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    World's Best Scotch Whiskey

    MIGHT come from a German supermarket chain:
    A bottle of the world’s best Scotch whisky costs less than $18
    Discount supermarket chain Lidl’s Queen Margot Blend Scotch Whisky won big at the World Whiskies Awards
    (yeah that's a link)
    Might just have to see if I can get me ahold o' some o' that.
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    This 8 years version is only available at Lidl in UK. Lidl in Germany only sells the 3 and the 5 years versions.

    Also, there is a lot of discussion about those headlines: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/fr...-queen-margot/



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    Sadly Lidl cannot sell distilled spirits in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    I also note that the claim of "best" can be discussed. There are cases where the preference for single malts over blends are based on something other than snobbery :-)
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    Real whisky is never spelled with an "e". My favorite single malt is also UK only AFAIK, but a bargain at 26 at Tesco.



    I came home with a few bottles last trip, and still have one.
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    Their claim of "best Scotch" is dubious at best.

    If you're gonna drink Scotch, it should be 12 years old or older. Years ago, we used to get double shots of Chivas during happy hour for .$25 at the Sampaguita Club, Subic Bay Naval Station. Lots of years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Real whisky is never spelled with an "e".
    Spoken like a true Scotsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Real whisky is never spelled with an "e". My favorite single malt is also UK only AFAIK, but a bargain at 26 at Tesco.



    I came home with a few bottles last trip, and still have one.
    No argument here, Sandy. Although the MacAllan 18 yr old I drank with my friend a couple of months ago (it was from the Bernie Madoff evidence sell-off) might be the best ever. That bottle was from the mid-1980s. Oh my!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Real whisky is never spelled with an "e". My favorite single malt is also UK only AFAIK, but a bargain at 26 at Tesco.
    Aberlour 12 and 16 year old versions are stocked in Virginia liquor stores. Acknowledging that sometimes people prefer the younger spirits, so they might not be as "good", maybe that is a reason for you to come and visit. If you do, please come when you are not selling guitars :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Little View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Real whisky is never spelled with an "e".
    Spoken like a true Scotsman.
    Brad
    A true Scotsman would recognize "Uisge"

    (I'm clan MacKay, and this thread was started purely as a conversation stimulant, of course!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    A true Scotsman would recognize "Uisge" ...
    I'm nothing of the sort, but I think that's kind of what it sounds like when I'm few fingers deep and say it, Al! :)

    Of course, a few fingers more makes me say "cawfee" and "chawklit" too, so that'll give you a hint about my non-Scottish heritage. :)
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