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Zurich bhf, whisky :)

I'll briefly pass through Zurich tomorrow on the way to Wallis - thing is, I need to bring a few bottles of good whisky and when I hit Wallis everything will be closed ...

Is there any shops near or in HBF that has anything ? I really never stopped to look at Zurich; always just passed through
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I'll briefly pass through Zurich tomorrow on the way to Wallis - thing is, I need to bring a few bottles of good whisky and when I hit Wallis everything will be closed ...

Is there any shops near or in HBF that has anything ? I really never stopped to look at Zurich; always just passed through
Your good mate, just go down within Zurich mainstation, to tracks 21/22 and 23/24. There you will find drinks of the world

No further stop required... unless you need some fancy stuff..

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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

How long have you got?

If you've only a few minutes, leave the station through the main doors and nip across the road to the Coop on the bridge across the Limmat (at one o' clock as you look out the doors).

If you have half an hour or so, you might have time to get to Glenfahrn Whiskies in the Niederdorf.
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

30 min will mean I miss the last cable car - train to the train to another train, walk for a bit and then cablecar - point to point in a tiny country at more than 4 hours, incredible

Thanks guys, I'll try the drinks of the world place !

Appriciate the fast reply; I see I'm not the only one enjoying a little scotch once in a while (as long as the whiles are frequent and often )
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:07
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

Seriously need to check out that Glenfahrn place out, looks amaahhziinn
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Seriously need to check out that Glenfahrn place out, looks amaahhziinn

It's fantastic, but be warned: if you have brown skin, the proprietor will follow you round, watching you like a hawk.
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

Brown skin ? What are you talking about, the sun has barely been out for months ... hihi - I may notice the sun once the fog lets up
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Brown skin ? What are you talking about, the sun has barely been out for months ... hihi - I may notice the sun once the fog lets up
Well... I've been in there several times, usually alone, sometimes with my wife, and sometimes with a friend from England.

When I'm there alone or with my wife, I enjoy discreet and polite service, the proprietor always being available to answer any questions, but not constantly following me around with a scowl.

When I go in with my friend from England, on the other hand... well, I'm sure you get the picture.

Just wanted to give you fair warning if you do happen to be of Asiatic or African extraction.
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

Just to throw another possibility into the mix if you have time is Scot & Scoth in the Zurich Old Town and is easily reachable from the the main station.

Interior panoramic view - http://www.yourcity.ch/zuerich/shopp...men/index.html

It's a nice, cosy little Olde Worlde type shop with warm, friendly staff. Oh, and as it's so small, there's no chance of being followed around.
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Old 01.03.2011, 22:00
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

doug > appreciate and thank for the heads up - 10 years in Tokyo didn't change this pale Scandinavian face though

Sad though, at modern times, something as silly as skin color changes anything

ishaka > thanks, time restraints this time, I'll take whatever they have at the station while probably running for the first available train south - coming back to Zurich for the Jeff Dunham show, so will check this place out then. Two times Zurich in one month, almost more than for the last century ... scary
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ishaka > thanks, time restraints this time, I'll take whatever they have at the station while probably running for the first available train south - coming back to Zurich for the Jeff Dunham show, so will check this place out then. Two times Zurich in one month, almost more than for the last century ... scary
@Lars - You're welcome. Enjoy Wallis and, assuming you will be drinking some of it, the whiskey too.
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

Dad turned 70, whisky is the least I can bring

And Wallis is awesome, wish I could bring Zug salary and tax to Wallis - wouldn't that be awesome
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Old 01.03.2011, 22:29
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

Many happy returns to your Dad for his 70th.

My father also loved a good whiskey (a tad too much sometimes as I recall ). Actually, I blame him for my love of whiskies and rums (but only when mixed with Cola).

Haven't been to Wallis for some years now but remember it being a lovely place ... and yes, your Zug salary and tax there would indeed be pretty awesome!
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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

I hope you're not mixing coke in with the whisky there!

Though, I think you meant with the rum, so that's clearly ok. Rum, only fit to mix with cola.

As my dad used to say, the only things you mix with a malt are water, and more whisky. ;-)

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Re: Zurich bhf, whisky :)

How people like it, is the best way If everybody was the same, what fun would there be ? haha

I once went to a tasting with a Irish "know-it-all", he only allowed us distilled water for the whisky - amazing, but hey, distilled or tab - I couldn't tell the difference to be honest
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I hope you're not mixing coke in with the coke there!
Haha! Heaven forbid no! Have never touched or had any desire to partake of the non-drinking one. So there!

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Though, I think you meant with the rum, so that's clearly ok. Rum, only fit to mix with cola.
I did mean the whiskey as well. Yeah, I know, I know it's not the done thing.

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As my dad used to say, the only things you mix with a malt are water, and more whisky. ;-)
Luckily for me my Dad wasn't such a whiskey purist although I have two friends who are, one of whom complained incessantly the first time I drank a whiskey/cola in his presence.
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I hope you're not mixing coke in with the whisky there!
Happy to see your edit! Phew!

But have to answer yes to that too! Sorry!
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Actually, I blame him for my love of whiskies and rums (but only when mixed with Cola).

Oh my god.... I just hope you don't ruin single malts with the coke

Oops been covered already. Teach me not to read all the posts.
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Dad turned 70, whisky is the least I can bring
Wednesday means the speciality market at the Zurich main station. There is an indoor market in the main hall; there you may also find nice things to compliment the whisky.

For example, at a cheese stand selling British cheese, there is likely to be an Isle of Mull raw milk cheddar - very clean with grassy, earthy notes - which accompanies whisky very well. In fact, the farm which produces the cheese sends it's barley to the island distillery for processing, and later receives it back contributing to the cows' diet.

The son of the farmer produces very brittle / crumbly organic shortbread. I highly recommend the combination of all three at the same sitting. Or at different sittings. But either way, come and try the various cheeses. There's also Shropshire Blue and Stilton to consider... [can one of the sub Eds check this, please?]
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