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FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:17 pm

I see a lot of comments that seem to have a go at some of the big names in whiskey on this forum which made we wonder if the participants here are turned off brands that achieve success and popularity by being simply damn good whiskey's. Whether Scotch, Irish or Bourbon, is the golden rule, whatever you do, don't make a whiskey that's too popular or we'll dismiss you?

I'll stay out of the debate because I'm way too biased, but lets hear it for some of the great historic brands that have been around for decades and are part of the very fabric of our culture.

So this thread is for the very brave out there in a whsikey forum who are prepared to give us their favourite everyday whiskey!

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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Aidan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:37 pm

Powers Gold for me. Mainly sold in Ireland, but it can be had here and there abroad.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby jazz lover » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:43 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:46 pm

My favourite whisky isn't Irish I'm afraid. I've had a few but I just like Scotch better. I usually drink Lagavulin 16 or any Ardbeg that is not overly expensive like the 10, Uigeadail or even a Laphroaig 18. If it has to be 'whiskey' then give me a Connemara peated.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:55 pm

johan brugge wrote:My favourite whisky isn't Irish I'm afraid. I've had a few but I just like Scotch better. I usually drink Lagavulin 16 or any Ardbeg that is not overly expensive like the 10, Uigeadail or even a Laphroaig 18. If it has to be 'whiskey' then give me a Connemara peated.


The rule is unaged - sorry. It's my thread and I gret to set the rules this time :D You obviously like a bit of peat in there - what would you vote for in terms of a major international unaged Scotch?

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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Liechtenstein » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:51 pm

My unaged favorites:

Favorite Bourbon: Jim Beam
Favorite Canadian: Crown Royal
Favorite Irish: Bushmills
Favorite Rye: Alberta Premium
Favorite Scotch: none.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:54 pm

Wild Turkey 101. A very nice inexpensive and tasty bourbon.

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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby lockejn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:35 am

Ardmore Traditional Cask. One of my favorite whiskies. Longrow CV is quite good, too, though I tend to use a fair bit of it in my vattings rather than straight up.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:13 am

lockejn wrote:Ardmore Traditional Cask. One of my favorite whiskies. Longrow CV is quite good, too, though I tend to use a fair bit of it in my vattings rather than straight up.


Ya beat me to it - Longrow CV, one of my "discoveries" of the last year. 2, or was it 3 bottles emptied...

Yep, and Lap QC ain't bad, but the CV JUST heads it for me...

Another great :"unaged" recently bestowed upon a wider audience than duty free - Talisker 57degrees. Mighty fine , frisky whisky!
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Drammed » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:24 am

NAS....

Aberlour A'bunadh
Glenlivit Nadurra

2 of my favourite anyway :thumbsup:
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:11 am

Pure Pot Head wrote:
johan brugge wrote:My favourite whisky isn't Irish I'm afraid. I've had a few but I just like Scotch better. I usually drink Lagavulin 16 or any Ardbeg that is not overly expensive like the 10, Uigeadail or even a Laphroaig 18. If it has to be 'whiskey' then give me a Connemara peated.


The rule is unaged - sorry. It's my thread and I gret to set the rules this time :D You obviously like a bit of peat in there - what would you vote for in terms of a major international unaged Scotch?

Pure Pot Head

In case of 'whiskey' I prefer the Connemara peated. When we're talking about Scotch I chose Uigeadail. It's got no age on the label although we all know how old is really is. :P
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Pure Pot Head » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:25 am

Uigeadail. It's got no age on the label although we all know how old is really is.


What's the line with Uigeadail - how old ios it?

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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:27 pm

I stand corrected. I'm registered on another whisky site that mentions the age of the Uigeadail. I checked with the administrator where he got his information. He admitted he wasn't sure so he guessed the probable age. :roll:
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Whisky1978 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:40 pm

Johan I go with you. My favourite unaged whisky is also Uigeadail. What I really like about the Uigeadail is the peat-sherry combo. It has the peat of Ardbeg but also good hints of sherry which reminded me of Lagavulin 16.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Ganga » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:49 pm

Um, there seems to be some misunderstandings here. An unaged whisk(e)y would be moonshine. Not my cuppa and there isn't many choices here.

