottle, johnnie walker blending have been buying up any old barrels of whisky they can find and paying stupid money for them because the demand from the chinese market for limited release scotch is insatiable even at the same price or higher. i've been buying 21 plus year scotch's for a few years now as an investment and bottles i bought 2 years ago for $500 are now selling for $2000. there's gold in them there barrels.

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At the risk of letting out a best-kept whisky secret resulting in the price going up.... the enchantingly mellow whisky with virtually no unpleasant next-day effects regardless of how much is put away: Baillie Nichol Jarvie. No smoky flavour, I'm afraid, but no merciless kick; it's almost neutral/apathetic in its lack of effrontery.

It's a Protestant whisky (if the blarney on the label is anything to go by) which confilicts with my Jacobite sympathies, but it is a faithful and trustworthy companion.

My father is Irish; it was all about Bushmill's, Chivas Regal, etc. and I learnt to pour him a whiskey and water (Irish whiskey ASISYK is spelt with the added e) from a young age. Sad, I know. He's older now and he's paying for his years of excess. If I'd known about the Baillie all those years ago, I'd have told him.

Spotted this at Dan Murphy's earlier in the week:

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Alas, all I have left in the cupboard is more Ballantines, JW Black and Glenfiddich :D

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At the risk of letting out a best-kept whisky secret resulting in the price going up.... the enchantingly mellow whisky with virtually no unpleasant next-day effects regardless of how much is put away: Baillie Nichol Jarvie. No smoky flavour, I'm afraid, but no merciless kick; it's almost neutral/apathetic in its lack of effrontery.

It's a Protestant whisky (if the blarney on the label is anything to go by) which confilicts with my Jacobite sympathies, but it is a faithful and trustworthy companion.

My father is Irish; it was all about Bushmill's, Chivas Regal, etc. and I learnt to pour him a whiskey and water (Irish whiskey ASISYK is spelt with the added e) from a young age. Sad, I know. He's older now and he's paying for his years of excess. If I'd known about the Baillie all those years ago, I'd have told him.

Some lovely turns of phrase Rath. :D

Will keep an eye out for it.

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I can recommend it. I've been given several bottles over the years as birthday/Christmas presents. Quite fine in a non-assertive kind of way.

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Oops, the whisky I spoke of is a blended, not a single malt. I must learn to read. Cheers, markjd101 and jake.

BTW the word Ballantine's scares me to sobriety. Same for Johnnie Walker and a lot of others. Make good floor polish. imho Age is immaterial, it's all about the mellow factor. Much like music. Ah, but opinion is subjective, is it not?

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It would be a dull world if we all had the same tastes.

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