captain gonzo wrote:I really like bowmore 8yo, yeah its a little heavy handed but thats part of why its so great. Its not that cheap either really, never actually tried it with water.
peetie44 wrote:captain gonzo wrote:I really like bowmore 8yo, yeah its a little heavy handed but thats part of why its so great. Its not that cheap either really, never actually tried it with water.
I get Bowmore 10yo at my local Belgian supermarket for 27euros for 70cl (700ml).
For an Islay single malt, that's cheap (cheap being a relative concept).
captain gonzo wrote:
Not bad at all, i like the more powerful rough whiskeys by large so generally the cheap and cheerful islays suit me
*raises laphroaig for now* better than bowmore by far still and around the same price.
Cowboy Joe wrote:I actually like the Laphroaig 10 year old better than the 15. The 15 is a little too mellowed out, and has just a bit much barrel for me. I dearly love their quarter cask, it's by far my favorite scotch of all time.
peetie44 wrote: The last 5 gigs I did in Italy all had Laggy at the bar -- and free to the piano-player!
absurdist wrote:OK, we all know the Laphroaigs, The Benrinnes, the ones we'd never turn down. But what about the other end? What about when you have $15 on Monday night and Friday is a long ways away, when several days' undrunkenness is out of the question, when going to the bar is out unless someone else is buying.
My current favorite, when I'm in an area that had a Trader Joe's, is their house label blend ($9.99USD/750ml) I think it's Famous Grouse relabeled. Other faves are Grant's ($12-14USD/750ml) and Famous Grouse ($16-20USD/750ml).
Any other suggestions? Dewar's sucks outright and Chivas tastes like good Scotch with a sugar cube dropped in it.
captain gonzo wrote:Famous grouse, its the best of the worst kind of thing.
JW red altho not so much cheap as cheaper than black.
Used to like high commissioner when i first started on whiskey as a kid.
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