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Isle of Skye 8 yr.

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Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby jazz lover » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:37 pm

Your thoughts on this?
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:10 am

There's always so much around that I never have given it a chance. I've heard good things about it. I'll ask Mikey to post his thoughts on it.
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby jazz lover » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:37 am

Thank you Ganga.
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby lockejn » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:49 am

Funny you should ask. I just opened my first bottle last night. I made some really rudimentary notes in the "drinking now" thread, but overall after one dram I'd say it was pretty good.

It's sort of like Talisker Lite, but it has some of its own character too. Full-bodied for sure. Too early to tell if I'll buy another bottle - I can't get it locally so $26 plus another $7 or so for shipping and tax makes it a little pricey for a blend. But I'm certainly glad I bought a bottle to try at least.
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby Shrek » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:40 am

'Talisker lite' is a fantastic descriptor :thumbsup:

I think it's the best 'standard' blend out there just now, by a long way, over the likes of Black Bottle and The Famous Grouse (although the new Black Grouse is also very good indeed but more 'peat' than 'spicy/peppery', therefore a different beast from the IoS8). JMs comments in the Bible are spot on, I think, and I do like IoS8 very much indeed. The 12, if you can find it, is also very good but smoother.

IoS8 is very popular here in pubs amongst the older punters and they know a thing or two.
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby I_SPEY » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Just a couple of days ago I finished my third bottle :P and I liked it very much. A fantastic blended whisky 8)
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby mlawrenson » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:09 pm

Note to WM : Tell Ian MacLeod the ad on the right seems to be working.
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby jazz lover » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:13 pm

It is now..
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:17 pm

hehe....

Ed Kohl had the effect on me...

I like it for what it is.. I will have some tonight and post up some notes. I almost have my nose back from the sinus infection...

I can say it was worth the price for sure.

Cheers,
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:09 am

I'm intrigued!
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Re: Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Postby lockejn » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:35 am

mlawrenson wrote:Note to WM : Tell Ian MacLeod the ad on the right seems to be working.

True enough. But to be fair, I had mine on the wishlist for several months.
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