Drumguish.


If you see this stuff... don't bother. I've never put anything other than pure water in a SMSW (and then only rarely to see how the nose / palette changes) but I wish I had some lemonade to put with this stuff. I'd even prefer it with Coca-Cola and I don't even like Coke.
I'm broke these days but have had a difficult week. I decided that a reasonable Tequilla or Vodka might be in order for this evening. (I have plenty of fresh limes and lemons and not enough money for a good whisky...)
However, as I walked into one of the local liquor outlets the guy behind the couner told me he was hoping that he'd see me this week, they have a great special on a 'new' SMSW - Drumguish. Only NZ$37, (coincidently about the most I could afford to spend on ethanol today).
So I bought a bottle, and now on my third dram, can honestly say that if I were still home distilling this stuff would be classified as still-wash. It'd be thrown back through the still with the next run to clean it up. It just oozes congeners and I know that, even if I only have one more dram tonight, I'll wake with a headache.
Oh, Google supplied me with;
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I think that 15/20 is extremely generous. I'd hate to taste anything that only got 10/20 from that site, I dare say it'd kill me.
Just a friendly warning. I could have got 70cl Johnnie Walker Red at this price and it would have been infinitely more drinkable.
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Shaun.

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~misfit~

De gustibus, etc. In a way, you're fortunate, since you get to save some money. And you get to save even more, since there would be no point in you trying other single or vatted malt whiskies.
There are many people who prefer some robusta beans in their coffee, as well, including most of Italy.
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pltrgyst

I love this reference! LOL We ran a coffee shop for 10 years and 98% of the people had no idea what robusta or arabica beans are!
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dutch

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this post. I don't drink coffee for one although I know what Arabrica and Robusta are.
For two I don't really like Johnny Walker but many people I know keep bottles of this stuff and always seem to offer me some. They seem to thinks it's premium and the thoughts are well-intentioned. I've never like the taste of the Black always trying to get a Red to the surprise of the hosts.
It's thanksgiving here this weekend so I gave thanks to with a sampling of Glendronach 15 year old.
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The Henchman

I'm not much of a Johnnie Walker fan at all to be honest, I just used it as a cost example that's fairly universal due to it's international market penetration. If I'm drinking blended I'd much rather have a glass of Vat 69.
Actually, if I'd looked more closely and seen the screw-cap on the Drumguish it would have clued me in to how much value it's makers put on it. I don't think I've bought a SMSW that didn't have a cork stopper before.
Slainte,
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Have you noticed how many $50+ wined now bear screw-on caps? They're actually better than either natural or synthetic corks. In ten years, it's likely that you'll have a hard time finding an actual cork in any wine bottle.
Whisky is actually trailing the trend here..
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pltrgyst

Yeah, I know that a lot of wines are using screw tops. I used to work in the wine industry 20 years ago and we used to debate the pros and cons of screw-caps. The biggest 'con' was the perceived quality. It was thought back then that the premium wines will always use natural corks, it's an inherent part of what makes a good wine in too any people's eyes to be replaced anytime soon.
I think the same thing will happen with whisky (where it's not quite so important that the bottle be completely airtight. Whisky doesn't go off quickly and completely with a little oxidation like wine). The better SMSWs will always use cork stoppers IMO, the cheaper ones, like this Drumguish, will likely use screwcaps. MY point was that this is the first single malt scotch whisky I've ever bought that used a screw-cap and (not so) coincidently, it tastes like paint stripper.
I thought (was lead to believe) that the low price was because it was a loss-leader to get people into the liquor chain outlets. It was widely advertised. However, after tasting it I think it was *overpriced* and if that was the first SMSW I'd ever tried I'd never have touched another.
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