Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

Toxxyc

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So Aficionados is closing down. They're also having a closing down sale, if anyone wants to go take a look.
 

KantSnyer

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So Aficionados is closing down. They're also having a closing down sale, if anyone wants to go take a look.
Thanks for the heads up, never used them before is that the items in the Marked Down section of their site or did you get a newsletter?
 

Toxxyc

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I think it's the items in the "Marked Down" section. Not everything's really "cheap", but there are some good things in there.
 

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So I haven't had whiskey in a while. I picked up bottle of Paddy's and discovered that I could hardly get it down. It was so SWEET, like syrup. Tried Jamesons....sweet.

WTF?
Try a Scotch already. Something smooth and non peaty like Glenmorangie.
 

The_Mowgs

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I need another suggestion for a whisky to try but nothing too peaty please. I would prefer something in the region of R500 or less.

I have tried, and enjoy, the following;

Singleton
Highland Park
Glenfiddich
Glen Livet
Glenmorangie
Glen Grant
Loch Lomond
Nikka
Black Bottle

I checked on Makro's site last night and they seem to have a wide variety available.
 

MightyQuin

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I need another suggestion for a whisky to try but nothing too peaty please. I would prefer something in the region of R500 or less.

I have tried, and enjoy, the following;

Singleton
Highland Park
Glenfiddich
Glen Livet
Glenmorangie
Glen Grant
Loch Lomond
Nikka
Black Bottle

I checked on Makro's site last night and they seem to have a wide variety available.
Benriach 10yo
Tullibardine 225

These are excellent drams that fall within your palate and price range at Makro.
 

Luben

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I need another suggestion for a whisky to try but nothing too peaty please. I would prefer something in the region of R500 or less.

I have tried, and enjoy, the following;

Singleton
Highland Park
Glenfiddich
Glen Livet
Glenmorangie
Glen Grant
Loch Lomond
Nikka
Black Bottle

I checked on Makro's site last night and they seem to have a wide variety available.
Check out the Dewars 12 year old, around R300 and well worth the money. Also, it's better than the 15 year old which is sub-R400. Also, check out the Aficionados sale, there's a Balblair around R360.
 

The_Mowgs

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Check out the Dewars 12 year old, around R300 and well worth the money. Also, it's better than the 15 year old which is sub-R400. Also, check out the Aficionados sale, there's a Balblair around R360.
Thanks very much, forgot about Aficionados
 

Toxxyc

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Aficionados is closing down end of the month, so if you want to buy, buy now.
 

The_Mowgs

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Second dewars 12. Naked grouse ain't bad either. I also grabbed a bottle of chivas extra on lubens recommendation, but haven't tried it yet.
Yeah I think I will go for the Dewars and then squeeze in another of something else.
 

eehellfire

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I need another suggestion for a whisky to try but nothing too peaty please. I would prefer something in the region of R500 or less.

I have tried, and enjoy, the following;

Singleton
Highland Park
Glenfiddich
Glen Livet
Glenmorangie
Glen Grant
Loch Lomond
Nikka
Black Bottle

I checked on Makro's site last night and they seem to have a wide variety available.
If you're in JHB, check out Whiskey Brother
 

Luben

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Yeah I think I will go for the Dewars and then squeeze in another of something else.
If you want to try a good bourbon at at awesome price, try the Buffalo Trace @ R289. Then you'll see why you can't call Jack Daniels a bourbon.
 

Luben

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Here's a great whisky tasting for the peat lovers/people who love Octomore(me) and people who can't afford to buy all these bottles(me)
 
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