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Postby Frank D.Scott » Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:26 pm

We all can not afford expensive malts all the time.I have a kitchen Scotch (always a Blended)on the go usually all the time. So,what's you favorite every day drinking blend?
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Postby Chris » Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:19 pm

JW Red is my favorite. It has the most flavor of any blend I've tried. It is also available in almost any bar around the world.
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Postby Aidan » Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:37 am

For Scotch, I would say you should try Black Bottle - nobody has a bad word to say against it. The JW Black Label is nicer than the Red, for me. I also like Teachers and Bells.

For Irish, the Powers 12 year old. It is now my favourate drink. Midleton Very Rare is also very good.

What is the deal with American whiskies and blends?
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Postby Torodd » Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:59 am

I would add White Horse to that list. But I agree with Black Bottle and Bells. I hate Grant's Finest with passion.

But generally; the best cheap blend is Teachers. The Johnnie Walker blends, which is the ultimate blends, is normally five - eight pounds more expensive than Teachers.
Teachers is a cheap everyday whisky. And it is a very, very good whisky.

Teachers is a criminally underestimated whisky. Every person with a bit of self-respect should have a bottle of Teachers in their house.
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Postby Frank D.Scott » Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:30 pm

I agree with Teachers being on a short list of the best whisky for value and taste.JW Black is also very good.I would also recommend Black bottle and Catto's worth trying.What do you think of BNJarvie?
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Postby Admiral » Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:53 am

I must be the only person who doesn't like Black Bottle!

I love the Islay whiskies, but I find Black Bottle frustratingly thin and weak. It doesn't have much body or punch.

Does anyone else find this?
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Postby Iain » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:54 am

I have the same problem with BB as has Admiral.
Islay Mist is excellent - at least it was a couple of years ago when I last bought a bottle.
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Postby John Clotworthy » Sun Feb 02, 2003 3:08 pm

Hi
I totally agree with the Black Bottle it is blended from all the Islay Malts and has that extra something, try the 10 year old it is slightly nicer, another favourite is the Baillie Nicol Jarvie, it is approx 60% malt and 40% grain whisky same equivalent as a deluxe blend but retains the price of a standard blend.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:45 pm

Good blends?

Islay Mist and Black Bottle for a start.

Also try Whyte and Mackay, Claymore, Scottish Leader and Stewart's Cream of the Barley.

Dew of Ben Nevis, if you can find it, is also rather good.
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Postby Iain » Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:18 am

I'm not fond of the cloying "sherry" taste I got from a bottle of Whyte & Mackay a year ago. But I appreciate that people's tastes differ.

I got a present of a bottle of Jet recently, which I thought was excellent.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:17 pm

Of course Black Bush is an excellent blend, as is Jameson Gold...
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Postby Opili » Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:46 pm

Does anybody know the William Grant´s Superior Strength ?
At 50%abv it´s one of the best Blended Scotch I´ve tasted. Not as complex as the 18yo William Grant´s Classic (light sherry touch) but with a warmth and body you would say it should be a malt.
Sadly, it is available only in duty free shops.
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