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Puff Scotty
29-01-2011, 10:59 AM
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monkey66
29-01-2011, 11:02 AM
Singleton, Balvenie double wood, Glenmorangie original.

Big_T_UK
29-01-2011, 11:06 AM
Cragganmore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cragganmore

Sludgie
29-01-2011, 12:15 PM
The 12 year old Highland Park is a classic whisky and goes well with all cigars IMHO.

Nick

Struth
29-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Not a single malt but great value Bushmills original £13.41 a bottle in ASDA very smooth for a blend

Puff Scotty
29-01-2011, 12:52 PM
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Pipe Dude
29-01-2011, 02:41 PM
The 12 year old Highland Park is a classic whisky and goes well with all cigars IMHO.

Nick


+1

daverave999
29-01-2011, 02:45 PM
I'll agree with the suggestion of Glenmorangie Original.

Seriesteve
29-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Caol Ila 12 yr old ..Going cheap at tesco http://wine.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Spirits/Caol_Ila_Single_Islay_Malt_Whisky_Aged_12_Years_70 0ml.html

Not too heavely peated, but enough to know what you're drinking, Sweet, Oliy long finnish
Ss
Just poured one to go with a RyJ Duke EL

Juniortubed
29-01-2011, 05:48 PM
Balvenie double wood, Glenmorangie original.

+1 for these two.....particularly the Balvenie double wood, if you haven't tried it you must!

Eggboy
29-01-2011, 08:25 PM
I'll +1 the Cragganmore, extremely versatile and underrated

cigarboozer
29-01-2011, 11:38 PM
kilchoman/hakushu, £35ish, peaty and slightlypeaty, fruit&mineral background.

dunno why but i really like them a lot.

michael69
30-01-2011, 08:24 AM
in my opinion, hands down best whisky under £30 (waitrose etc) is Laphroiag Quarter Cask;big step up from 10 yr old

celsis
30-01-2011, 09:02 AM
Just finished a bottle of Glen Moray. Great buy at under £18 at Tesco!

Puff Scotty
30-01-2011, 09:16 AM
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Puff Scotty
30-01-2011, 09:21 AM
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Puff Scotty
30-01-2011, 09:29 AM
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michael69
30-01-2011, 09:56 AM
Hi Michael..much as I like the 1/4 cask I find it too smokey & heavily peated for some of my milder cigars...


Well, I happen to ADORE the smoky peaty ones!! so that is indeed a caveat!

I have an extensive selection of whiskies and bourbons (and premium rums) at all price ranges and the QC can hold its own against bottles costing much much more in many ways.

cigarboozer
30-01-2011, 09:57 AM
its under £30 if you include taxes, tithe and discounts :)

caol ila for a decent go-to dram though, its also bottled in a lot of supermarket blends.

unfortunately i dont have a bottle with any left in it to check if it goes with cigars.

whisky77
30-01-2011, 12:05 PM
Caol Ila 12 yr old ..Going cheap at tesco http://wine.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Spirits/Caol_Ila_Single_Islay_Malt_Whisky_Aged_12_Years_70 0ml.html

Not too heavely peated, but enough to know what you're drinking, Sweet, Oliy long finnish
Ss
Just poured one to go with a RyJ Duke EL

Great dram indeed Seriesteve, and the older bottlings are even better, although at that price for the 12yo you cannot go wrong.:smile:

Styler
30-01-2011, 02:36 PM
I'm a big fan of peaty/smoky whiskys, Lagavulin and Talisker being two of my favourite distilleries. When thinking about choosing something that would apeal to a broad spectrum of tastes though I'd avoid that as a lot of people don't like them.

I'd always give a beginner a Balvenie Double Wood, you really can't go wrong with it. I find it far superior to Glenmorangie 10/12yo or the Dufftown Singleton 12yo. For a smooth and flavorful whisky that's great with a cigar I'd have to go with Dalmore 12yo (or even better, the Gran Reserva) but I've only seen it in supermarkets once or twice and it would have to be on offer to get the 12yo below £30.

MarkSDMF
30-01-2011, 10:01 PM
Gotta go with what a lot of the chaps are saying.
Glenmorangie,
Balvenie (suprisingly nice whisky for its cheapness, always a +)
Glenlivet (drank this on my Fathers' Fiancée's 50th down in Oprington and i think the English had 2 halfs from 4 bottles of the 10yr :P)

One ive not noticed mentioned and is just under the £30 mark, depending where you go...
My Favourite, JURA !
Saying that the Superstition Jura is usually about £30-£35 so dont know if you will count it.

Bunnahabhain anyone ?
:smoke:

senor_robusto
30-01-2011, 11:08 PM
One ive not noticed mentioned and is just under the £30 mark, depending where you go...
My Favourite, JURA !
Saying that the Superstition Jura is usually about £30-£35 so dont know if you will count it.
:smoke:

i've saw this on offer in asda on £20, keep your eyes peeled!!! incidentally, this is what i drunk when 'wetting my son's head' when he was born!!!

alex:849::rock:

MarkSDMF
31-01-2011, 12:23 AM
i've saw this on offer in asda on £20, keep your eyes peeled!!! incidentally, this is what i drunk when 'wetting my son's head' when he was born!!!

alex:849::rock:

Wow Alex, a man of taste, and excellent choice for your sons birth eh.
Eyes like a hawk ! Maybe have to take a wee trip to asda after college on Wed :D

EugeneSax
31-01-2011, 12:37 AM
+1 for ...the Balvenie double wood, if you haven't tried it you must!

Ditto

Plus Dalwhinnie 15 YO- has a great honeyed sweetness that pairs well with a smoke. Saw it in Tesco or Sainsbury in the last fortnight for under £30*.

