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Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

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Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby EruditeHedonist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:17 am

I'm looking for any experienced recommendations for a fan of Highland Park 12 Bunnahabhain 12 looking for a decent 18 year old.

I'm in the states, and headed to Cask in San Francisco tomorrow trying to get a decent 18 year old Scotch for $100 or less.

I like sweet and character rich, with a medium amount of peat.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby EruditeHedonist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:33 am

EDIT: I would ameliorate the above to say a 15 year old is fine, as I'm sure to be hard pressed to find a decent single malt Scotch under 100.

The idea is that I get out of the 12 year neighborhood, and that I like the medium sweetness and brininess of Highland Park and Bunnahabhain.
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Re: Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby Ganga » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:46 pm

I don't recall the current prices for 18 yo versions of these two. You might consider getting OP 17 which is around $100 (I can get for $80 in LA). Light malty sweetness with a touch of brininess or as a friend describes "salted mangos".
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Re: Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby whiskgeek » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:57 am

Caol Ila Distiller's Edition, maybe?
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Re: Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Ganga wrote:I don't recall the current prices for 18 yo versions of these two. You might consider getting OP 17 which is around $100 (I can get for $80 in LA). Light malty sweetness with a touch of brininess or as a friend describes "salted mangos".

Last night I missed the part about medium peat. OP will not have that peatiness. Bunnie is generally light peat to no peat too. Talisker 18 is a malty sweet whisky whispy smokey notes. Only thing is, I don't know the current price of it. It used to be a very reasonably priced whisky. One other thought is Oban 18. I believe it fits your profile and price range.
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Re: Recommendation for Highland Park/ Bunnahabhain drinker?

Postby Peater The Great » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:27 am

Not really peaty, but Glendronach 15 yr Revival
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