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  Topic: Tovess Single Malts
bluepeter

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:43 pm   Subject: Tovess Single Malts
Well, I bought a bottle of each of the Highland and Speyside Tovess single malts. For what it's worth, my verdict on both is that they're drinkable, but not much better than that. I wouldn't pour them ...
  Topic: Tovess Single Malts
bluepeter

Replies: 8
Views: 3431

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:57 pm   Subject: Tovess Single Malts
Interesting. Thank you.

So if Grants are involved, maybe the Speyside will be one of theirs? Kininvie, perhaps, since that's less likely to be recognised than Glenfiddich or Balvenie?

As you say ...
  Topic: Tovess Single Malts
bluepeter

Replies: 8
Views: 3431

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:01 am   Subject: Tovess Single Malts
I see that Amazon offers its own brand - Tovess - whiskies. Apparently there are 12yo Highland, Speyside and Islay single malts, and an 8yo blended whisky. (There are also gin, rum and vodka in the ra ...
  Topic: Where do you buy your single malt?
bluepeter

Replies: 29
Views: 3624

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Where do you buy your single malt?
Mostly on line for me as the local options are very poor.

Occasionally Waitrose or the others if they have a deal on when I am in shopping for other things.

Likewise - Amazon, The Whisky Exchan ...
  Topic: Is there actually an official map of Speyside?
bluepeter

Replies: 6
Views: 1197

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:40 pm   Subject: Re: Is there actually an official map of Speyside?
Has what people consider the Speyside region been reduced over time? Is there actually an official - or at least something near official - definition of its boundaries?!
From a purely legal perspect ...
  Topic: waste whisky
bluepeter

Replies: 7
Views: 1578

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:17 am   Subject: waste whisky
It seems that there's another factor involved in the economics of this. I saw this BBC News article this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40599491 .

It gives a little more cont ...
  Topic: Peter's Exchange Samples
bluepeter

Replies: 22
Views: 5509

PostForum: The Whisky Sample Exchange   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:42 am   Subject: Peter's Exchange Samples
I'm feeling that I'm losing control of my bottle supply, and have decided to stop swapping for the time being.
  Topic: waste whisky
bluepeter

Replies: 7
Views: 1578

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:32 am   Subject: waste whisky
Considering the rising prices of risky and demand outstripping supply, is it ever going to be economical to use whisky for this purpose? I doubt it.

It's a possible alternative to fossil fuel. So i ...
  Topic: waste whisky
bluepeter

Replies: 7
Views: 1578

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:15 am   Subject: waste whisky
Sounds interesting.

I note that the car required no modification. Was it a petrol, diesel or LPG model, though?

Presumably the waste material used as a basis would need some treatment, implying ...
  Topic: Robbie's Drams
bluepeter

Replies: 1
Views: 2527

PostForum: Online Whisky Shops   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:44 am   Subject: Robbie's Drams
Robbie's Drams/Robbie's Whisky Merchants is a specialist whisky retailer with a physical shop in Ayr and an online shop at https://www.robbieswhiskymerchants.com/ .

I discovered the firm on Sunday, ...
  Topic: Some help please!
bluepeter

Replies: 23
Views: 2821

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Some help please!
So I was looking for some help from anyone kind enough to spare me some time! Should I continue with the blended whiskies but go a little more up market like Johnny Walker or Chivas Regal? Or if I am ...
  Topic: Some help please!
bluepeter

Replies: 23
Views: 2821

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:24 pm   Subject: Some help please!
Not sure when it changed. The wording always used to be "3 years and 1 day". If a year is advertised on the label in terms of age then it must be full calendar years, so it it says "12 ...
  Topic: Some help please!
bluepeter

Replies: 23
Views: 2821

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:20 am   Subject: Some help please!
You need to understand what a single malt is and what a blended whisky is.

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A single malt scotch is a whisky produced solely from malted barley, at 1 distillery, in a copper pot stil ...
  Topic: Some help please!
bluepeter

Replies: 23
Views: 2821

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:07 pm   Subject: Some help please!
Monkey Shoulder was my gateway Whisky and is lovely. Its a vatted Malt which means it's a blend of Single Malts with no grain Whisky at all. Iirc they're all from Glenfiddich/Balvenie distilleries as ...
  Topic: Some help please!
bluepeter

Replies: 23
Views: 2821

PostForum: Single Malt Whisky   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:26 pm   Subject: Some help please!
I was chatting to a guy at work today and he recommended monkeys shoulder (a blended malt I believe?) again for beginners? I appreciate that you guys are obviously are past this point but has anyone t ...
 
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