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Does anyone know a reliable source of single malt Scotch whiskey around town?

Not the blends like the Johnny Walkers or Chivas Regal but the good stuff.

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I have a bottle of the best whisky in the world, an Irish whisky called Black Bush from the oldest distillery in the world, Bushmills in Northern Ireland but being a teetotaler I haven't tasted it. You're welcome anytime to try it out and give your judgement.

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No.

But Tachielek duty free has a small selection of Single Malts.

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Thanks Tayto, I'll take you up on that one day.

Thanks also Dr G, I know the shop you mean and did consider it as an option. The guy that asked me about it doesn't go to Burma though (for reasons I won't go into), and I'm not due for a visa trip until January, and I'll be blessed if I'm making a special trip for him.

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I've since got a bottle of The Macallan at Tachileck D/F, reputed to be one of the best Scotch Whiskys.

Personally I prefer Talisker or Laphroaig.

There was Glenmorangie there last Monday.

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The booze shop along from ECC towards the cross roads, on the same side, has a very wide selection of hooch of many kinds. Whiskies, brandies, sherry and my favourite Pernod and Pastis. I reckon the best selection in town.

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I have a bottle of the best whisky in the world, an Irish whisky called Black Bush from the oldest distillery in the world, Bushmills in Northern Ireland but being a teetotaler I haven't tasted it. You're welcome anytime to try it out and give your judgement.

Missing Tayto. His strange Irish ways used to brighten up our lives. When is he going to be allowed back in. He might be able to be given probation eh?

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He was certainly an asset to the board; unfortunately he took issue with an issue that I will not discuss lest the same fate befall me.

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The booze shop along from ECC towards the cross roads, on the same side, has a very wide selection of hooch of many kinds. Whiskies, brandies, sherry and my favourite Pernod and Pastis. I reckon the best selection in town.

Don't know if you mean this one. It is located on the street downtown on which all the banks are located. IF you considere that the street runs north and south more or less, the shop would be on the east side, south of Bangkok Bank, about 2 blocks. Run by a man with a huge red veined nose and has a very large selection of Scotchs. He must be an experienced drinker with his nose. Sorry, I just can't get his face out of my mind now.

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I have a bottle of the best whisky in the world, an Irish whisky called Black Bush from the oldest distillery in the world, Bushmills in Northern Ireland but being a teetotaler I haven't tasted it. You're welcome anytime to try it out and give your judgement.

Correction! "oldest licensed whiskey distillery" Licensed in 1608 in fact.

Whether it is the best is debatable (and I have tasted it!) but it is OK

Indeed it is very palatable, but sadly my bottle is all but empty :o

Edited by john b good

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Whisky comes from Scotland, whiskey from Ireland, or Eire if you prefer.

I recently tasted an alleged (printed on the box) 'single malt' called 'Loch Lomond', from Tachilek D/F for 400 Baht, which I doubt had ever been within a thousand miles of Scotland. It had a reasonable smoky taste, and a very rough pure-grain-alcohol bouquet, IMO. But would have gone well with (Warning ... heresy alert !) soda-water ! Caveat Emptor. :o

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Agreed that the the buyer must beware at Tachilek.

However, price is usually a guide. Single malts can rarely be found for 400B.

I had similar doubts about a fine old drop sold there as "High Commissioner" (also bottled by "Loch Lomond" distillery) until I did a Google search and found it is bottled mainly for sale in UK super markets at a RRP of £9.

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Whisky comes from Scotland, whiskey from Ireland, or Eire if you prefer.

I recently tasted an alleged (printed on the box) 'single malt' called 'Loch Lomond', from Tachilek D/F for 400 Baht, which I doubt had ever been within a thousand miles of Scotland. It had a reasonable smoky taste, and a very rough pure-grain-alcohol bouquet, IMO. But would have gone well with (Warning ... heresy alert !) soda-water ! Caveat Emptor. :o

Bushmills is distilled (and bottled) in Antrim, Northern Ireland "not Eire"

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