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The Whiskey Thread
« on: December 08, 2014, 03:15:35 PM »
Given there's a beer thread, thought I'd try and get the ball rolling on this one after the flurry of whiskey posts a few days ago. Any whiskey drinkers here?

Flying through Duty Free today so picked up the following:

Green Spot - a favourite, that is great value in Duty Free.

Writer's Tears - another favourite.

The Irishman - came highly recommended. Got it for €19!

Town Branch - I bought this as a present on Saturday in the CWS for €60. Coming through duty free today, it comes in a presentation case with two glasses for €45  :-[ . Phoned the CWS and they said they'll happily let me exchange. Hopefully they'll have some Yamazaki in by the time I get back!

Curiously, and I was a bit upset at this, Powers John's Lane was one price for all destinations. Any idea why this might be?!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 03:22:00 PM by gallsman »
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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 03:42:30 PM »
Looking to geta  bottle of Green spot for someone for christmas, is it much cheaper through the duty free?
it seems to be around 40 quid everywhere ive seen it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 03:46:54 PM »
Excuse my ignorance lads but I've heard loads of people speak highly of green spot. Who makes it? My whiskey experience consists of the odd Jameson or Gentleman Jack at Chrimbo.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 03:51:14 PM »
Excuse my ignorance lads but I've heard loads of people speak highly of green spot. Who makes it? My whiskey experience consists of the odd Jameson or Gentleman Jack at Chrimbo.
its made in the Middleton distillery AFAIK, the same place they make Jameson
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 03:53:17 PM »
36 euro in duty free. Actual duty free as opposed to just airport shopping. Retail price on the high Street in the south these days is just shy of 60.

5Sams, Green Spot is whiskey from the midleton distillery but is handled and matured in their own casks, some of which are wine casks by Mitchell & Son. It's delicious.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 07:34:25 PM »
Is there a real noticeable difference between green spot and yellow spot whiskey?? I have only tried green (which was very nice)??

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
Is there a real noticeable difference between green spot and yellow spot whiskey?? I have only tried green (which was very nice)??
About £30 a bottle! Never had yellow spot but the green is lovely! Got a bottle as a gift two years ago and savoured every drop! This chat has put me in the notion. Half way through a bottle of powers but think I'll treat myself to something nice for Christmas  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2014, 08:20:56 PM »
No fan of the stuff but I had a swig of a Japanese whisky (Yamazaki) at a wedding a couple of weeks ago and it was incredibly smooth.

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2014, 11:18:40 PM »
Is there a real noticeable difference between green spot and yellow spot whiskey?? I have only tried green (which was very nice)??

Nothing to justify the price difference.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2014, 11:36:30 PM »
This is my tipple: http://www.islaywhiskysociety.com

Ardbeg probably the stand out. Makes ye wince.
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2014, 11:47:16 PM »
Is there a real noticeable difference between green spot and yellow spot whiskey?? I have only tried green (which was very nice)??

Nothing to justify the price difference.
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Ardbeg probably the stand out. Makes ye wince.

I have the Ardbeg 10. Smoky to say the least.
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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 03:28:49 PM »
was thinking of getting her dad a bottle for Christmas - best place in Belfast anyone??

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 03:51:49 PM »
was thinking of getting her dad a bottle for Christmas - best place in Belfast anyone??
The vineyard on the ormeau road has a decent selection
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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 04:16:58 PM »
This is my tipple: http://www.islaywhiskysociety.com

Ardbeg probably the stand out. Makes ye wince.

The thread is about whiskEy ;)

How long would ye lads buying the likes of Green Spot make it last? Once a bottle is open in our house, it will be gone within the fortnight. Are we alcoholics?

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 04:21:19 PM »
This is my tipple: http://www.islaywhiskysociety.com

Ardbeg probably the stand out. Makes ye wince.

The thread is about whiskEy ;)

How long would ye lads buying the likes of Green Spot make it last? Once a bottle is open in our house, it will be gone within the fortnight. Are we alcoholics?

A whole fortnight! Are you trying to sniff it out?
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