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Old Aug 27, 19, 7:31 pm
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Whisky In Business Class Emirates (?) / KLM

Hi,

My work colleague, and I have been discussing Scottish whiskies in general, as I drink and collect,(I'm a Scot), and he just drinks whisky, ( a Northern Englishman and has a fine taste in Scottish whisky)

We got talking to what Scottish whiskies Emirates now serve in business class, I haven't flown with them in ages so I can't remember what they offer.

He may upgrade, and was wondering what they serve.

I fly KLM on a regular basis, and they serve Aberfeldy and Johnny Walker Black Label.

Do any Emirates business class passengers know the answer.

Thanks
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Old Aug 27, 19, 8:14 pm
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I’ve never flown Emirates, but I’ve consumed a fair amount of Scotch whiskies

(unfortunately the whisky glass emoji on my phone doesn’t pull through to FT)
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Old Aug 27, 19, 11:43 pm
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Old Aug 27, 19, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Giantlonglegs View Post
Hi,

My work colleague, and I have been discussing Scottish whiskies in general, as I drink and collect,(I'm a Scot), and he just drinks whisky, ( a Northern Englishman and has a fine taste in Scottish whisky)

We got talking to what Scottish whiskies Emirates now serve in business class, I haven't flown with them in ages so I can't remember what they offer.

He may upgrade, and was wondering what they serve.

I fly KLM on a regular basis, and they serve Aberfeldy and Johnny Walker Black Label.

Do any Emirates business class passengers know the answer.

Thanks
From a menu on an upcoming trip in J:

Scotch whisky
Chivas Regal 18 year old
A blend of over 20 single malts, each cask is hand selected by master blender Colin Sco
Glenfiddich 15 year old single malt
Speyside single malt aged for a minimum of 15 years in bourbon, sherry and new oak casks
Jura Superstition single malt
A lightly peated Island malt aged in a selection of the finest ex-bourbon casks to bring out spicy notes and subtle smokiness
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Old Aug 27, 19, 11:53 pm
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In Business, Emirates generally serve these:

Chivas Regal 18 year old

Glenfiddich 15 year old single malt

Jura Superstition single malt
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Old Aug 27, 19, 11:54 pm
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By the way this is the Scotch menu in F:

Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21 year old Scotch whisky Launched to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, this rare and aged whisky is blended to be gentle and harmonious

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky is rich and smoky whisky is hand-picked, just one from 10,000 casks

Dalmore King Alexander III single malt Scotch whisky
A robust and formidable whisky, this unique six-cask finish showcases the result of extended maturation in an artful combination of woods
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Old Aug 28, 19, 5:44 am
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In Business, Emirates generally serve these:

Chivas Regal 18 year old

Glenfiddich 15 year old single malt

Jura Superstition single malt
Thoroughly enjoyed the Glenfiddich 15 year old from DXB-SYD on Sunday
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Old Aug 28, 19, 11:41 am
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Old Aug 28, 19, 11:46 am
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Thank you for the information.

My colleague and I will surely discuss these fine whiskies. The question I shall ask him is, will he upgrade to business if he has thst option on the basis of the whisky memu?

He just might you know, I'll keep you posted when I know.

if he does he'll be one happy Geordie lad from Newcastle!
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Originally Posted by Flaneurs View Post


From a menu on an upcoming trip in J:

Scotch whisky
Chivas Regal 18 year old
A blend of over 20 single malts, each cask is hand selected by master blender Colin Sco
Glenfiddich 15 year old single malt
Speyside single malt aged for a minimum of 15 years in bourbon, sherry and new oak casks
Jura Superstition single malt
A lightly peated Island malt aged in a selection of the finest ex-bourbon casks to bring out spicy notes and subtle smokiness
I like the Chivas Regal 18, I think I did try it on Emirates, and then I did buy a bottle later in Dubai on my homeword leg another time.

It's a nice smooth blend.
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Originally Posted by Flaneurs View Post
By the way this is the Scotch menu in F:

Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21 year old Scotch whisky Launched to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, this rare and aged whisky is blended to be gentle and harmonious

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky is rich and smoky whisky is hand-picked, just one from 10,000 casks

Dalmore King Alexander III single malt Scotch whisky
A robust and formidable whisky, this unique six-cask finish showcases the result of extended maturation in an artful combination of woods
I was quite sad when they got rid of the Glenfiddich 21 and replaced it with the Dalmore.
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Menu from DXB-GLA recently


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Old Aug 29, 19, 5:43 pm
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Thanks Scotty,

I would be happy if Emirates or KLM ( who i fly with now), would introduce a Glenlivit whisky.

I don't mind Glenfiddich, but I think I prefer Glenlivit over Glenfiddich, such as both their 18 yr olds

Moving off topic slightly, up in Inverness at the Malt Room my mate ordered the Glenfiddich 18, we enjoyed them, but then I ordered a couple of Glenlivit 18 drams, and I enjoyed the Glenlivit better, my mate did enjoy both but he is rooted to the Glenfiddich 18.

I think the Glenlivit has the edge on smoothness over the Glenfiddich.

What do you reckon?
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Personally I prefer the Glenfiddich 15 (the Solera not the distillers edition) to the 18.

My wife and I tried the two side by side at Gelnfiddich and both thought the 15 was more enjoyable.

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Personally I prefer the Glenfiddich 15 (the Solera not the distillers edition) to the 18.

My wife and I tried the two side by side at Gelnfiddich and both thought the 15 was more enjoyable.
TBH I enjoy the 12 the most. It's primarily bourbon barrel as opposed to the 15's very strong sherry influence, and has a slight but enjoyable bite that the 15 has smoothed over.

It's too bad they got rid of Glenfiddich 12 in Y... I always had the J bar call down for a few minis. We did a side-by-side on the A380 and a lot of people preferred the 12.
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