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    Bell's whisky is poor man's single malt

    I am a rich man (not) but I will let you into a secret - I occasionally by a bottle of the real stuff - ie: blended whisky -

    Bells tastes as good as xxxxxxxxxxx . - as if you didn't know already you gods
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    I had my first test of Bell's when I worked on a farm in Devon back in 1977. I think it's lovely and I still buy a bottle now and then when I spot it at a duty free shop.

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    good on you Budhai - as I say - Bell's is good shit



    Bell's is far superior to
    Grant's
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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    Bell's is far superior to
    Grant's
    Agreed
    But have you tried Queen Anne ?
    Same price but much nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    But have you tried Queen Anne ?
    Is this more British humor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    But have you tried Queen Anne ?
    Is this more British humor?
    What's next, fortified wine ?

    Bells is OK but I prefer Famous Grouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Bells is OK but I prefer Famous Grouse
    Yea me too, Grouse is a bit smother, a bottle of Jamersons for a little more money is quite nice, one of the best blended whiskeys IMO

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    I'm still worried about Queen Anne: Rhyming slang or real whiskey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    I'm still worried about Queen Anne: Rhyming slang or real whiskey?
    You think too much

    It's a real whisky


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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomChances
    a bottle of Jamersons for a little more money is quite nice, one of the best blended whiskeys IMO
    Agreed. Tulamore Dew is another smoothy from Ireland.

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    I haven't seen that brand TheTyim - Queen Anne that is , but I'm in the UK at the moment - maybe it's export only stuff.

    I'm not a great fan of the Irish Whisky such as Jamesons - I'd rather have a bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    I'd rather have a bourbon.
    Ah, now you're talking.
    Bourbon is my favourite.

    I don't like Scotch Whisky and Queen Anne was the only one I found drinkable. It was sold in my local pub in UK, so it isn't export only.
    The landlord was Scottish and he used to drink it too.

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    Bourbon for mixing, Scotch to drink straight up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai View Post
    Bourbon for mixing, Scotch to drink straight up.
    agreed.

    but lets be clear here - a decent whiskey does not = scotch.

    many of the irish whiskeys are far better.

    cheap scotch is the same as a bourbon - for mixing only!

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    Personally I just like to drink spirits neat.

    I love the rough edge bourbon has.


    as for the best , for me it has to be an Islay Single Malt Scotch.

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    but whatever you drink - even it it's 40yr old Cognac - ultimately it's all the same - ie: the hangover - is it worth the euphoria (as I always chuck a bit of the ganga in to session) - yey, is it still worth it I ask..

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    YES , it is!


    and of course I would say that as basically I am talking to myself as usual - -we are all mates now ay!!!!!!!

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    As for Scotch, I like the Bowmore Surf. But, this all comes down to a matter of personal preference, doesn't it?

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    ^the Bowmore 'Surf' -what the fuck are you on about - do you mean 'stuff'

    if you mean Bowmore Single Malt then I am with you my friend

    this is a good Islay Single Malt IMO - and reasonably priced


    not quite as good as Laphraoig but , well, who is?

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    ^ok old chap -sound tasty!


    I like the flavour of the sea - saltiness and openness and all that

    have you ever tried 'Old Pultentey' Budhai?

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    I just found out the other day there isn't much whiskey I can drink whilst being a vegetarian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    have you ever tried 'Old Pultentey' Budhai?
    Never have, but I enjoyed the web site. Sounds a lot like the "Surf".

    Old Pulteney

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    yeah, not a bad whisky that one

    it's a bit obscure but has a distinctive taste and all that


    Ice Maiden - isn't it past your bedtime yet you bad girl?

    behave I say or else
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    As to favourites then Glen Morangie would be mine, with a cube of ice. Used to drink either Grouse or Jamersons with water.
    The Bowmore they sell here is pretty good for the price, better than Jhonny Walker, 100 Pipers ect.
    I've actuall become to prefer the taste of rum now though, probably just my tase buds getting used to it
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