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From a Google, it's made here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamnavulin_distillery

Apparently it's usually this, relabelled:

http://www.oddbins.com/tamnavulin-12-tea-old-speyside

But that one must be this I guess:

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/6978/tamnavulin-28-year-old

Which is somewhat more significant as a purchase. I'll have a look if they have any at mine, anyway. Sure there won't be.

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Any of you guys had Aberlour A'bunadh? It's a cask strength whiskey at about 60% ABV. Waitrose have it on offer at the moment at £33.50 for a 70cl bottle. They're currently running a £30 off a £100 pound shop. Which would work out at £23.50 a bottle for 3. Is it a no brainer? I love the 12 year Aberlour.

Waitrose discount Abunadh at some point every year. It's great stuff and should be bought at every opportunity.

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I was away all weekend and got to try a few drops in the hotel bar. They had a 15yr old Dalwhinnie which I didn't like at all - I found it really sharp and unpleasant on the throat, an older Glenfiddich (not sure which) and Talisker Skye, which were both quite nice. The star of the show though was a Bowmore taster which I had at duty free on the way home. It was absolutely delicious and I was going to take a bottle back with me. The dude's face lit up until I kindly declined when he told me the price was (I forget exactly) over a hundred quid for a bottle. I can see why though, it was properly delectable.

I went home with a litre of Jura Turas Mara which i also had a taster of and that's really good too. Quite fruity.

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If anyone is coming back through a duty-free before Christmas you can't go too wrong by picking up a bottle of Glenfiddich Select Cask either as a gift or a gift to oneself.

Select-Cask.jpg

No mention of the age, but it's delightfully mellow. This has been my Skyrim accompaniment for well over a year now. The Reserve Cask (red) is a few quid more, but a bit too rich for my liking.

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Alright, nearly Christmas and I'm looking for a couple of whiskeys (whiskies?) to supplement the ones I currently have:

- Glenmorangie

- Jura Origin

Going to give Laphroaig 10 a go, but was looking for something completely different and have stumbled on to bourbon.

I've seen Knob Creek and Woodford Reserve recommended in here. Would be looking at drinking it neat/on ice rather than mixing - is there much to choose from between the two, other than about seven quid at checkout?

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How much were you going to spend on the bourbon? I'd recommend Blanton's if £32 isn't too expensive.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blantons-Bourbon-Special-Reserve-Whisky/dp/B00KZD9G4I/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450349598&sr=8-4&keywords=Eagle+rare

Personally I thought Woodford Reserve was pretty bland even for making Old Fashioned's with let alone drinking neat.

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How much were you going to spend on the bourbon? I'd recommend Blanton's if £32 isn't too expensive.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blantons-Bourbon-Special-Reserve-Whisky/dp/B00KZD9G4I/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450349598&sr=8-4&keywords=Eagle+rare

Personally I thought Woodford Reserve was pretty bland even for making Old Fashioned's with let alone drinking neat.

That looks pretty good. I wanted something I could go out and buy before Christmas so settled on the Woodford Reserve due to Knob Creek being out of stock.

Will look into the Blanton's if this one goes down well :)

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I nabbed an Aberlour 12 for £24 and a Maker's Mark for £25 (or maybe the other way round) from Tesco today. I wouldn't normally spend fifty quid on whisk(e)y in one go but I've been after the Aberlour 12 for ages - the 10 is my favourite single malt - and Maker's Mark is my favourite bourbon, and they were both on offer, and it's nearly Christmas, and why not?

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