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Mayomaniac said:
I'm having a glas of Laphroaig Quarter Cask right now, it's a great value for money whisky, I really like it.
Lovely wee drop. Hope you claimed your wee plot of land:). Think I must own about half of Islay by now;)
 
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8 year old 101 proof bourbon from Costco. 101 not my favorite I much prefer 86 proof but this was a gift
 
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Caol Ila, cask strength. There's a local chapter of the Malt Scotch Whisky Society. Had the fortune of a member inviting me to a tasting.

John Swanson
 
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ferryman said:
I used to be a Talisker fan (still am if truth be told), but when we did the tour a few years ago and learned what they put in it for the colour, I sort of went off it a wee bit. And that's with a very small 'w';)
WHAT do they put in the Talisker for the colour? :)
 
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TomasC said:
ferryman said:
I used to be a Talisker fan (still am if truth be told), but when we did the tour a few years ago and learned what they put in it for the colour, I sort of went off it a wee bit. And that's with a very small 'w';)
WHAT do they put in the Talisker for the colour? :)
Spirit caramel, specifically E150A. Talisker are not alone in doing this though. I note that the two Ferryman mention on the first page do not contain this, I'm not sure if this is a happy coincidence or by design.
 
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King Boonen said:
TomasC said:
ferryman said:
I used to be a Talisker fan (still am if truth be told), but when we did the tour a few years ago and learned what they put in it for the colour, I sort of went off it a wee bit. And that's with a very small 'w';)
WHAT do they put in the Talisker for the colour? :)
Spirit caramel, specifically E150A. Talisker are not alone in doing this though. I note that the two Ferryman mention on the first page do not contain this, I'm not sure if this is a happy coincidence or by design.
Yes, it's apretty common practice to make a younger single malt look "better".
Laphroaig do the same with their 10y, but that one is also watered down to 40% and chill filtered.
As far ass I know the´Laphroaig Quarter Cask has no caramel, non-chill filtered an bottled at 48% and for such a young, peated whisky it's rather complex. I'd love to try a Laphroaig 10 cask strengh, is it still possible to find that one?
 
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King Boonen said:
TomasC said:
ferryman said:
I used to be a Talisker fan (still am if truth be told), but when we did the tour a few years ago and learned what they put in it for the colour, I sort of went off it a wee bit. And that's with a very small 'w';)
WHAT do they put in the Talisker for the colour? :)
Spirit caramel, specifically E150A. Talisker are not alone in doing this though. I note that the two Ferryman mention on the first page do not contain this, I'm not sure if this is a happy coincidence or by design.
Yes, it was caramel. And just a very happy coincidence:)
 
Apparently it does noting to the taste, a good few experts have tried and failed to detect it, but you'll get a lot of people claiming it does... I've nearly finished my 18 year old Bowmore. Will need to replace it with something soon!

Mayomaniac, the whisky exchange usually have everything but the rarest of whiskies, you'll have to pay a lot for it though.
 
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No whisky. Why drinking whisky when wine is out there and it's much, much better. Whisky tastes terrible. Any spirits is jsut out of necessity. You guys won't agree probably though :)
 
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Kokoso said:
No whisky. Why drinking whisky when wine is out there and it's much, much better. Whisky tastes terrible. Any spirits is jsut out of necessity. You guys won't agree probably though :)
I hear you but you are wrong;) Try different whiskys, I bet there is one out there for you:) It really isn't out of necessity but of enjoyment. I got 3 bottles of Malt for Xmas, they lasted 6 months. Love wine as well but when there are two of you you can easily drink 2/3/4 bottles over a weekend at £5 a pop. All in, whisky tastes better and is better value;)
 
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It's a pretty poor excuse but just had to buy a bottle of Ardmore yesterday whilst at Tesco's, £20, £10,50 off:)
 
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Sorry to zombie up the thread but just noticed it. Was gifted my fav, Basil Hayden. Not a scotch, but has a lovely peppermint finish when drinking neat.
 
A 12 year old Midleton single pot still whiskey called Redbreast among my Christmas presents. Should be a nice replacement for my recently finished Green Spot (also a Midleton product).

Looking forward to a special enough birthday to get a Midleton Very Rare, which is true nectar.
 

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