Macallan Amber Single Malt £16.99 @ Waitrose Newark
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Macallan Amber Single Malt £16.99 @ Waitrose Newark

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Found 18th Nov
Scotch drinkers won't need me to tell them how good this tipple is and what an absolute steal it was at 17 quid! They are end of line stock apparently so would assume it's nationwide but don't hold me to it. Oh and there were a couple there in the branch about an hour ago

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That is an absolute steal. You lucky son of a ... K.o cheers chasloyal i might have a look in my local

Hard to believe this price.....

This is a step up from the "gold" .....which normally retails at £36

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gods_mad_hatter54 m ago

That is an absolute steal. You lucky son of a ... K.o cheers chasloyal i …That is an absolute steal. You lucky son of a ... K.o cheers chasloyal i might have a look in my local


I'm kind of regretting not grabbing the other two now but then again none of us in the house are Scotch drinkers so it's been bought purely for any visitors that are.

Hands up I'd never heard of it so had to Google it but within a minute of doing so I snatched it off the rack and in the trolley it went quick as a bolt of lightning

All I would say to you it's got to be worth checking your local store as it's not the first time I've struck gold in there. I got a couple of half bottles of Grey Goose in the Lincoln Waitrose for around 12 quid each about a month ago in end of line sell offs. It's a happy hunting ground for me the spirit section of Waitrose

Anyone know whether this is nationwide? That's an absolute steal

Don't know if it's nationwide but they only have GOLD online.

Chasloyal10 h, 14 m ago

I'm kind of regretting not grabbing the other two now but then again none …I'm kind of regretting not grabbing the other two now but then again none of us in the house are Scotch drinkers so it's been bought purely for any visitors that are.Hands up I'd never heard of it so had to Google it but within a minute of doing so I snatched it off the rack and in the trolley it went quick as a bolt of lightning All I would say to you it's got to be worth checking your local store as it's not the first time I've struck gold in there. I got a couple of half bottles of Grey Goose in the Lincoln Waitrose for around 12 quid each about a month ago in end of line sell offs. It's a happy hunting ground for me the spirit section of Waitrose

Wow, what a bargain you got, well done for buying it even thou your not a whisky drinker. You should try it, it will change your opinion on Scotch whisky, if you've only ever tried the blended stuff this is nothing like them. Much better than the Grey Goose deal you got, £12 for 35cl is still overpriced for unaged spirit IMO.

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retro_pie1 h, 32 m ago

Wow, what a bargain you got, well done for buying it even thou your not a …Wow, what a bargain you got, well done for buying it even thou your not a whisky drinker. You should try it, it will change your opinion on Scotch whisky, if you've only ever tried the blended stuff this is nothing like them. Much better than the Grey Goose deal you got, £12 for 35cl is still overpriced for unaged spirit IMO.


I love a cognac myself and it’s safe to say I like the nicer ones like the VSOP or even better when budget allows the XO so I shall definitely try a wee dram rest assured, maybe even later today with a couple of ice cubes would you recommend or would it be better to go room temperature?

I didn’t realise how good this was till I got home and had a bit more of a read up on it so had a proper buzz on about getting it at such a blinding price all night, I am really looking forward to trying it, it may even start me on the road of Scotch drinking.

Chasloyal12 h, 37 m ago

I'm kind of regretting not grabbing the other two now but then again none …I'm kind of regretting not grabbing the other two now but then again none of us in the house are Scotch drinkers so it's been bought purely for any visitors that are.Hands up I'd never heard of it so had to Google it but within a minute of doing so I snatched it off the rack and in the trolley it went quick as a bolt of lightning All I would say to you it's got to be worth checking your local store as it's not the first time I've struck gold in there. I got a couple of half bottles of Grey Goose in the Lincoln Waitrose for around 12 quid each about a month ago in end of line sell offs. It's a happy hunting ground for me the spirit section of Waitrose

Not with ice, ice numbs your taste buds and waters it down too much as it melts. Sip this neat or with a teaspoon of water at room temperature and enjoy!

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retro_pie27 m ago

Not with ice, ice numbs your taste buds and waters it down too much as it …Not with ice, ice numbs your taste buds and waters it down too much as it melts. Sip this neat or with a teaspoon of water at room temperature and enjoy!


