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My favourite 12 year old

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Your favourite 12 year old

The Dalmore 12 Black Isle
0
No votes
Balvenie 12 Double Wood
5
14%
Highland Park 12
5
14%
Auchentoshan 12
0
No votes
The Arran Malt 12
0
No votes
The Dalmore 12 ( new bottle )
1
3%
The Dalmore 12 Black Pearl ( Madeira finish )
0
No votes
Ancnoc 12
0
No votes
Glengoyne 12 Cask Strength ( way too much ABV for me at the time )
1
3%
Glen Elgin 12
1
3%
Bowmore 12
2
5%
Macallan 12 Fine Oak
1
3%
Tomatin 12
0
No votes
Caol Ila 12
21
57%
Glenfiddich 12 Caoran Reserve
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 37

My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:48 pm

Maybe my taste has changed lately.....

Last week I bought a bottle of HP12 which I hadn't in quite a while.
It didn't taste as good as I rembered :( ( I had the new bottle before ) and I now clearly love the Dalwhinnie 15 more! :o

This made me wonder what was my top 3 12 year olds I had up till now.
HP12 is still in there but that may change after I had some of these more often.

I do think HP12 will be the favourite here but perhaps number 2 and 3 ( out of my list of 12 year olds ) will surprise some.

There a couple of them I intend to try again because it's been too long ago and I want to compare them now I had more different whiskies ( and know more about it ). The cask strength and Bowmore 12 most of them.

So take your favourite !!
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby johan brugge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:17 pm

I like the Lagavulin 12yo CS the best but since it's not on the list I voted
Macallan 12yo fine oak.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby talisker10 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:42 pm

HP all the way, especially given the very nice price.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Drammed » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:02 pm

Balvenie 12 yr DW. It is just such a well balanced and full bodied whisky (to my palate anyway) :thumbsup:
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:06 pm

It really is nicely priced ( for Europe that is ); I bought it for € 28,- and it's one of the reaons it was one of the very first single malts I bought. But The Dalmore 12 Black Isle is even better priced with € 30/32,- for 1 liter! 8)
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby dramtastic » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:30 pm

Yoichi 12 by a mile over anything on the list.
On the list I voted for the Balvenie DW.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:35 pm

dramtastic wrote:Yoichi 12 by a mile over anything on the list.
On the list I voted for the Balvenie DW.



So then that's one I certainly need to try sometime....
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Wave » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:53 pm

Caol Ila 12 for this poll and a very close second to Laphroaig 10 CS as my favorite of all current production Islay's.


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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby borgom » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:19 pm

Caol Ila 12 for me too.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:00 pm

Very strange set of choices. Three Dalmores, two of which are, as far as I can tell, limited to duty free shops. Macallan FO but not Macalan Sherry.

Hmm. Not listed:

Macallan 12
Glenfiddich 12
Glenlivet 12
Glenfarclas 12
Bunnahabhain 12
Lagavulin 12 CS (mentioned)
Old Pulteney 12

I pretty sure I've forgotten something somewhere along the lines but out of the 12 yo including the above listed, I would go with Macallan 12 and Lagavulin 12 CS.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Dubois » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:31 pm

HP in first
Caol Ila in second
Balvenie in third
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:25 pm

[quote="Ganga"]Very strange set of choices. Three Dalmores, two of which are, as far as I can tell, limited to duty free shops.

As of now I only had 37 different whiskies in the last 3 years or so and these are all the 12 year olds I had.

In the Netherlands I can buy The Dalmore 12 Black Isle at least in 2 different shops ( one of them a well known shop called "Whiskykoning" where I also bought The Black Pearl ) so they are available outside duty free shops.

According to whisky-pages.com superior to the standard 12 and I still agree with that and overall it is still my favourite 12.

