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    Good one! Thanks guys. Looks like Glengoyne is the one to go to. Per their website, there's a bus from Glasgow that stops at the front gate - perfect! The Highland Way is near there too, so perhaps a hike and distillery visit to follow would be just the thing. Rabbies tours look good, also....a few options for them.

    I've passed this on to the ladies and they will doubtless do something fun.

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    If you’re a member; the latest blended offering from SMWS is very good indeed!

    However; thoroughly enjoying Ardbeg Kelpie, Corryvreckan and Edradour ‘Ballechin’ Burgandy cask currently
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Svend,

    Maybe Grant, or one of the other guys up in Scotland will know better (as I'm a bit out of touch these days), but I don't think you'll find any distilleries in the middle of Glasgow or Edinburgh, such is the nature of their operation, but I could be wrong.

    The Glengoyne one is only just outside (north) of Glasgow. You could probably get a train there from the city centre, or even a taxi for not that much, if you're sharing the costs. It would be worth it, as Glengoyne is expertly set up for tours, and so I'm sure you'd all really enjoy yourselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Glengoyne...(technically the distillery is in highlands, but not by much) http://www.glengoyne.com/ is by far the best of the lowland ones
    Guys -- the ladies visited Glengoyne today and loved it! Great recommendation. They tasted the 12 yo and 18 yo -- the former "very good"; the latter "fantastic". Even our daughter liked them, and she's not a whiskey drinker.

    Thanks again,
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    You lot have got me thinking about the evenings drawing in and how nice it is to just enjoy the simple pleasures of a nice warming tipple while listening.

    I’ve always been partial to a drop of Whisky but I’m not a serious taster. Of those I have tried, I would have to say my tastes veer away from the smoky and peaty and more towards the Sherry Cask.

    To that end, on the basis of recent discussions on here, I recently tried the Glengoyne 18 and was sufficiently taken by it to warrant further in-depth investigation






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    Enjoy it, Tony. Unless you're a peat fan, the Glengoyne 18 is one of the finest malts you'll taste!

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    And if you are a peat fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    And if you are a peat fan?
    the world's your oyster Think Marco likes Lagavulin ; I prefer Laphroaig, but pretty much any Islay whisky is smokey. Ardbeg is good, as is Bruichladdich
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    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Thanks Grant.
    I was interested in the general consensus of what the best pleated whisky is. It does not have to be an Islay though....

    By the way, I have Port Askaig, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabain, Kilchoman and Laphroaig in my Islay collection. (Apologies if I have spelt any of them wrong).
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  10. #1640
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    Lagavulin 12 Year Old is probably the best reasonably priced...ie under a mortgage.. different editions cost more than others. i might add, smokey's need a very small splash of water in them to release..
    Regards,
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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