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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2014, 04:30:15 PM »
Might take a week, might take a fortnight. Either way, it's not kept in the drinks cabinet for guests or special occasions.

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2014, 04:33:59 PM »
Might take a week, might take a fortnight. Either way, it's not kept in the drinks cabinet for guests or special occasions.

Stay away from the stuff myself. We have a bottle opened about 5 years ago that is still over half full.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2014, 05:44:04 PM »
Might take a week, might take a fortnight. Either way, it's not kept in the drinks cabinet for guests or special occasions.

A week at the outside in my house.  But it's my go-to tipple--wouldn't really drink much beer in the house.

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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2014, 05:44:34 PM »
Was in an offlicense in America some years ago and only the Jameson whiskey bottles had the security cap on them. Pricier spirits etc didn't have them.
Seems to be very popular over there which is to say the least a good thing.


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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2014, 07:01:48 PM »
Jameson is a huge market name in America for Irish Whiskey. My local just raised the prices of Jameson due to their supplier raising it. This meant that in turn they raised the prices on all the rest, Paddy, Powers, Bushmills - as they didn't want to sell more of any of those than Jameson.

Couple hefty ice cubes and 3 or 4 fingers of Bushmills is my go-to on the Whiskey. Mostly from September through April. Don't tend to drink much of it in the summer. And if I have to answer one more time if I'm a protestant because I drink Bushmills, I might just move home!

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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2014, 07:34:24 PM »
I haven't drank whiskey since my student days. however, I won a bottle of Macllan 10 y.o at the weekend and am debating whether to give it to the oul boy as a Christmas present or sample it myself.

. I've been told its a decent bottle but it might be wasted on a novice like me.

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2014, 08:14:04 PM »
Jameson is a huge market name in America for Irish Whiskey. My local just raised the prices of Jameson due to their supplier raising it. This meant that in turn they raised the prices on all the rest, Paddy, Powers, Bushmills - as they didn't want to sell more of any of those than Jameson.

Couple hefty ice cubes and 3 or 4 fingers of Bushmills is my go-to on the Whiskey. Mostly from September through April. Don't tend to drink much of it in the summer. And if I have to answer one more time if I'm a protestant because I drink Bushmills, I might just move home!
Interesting that everyone takes it differently. For me, it has to be poured into a hot class. Ice and water would destroy it. I used to work in pubs years ago and the old lads would have it with a dribble of room temp water and a bottle of stout of the shelf.
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2014, 11:19:14 AM »
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


thanks, i'll give there a lash

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2014, 11:26:31 AM »
Might take a week, might take a fortnight. Either way, it's not kept in the drinks cabinet for guests or special occasions.

A week at the outside in my house.  But it's my go-to tipple--wouldn't really drink much beer in the house.

Yeah, whiskey has replaced beer as the relax-in-front-of-the-telly poison in our house. It's much more cost effective. Even one beer a night would come to far more than a bottle of whiskey over the space of a week. That's why buying the expensive stuff feels, well, expensive.

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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2014, 01:28:38 PM »
Might take a week, might take a fortnight. Either way, it's not kept in the drinks cabinet for guests or special occasions.

A week at the outside in my house.  But it's my go-to tipple--wouldn't really drink much beer in the house.

Yeah, whiskey has replaced beer as the relax-in-front-of-the-telly poison in our house. It's much more cost effective. Even one beer a night would come to far more than a bottle of whiskey over the space of a week. That's why buying the expensive stuff feels, well, expensive.
You should try tea. Much more cost effective.

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2014, 01:33:26 PM »
Yeah, whiskey has replaced beer as the relax-in-front-of-the-telly poison in our house. It's much more cost effective. Even one beer a night would come to far more than a bottle of whiskey over the space of a week. That's why buying the expensive stuff feels, well, expensive.
You should try tea. Much more cost effective.

That's low dose poison.

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2014, 03:04:25 PM »

Interesting that everyone takes it differently. For me, it has to be poured into a hot class. Ice and water would destroy it. I used to work in pubs years ago and the old lads would have it with a dribble of room temp water and a bottle of stout of the shelf.

Everyone has their own way of drinking the stuff, the recommended route is what the auld fellas do, in a tumbler, add the whiskey, and then add about the same amount of room temperature water, give it a minute and proceed to consume.
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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2014, 09:10:50 PM »
Jura whisky. Lovely

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2014, 09:37:07 PM »
I feel like I'm missing something by not liking it. What is a decent beginners whiskey?

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Re: The Whiskey Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:50 PM »
I feel like I'm missing something by not liking it. What is a decent beginners whiskey?

Yes.

Beer.

Mmmmmmmm....


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