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Islay Malt
« on: 07 March 2018, 20:37:57 »

For any Islay malt drinkers, Lidl have Ben Bracken at under £18, just trying my first dram, it is one of the peatier ones, probably from one of the southern distilleries, I love it. :y
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2018, 21:37:22 »

Ben Bracken? Is that a made up name..... maybe a Lidl brand?
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #3 on: 07 March 2018, 21:54:34 »

Nice one, I must check to see if we have it over here as the Irish seem to lump a tarrif on Scottish Malts pricing them way above the Irish equivelants.
I used to visit Bunnahabhain and Bowmore distilleries back in the early 80's to service and calibrate their process instrumentation , sadly before I discovered my love of a good malt .
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #4 on: 07 March 2018, 22:10:25 »

Ben Bracken? Is that a made up name..... maybe a Lidl brand?

No doubt, but a nice Islay malt. :y
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2018, 23:09:33 »

Bourbon or Bushmills. Nothing that comes from east of County Antrim thankyou.  :P ;D
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #6 on: 07 March 2018, 23:17:24 »

Still got an unfinished bottled of the Islay (Green label) left over from Christmas. Seemed pretty good to me.

Ben Bracken is certainly some kind of made up "branding name" so that it's not too obvious that it's from from Lidl. A great many customers are closet brand snobs. If you're just going to sit at home in front of the TV and drink, then sod the label, but if you have guests, even family guests, this looks better than "Tesco Finest Islay Malt".
 
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #7 on: 08 March 2018, 00:18:50 »

Any good with Ginger Ale?

Only way to treat he foul stuff IMO.  :o
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #8 on: 08 March 2018, 00:57:45 »

I shall have to treat myself to a bottle for research purposes and suffer having to drink a dram or two to see if it is as good as you are suggesting. ;) ;) ;)

I do enjoy the rich Islay malts. :y :y :y
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #9 on: 08 March 2018, 11:44:14 »

I shall have to treat myself to a bottle for research purposes and suffer having to drink a dram or two to see if it is as good as you are suggesting. ;) ;) ;)

I do enjoy the rich Islay malts. :y :y :y

Enjoy it, I did am. ::) It is strange how one's taste changes, as a yoof, I thought JW Red Label was the bits, moved to Scotland, and acquired a taste for the Highland Malts, then my taste buds emigrated to the Islands, settling on Islay malts as my favourite, although I still find Laphroaig a little extreme. I could only drink Red Label in extremis now, although JW Black Label is nice, and clearly has some Islay in it. :y
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #10 on: 08 March 2018, 15:43:12 »

Reading this lot has just reminded me that i've still got half a bottle of Jura in the cupboard  :-* :-*
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #11 on: 08 March 2018, 15:53:10 »

Not really a big fan of whisky, or whiskey for that matter.

However, I enjoyed a tot of Laphroaig recently. That seemed to have a 'peaty' taste.
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #12 on: 08 March 2018, 16:01:34 »

Reading this lot has just reminded me that i've still got half a bottle of Jura in the cupboard  :-* :-*


It's reminded me that I've six bottles of Balluet Tres Vielle Cognac in the car...
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #13 on: 09 March 2018, 14:24:11 »

Reading this lot has just reminded me that i've still got half a bottle of Jura in the cupboard  :-* :-*


It's reminded me that I've six bottles of Balluet Tres Vielle Cognac in the car...




And your car is parked where exactly ..............  ;D
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #14 on: 10 March 2018, 16:27:42 »

I must admit I am more partial to a Highlands SM but my best buddy loves the peaty stuff.  Good shout :y
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Re: Islay Malt
« Reply #15 on: 10 March 2018, 16:57:19 »

Reading this lot has just reminded me that i've still got half a bottle of Meths hidden in the cupboard  :-* :-*

You need to speak to someone.  :D
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