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Swiss Whisky

Has anyone tried? Is it worth the high price?
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Re: Swiss Whisky

I have the Säntis at home, and i am not impressed, but there is a small Distillery in Liechtenstein, and the one they released in 2010 is excellent. It is just their second Whisky, and is a major improvement over the 2009 release. Unfortunately, the price tag was close to chf 300.

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Re: Swiss Whisky

No no no no no.........and not for the price of an emerging whisky. Personally, there are too many good whiskies in Scotland and whiskys in Ireland to pay the price for this one. Could be I am biased being half Scottish and half Irish but there you go.
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Re: Swiss Whisky

I bought some Santis for a whisky-loving friend of mine in England and he was not impressed by it at all.
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No no no no no.........and not for the price of an emerging whisky. Personally, there are too many good whiskies in Scotland and whiskys in Ireland to pay the price for this one. Could be I am biased being half Scottish and half Irish but there you go.
Liechtenstein Will just stay a novelty whisky. The bottle is in a block of Wood, and they just produce a few hundred bottles Per year.

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Re: Swiss Whisky

Swiss whiskies are nice spirits - but they're not really whiskies.

If they were advertised as "Lebenswasser" or something, they'd be delicious, but if you open a bottle expecting to enjoy a glass of whisky, you can only be disappointed.

It's a shame, really, but it's all about expectations, marketing and the things to which one is accustomed.
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Here in Langenthal we produce a very good Oberaargauer whisky - a single malt made with spring water from the Haslibrünnen. It is aged in oak for 36 months and being a bit of a single malt fan myself, I can say it's not half bad (English understatement!!)

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Re: Swiss Whisky

After 10 yrs. here, and despite my Swiss wife and her family, I didn't even know there was such a thing as Swiss whisky. For the price quoted above, you'd be better off having a selection of good quality Scottish malts, for the same money, if you really appreciate good whisky. All widely available in Coop, for about CHF 50/60 a pop - earthy ones, peaty ones, ones matured in old sherry casks, etc.,etc.
[N.B. Malt whisky should always be drunk with a just a dribble of still (or fizzy) water -- this helps release trapped oils and flavours, to enhance the drinking experience. Do this next time and look at the surface after water has been added - you'll see the oils moving around.]
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Oh the horror !!!

Being a through and through "sweaty sock" I have to say I laughed at this when I read it.

We Jockanese have been doing this far too long for anyone to try and imitate it.

BUT in fairness, good on ya for trying

At that price I could buy a nice range for the top shelf for sure but give me a Balvennie anyday.

Next they will be making Swiss Haggis (cue comments)

Yours, a biased Scotsman
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Old 17.01.2011, 19:09
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Hey - don't knock it until you've tried it, etc etc.......
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Re: Swiss Whisky

So then... Would it be called a "SwissKey" ???
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So then... Would it be called a "SwissKey" ???
Like it

Leni, if you have some, I would be more than happy to give it a go
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Sounds like we need a tasting party... Everyone bring their favorite brand... Could be fun... Sounds like a good EF event ...

I personally prefer Bourbon to Scotch....
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Sounds like we need a tasting party... Everyone bring their favorite brand... Could be fun... Sounds like a good EF event ...

I personally prefer Bourbon to Scotch....


OOOOh I hate you (in a nice way) but great idea for the tasting. What about Burns night on the 25th
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Re: Swiss Whisky

Maybe we can do Swiss haggis too lol
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So then... Would it be called a "SwissKey" ???
Close, actually there is a 'Swhisky'
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So then... Would it be called a "SwissKey" ???
Close. There is one, that is called "Swissky", but I have ever tasted it.

By the way, the Liechtenstein Whisky is called "Telsington"

For more swiss whiskies, scroll a bit down here: http://www.texos.ch/blog/

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Here in Langenthal we produce a very good Oberaargauer whisky - a single malt made with spring water from the Haslibrünnen. It is aged in oak for 36 months and being a bit of a single malt fan myself, I can say it's not half bad (English understatement!!)

Sorry the homepage is only in German :

http://www.olde-deer.ch/cms/front_content.php

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Just had a look at the site (given above) -- "looks" good, price seems OK, but for a good whisky, I wonder if 3 yrs. maturing is long enough, for full flavour?
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Just had a look at the site (given above) -- "looks" good, price seems OK, but for a good whisky, I wonder if 3 yrs. maturing is long enough, for full flavour?
I tasted the Kilchoman Inaugural Release (3 years old), and it was excellent already. In a blind test, I would have tipped it to be a Caol Ila. I look forward, to taste it, when it is 8-10 years old

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Close. There is one, that is called "Swissky", but I have ever tasted it.

By the way, the Liechtenstein Whisky is called "Telsington"

For more swiss whiskies, scroll a bit down here: http://www.texos.ch/blog/

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I brought two small bottles back on my last visit to Switzerland. A friend of mine who is a regular whisky drinker said that he really enjoyed it but it was a little sweet for his taste. Yet to sample the other one.

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