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I had some Blantons Single Cask which is sadly now gone - 62.5% ! Same bottle as that Gold except with pretend hand-written information on a paper label. It was incredibly smooth in the mouth, and like napalm when it got to about heart height.

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Will give that a go, I really like whisky with ice despite the purists teling me it's wrong.

Well, it's quite common to add water. A single, not too large ice cube is fine I'd have thought but for all I know making it that cold is wrong. A bit like ales don't taste as good when ice cold.

I've known some people to use hot water with their whisky. I'll use an ice cube if I have it, which is never, so it's usually a drizzle from a tap.

Ideally I'd travel to the highlands, find a natural spring, and get a little bit of water from there, but I only have a zone 1-3.

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Highland Park 12 is only £25 in Tesco at the moment, but this isn't advertised as an offer. New permanent price point? Hope the quality doesn't suffer.

Ah, now with a reassuring £8 off badge in store. It fell into my trolley in anticipation of my first pay cheque next week.

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Well, it's quite common to add water. A single, not too large ice cube is fine I'd have thought but for all I know making it that cold is wrong. A bit like ales don't taste as good when ice cold.

I've known some people to use hot water with their whisky. I'll use an ice cube if I have it, which is never, so it's usually a drizzle from a tap.

Ideally I'd travel to the highlands, find a natural spring, and get a little bit of water from there, but I only have a zone 1-3.

I was in a shop in oxford a couple of weeks ago that was selling a little selection of highland waters. It would make a lovely gift I guess but the cost was astronomical for what was about a litre of water.

Makers is nice, but boring after a while, I honestly prefer Buffalo Trace.

Bulleit has more Rye in it, so is more dry and fiery.

Money no object Bourbon is Blantons Gold, look at this ridiculous thing @60 quid a bottle, delicious

Blanton-Gold-Edition-Single-Barrel-Whisk

I've had a bottle of Blantons, lovely presentation but I didn't get on with the whiskey.

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I was in a shop in oxford a couple of weeks ago that was selling a little selection of highland waters. It would make a lovely gift I guess but the cost was astronomical for what was about a litre of water.

I'd really like to do a taste test on something like that. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to tell the difference though.

I mean how much better is it really than an 89p bottle of Highland Spring?

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The Aberlour double cask matured 12 year old is on sale in Sainsbury's for £25 at the moment, I think some in here like that? Seems pretty nice to me.

Is Chivas Regal any good? I keep seeing that whenever I'm in Sainers, all I know about it is it was Hunter S Thompson's tipple, which suggests it might be worth a try.

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My uncle's brother (no, not my dad, you twonk) works at the Bladnoch distillery, and keeps giving my whisky-hating uncle samples, including a bottle of cask-strength 12-year-old and some unidentifiable 80%-proof engine cleaning fluid that may once have been whisky before it accidentally went a bit nuts. They do a 12-year-old cask strength that sells through Demijon that's grand stuff if you water it down slightly.

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Aberlour seems to have this cycle where it's always on offer somewhere. One week it'll be Sainsbury's, then Morrisons, then Tesco and so on. I'd be surprised if anyone ever pays full price for it.

Yes, I was thinking that. It seems ridiculously priced at £32, but when it's £22 it's very reasonable.

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Just bought a bottle of the Co Op's own highland single malt as apparently it's actually re branded Dalmore 12 yr old which usually goes for nearly double the price (£20 instead of £35 +) Can recommend, it's really not bad at all. Probably already been mentioned in the thread somewhere but anyway, it's nice.

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Just bought a bottle of the Co Op's own highland single malt as apparently it's actually re branded Dalmore 12 yr old which usually goes for nearly double the price (£20 instead of £35 +) Can recommend, it's really not bad at all. Probably already been mentioned in the thread somewhere but anyway, it's nice.

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