Whisk(e)y for beginners.....

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Tried a Talisker Skye miniature tonight. Needed some water and still found it a bit rough. Don’t think I would buy a bottle.


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Is the 10yo smoother? I tried a Lagavulin and I think I preferred that.


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Unfortunately I’ve never understood what people mean by “smooth” so I can’t say. What I can tell you is that the 10 year old has a more balanced and complex flavour than the Storm. Lagavulin is the whisky I’d choose if I could only have one, it’s my favourite.
 
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Pre-Christmas question / recommendation...

Really interested in an introduction to Irish whiskey, and I see Bushmills is nice and cheap. The original just being £15 in Asda. For the price worth the upgrade to the 10 year old or the Black?
 
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As someone who used to live about 30min from the Distillery and has been on a few tours....... I have tried most of them. My recommendation would be at a minimum Black Bush. The 10yr Single Malt is even nicer.....but if you want to push the boat out a little more...go for the 12 year Distillery Reserve. It is the only whiskey they sell mail order and is only available from the Distillery. Lovely stuff! I was over in August with my (now) wife and we had the label printed there to mark our special occasion.

 
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As someone who used to live about 30min from the Distillery and has been on a few tours....... I have tried most of them. My recommendation would be at a minimum Black Bush. The 10yr Single Malt is even nicer.....but if you want to push the boat out a little more...go for the 12 year Distillery Reserve. It is the only whiskey they sell mail order and is only available from the Distillery. Lovely stuff! I was over in August with my (now) wife and we had the label printed there to mark our special occasion.

Thank you Brian. Love that label!!!! I'll have a look. What a love;y thought with the label.
 
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