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I’ve just been watching some telly and trying out an unwanted bottle of whiskey that someone gave me. It was Glenfiddich but the bottle didn’t quite look the same as those I normally see on the shelves, so I Googled it and amazingly it’s £48 a bottle. What a waste on someone like me who can’t tell the difference between this 15-year-old special reserve malt and Tesco’s cheapo own brand. I almost feel a bit guilty drinking it. 😊

 

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Best i have is a miniature Glenlivet, which came with its own glass and three granite cooling cubes to chill the drink without diluting it.( good job i checked as thought they were sugar cubes until i read the box they all came in. Nearly tried to eat one)...🤭

Do have three bottles of grouse as well. normal, dark and black. The latter two are very tasty but i have to limit my intake as they do make me hiccup violently when the drink hits the stomach. (Still a little suffering is worth it)....🥃

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I think that as in the case of wine drinkers there can be whisky snobbery as well .

Where the more you pay the better the quality and taste.

Now this may have a bit of truth at the very bottom of the scale ,But then it all comes down to personal taste.

When I was working I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of many expensive Scotch brands at Christmas and so I can say that without fear or favour there are some really poor whiskies hiding in very expensive bottles I was amazed sometimes at the downright poor quality disguised by beautiful labels of faraway Scottish islands or magnificent Reindeer in a wonderous setting.Many times I had pulled the cork in great anticipation only to discover something more fitting for the paint stripping counter at B&Q !!

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I have to admit i am more of a shandy person myself.

I seem to have been given the reputation as a whisky/whiskey drinker. This came about as a self defense mechanism when i was younger. There is only so much beer a body can drink in a session and so after a while i started on whisky and coke, meant that i could pace myself better and also meant my mates would include me out of a round or two. (always the cheapest whisky with the coke as it was a mixed drink no point in paying for a single malt when a bells was just as good)

odd thing is never got a taste for other spirits.

Brandy was considered as a medicine by my family,any illness was treated with a hot brandy with honey in it.

Rum was used for christmas and wedding cakes,along with port and sherry.

Gin to me tasted like gripe water.

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Same with me Sid. The family somehow have got it into their heads I’m a whiskey drinker but to be honest I’m not that fond of any of the hard stuff. I like a social pint once a week but beer from a bottle during the lockdown just isn’t the same, so I don’t really bother that much. My last drink of the evening these days is a cup of tea after my meal at about 5.30 which means I’m not up and down peeing half of the night.

 

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