I wouldn't rush if I were you. I still have a few bottles of the 17yo that was removed from the core line, along with the 21, that everyone used to rave about and they were good whiskies, don't get me wrong, but they were nowhere near as good as the hype would lead you to believe. I'm in no hurry to open another bottle of them. Now, to be fair, I haven't tried the new bottles they replaced them with, as they are younger and significantly more expensive, so I don't have first hand knowledge of how good they are, but I think the fact that most people I know that have tried them still pine for the 17 and 21 I would expect they are not as good.I've always like OP. Intrigued to try their older ones but never got round to it.
Probably a ridiculous question to ask without knowing an individuals taste... but I'd like to buy a couple of bottles for a couple of close friends without their knowledge up front. One is a recent whisky drinker, the other is a longer term drinker. I never drink whisky.
Any recommendations for a safe bottle for the newbie and something for the other? Budget up to £50 for each
No right and wrong. Do what you enjoy best. But obv don't waste good stuff on mixers, use cheaper blends for that eg whisky and coke etcGot myself a couple of bottles of Glenfarclas 105 to last me. I was told it's ideal to add a fair bit of water. How do you drink yours?
How was it? We're visiting soon, I've never been.Just got back from a week in Scotland, the last day being on Sky. Just had to go to the Talisker distillery, in fact it was the only reason for being on Sky.
Because of the covid rules all the tasting is being done outside under a large patio umbrella. In the pouring rain and with a gale blowing we sat down to tasting 3 smooth whiskys and 3 peaty whiskys. I ended up coming away with the 15 year old special release and my nephew came away with 2 bottles of Storm.
Of course, i had to make shure the 15 had survived the journey home so i had GOOD taste last night. I can confirm it travels well
Sky, the distillery or just Scotland in general ?
We're heading up to Skye for a week. Been looking at the Talisker website and they're shut until further notice. Not sure I fancy an outdoor tasting session. Looking at other distilleries on the way there and back to pop in to.