ianm1990 wrote: »
Looking for recommendations for a bottle of whiskey Ihave about 100 quid to spend for my mates birthday. Not a whiskey fan myself so no idea what to look for.
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picachu wrote: »
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength. Its around €90
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Not sure if I should hop on this thread, or raise a new one; I also want to gift Irish whiskey to some mates abroad; price range ~ 80-150 eur for 75cl; I am not a whiskey drinker myself, any suggestions on best of Irish I could get on this price range would be appreciated.
Only started to look into this - if I were to compare likes of JJ Corry the Gael with Writers Tears Cask Strength 2021 I wouldn't know where to start ... Defo I could use all the help I can get, thanks !
You mention you're bringing it over, so I'm assuming you'd buy in Dublin Airport. If it's a non EU destination then some of the guys may be able to advise on particularly good value bottles.
A couple of ideas:-
Teeling Renaissance Series 3 ... An 18 year old finished in ex-Muscat casks. 46% ABV. What I like about this as an option as a gift is that it comes in a really beautiful bottle and box, something that looks a bit different. Overall I think it looks premium (Rightly or wrongly I think that's a factor with a gift like this) and not bad on the price for what you get - RRP is around 140.
Dingle Single Malt Batch 5... From Cork, whiskey from the owners of The Porterhouse brewing company (and Dingle gin). Probably the best of the new independent Irish distilleries, based on what I've tasted, although people's mileage will vary. RRP should be around 75 I think.
The other possibility that springs to mind is something from Waterford, which is possibly a little more stylish looking that Dingle, similar RRP, although I didn't enjoy what I had as much.
JJ Corry has a great name and well reviewed for all their products, you could certainly go that route too if you can get it.
Anyone can buy in Dublin Airport. It just a bit more expensive if you are travelling within the EU.
But I would second the idea of talking to the staff there. They are knowledgeable and may also have some exclusives.
- didn't pass my mind to buy from airport, thought ordering online tbh (preferred as I would be travelling with my dog, laptop, won't probably have time / be practical to carry additional bottles) ... yeah, defo "Teeling Renaissance Series 3" looks interesting.
Obviously anyone can buy, but the prices for travellers within the EU are not up to much - in some cases pricier than the high street off licence.