SixCats! wrote: Now please bear in mind that the only Scotch I have ever had has been "The Famous Grouse Gold Reserve", Tamdhu 10, Glenlivet and Teachers Highland Cream. What I had today was "Head and Shoulders" above the others by a HUGH margin. Truthfully, I was about to completely "blow off" Scotch
SixCats! wrote: I realize that OBAN 14 is suppose to rate perhaps a "79" (out of 100) by reviewers such as MJ.
I guess what I am trying to get at is, can I again expect to be "BLOWN AWAY"
SixCats! wrote:.....can I again expect to be "BLOWN AWAY" once I've tasted something on the order of Lagavulin 16, Highland Park 18, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Laphroaig QC, Talisker 18 etc. Regards,
pkt77242 wrote:Remember that whisky tasting is subjective and while many people may rate a whisky highly, you may not like it. I would say to pay as much attention to flavors as ratings. If someone rates a whisky highly but you don't enjoy the flavors they are talking about then you might want to stay away.
SixCats! wrote:I came across many many positive comments about OBAN 14 yet, it's not considered "highly regarded".
I find it all a bit confusing. Funny.
SixCats! wrote:Hi lock,
When you say "what the..." do you mean you disagree with what "I think" is an outstanding Whiskey ? Remember, I'm kind of new at this Scotch thing. Is there something out there that's going to make
OBAN 14 taste like swill ?
SixCats! wrote:Hi Regga,
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. As a matter of fact, I bought a 750 ml bottle of Highland Park 12 a couple of months ago
when it was on sale in NH. I have "stored it away" until Fall arrives
(along with a bottle of Ardbeg 10). I'm glad to hear that you RAPIDLY enjoyed your bottle of HP 12. Oooh, after all my research on Whiskey/Whisky, if there is ONE (more costly) bottle that I will take a chance on, it will be LAGAVULIN 16. I'm hoping that Laga 16 it will go on sale during the Christmas Holiday season.