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    I've done quite a bit of whisky experimenting inspired by this thread over the past few months. I've discovered I really don't like the peaty/medicinal tastes which the Islays I've tried seem to have. Much more of a Speyside man I think, sherry or port cask finished. To be fair the "Gentleman Jack" wife bought for valentines has been one of my favourites. Haven't had Bushmills Irish whiskey in over 30 years but have ordered one as it was a favourite back in the day. Currently sipping a Glen Moray "Elgin Classic" port cask finish which is very nice.
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    My last Whisky Experiment i recall ended up in near death

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    My stag night to wife #1 - ex-father in law plied me with whisky and I reckon I drank more than a bottle. Never been so ill in my life, spent the whole next day puking and feeling like death warmed up. Worst hangover I've ever had. Tried whisky a few times over the next 25 years and couldn't stomach it, but late last year I seem to have recovered! Just a "wee dram" as they say, and appreciating some of the single malts. (Although I'm also really liking a Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended which was reasonably priced.)
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    Its dangerous shit. I polished off two pints of it in less than an hour is a foolish game. Was an Hospital job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    Its dangerous shit. I polished off two pints of it in less than an hour is a foolish game. Was an Hospital job.
    To be fair, any spirit in two pint quantities would do that!
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    Treat spirits with care. Its powerful stuff and in sufficient quantities a poison.
    A couple every second night is my max now, and that isn't by any means regular. I can easily do without ev en tho I've drank it all life.
    Your not supposed to be getting pissed, your supposed to be savouring it, and enjoying its medicinal quality
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    Yeh well i used to drink to get pissed, the quicker the better, But thats all behind me, heading for two years without drink now..

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    Tonight it's a Tyrconnell Irish port finished 10yr old malt.

    Rather good this stuff..
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    “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.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Tonight it's a Tyrconnell Irish port finished 10yr old malt.

    Rather good this stuff..
    Just having one meself


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    Right, we’ve weeded, cleaned the windows, dug out some evil brambles and been for a 4 mile walk.

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