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Empty Bottle

Postby TheShrink » Tue May 27, 2008 11:38 am

Well my 18 year old Highland Park is, sadly, at an end.

At the moment I've a couple Macallans open, an Isle of Jura (the 10 year old I find almost undrinkable, Treacle gave me Superstition which is marginally better), a splendid 15 year old Bruichladdich, an Edradour and a Lagavulin open.

What should I go for next, to replace this empty bottle?

Tempted by Caol Ila but am open to ideas, is there anything I should be picking up to drink right now that's especially scrumptious?
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Dubois » Tue May 27, 2008 11:46 am

I suppose you mean Lagavalun 16 Yrs, maybe you can try Lagavulin 12 Yrs...a rare gem !
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby DanAir » Tue May 27, 2008 12:10 pm

Are you looking for something similar in character to HP18? Otherwise, is there anything in particular you're looking for in the whisky.

P.S. I second your opinion on the Jura :yuk:. Love the Caol Ila though!
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Gov » Tue May 27, 2008 4:29 pm

Get a Talisker expression
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Wave » Wed May 28, 2008 12:38 am

A Caol Ila 12 is always a rightous choice and the NAS Cask Strength is absolutely splendid, but when I when I see "especially scrumptious" I think Aberlour a'bunadh! :P

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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby orangedogofglory » Wed May 28, 2008 4:12 am

if you enjoyed the Lagavulin you could jump to Laphroaig, which is the next step IMHO. Not softer like the Laddy though, and really came off as absent the floral notes in the Laga, so I suppose it depends on which direction you want to head on the islay spectrum.

I did enjoy the Caol Ila 18 but for my money you can't beat Laphroaig in the peat/smoke space. I enjoyed all of their standard offerings, 10, 15 and Quarter Cask. :thumbsup:
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed May 28, 2008 5:11 am

I would recommend the Lappy 10 but don't take my word for it, ask TreacleSponge. Although I understand from your perspective, "she's mad as a sack of rats, so best avoided.".

:D

Must be a relative thing, eh?

:D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 28, 2008 6:55 am

Why not try a Glen Garioch?
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Ras Mazunga » Wed May 28, 2008 5:04 pm

Just like you I like the HP18 a lot and one of myworst was Jura 10.
I would suggest: Springbank 10 or the already mentioned Caol Ila CS.
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed May 28, 2008 7:39 pm

Yes, I find Springbank and HP have much in common. Suggest the 15...
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed May 28, 2008 7:43 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Yes, I find Springbank and HP have much in common. Suggest the 15...


Sorry, no edit button!!

I stress that I refer to the 15 Springbank! the Highland Park 15 I find nonddescript, lacking the charm and "drinkability" of the 12, and the depth of the 18.
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Ganga » Wed May 28, 2008 9:12 pm

How do you feel about Glenfarclas? Aberlour a'bunadh isn't a bad choice either seeing as you like sherried whiskies.
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby sievm » Thu May 29, 2008 12:39 am

The Aberlour and Glenfarclas recommendations I would second but I'll add the Glengoyne 17 - just to be different.
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri May 30, 2008 3:28 am

Collector57 wrote:
Muskrat Portage wrote:I would recommend the Lappy 10 but don't take my word for it, ask TreacleSponge. Although I understand from your perspective, "she's mad as a sack of rats, so best avoided.".

:D

Must be a relative thing, eh?

:D :D :D :D :D

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No, I think she' related. Still, "mad as a sack of rats" I loved that comment - I would imagine they'd be pretty testy getting tossed into a smelly old sack, eh?
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 30, 2008 10:01 am

Glengoyne 17 is also a good suggestion, well done for suggesting it.
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Re: Empty Bottle

Postby randall fairbrook » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:52 am

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miss you.......


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found a flask with the last sips of this in it.....have one sealed bottle..... peer gynt?
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