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    NHC (Duty Free Gift for Irish Residents)

    Hope someone can help

    I am off to Eire for a night to see clients (who are putting me up for the night)

    I wanted to take them something that I could purchase from Duty Free ( as I am flying)

    I was thinking of a bottle of Jameson's or Bushmills, but whisky isn't my thing at all

    What would those it the know recommend, it doesn't have to be those 2

    Thanks


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    Hope someone can help

    I am off to Eire for a night to see clients (who are putting me up for the night)

    I wanted to take them something that I could purchase from Duty Free ( as I am flying)

    I was thinking of a bottle of Jameson's or Bushmills, but whisky isn't my thing at all

    What would those it the know recommend, it doesn't have to be those 2

    Thanks
    A good malt, Bowmore or Laphroaig with some shortbread should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southsider View Post
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    A good malt, Bowmore or Laphroaig with some shortbread should do the trick.
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    I should have been clearer in my post

    They are Scottish and have a cottage for 3 months in Co Sligo so I am looking for something Irish.

    He has committed me to drinking Guinness (which for a lifelong lager only drinking man like me is going to be a challenge) so I thought I should reciprocate in kind with an Irish whisky or the like

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    Jameson's is cooking whisky and tbh, Bushmills isn't much better. Pretty bland stuff.

    Our whisky is much better (sorry, I realise that didn't help but it had to be said).

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    If you are going to go for an easy to source bottle then Bushmills is definitely the right choice, it's far superior to Jamesons.

    If the selection at Duty free is good you may well get a bottle of Green Spot. It's quite rare but absolutely fantastic. Again in the rarer category a Teeling Single Grain or a Connemara Peated. If you wanted to go down the comedy route ******' Irish Whiskey usually raises a chuckle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Jameson's is cooking whisky and tbh, Bushmills isn't much better. Pretty bland stuff.

    Our whisky is much better (sorry, I realise that didn't help but it had to be said).
    Thanks, whisky is totally lost on me, other than to dampen down toothache I never touch the stuff.

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    Thanks, whisky is totally lost on me, other than to dampen down toothache I never touch the stuff.
    A wee tip whisky is Scottish whiskey is Irish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowiehibs View Post
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    A wee tip whisky is Scottish whiskey is Irish.
    Thanks for the tip

    Any input on whether Bushmills or Jamesons is as bad as JMS suggests and which is the lesser of the 2 evils.

    As I am not going to drink it I am not too bothered personally and it feels righter to me than taking a Scottish Malt as my hosts are emersing themselves in the "Irish" experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSEJVT View Post
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    Thanks for the tip

    Any input on whether Bushmills or Jamesons is as bad as JMS suggests and which is the lesser of the 2 evils.

    As I am not going to drink it I am not too bothered personally and it feels righter to me than taking a Scottish Malt as my hosts are emersing themselves in the "Irish" experience
    As the old joke goes, all Irish Whiskey is triple distilled as it took them three tries to get it right (Scotch whisky is double distilled)

    From memory Jameson 1780 is the better Jameson while Bushmills 1680 single malt is the one to go for. Bushmills is now owned by Diagio so is part of the world's largest drinks group. Not forgetting Bushmills is in Norn Irn and Jameson is southern.
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    Bushmills is no longer part of Diageo. Sold off in return for a tequila brand. The Jamieson of Jamiesons whiskey was Scottish and is actually buried in Alloa. Doesn't help with your question but every day is a school day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    As the old joke goes, all Irish Whiskey is triple distilled as it took them three tries to get it right (Scotch whisky is double distilled)

    From memory Jameson 1780 is the better Jameson while Bushmills 1680 single malt is the one to go for. Bushmills is now owned by Diagio so is part of the world's largest drinks group. Not forgetting Bushmills is in Norn Irn and Jameson is southern.
    Thanks that's very helpful

    Its looking like Jameson's 1780

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    Is Irish whiskey not vodka? Take a bottle of Grey Goose.:-)
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