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single malt scotch whisky

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spike's, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. spike's

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    well, to cut a long story short, its my uncles bday tommorow, and i need to get a nice bottle of single malt.

    i dont drink whisky and have no idea what i am looking for, but will pop to tesco's later and buy a bottle.

    so any suggestions. less than £20 and something nice. that i can buy in tesco's
     
  2. FordPrefect

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    Laphrouge (spelling!) or glenmorange are good choices. Might have to get one of the slightly smaller bottles though.
     
  3. Muban

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    Laphroaig in my opinion is a bad choice if you don't know what type of Whisky a person likes. Glenmorangie is on special this week for just under £20, it's not bad as n all rounder.
     
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  4. Nix

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    Jameson?
     
  5. spike's

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    thats irish if i recall.
     
  6. Nix

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    Yeah it is. Meh. :p
     
  7. Brizzles

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    Depends on your Tescos really.

    My Dad likes his whiskey , aswell. I would usually go for 1 of the following ;

    Glenlivet
    Glenmorangie
    Glennfiddich

    Would be my suggests.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  8. calnen

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    Dont get anything too outlandish if you dont know what he likes. Mrd's suggestions above are all mainstream and everyone likes them :)
     
  9. Bar

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    Old Poultney
    Glen Marnoch

    both very nice
     
  10. wozzizname

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    Talisker is really nice.
     
  11. singist

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    Morangie is a good choice........ not too peaty like some can be.
     
  12. William

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    It'll be one of the best you can buy under £20 though...
     
  13. spike's

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    bought a bottle of glenmorangie in the end.

    thanks all.
     
  14. fanger

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    My dear boy, your uncle will love you forever if you purchase him a bottle of "Isle Of Jura" 12 year old single malt. It's expressive; without being too 'earthy', in fact a really fine, unique scotch, which won't break the bank. It has a deep, deep colour - like a sunset seen in a different, warmer more temperate land, an initial taste of the fire of that sunset, which quickly, and mark me Sir, very quickly, gives way to an almost, but not quite, overwhelming taste that satisfies not only one's own soul.....

    Ish really greash....http://www.isleofjura.com/newjura/index.htm

    Set you back about £18 a bottle. Threshers do it - sorry mods if I've done a product placement there, but the boy's in need - and, it's unusual, little known and very, very good. You can't go wrong with 'ole Uncle. He'll rewrite the will in your favour.

    edit: just seen you're already sussed. Good.
     
  15. timbob

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    It's a little extreme though if you don't know the person's taste in whisky, very peaty and a little blow-your-socks-off.

    I received a bottle of Glen Grant from my folks for my Bday last week, and very nice it is too, smooth and mmmmmmmm.....

    Tobermory is another nice smooth, standard (if you like) single malt, one of my favourites. Not too expensive down Tesco either I don't think.
     
  16. Pho

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    Glenfiddich Special Reserve :)
     
  17. spike's

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    fanger - doh. should have waiting till 2moro to buy it. oh well. i am sure it will go down well. was £5 off aswell. :D
     
  18. squiffy

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    Water with orange colour dye, in a whiskey bottle :D
     
  19. spike's

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    really hope he would notice. ;)

    he's hardly in the country, so i am sure it will last a while.