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  1. #3961
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    Yes I really enjoyed the Artist's Blend a couple of years back, good value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Berry Bros again, this time a speyside blend.
    Pale colour, lots of honey, some caramel, oak etc. Quite fruity with apples and kiwi for me. Lovely mouthfeel too.
    Splash of O2 produces more cream and apple. Sweetens slightly too.
    For 28 it's very nicely balanced. Slight roughness of course but well worth money.
    yes this is very nice for price .... would get again i think
    Have you tried the BBH sherry cask blend?
    I absolutely loved it and only 28 delivered.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Berry-Broth.../dp/B07CNQMHN5
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    Quote Originally Posted by julesd68 View Post
    Have you tried the BBH sherry cask blend?
    I absolutely loved it and only 28 delivered.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Berry-Broth.../dp/B07CNQMHN5
    yes its great too.. i opened a bottle a while ago. ive another in stock toO, along with another of the speyside which is a lovely traditional bourbon barrel aged whisky. well worth money if you like said.
    Last edited by struth; 05-02-2021 at 17:35.
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    Berry Bros and Rudds' Speyside blended. This is a lovely drop. Impressed with it and have more in reserve.
    The sherry version is also good
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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!"

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    About the end for the Wolfburn Sherry Oak. A really nice young fruity malt this at a reasonable price, from one of the up and coming stars of distilling.
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    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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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***

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    Ive just ordered a bottle of this for one of mumss neighbours as a thankyou for all his kindness to her before she died last year:

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskie...SABEgLCiPD_BwE

    Im a little envious I will admit!

    Also, I know its not wine or whisky but may I throw in a vodka recommendation? I usually have a bottle of vodka in the house for cocktail purposes but wouldnt say Im a huge fan of it in general.

    However, I needed some for a pasta sauce last night and we were down to a bottle bought by some friends of ours as a present from Norway - a Koskenkorva Lime, Lemon and Yarrow vodka. Well, I figured that would do but I felt duty bound to try it first and its absolutely delicious. Subtle but solid flavours, not too strong and smoother than a cashmere codpiece. Even better, I figured that as it came from Norway I would struggle to find more over here but, no - 21 from Amazon!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Koskenkorva.../dp/B01N4099F1
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    Black Bull 12. This is a blend with lots of malt proportions and from the great Duncan Taylor group. They are one of the top holders of great malts outwith the makers.


    Lots of toffe and vanilla on nose plus sherried fruit.
    There is treacle in this along with more fruit, vanilla again and finishing with creamy sherry.
    Rather nice this and is quite full bodied.

    Impressive although not cheap. I could get friendly with this.
    Not keen on the black bottle tho.
    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***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    I’ve just ordered a bottle of this for one of mums’s neighbours as a thankyou for all his kindness to her before she died last year:

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskie...SABEgLCiPD_BwE

    I’m a little envious I will admit!

    Also, I know it’s not wine or whisky but may I throw in a vodka recommendation? I usually have a bottle of vodka in the house for cocktail purposes but wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of it in general.

    However, I needed some for a pasta sauce last night and we were down to a bottle bought by some friends of ours as a present from Norway - a Koskenkorva Lime, Lemon and Yarrow vodka. Well, I figured that would do but I felt duty bound to try it first and it’s absolutely delicious. Subtle but solid flavours, not too strong and smoother than a cashmere codpiece. Even better, I figured that as it came from Norway I would struggle to find more over here but, no - 21 from Amazon!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Koskenkorva.../dp/B01N4099F1
    Very thoughtful of you regarding your mum's neighbour - it makes life so much better to have good neighbours, and they should be recognised.

    Interesting Vodka - I don't drink Vodka often but have got a bottle of "Russian standard" in the cupboard with a chilli soaking in it, must get around to having a glass at some stage
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    got 3 bottles of whisky in for my birthday which is coming up... that should keep me going
    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 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **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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    Happy Birthday coming up Grant, Cheers!
    Tonight it's a Fronter style 10 year old Bourbon.
    Elijah Craig small batch is more complex and easier going down neat.
    It's on the sweeter side and Vanilla, cinnamon and oak wood.
    Similar to Wild Turkey actually. Nothing I'd drive out of my way for.
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