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  1. #3811
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    Picked up a couple of bottles of red in Lidl today , while I waited for my tyres to fitted. Marco will probably have tried them.


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  2. #3812
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    Quickly before rest.. Maybe
    Deanston 18.

    My review went like this..

    Deanston have a lot of good uns, this is the best.

    One of the great non sherried whiskies, filled with honey, vanilla and butter shortbread. Great price for a top quality whisky. Nice oily mouthfeel and medium finish leaving you wanting more.
    Deanston have a lot of good uns, this is the best.

    I've still half a bottle plus 2 bottles put by. Got them at a good price. One of the best non sherried whiskies there is at sensible money.
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    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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  3. #3813
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    A treat today; Glen Grant Cask Haven Rothes Chronicles at 46%, and aged in first fill bourbon and sherry casks.


    The nose is traditional GG...In mouth are honey, burning sugar, cinnamon, followed by marzipan and GG's trademark waxy, floral taste. A nice warming and longish finish. Very nic stuff and difficult to believe its a nas.

    This is an "Old Style" whisky profile.. no big slap in face, just quality whisky. well done GG

    Did i mention the fruitiness?
    superb stuff.


    sorry for slight blur. im none to steady
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    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

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    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  4. #3814
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    Picked up a couple of bottles of red in Lidl today , while I waited for my tyres to fitted. Marco will probably have tried them.
    Ah, nice one, Robin. Looks like some of my reccos!

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  5. #3815
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    A treat today; Glen Grant Cask Haven Rothes Chronicles at 46%, and aged in first fill bourbon and sherry casks.


    The nose is traditional GG...In mouth are honey, burning sugar, cinnamon, followed by marzipan and GG's trademark waxy, floral taste. A nice warming and longish finish. Very nic stuff and difficult to believe its a nas.

    This is an "Old Style" whisky profile.. no big slap in face, just quality whisky. well done GG

    Did i mention the fruitiness?
    superb stuff.


    sorry for slight blur. im none to steady
    followed it up with the deanston as they have similarities both in profile and price.. the deanston isnt so upfront and has less fruit, not having been in sherry, but the 18yr old is imo better/smoother, but the GG is perhaps more complex. i wouldnt fling either out of bed
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #3816
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    GLEN ROTHES and GLEN GRANT are the same distillery?
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  7. #3817
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    GLEN ROTHES and GLEN GRANT are the same distillery?
    No, not same distillery Jeff, but same town area. Rothes.
    You'd like both the deanston and the Rothes Chronicles. Which is a nice litre bottle bring originally for the travel retail market
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  8. #3818
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    Some Glenglassaugh Revival.

    Not so much left.

    toffee and caramel on nose.. its fantastic and stronger than any other.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #3819
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    Lovely rich and juicy bourbon and vanilla notes with thus and just a hint of smoke.
    Linkwood is God's distillery hence very little appears on market.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #3820
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    Deanston 18. Bottle is low, but I have more.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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