Recommendations for a smooth whisky please.

Recommendations for a smooth whisky please.

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So

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161 months

Friday 15th March
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I am forsaking all alcohol except very dry wine and whisky. I am not a big whisky fan though, and outside of Glenmorangie I've little experience.

Can anyone suggest something really smooth to be consumed just with ice please?

Many thanks.

Big Al.

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So

Original Poster:

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161 months

Friday 15th March
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Big Al. said:
I know about that thread, Al. But it will no doubt include some that are as rough as badger's arse. I want smooooth.




sgrimshaw

6,219 posts

189 months

Friday 15th March
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Haig Clubman or Haig Club, depending on budget.

Amazon usually has best price.

plasticpig

11,012 posts

164 months

Friday 15th March
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Auchentoshan is very smooth.


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Blink982

360 posts

43 months

Saturday 16th March
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Tamnavulin is a very smooth whisky to me. Glenkinchie was one of the first whiskies that got me hooked.

devnull

1,977 posts

96 months

Saturday 16th March
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sgrimshaw said:
Haig Clubman or Haig Club, depending on budget.

Amazon usually has best price.
No. Just no. It’s fking highly marketed antifreeze! hehe

Cardhu Gold is my goto smooth whisky.

paua

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82 months

Saturday 16th March
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A good whisky needs no ice. If you want something cheap to mix with coke etc, then ice is appropriate.

ambuletz

7,498 posts

120 months

Saturday 16th March
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[quote=Blink982]Tamnavulin is a very smooth whisky to me.

yup. i agree. bought that on recommendation on here.

So

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Saturday 16th March
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ambuletz]link982 said:
Tamnavulin is a very smooth whisky to me.

yup. i agree. bought that on recommendation on here.
I might give that a try, but it does sound like a prescription drug for a urinary tract infection.

Huw Janus

641 posts

7 months

Saturday 16th March
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Just curious, If you’re not a whisky fan, why not pick another spirit?

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Saturday 16th March
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Huw Janus said:
Just curious, If you’re not a whisky fan, why not pick another spirit?
I am on a restrictive diet due to a gut problem. Whisky and very dry wines are the only alcoholic beverages allowed.


Huw Janus

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Saturday 16th March
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So said:
Huw Janus said:
Just curious, If you’re not a whisky fan, why not pick another spirit?
I am on a restrictive diet due to a gut problem. Whisky and very dry wines are the only alcoholic beverages allowed.
As I said, was just curious.
I have the occasional glass and I’m no doubt a hesthen, but a drop of water makes a huge difference.

justin220

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143 months

Saturday 16th March
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devnull said:
sgrimshaw said:
Haig Clubman or Haig Club, depending on budget.

Amazon usually has best price.
No. Just no. It’s fking highly marketed antifreeze! hehe

Cardhu Gold is my goto smooth whisky.
Agreed! Haig is awful.

Lagavulin 16 is certainly smooth, but also smokey. Lovely stuff

Stuart70

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122 months

Saturday 16th March
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Springbank is the answer

DuncsGTi

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118 months

Saturday 16th March
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justin220 said:
Agreed! Haig is awful.

Lagavulin 16 is certainly smooth, but also smokey. Lovely stuff
Funnily enough, I had a couple of Lagavulin 16 last night. Beautiful stuff

jet_noise

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121 months

Saturday 16th March
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I find (Irish) whiskey is in general smoother than (Scotch) whisky.
Try some Jamesons for an entry level blended experience.

plasticpig

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164 months

Saturday 16th March
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jet_noise said:
I find (Irish) whiskey is in general smoother than (Scotch) whisky.
Try some Jamesons for an entry level blended experience.
Traditionally Irish whiskey is triple distilled which makes it smoother. Not sure about all the new kids on the block as I tend to stick with Bushmills.

sgrimshaw

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189 months

Saturday 16th March
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devnull said:
Cardhu Gold is my goto smooth whisky.
Absolute rats piss.

Just goes to show how tastes differ.

cardigankid

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151 months

Sunday 17th March
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What you need to realise is that the obsession with Single Malts is a modern phenomenon. Back in the day the art of whisky was in blending to get the sort of qualities you want. For me with one or two exceptions blended are still the best and smoothest whiskies. Try Chivas Regal. Their top end product Royal Salute is the smoothest whisky I have ever experienced. Unbelievably so. Generally the longer the whisky has been aged in the cask the smoother and mellower it will be. among the single malts I would recommend Glengarioch or Balvenie. Again stick to the older ones.