General Discussion: Pentonvilles Jesus Juice/Natural Wine thread


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RickRude
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3578 posts since 13/1/12

29 Sep 2020 10:57
Best single malt under £100?

andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2020 11:40
It really depends what type of whisky you like typically.

Benromach 2011 Distillery Exclusive, Bruichladdich Organic 2009, Tomatin 18, Lagavulin 2001 Distillers Edition or a Glenrothes from the 1990s range would get my vote. I haven't tried any of them though. Laughing out loud
RickRude
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3578 posts since 13/1/12

29 Sep 2020 12:55
I like a smokey Islay - but pretty much expanding my taste buds as I’m a compete noobie.

Had a GlenDronach 21 year old which was very nice.

I see Dee always posts some pretty pricy drops.
andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2020 13:20
I like a smoky island whisky too, but I also really like the smoothness of a Speyside. If you liked the GlenDronach then the Benromach would be a good fit. The Benromach 10 is my favourite from my current whiskies. Aberlour and Glenfarclas also worth a look in addition to the Tomatin and Glenrothes.
zappa1903
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350 posts since 26/8/14

29 Sep 2020 14:44
RickRude wrote: Best single malt under £100?

Can get plenty for well under £100

Laphroaig, Talisker, Highland Park to name a few

When I was working one of the customers I knew son sold whiskey to people all over the world, his job was a whiskey taster/supplier of selected high end whiskeys. He used to bring me bottles of 25 year old aberlour sherry cask and a few others which would retail at over £1000, by far the best whiskeys I have tasted but couldn’t justify the price. He always told me that it was worth investing in some of these whiskeys as they always would go up in price. Anything that costs more than £100 should be an investment or very special occasion other than that there’s plenty of nice stuff at £25-50 a bottle mark
MrW
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29 Sep 2020 15:13
zappa1903 wrote: He always told me that it was worth investing in some of these whiskeys as they always would go up in price.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/whisky-sell-auction-son-father-first-home-buy-macallan-birthday-b404837.html

zappa1903
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29 Sep 2020 15:48
MrW wrote:
zappa1903 wrote: He always told me that it was worth investing in some of these whiskeys as they always would go up in price.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/whisky-sell-auction-son-father-first-home-buy-macallan-birthday-b404837.html

I read that at the time, he used to advise me of bottles to buy, he has some mid 5 figures now and people open to buying them, if I had the bankroll I would have bought a few to invest, he said his son was making 20-30k a year buying and selling rare bottles
RickRude
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3578 posts since 13/1/12

29 Sep 2020 18:10
I like the A’Bunadh but apparently it’s shit up in price over the years. I have a batch 29 still got a few drams left.

It’s currently £60 on Amazon but not sure what batch.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl (Batch numbers may vary) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CY91AA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_2L3CFbJXR7WS7
Dee
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11771 posts since 22/11/07

29 Sep 2020 19:27
Port Charlotte MRC:01 wine cask, very nice imo or Longrow 18, just picked up a bottle of that but sold out most places. Enjoying an indie Laphroaig at the mo and can vouch for the Benromach, a nice drop too. If you like the Parliament then for a sherry bomb try Glenfarclas or try something different with a Kavalan sherry cask, the solist is a touch more but worth the extra.
compulsiveshopper
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30 Sep 2020 16:12
Which whiskies from Islay have you tasted and liked? Should you prefer smokier, peaty offerings, then you can easily get some of the better bottlings from Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Laphroig for well under £100
Crackajack
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7665 posts since 21/4/05

30 Sep 2020 16:20
Nice Rum Dee, would like to try some if I saw it at a bar.

Foursquare seem to do some interesting things at reasonable prices in quite limited runs. Have a bottle of 10yo Premise which is nice, bourbon and sherry cask.

Worth a quick stop at the distillery for a tasting if anyone visiting Barbados as well.
RickRude
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30 Sep 2020 17:31
Thanks Dee - went for a Glenfarclas 25 year old in the end. Bday gift for a friend.

Compulsive - Lagavulin 12 is my dram atm but it doesn't have quite the smoky punch I'm after. What you suggest?

Anyone tried Oban 14 btw?
Dee
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posted 30 Sep 2020 18:17, edited 30 Sep 2020 18:17
good choice that. Try it if you get the chance, polished a bottle off not so long ago.

Lagavulin is normally quite strong but only had 16's, have a 20 put away with a few others. Not normally into smokey stuff but got Caol Ila, Laffie and an Ardbeg 10 on the go with a non-peated Chichibu that i wish I never opened, the Arbeg is good if you like a lot of peat, Uigeadail too, new to the others. Tend to lean towards fruitier wine casks or American, Octomore .2's are exceptional for smokey but complex, travel exclusive so Heathrow and the like for those, fuker kindly picked one up for me not so long back. Cool

Best thing to do is hit somewhere like Milroys, try a few and get smashed.

Cracka - can't recommend that Foursquares Diadem enough, haven't tried the other 12 but it's a very nice drop and hopefully will pick up another if not two before they sell out, brutal hangover from it on Tuesday.

pentonville
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30 Sep 2020 21:05
If someone tells you they don’t like low intervention wine put this in front of them and change their life for the better

joeyjojo
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30 Sep 2020 21:06
Might have a glass of Castile myself actually
compulsiveshopper
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1 Oct 2020 07:31
Lagavulin 12 is a wonderful whisky. Should it be purely smoke you prefer though, and there isn't anything wrong with that, then pick up a bottle of the Ardbeg Corryvreckan as well as their Wee Beastie. I really don't mind the raw, unsophisticated alcohol presence that accompanies younger whiskies, and that is what you will find with their 5 year old, but everybody's mileage differs.
The Johnnie Walker Green label is wildly underpriced at £40, and I would strongly recommend you try that should you be looking for a daily drinker, as it is mildly smoky and smooth beyond words.
I personally prefer the Laphroaig Quarter Cask and their Cask Strength, though the two of the present bottlings are shadows of their former selves
compulsiveshopper
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posted 1 Oct 2020 07:32, edited 1 Oct 2020 07:32
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pentonville
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2 Oct 2020 20:03
FrIEND
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2 Oct 2020 20:38
pentonville wrote: If someone tells you they don’t like low intervention wine put this in front of them and change their life for the better


Was kind of hoping this was going to be a gun and 2 bullets
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posted 3 Oct 2020 01:14, edited 3 Oct 2020 01:14
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