Here's what they have as tasting notes for it :

"Named after the fertile agricultural area across the Cromarty Firth from Dalmore distillery, The Black Isle expression differs from the 'standard' 12-year-old in that it contains a higher percentage of whisky matured in European Oak. Indeed, Master Blender Richard Paterson uses a 50/50 balance of American Oak and European Oak casks to achieve this effect. The cask mix for the 'standard' 12-year-old Dalmore is closer to 80 per cent American. Rich and Sherried on the nose, with honey and stewed fruits. Quite full bodied, warming and malty in the mouth, with distinctive notes of spice and Sherry. Delightfully lingering in the finish; well balanced, with the Sherry and Bourbon notes working in perfect harmony. An altogether superior whisky to the very good 'standard' Dalmore. More complex, sophisticated and rounded. The extra Sherry influence does this spirit a power of good"
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:06 pm

I stand corrected on the Dalmores. Thanks for the update as I do have an interest in both of those Dalmores.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby I_SPEY » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:48 pm

Caol Ila, very clear!
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Holysinner » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:30 am

Cragganmore 12!

Among those listed, of which I've only tried 3 of the specific expressions, it's a close call between Caol Ila 12 and HP 12, with CI having a slight edge (probably because I've got one open now). :)
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:53 am

I voted Caol Ila 12.

From ones not on this list
Laga 12 CS
Macallan 12 sherry
Cragganmore 12

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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby jhershauer » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:33 am

Caol Ila 12 for me (Admittedly, I haven't tried all of them, though). Glad to see some Cragganmore 12 props. I'm going to pick up a bottle of that to compare with my sample of Secret Stills 2.2 Cragganmore 40 year.

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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Wub » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:59 pm

I haven't tasted many on the list, but I voted for Caol Ila 12. I really like the OB, but also the OMC Caol Ila 12 that I have.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Pure Pot Head » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:57 pm

Should this topic be renamed 'My Favourite 12yr Old Scotch!'

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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby dramtastic » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:05 pm

Pure Pot Head wrote:Should this topic be renamed 'My Favourite 12yr Old Scotch!'

Pure Pot Head



I get your point, but I did pick a Japanese whisky. So go ahead and add whatever you want, I'm guessing, mmm..................something Irish.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Pure Pot Head » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:58 pm

So go ahead and add whatever you want, I'm guessing, mmm..................something Irish.


Hmm! Where to start. Actually we don't have that many so in order not to be obvious, for the purposes of this thread I will nominate The Glenlivet. (My knowledge is limited when it comes to Scotch so I hope you're all not laughing!). I had several glasses in a bar in South Africa once, ordered for me, and you know, after the slightly strange first couple of mouthfuls, I was getting into it. it was a good night for a number of reasons. :lol:

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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:14 am

My current favorite is Cragganmore 12. Other than HP12, I think none of the others come close to the greatness of this one.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:25 pm

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:My current favorite is Cragganmore 12. Other than HP12, I think none of the others come close to the greatness of this one.


You must not have had The Dalmore 12 Black Isle then .. :o
It also means I will have to try the Cragganmore 12 soon to find out if I maybe feel the same as you do..... :)
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:31 pm

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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:45 pm

MoreDalmore wrote:In the Netherlands I can buy The Dalmore 12 Black Isle at least in 2 different shops ( one of them a well known shop called "Whiskykoning" where I also bought The Black Pearl ) so they are available outside duty free shops.

Maybe in the Netherlands. I can't remember seeing either of these in the UK.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby galg » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:40 pm

hey, the Caol ila by far.
amazing nose. pure peat. so sharp.
and the mouth, wow.
one of the nicest islays around. without the Iodine and medicinal stuff.
slainte!
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:50 pm

MoreDalmore wrote:
Novice Scotch Fan wrote:My current favorite is Cragganmore 12. Other than HP12, I think none of the others come close to the greatness of this one.


You must not have had The Dalmore 12 Black Isle then .. :o
It also means I will have to try the Cragganmore 12 soon to find out if I maybe feel the same as you do..... :)


Never seen the Dalmore 12 Black Isle where i am. I have had the standard bottling of the 12 and am not a fan.
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Re: My favourite 12 year old

Postby johan brugge » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:21 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
MoreDalmore wrote:In the Netherlands I can buy The Dalmore 12 Black Isle at least in 2 different shops ( one of them a well known shop called "Whiskykoning" where I also bought The Black Pearl ) so they are available outside duty free shops.

Maybe in the Netherlands. I can't remember seeing either of these in the UK.

Strange. It's widely available in the whisky shops in Belgium as well.
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