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    I love peaty, smokey whiskys: Lagavulin and Laphroiag! Wouldn't do if we were all the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Do you think I should take a punt, lol?

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    Think there are a few real whiskies before that Got a few on my shelf that will likely never get drunk now. Think I will sell them off not that I dont love the stuff but I dont drink now really.

    Tulibardine 228 is a nice one.. actually a burgandy cask but very sherry-esque. a real nice dram

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    The Dutch whisky gets good reviews over at the Whisky Exchange too.
    It does seem a tad expensive for a gamble though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Think there are a few real whiskies before that Got a few on my shelf that will likely never get drunk now. Think I will sell them off not that I dont love the stuff but I dont drink now really.

    Tulibardine 228 is a nice one.. actually a burgandy cask but very sherry-esque. a real nice dram

    Available here https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/...urgundy-finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Personally I enjoy a good Islay, and find the Speyside offerings a bit tame...
    It's probably because I'm not a serious whisky drinker. I'm a wine drinker, who also likes good quality (medium dry) sherry, which the Spanish drink a lot with tapas, so that sherry-like flavour, in whisky, appeals much more. And in general, I prefer smooth/rich tasting alcoholic drinks, which are a little bit sweet, to anything bone dry.

    For example, I detest gin, vodka, grappa, Sambuca (hate aniseed, too) - or really any form of white liquor. The exception is the odd Barcardi and coke, but not had that for years. That's also reflected in my tastes in wine, as I'm mostly a red drinker, and much prefer a lovely full-bodied Barolo, to something sharper and more acidic, such as, say, Beaujolais

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    I have a bottle of Taiwanese malt sitting at home at the moment, Kavalan Solist sherry cask, it's rather good ... mine is unopened was given to me as a gift on leaving Taiwan last time, but I had a night on the stuff a few days previously. Tastes remarkably like a good Speyside I have to say. I've had quite a few of the high-end Suntory whiskys as well - not to be sneezed at.


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    That's a great gift to receive - a very highly rated whisky!
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    There is always the Tullibardine Sherry cask version - https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskie...-whisky/?srh=1

    I am not adverse to Speyside whisky, but it has to be good.
    I have also tried the Hibiki 17 year old which is supposed to be very good, and for the price I felt it was not great.

    I was shocked the other day when I made an inventory of my cupboard to see that I currently have 35 different bottles in my "collection".
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    Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask is like drinking creme brulee ...

    I enjoyed it but not really strong enough on the sherry finish for my preferences.
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    That is why the Dutch whisky could be good.
    It spends more than the usual 12 months in the sherry casks.
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