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
lockejn wrote:Oban? What's that?
Clynelish 14 and Old Pulteney 12. They're not same-same by any stretch, but I tend to lump those three together in my head.
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,
Ardbeg311 wrote:If you are concerned about finances I would recommend that you taste as many as whiskies as you can before you start laying down some serious cash on bottles or else you will find yourself stuck with some bottles that you wish you didn't buy. Once bitten, it will be hard not to buy everything in sight. You don't want to be blown away by your bank statement.
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.
Collector57 wrote:It's all relative. When you have had a good few more single malts, you'll probably start to see that there are much "better" malts out there than the Oban.
Of course, as it's also personal taste, it may be that Oban is a perfect fit to your taste preferences and you'll still tink tis is the most outstanding.
But I doubt it.
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.