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post #36421 of 58003
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post


The Japanese whiskeys are, IMHO, some of the most underrated ones out there. I find the Nikka, Hibiki and Suntorys are the perfect balance of peaty and sweet, for my personal liking.

+1. There are some really nice Japanese whiskies and they are well worth trying, both blended and single malt.

I was treated to some Suntory Yamazaki 18 yo single malt when I was last in Japan and really enjoyed it.
post #36422 of 58003
Auchentoshen whiskey is beautifully smooth as is Old Pulteney, these are 2 of my favourite whiskeys, there's actually a distillery at 2 streets away from where I live Glen Garioch that's been winning some awards recently. Bit rougher on the throat but a nice drop nonetheless, Ardbeg is a good island malt that's worth a look too, I had a bottle of the Blasda from Ardbeg that lasted me a good while

I'm in Scotland by the way, unfortunately not Australia!
post #36423 of 58003
laphroaig quarter cask gets my vote
post #36424 of 58003
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Auchentoshen whiskey is beautifully smooth as is Old Pulteney, these are 2 of my favourite whiskeys, there's actually a distillery at 2 streets away from where I live Glen Garioch that's been winning some awards recently. Bit rougher on the throat but a nice drop nonetheless, Ardbeg is a good island malt that's worth a look too, I had a bottle of the Blasda from Ardbeg that lasted me a good while

I'm in Scotland by the way, unfortunately not Australia!

 

I was about to call the movers; good thing you clarified the last bit.

 

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I have recently been introduced to the joys of Ardberg's water of life. The Uigeadail was the dogs bollocks and smwhisky.com.au a good place to order from. Kid in a candy bar when I discovered that website shog[1].gif

 

Yes.. Ardberg...

post #36425 of 58003
Laphroiag is a whiskey the whole room can enjoy. It's the cigar of scotches.

In summer I enjoy the Japanese whiskeys more though, they're really well rounded, but nice and light. Nikka from the barrel is surprisingly good for its age, and their 12 and 15 yo offerings seem to drink a little older than their designation suggests. All good.
post #36426 of 58003
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Auchentoshen whiskey is beautifully smooth as is Old Pulteney, these are 2 of my favourite whiskeys, there's actually a distillery at 2 streets away from where I live Glen Garioch that's been winning some awards recently. Bit rougher on the throat but a nice drop nonetheless, Ardbeg is a good island malt that's worth a look too, I had a bottle of the Blasda from Ardbeg that lasted me a good while

I'm in Scotland by the way, unfortunately not Australia!

I am just about finished with my Bowmore, and then I will be gleefully opening my bottle of Auchentoshan.

 

The problem with taking the nice stuff is that lesser stuff gets relegated.  Please dont tell my wife I have been using JW Black for polishing my shoes (well, some of it anyway, hick!).

post #36427 of 58003

Who ever was looking for a tux a few pages back:

 

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Never tried Charles Tyrwhitt so not sure of the quality etc.

post #36428 of 58003

Recently cracked open (and finished) a bottle of Glendronach 15 yo revival. Definitely recommended if you have a penchant for sherry. Opens with strong sherry and spicy notes on the nose. On the palate overall a honey nectar like body albeit briefly before the wood and spice overpower.

 

Now back to the habitual Macallan for something a little more subdued.

post #36429 of 58003
The hibiki bottle is amazingly nice! Anyone know where i can get it relatively cheap?

I bought a bottle of Yamazaki and its also very very good.
post #36430 of 58003
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Auchentoshen whiskey is beautifully smooth as is Old Pulteney, these are 2 of my favourite whiskeys, there's actually a distillery at 2 streets away from where I live Glen Garioch that's been winning some awards recently. Bit rougher on the throat but a nice drop nonetheless, Ardbeg is a good island malt that's worth a look too, I had a bottle of the Blasda from Ardbeg that lasted me a good while

I'm in Scotland by the way, unfortunately not Australia!

Hey Steve - can you direct me to a decent Auchentoshen from the range here -> http://smwhisky.com.au/catalogue.php?category=21&parentcategories=1_4_21
Slainte Mhath!
post #36431 of 58003
I really like smoky whisky's, and always tend to drift back to JW Double Black, which is thankfully now available everywhere instead of just 5 Airports worldwide like it used to be. Drunk neat on a winters night, it warms the throat well.
post #36432 of 58003
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

Try the Glenlivet 15. There is something that happens to this whiskey (and not the not the French Oak Reserve) when a little cold water is added. The bouquet just opens up magnificently.

 

The Japanese whiskeys are, IMHO, some of the most underrated ones out there. I find the Nikka, Hibiki and Suntorys are the perfect balance of peaty and sweet, for my personal liking.

+1 hibiki

post #36433 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


+1. There are some really nice Japanese whiskies and they are well worth trying, both blended and single malt.

I was treated to some Suntory Yamazaki 18 yo single malt when I was last in Japan and really enjoyed it.

ya+1

 

but im not as big of fan of the 12 year single 

post #36434 of 58003

There's a pair of Loake 1880 Hempel chukkas size 8F for $205 in Enrico Santi in Pitt St if any Sydneysiders are interested.

post #36435 of 58003
Nikka is delicious, though I've never seen it for sale here. Yamazaki is too damn expensive in Australia, but hardly cheap in Japan either.

For me, Talisker hits the sweet spot of complexity, drinkability, and price.

Re Yebisu, Cru Bar bottle shop in James Street used to sell it, and quite possibly still does, along with proper Japanese Kirin.

Most of the Japanese restaurants have switched to selling made in Australia Sapporo and Kirin, which may mean they're simply not dealing with importers at all any more.
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