Oh it will be neat don’t you worry about that I’m a bit of an Alcohol Nazi when it comes to spirits, I never desecrate them with sugary mixers.

Got to go in to Lincoln to Pets at Home, Tesco, House of Fraser, Game and god knows where else now but I shall crack it open on my return!

Chasloyal15 m ago

Oh it will be neat don’t you worry about that I’m a bit of …Oh it will be neat don’t you worry about that I’m a bit of an Alcohol Nazi when it comes to spirits, I never desecrate them with sugary mixers.Got to go in to Lincoln to Pets at Home, Tesco, House of Fraser, Game and god knows where else now but I shall crack it open on my return!

A tiny drop of water can actually open up the whisky and release more flavour. Make sure to give it a good nose before sipping.

Chasloyal43 m ago

Oh it will be neat don’t you worry about that I’m a bit of …Oh it will be neat don’t you worry about that I’m a bit of an Alcohol Nazi when it comes to spirits, I never desecrate them with sugary mixers.Got to go in to Lincoln to Pets at Home, Tesco, House of Fraser, Game and god knows where else now but I shall crack it open on my return!


Well this is exciting. Will the Macallen turn you into a whisky drinker? You sure got a bargain that's for sure.

Assuming you don't have a Glen Cairn glass a wine glass to nose will be fine. No ice though.

Please keep us updated.
Edited by: "The_Bounty_Bear" 19th Nov

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retro_pie5 h, 39 m ago

A tiny drop of water can actually open up the whisky and release more …A tiny drop of water can actually open up the whisky and release more flavour. Make sure to give it a good nose before sipping.


Wow, what an absolutely amazing bouquet do you even call the smell of Scotch 'bouquet'? The missus is not much of a drinker but even she said it smells totally different to the usual gear, it's really something quite unique. I ain't added any water and I've only had a very small shot of it because it's for Christmas but I am extremely impressed and will have to lock it away for the next month to stop me having any more.


The_Bounty_Bear5 h, 14 m ago

Well this is exciting. Will the Macallen turn you into a whisky drinker? …Well this is exciting. Will the Macallen turn you into a whisky drinker? You sure got a bargain that's for sure. Assuming you don't have a Glen Cairn glass a wine glass to nose will be fine. No ice though. Please keep us updated.


32477121-vBWsi.jpgI could get in to this very very easily, I am still most definitely a cognac man but I am already converted to join the Scotch brigade too what a heavenly drink this is, blimey it's blown me away!

Macallen will set the bar quite high but you can can decent whisky for most budgets. Glad you enjoyed. Goes to show what a massive difference there is between cheap and nasty grain blends and proper blends and malts

Indeed, ASDAs extra special Scotch range Highland/Speyside/Islay are all good single malts for £18.50

The word normally used is Floral. Bouquet is fine but reminds me of Miss Bucket from keeping up appearances, lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Not all Scotches have a flora armoma, theres a whole spectrum of different notes and flavours depending on the type of cask used for maturation ie ex bourbon/rum/sherry casks and weather peat has been used to dry the malt which gives it an amazing earthy/smokey flavour that's hard to describe. Islay whiskys are typically the most peated smokey ones. I recommend you watch some of Ralfys whisky reviews on YouTube he really knows his stuff and is quite an entertaining character.
Edited by: "retro_pie" 19th Nov

retro_pie8 h, 30 m ago

Not with ice, ice numbs your taste buds and waters it down too much as it …Not with ice, ice numbs your taste buds and waters it down too much as it melts. Sip this neat or with a teaspoon of water at room temperature and enjoy!


Wise words indeed.

retro_pie1 h, 22 m ago

Indeed, ASDAs extra special Scotch range Highland/Speyside/Islay are all …Indeed, ASDAs extra special Scotch range Highland/Speyside/Islay are all good single malts for £18.50


Agreed. Good inexpensive intro to three regions. You might turn out to dislike a Islay peat dram but you won't have spent a fortune finding out.

also the Aldi ones around the same price are pretty good as well.