However, everyone has answered as if the statement made was undeclared age or no age statement (NAS). Remember, scotch whisky must be aged a minimum of 3 years. If this is the case, I'd probably select the Lochnager NAS (reportedly in the 20s but is undeclared).
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:55 pm

Collector57 wrote:Glenlivet 12
Glenfiddich
and though not terribly popular, I think Glen Moray is much underrated simply because it doesn't cost a packet


GLEN MORAY IS VERY UNDER ESTIMATED.

Don't know what is happening there, as their web site has not been updated since Christmas.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:31 pm

Well, they were taken over by a French consortium which actually kept them out of business for months while the paperwork dragged on, then of course they were recently hit by the floods. Hundreds of empty casks stored down by the river were returned to the distillery by the rising waters!

A real "Whisky Galore" story.

But yes, they are underrated, and the "Mountain Oak" has to be one of my most memorable whiskies.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:43 pm

Longrow CV
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby 37degrees » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:28 am

Probably Green Spot. btw: Is Johnnie Walker Blue "unaged, non special edition"?
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby cathach » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:52 pm

Irish: Powers Gold Label, Greenspot, Black Bush

Scotch: Laphroaig QC
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Pure Pot Head » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:22 pm

Sorry Guys, I did mean NAS or non age statement as opposed to unaged. Doh!

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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:54 pm

Hey PPH, Puh-puh-pick up a Penderyn!



A pretty good drop of SMWW IMO and definitely NAS
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Pure Pot Head » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:45 pm

Reggaeblues

Were I in Wales I would, weally!

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P.S What is SMWW?
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:13 pm

Indeed!

By the way Nick, do you happen to know if "Welsh" have an 'e' as in "Irish"?!?

Long time since I had a Penderyn, so I can't remember.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Gearóidmuar » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:19 am

Paddy
JW Black Label
DYC (Spanish whisky)
Yamazaki (maybe the best in the world?)
Millions of others.

This whiskey/Whisky business is just nonsense. The Spanish spell theirs Whisky, Paddy was always spelt Whisky until some years ago when some Scots with little else to do kicked up a fuss about it. It's meaningless anyway as it's Uisce Beatha, or Uisge Beatha. Whisky is just an inaccurate anglicisation.
Uisce means water and Beatha means life OR nourishment.
The first mention of Uisce Beatha in any source comes from an Irish Document of about 1300 A.D. when a monk, in Irish, wryly remarked that the King of Connaught had died of a surfeit of this new drink, the Water of Life, which in his case, he went on to remark, might have been more appropriately called the water of death.
That would be Uisce an Bháis, or Básuisce if you prefer compounds.
Now, if you anglisced that you would have Bawsishke, a new word for hooch, perhaps. :D :D :D
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:55 am

Amrut NAS
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby MacDeffe » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:48 pm

OLD PULTENEY WK 499 is a real threat !



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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby MoreDalmore » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:24 pm

So far I had the following unaged whiskies ( if some of them are special editions I don't know ):

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Glenmorangie The Nectar D'or
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Compass Box / Oak Cross
Clondarf Trinity ( 3 little bottles stacked up each other; I remember liking the 3rd bottle the best )

When all these count as non special editions I prefer The Quinta Ruban 8)
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:18 pm

I'll add the Laphroaig QC. Damn good whisky.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:26 am

My favorite unaged, non-special edition whiskies:

Crown Royal
Teacher's
Jim Beam Black (note: in Canada, no age statement is provided, while in the US it is 8yrs old).
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:54 pm

Laphroiag QC and Longrow CV are both excellent. Doesn't mean either is less expensive than most of the age statement whiskies though.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:27 pm

Just off the top of my head:

Crown Royal Cask No. 16... Really classy Canadian.
Canadian Club (Hiram Walker & Sons) Founders Whisky... Hard to come by now, but a beautiful melding of crisp grains and velvety texture.
Aberlour a'bunadh... Especially the phenomenal Batch No. 6.
Auchentoshan Three Wood... Exhibiting qualities way above its price range.
Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary Edition... Great fun.
Caol Ila Cask Strength... I like it 'straight' for maximum effect!
Chivas The Century of Malts... An absolute Colin Scott masterpiece.
Compass Box The Peat Monster... Ardmore and Caol Ila together. How can you go wrong?

Only made it to 'C' this time around. :wink:
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby ClubSmed » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:13 am

I forgot about Laphroaig QC and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban when writing my post.
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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby Wave » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:41 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh is obviously a no-brainer for me! :D
Also Caol Ila Cask Strength :P


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Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Postby hyperfuji » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:17 am

abunadh
ardbeg oogie
laph qc
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