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Spizz

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Sexy glasses. Is it completely unpeated?
I’d be lying if I said I remembered the taste but it’s defined un-peaty. Last bottle was about 3 years ago and my wife hasn’t stopped going on about it since. I recall it was excellent but taste wise it’s going to be a whole new experience again.
 

Toxxyc

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Bottleshop has some nice specials on some nice Scotch. I placed an office order this morning, and I was quite surprised.
 

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My latest additions:

2017 edition (now I need to find the 2015 edition - I have 2014 and 2016)










Big Peat cape Town Edition:




A gift:
 

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That Woodford Reserve Double Oak is on special at Makro for R499 in a box with a glass. Cracking value at the price which is normally around the R700/750 mark.
 

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My latest additions:

2017 edition (now I need to find the 2015 edition - I have 2014 and 2016)










Big Peat cape Town Edition:




A gift:
That WhiskyBrother Highland Park is absolutely awesome with a whopping ABV. I wasn't impressed by the Four Oak though.
 
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I am learning about whiskey, and unfortunately my first whiskey was the expensive stuff (Glenfiddich 18yr), so the cheap stuff just doesn't do it.

Where is a good place to start?

As Naks said above Monkey Shoulder I have heard is good.
 

Praeses

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I am learning about whiskey, and unfortunately my first whiskey was the expensive stuff (Glenfiddich 18yr), so the cheap stuff just doesn't do it.

Where is a good place to start?

As Naks said above Monkey Shoulder I have heard is good.
I actually like the 15yr Glenfiddich more than the 18yr.

If you want an affordable and absolutely awesome single malt whisky (IMO) try a 10 yr Glenmorangie. I love that stuff and it's normally around R420 for 750mL.
 

Toxxyc

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I am learning about whiskey, and unfortunately my first whiskey was the expensive stuff (Glenfiddich 18yr), so the cheap stuff just doesn't do it.

Where is a good place to start?

As Naks said above Monkey Shoulder I have heard is good.
Means nothing. Lots of offerings can be had for cheaper. Glenlivet 12YO, for one. Glenmorangie Lastanta as well.
 

KantSnyer

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I am learning about whiskey, and unfortunately my first whiskey was the expensive stuff (Glenfiddich 18yr), so the cheap stuff just doesn't do it.

Where is a good place to start?

As Naks said above Monkey Shoulder I have heard is good.
What budget you looking at here and what kind of flavour profile, peaty, sweet, balanced etc. ?
 

MightyQuin

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I am learning about whiskey, and unfortunately my first whiskey was the expensive stuff (Glenfiddich 18yr), so the cheap stuff just doesn't do it.

Where is a good place to start?

As Naks said above Monkey Shoulder I have heard is good.
I think the most important place to start is to familiarise yourself with the difference between Whisky and Whiskey....
 
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