I haven't tried Glemorangie for ages as I recall it's quite dry - possibly too dry to match well - but it's quite light so I defer to those that have paired it.

*-Found it for a great price @ Tesco: http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Dalwhinnie_in_Tesco.html

senor_robusto
31-01-2011, 12:37 AM
Wow Alex, a man of taste, and excellent choice for your sons birth eh.
Eyes like a hawk ! Maybe have to take a wee trip to asda after college on Wed :D

lol, cheers!!! i only bought the jura superstition because i was attracted to the bottle, with the symbol of the ankh (egyptian symbol of life=birth of my first/ only child, it seemed symbolically appropiate), i've still got it!!! i take a wee nip every year on his birthday (07.07.07)!!

i don't think it's on offer at the moment though, but every few weeks either that or the original jura, the one with the triskele (the celtic triple spiral) goes on offer for £20 or £22, something like that!!!

all the best,

alex:849:

MarkSDMF
31-01-2011, 01:30 AM
First bottle of Jura i ever bought (empty now but still sits ontop of the kitchen cupbords, along with the Talisker and a few other misc bottles) was bought for £17.something. If i remember correctly.
I dont think ill ever see that price again for a Bottle of such.
That was only 2 years ago or something. How the times move on eh ? :)

Yeah im attracted to the Jura bottles myself, something about them that just says:
''Look at me, open me,smell me, taste me, ENJOY ME !''

Sorry, got a bit carried there. Possible flash backs to drunken night in Paris.
(in my wildest :sad:)

:smoke:

Styler
31-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Hmmm, I'll maybe revisit it as it seems to be very popular with you guys but I really never rated Jura at all. I suppose that whiskys are the same as cigars though, one man's Ardbeg is another man's Cream of the Barley.

MarkSDMF
31-01-2011, 05:16 PM
... one man's Ardbeg is another man's Cream of the Barley.

Thats very true Styler.
Saying that, the bottle of Talisker I bought i never enjoyed at all tbh, dont know why but i did not enjoy it.
However i revisited it a few months ago and rather enjoyed it.
Think its down to if you have went into it expecting something, then getting something totally different, you wont enjoy it. Probably something to do with not being able to enjoy what youve been given rather what youve been expecting.

Meh, i dunno.

:mmmmm ardbeg:D:

Styler
31-01-2011, 09:15 PM
Probably something to do with not being able to enjoy what youve been given rather what youve been expecting.


I think that's an experience I've had a lot more with cigars than with whiskys, I think there are more variables involved. You read or watch a review and the flavour descriptions sound right up your street but due to a lack of age/bad year/bad storage/poor construction etc it just does not deliver like you are expecting it to.

Hmmm, wish I had some Ardbeg Corryvreckan (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-10767.aspx) on the shelf.

MarkSDMF
31-01-2011, 09:35 PM
Oh Corryvreckan will send you in a spin.

GET it :lol:

Ahhh il grab my coat :P

Sludgie
31-01-2011, 11:55 PM
Thats very true Styler.
Saying that, the bottle of Talisker I bought i never enjoyed at all tbh, dont know why but i did not enjoy it.
However i revisited it a few months ago and rather enjoyed it.
Think its down to if you have went into it expecting something, then getting something totally different, you wont enjoy it. Probably something to do with not being able to enjoy what youve been given rather what youve been expecting.

Meh, i dunno.

:mmmmm ardbeg:D:

I agree, the first time I tried Talisker, I didn't like it either. I found it to be very rough on the palette, even though I like the peatiness of other malts, particularly Islay malts - when I came back to it a couple of years later, I found that I was totally converted. I love it now....

Nick (Sludgie)

Sludgie
01-02-2011, 12:00 AM
Another very smooth whisky that comes in on budget (just!!) and goes with a wide range of cigars is the Penderyn Mediera finish. I don't know how many of you have tried this whisky - or whiskEy rather as it is not a Scottish malt!!, but it is well worth a go. I am currently working my way through a bottle of the peated variant, although this is over budget.

Another whisky that Morrisons have in for a very good price (around £18)is the Ledaig 10 year old...Islay malt, very peaty - in fact, blow your socks off peaty.....tremendous value for money and well worth a punt in my opinion....

Nick (Sludgie)

MarkSDMF
02-02-2011, 05:10 PM
What about Glenmorangie 10yr ?
Usually £20 odd quid.
Have we mentioned that yet ?

tippexx
02-02-2011, 05:15 PM
.... or The Balvenie Double Wood Single Malt Whisky (Aged 12 Years) (700ml)
@ 22.81 in Tesco today.

MarkSDMF
02-02-2011, 05:19 PM
Yeah i totally snuffed The Balvennie due to the fact when i was living in Aberdeen for a while, the place i was working only had that. And they were putting it over the bar dirt cheap so kinda stuck my nose up at it. Dont know why, im not usually like that lol.

tippexx
02-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Yeah i totally snuffed The Balvennie due to the fact when i was living in Aberdeen for a while, the place i was working only had that. And they were putting it over the bar dirt cheap so kinda stuck my nose up at it. Dont know why, im not usually like that lol.


To be honest I've never tried it Mark .... it's Puff Scotty we're trying to poison! :rock:

MarkSDMF
02-02-2011, 06:36 PM
HA !
To me its just a middle of the road malt, nothing tantalising about it, nowt to make me want to buy a bottle for sure.
I wouldnt go out my way to grab a bottle Tip my man.

Superbrother
04-02-2011, 10:16 PM
The 12 year old Highland Park is a classic whisky and goes well with all cigars IMHO.

Nick

This. Difficult to find much better for <£30 IMO.

Puff Scotty
21-02-2011, 07:53 PM
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