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What to buy next: Aberlour 12 or Glenmo 10

Aberlour 12 double cask
12
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Glenmorangie 10
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37%
 
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What to buy next?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:22 am

Its time for a new bottle. Which one to buy next and why? They are both on sale: Aberlour 12 is $32.99 and the Glenmo 10 is $34.99
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:32 am

Buy both. Why make it difficult? After all they are both on sale.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby lockejn » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:52 am

If they're both new to you, I agree with Johan - buy them both.

I don't much care for either, but I voted for the Glenmorangie as I find it has some unique character that the Aberlour lacks.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Liechtenstein » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:58 am

Minnesota Malt wrote:Its time for a new bottle. Which one to buy next and why? They are both on sale: Aberlour 12 is $32.99 and the Glenmo 10 is $34.99


Great prices. I wish I were American.

O-oh say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we flew
At the twilight's last gleaming?
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Me thinks 'tis time for a trip to Vermont.

:D
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby jazz lover » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:24 am

You can't go wrong with Glenmo.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Dubois » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:36 am

No doubt: Glenmorangie.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:15 pm

Neither are my favs but I would go with the Aberlour.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:02 pm

LSD, has to be a balance between the savings and the cost to get those savings.

I voted Aberlour. The biggest benefit I see to the Aberlour is the ability to see if it is worth perusing up the line. Aberlour 16 is under $60 around me while the Glenmorangie 18 is up in Macallan 18 price range.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:00 pm

That's a great price LSD. If you can, I'd get one at that price. I haven't see a Glenmo 18 under $100 in over a year and those were ones I found in a little mom & pop shop with price tags that were faded. Basically the new 18 runs $140 here and the older bottles have been repriced as people have looked up the restocking fee.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby JayDie » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:29 pm

I really like the Glenmorangie!!!
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:30 am

I voted for neither.

Ganga wrote:...Aberlour 16...

This was the thought that immediately sprang to my mind: "Set those dollars aside, add to them and go for the Aberlour 16 Year Old, which is a very, very good whisky!"

Of course, there's also the excellent a'bunadh to think about too.

Sale prices are nice, but real quality trumps them every time.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:31 am

It depends whether you want sherry or bourbon maturation really. I voted for Aberlour because its cold here and I'm in the mood for sherry, but it could have gone either way.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:33 am

The Third Dram wrote:I voted for neither.

Ganga wrote:...Aberlour 16...

This was the thought that immediately sprang to my mind: "Set those dollars aside, add to them and go for the Aberlour 16 Year Old, which is a very, very good whisky!"

Of course, there's also the excellent a'bunadh to think about too.

Sale prices are nice, but real quality trumps them every time.

True but sometimes folk need a dram NOW. :)
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Liechtenstein » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:12 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:Don't you mean New Hampshire? NH is the state with cheaper prices, as all liquor is state controlled and they have the buying pull to negotiate cheaper prices from the importers.


Ganga wrote:LSD, has to be a balance between the savings and the cost to get those savings.


LSD,

Yes, I know that New Hampshire has lower prices but NH is twice as far a drive for me compared to Vermont...so Ganga is also right, and more right for my situation! Plus...my wife really likes Vermont: it's our favourite state overall.

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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:57 am

Hmmm. I also noticed that they have Oban 14 and A'bunadh on sale, both for $46.99.... I have had Oban 14 before, it was excellent, but I'm not sure if I should jump in and buy the A'bunadh without trying it. Never had a cask strength sherry before. Maybe I should start a new poll on these two.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:37 am

Personally I'd take a good batch of a'bunadh over Oban 14 any day.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby lockejn » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:32 pm

I would choose Oban over A'bunadh any day :P
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:56 pm

The nice thing about cask strength whisky is you can add water until you are happy. I'm not a fan of Oban but if you enjoy it $47 is a great price.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:33 am

dramtastic wrote:Personally I'd take a good batch of a'bunadh over Oban 14 any day.

The ONLY possible consideration running contrary to this recommendation, in my mind at least, is that the Oban usually costs significantly more in my neck of the woods than does the a'bunadh. You'll have to judge the relative cost merits as regards your local pricing on this comparison, however, before deciding.

That said, I look on Oban 14 Year Old as a whisky that's not quite what it COULD be, while the a'bunadh is, 100%, WHAT IT IS, if you get my drift.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:15 am

I look on Oban 14 Year Old as a whisky that's not quite what it COULD be, while the a'bunadh is, 100%, WHAT IT IS, if you get my drift.


I get you. I think I'm gonna get the a'bunadh. Seems very intriguing. I had my first "true" cask strength on Thanksgiving (Scott's 1990 Bruichladidch). I think it was 59% abv and it was a treat. Other then that, I have never had a SMSW over 48% abv.
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:46 pm

Definitely get the A'bunadh if you haven't tried it.

Ganga wrote:The nice thing about cask strength whisky is you can add water until you are happy.

Just sounds like a recipe for increasing unhappiness to me. :)
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Re: What to buy next?

Postby MacAttack80 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:31 am

I would buy both if they are on sale :shock: You cant seem to go wrong with either expression. :D
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