Aberdeen Airport, Shetland Islands..Where to buy miniatures?

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Aberdeen Airport, Shetland Islands..Where to buy miniatures?

Postby adrian44 » Wed May 17, 2006 6:17 am

Hi all.

I'm fairly new to this. Until recently I have only drank Red label and thought all whiskies taste the same, so I never tried anything else.
Then a friend of mine introduced me to a Chivas Regal 12 and I loved the smell, taste and the smoothness going down on my throat and thought I'd better taste more :shock:

In a few weeks I'll be going to the UK and thought about getting miniatures of some whiskies to taste then decide which one to buy a year's supply of 8)

The places I will pass by are; Heathrow T4 Arrivals, T1 departures. Adberdeen Airport arrivals and Sumburgh airport arrivals. Then I'll stay on the isles for a few days before leaving the uk thru Heathrow T4 where I hope to buy the whisky I have already liked from those miniatures.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Highland Park 18yo
Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18 miniature set

Where on those above mentioned places can I get those miniatures?

Cheers.

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Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed May 17, 2006 7:47 am

Duty Frees dont tend to sell minatures.

Have you tried the website, http://www.justminatures.co.uk ? specialist firm that deals in minatures. ebay is always a good place as well.

Christopher

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Postby adrian44 » Wed May 17, 2006 5:54 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a shop on the Shetland isles where I could drop by and by minis?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 12:47 am

As I recall, there is a shop on the main commercial street in Lerwick that has a selection of minis--couldn't tell you offhand how extensive, but it will probably do for your purposes. I don't remember the name, but it won't take you long to find it. I do remember that they had Glenrothes minis, the first time I'd seen those--they are 10cl. Wish others would follow suit! If you're staying in town, The Lounge Bar (upstairs) has a fair selection on the shelf, and you shouldn't miss the Wednesday night session!

If I find my notes, I'll post the selection at The Lounge Bar as of last September.

How long are you in Shetland? What a cool place.

Edit: Checked to see if I listed them in MF2MoG (Whisky Chat), but I only noted that they had about two dozen malts.

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Postby adrian44 » Thu May 18, 2006 3:52 am

Thanks for everyone. You seem to be a nice group of people

MrTattieHeid wrote:As I
How long are you in Shetland? What a cool place.
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Don't know yet, but probably 3-4 days 8)

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Postby lexkraai » Thu May 18, 2006 8:27 pm

Shetland is a fabulous place. I was there for a week a few years ago (week Orkney - week Shetland - week Islay). Two suggestions for drinks-related places: the Valhalla brewery (Britain's northernmost brewery, tiny but making great beers; you can buy their beers everywhere on the islands) and the site of the future Shetland distillery (at Catfirth).

Enjoy!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri May 19, 2006 10:57 am

You could find out what they have on board your plane and get a head start by having a couple to pass time on your flight. Probably not the best place to be tasting new whisky as at 30,000 feet your taste diminishes but if you compare what you have on the plane it might be of advantage.

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Postby adrian44 » Fri May 19, 2006 11:08 pm

lexkraai wrote:the Valhalla brewery (Britain's northernmost brewery, tiny but making great beers


Thanks for the suggestion. But believe it or not, I never drink beer, can't stand it's smell. This goes also for wine and to a lesser degree Champagne which I only drink if I really have to (at friends' weddings and such).

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:You could find out what they have on board your plane and get a head start by having a couple to pass time on your flight..


Good idea! Let's explore what British Airways do stock on their planes :wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat May 20, 2006 3:32 pm

Probably Johnny Red and aught else.


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