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The_Bounty_Bear4 h, 18 m ago

Macallen will set the bar quite high but you can can decent whisky for …Macallen will set the bar quite high but you can can decent whisky for most budgets. Glad you enjoyed. Goes to show what a massive difference there is between cheap and nasty grain blends and proper blends and malts


It has set the bar very high I'll agree big time and I must concur with the cheap n nasty grain blends comment because I've always been a firm believer of you get what you pay for in consumer land. I know far more about cognac than I do whiskey and thus have always noticed how minging the cheap pony like say Three Barrels is compared to even your not that much more expensive basic Martell's, Courvoisier's and supermarkets' half decent own label gear.

Here's the pic of the Christmas selection we have in and sent to the kids down in Essexshire earlier so they could see what will be in stock when they come up at Christmas, think we got quite an impressive assortment there if I say so myself

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retro_pie4 h, 13 m ago

Indeed, ASDAs extra special Scotch range Highland/Speyside/Islay are all …Indeed, ASDAs extra special Scotch range Highland/Speyside/Islay are all good single malts for £18.50



Exactly what I said above, Tesco used to have a blinding VSOP at this time of year a few years ago but don't seem to do it any more which is a crying shame


retro_pie3 h, 57 m ago

The word normally used is Floral. Bouquet is fine but reminds me of Miss …The word normally used is Floral. Bouquet is fine but reminds me of Miss Bucket from keeping up appearances, lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Not all Scotches have a flora armoma, theres a whole spectrum of different notes and flavours depending on the type of cask used for maturation ie ex bourbon/rum/sherry casks and weather peat has been used to dry the malt which gives it an amazing earthy/smokey flavour that's hard to describe. Islay whiskys are typically the most peated smokey ones. I recommend you watch some of Ralfys whisky reviews on YouTube he really knows his stuff and is quite an entertaining character.


I shall watch some of those vids in peace and quiet later when the post dinner clear up has finished and Mrs Loyal is in the bath or watching some pony reality television offering on ITV 77 or whatever channel the Sky Q box is always locked on to
Edited by: "Chasloyal" 19th Nov

Chasloyal19th Nov

It has set the bar very high I'll agree big time and I must concur with …It has set the bar very high I'll agree big time and I must concur with the cheap n nasty grain blends comment because I've always been a firm believer of you get what you pay for in consumer land. I know far more about cognac than I do whiskey and thus have always noticed how minging the cheap pony like say Three Barrels is compared to even your not that much more expensive basic Martell's, Courvoisier's and supermarkets' half decent own label gear.Here's the pic of the Christmas selection we have in and sent to the kids down in Essexshire earlier so they could see what will be in stock when they come up at Christmas, think we got quite an impressive assortment there if I say so myself [Image] Exactly what I said above, Tesco used to have a blinding VSOP at this time of year a few years ago but don't seem to do it any more which is a crying shame I shall watch some of those vids in peace and quiet later when the post dinner clear up has finished and Mrs Loyal is in the bath or watching some pony reality television offering on ITV 77 or whatever channel the Sky Q box is always locked on to


I can't decide what I'm enjoying more in the picture provided.

The excellent symmetry gifted to us or the bottle of Single Barrel Jack.

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MrCollective3 m ago

I can't decide what I'm enjoying more in the picture provided. The …I can't decide what I'm enjoying more in the picture provided. The excellent symmetry gifted to us or the bottle of Single Barrel Jack.


That single barrel Jack is absolute filth, white spirit is more pleasant down your neck if you want my honest opinion but we have the occasional guest with no taste who enjoys it somehow

By the way it was Mrs Loyal who lined up and took the pic, she got an O level in art you know

Chasloyal9 m ago

That single barrel Jack is absolute filth, white spirit is more pleasant …That single barrel Jack is absolute filth, white spirit is more pleasant down your neck if you want my honest opinion but we have the occasional guest with no taste who enjoys it somehow By the way it was Mrs Loyal who lined up and took the pic, she got an O level in art you know


Not a fan of it myself either but the bottle looks quite interesting.

Give her my thanks, top marks for effort!

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MrCollective4 m ago

Not a fan of it myself either but the bottle looks quite interesting.Give …Not a fan of it myself either but the bottle looks quite interesting.Give her my thanks, top marks for effort!


She will be most grateful lol she's watching some reality television tosh in the front with Canine Loyal whilst I'm in the kitchen(a man's place) with Feline Loyal crashed out on the tiles....something he would never have done in our old home as there weren't no under deck heating there
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