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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-04-04 02:43
Subject: On whiskies
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Downstairs, on the cabinet in the living room there are three bottles, each containing a whisky from a different country.

Not one of them is from Scotland. Or Ireland. Or Kentucky. Or Tennessee. Or even Canada or Japan.

(Not that I object to a Yamazaki Single Malt.)

What I have are a Welsh Whisky - Penderyn.

An English Whisky - the rather tasty youngling from the English Distillery Company.

And the newest arrival, found in a shop in Gare de L'Est in Paris: Whisky de Lorraine.

It's interesting, and it's definitely a whisky. But I have to say, I don't like it as much as the other two.

(For those that wonder, I do have a whole bunch of whiskies in the dining room.)

I'm still trying to find a bottle of a Swiss Whisky I once saw (named Swisskey, IIRC).
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User: frostfox
Date: 2011-04-04 07:25 (UTC)
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I really like Penderyn.

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User: sion_a
Date: 2011-04-04 10:49 (UTC)
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I had my first taste of Penderyn on Saturday. Have to say, it's not exactly my thing. I'm all for supporting local producers, but in this case I'm going to make an exception and stick to my Islays.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2011-04-04 11:25 (UTC)
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I don't think any whisky is to everyone's taste, and I don't think Penderyn is suffering any shortage of happy customers, so don't feel guilty.

(Islays are my preferred style of Scotch, I have to admit.)
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2011-04-04 19:53 (UTC)
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If you can, try some Lammerlaw 10-year-old New Zealand single malt. Excellent stuff, though more "Speyside" in character than anything. Hard to find now (the distillery closed about 10 years ago) but I believe Cadenhead's still have stocks under the "Milford" brand name.
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Jonathan Lewis-Jones
User: j_lj
Date: 2011-04-04 20:27 (UTC)
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Our cabinet also has a bottle of Penderyn and some bottles from the St. George's distillery which are sitting next to an unopend bottle of Amrut Peated Single Malt Whisky from India. Which is going to have to be opend one day.

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Neil Youngman
User: tsr2
Date: 2011-04-28 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: NZ Whisky
I have a miniature of "Milford" which I found last week in a specialist Whisky shop in Bakewell. It is apparently a Sherry Cask whisky, so I'm expecting it to be similar to a MacAllan or Edradour.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2011-04-28 20:49 (UTC)
Subject: Re: NZ Whisky
There are definitely more interesting whiskies around these days than I remember from my youth.

(And welcome back to LJ. Though you've popped back on occasionally before.)
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