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Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:31 pm

which would you choose
there is a local liquor store near me that has both on sale for 29.99
also, i do not want to pick up both :D
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby johan brugge » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:47 pm

I'd pick up the Glenfiddich. It's rich and full in flavour. A very good sherry flavoured whisky with lots of character.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:08 am

i have had the fiddich 12 and the OP 21
none really astonished me

i guess i will give the fiddich another shot and hopefully the 15 will provide a more pleasant experience
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:25 am

I have had both and enjoyed both. I would go with the OP 12 at that price, as the OP profile is more interesting to me (maybe not better but more interesting). Very fresh and salty, some melon, citrus and just the faintest hint of smoke.

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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:44 am

Both of these whiskies are supremely drinkable at just about any time of the day.

The Glenfiddich may edge slightly ahead of the Old Pulteney in terms of degree of complexity, but that delightful coastal demeanour of the 'OP' finally wins the race for me.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby lockejn » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:24 am

I definitely prefer the Pulteney but at that price I really think you should buy both.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:32 am

Glenfiddich 15 I think is a better malt. Unlike the Fiddich 12 features a lot more fruit, mostly fresh. However, the 15 has loads of spice - cinnamon. I agree with the peoples notes describing the OP 12.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:47 am

lockejn wrote:I definitely prefer the Pulteney but at that price I really think you should buy both.

i'm definitely tempted to buy both, but am holding off due to the fact that i have a few other bottles in sight

this is purely a transaction based upon sale price
plus, it never hurts to broaden one's horizon and try different varieties

fiddich twelve was very monotone to me, neither good nor bad
don't have much criticism for the OP 21 because i was a bit :dead: when a friend poured me a hefty drink
saltiness is definitely a feature i have yet to experience (or remember) as i am new to the SMS scene
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:39 pm

For me OP 12 over the 'fiddich 15. For me the 'fiddich is too one dimentional, like sucking on a piece of oak which over powers everything else that may or may not be in there.

I wouldn't bother buying another bottle or 'fiddich 15, OP 12 definately.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Dubois » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Glenfiddich 15 for me...
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:49 pm

Glenfiddich 15 for me. My bottle took many weeks to open up so (should you choose the fiddich) don't be alarmed if it seems a bit harsh in the early days.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Gov » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:18 am

BOTH!!! 'nuff said :D
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby talisker10 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:24 pm

OP 12 for sure.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:38 am

update...

well the poll is currently 6 to 4 in favor of fiddich
just picked up a bottle of livet 12 and balvenie 12 dw
trying to expand out of the blended scene as i am a huge JW fan (have blue, gold, and green)

i will probably pick up the fiddich tomorrow and who knows, maybe i will make an impulse buy and pick up the OP as well
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Knolly » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:43 am

burnsy wrote:update...

well the poll is currently 6 to 4 in favor of fiddich
just picked up a bottle of livet 12 and balvenie 12 dw
trying to expand out of the blended scene as i am a huge JW fan (have blue, gold, and green)

i will probably pick up the fiddich and the OP tomorrow as well.



Good job - the best choice is not having to make a choice!

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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:18 pm

I changed my mind. You should get the Pulteney for the on-line tasting this weekend. :D
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:55 am

too late :mrgreen:

anyways, FINALLY went to the liquor store and picked up a few bottles
broke down and got both the fiddich 15 and OP 12 :P
also purchased the bowmore legend for a cheap islay, and a bottle of laph 10

there goes some tuition/text book money for grad school
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:56 am

Knolly wrote:
burnsy wrote:update...

well the poll is currently 6 to 4 in favor of fiddich
just picked up a bottle of livet 12 and balvenie 12 dw
trying to expand out of the blended scene as i am a huge JW fan (have blue, gold, and green)

i will probably pick up the fiddich and the OP tomorrow as well.



Good job - the best choice is not having to make a choice!

:D

hahaa, just noticed this
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Steve Rush » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:25 pm

They are both great drams but the Glenfiddich 15 just tips it for me. It just ticks a few extra boxes for me with its Solera lovleyness!!!

It also brings back fab memories of tasting straight from the Solera vat at the Glenfiddicg distillery, when I was fortunate enough to visit a few years back.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby jazz lover » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:45 am

Pulteney for me.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby ClubSmed » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:08 am

burnsy wrote:i have had the fiddich 12 and the OP 21
none really astonished me

i guess i will give the fiddich another shot and hopefully the 15 will provide a more pleasant experience


The fiddich 15 is a BIG step up from the 12
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:40 pm

ClubSmed wrote:The fiddich 15 is a BIG step up from the 12

Very true, but I think I would still go for the coastal OP12. Wish I had one in my hand right now.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:45 pm

Just picked up a GF 15 from Tesco's(thanks for the tip Nick!)for £24. On th last day of the offer!(plus a Talisker 10 for ...£17!!!)

Bought an OP 12 just before xmas for £19!!

So £29 seems steep for both. I love both as distinctive easy drinkers. But I don;t agree with the GF taking time to open. Last bottle I had went in one eventing, between three people! That's how dangerously drinkable it was from the uncorking to the last drop...
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby burnsy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:27 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Just picked up a GF 15 from Tesco's(thanks for the tip Nick!)for £24. On th last day of the offer!(plus a Talisker 10 for ...£17!!!)

Bought an OP 12 just before xmas for £19!!

So £29 seems steep for both. I love both as distinctive easy drinkers. But I don;t agree with the GF taking time to open. Last bottle I had went in one eventing, between three people! That's how dangerously drinkable it was from the uncorking to the last drop...


priced quoted in US dollars
therefore, my price in pounds would be divided by 1.6

18.75 pounds per bottle :D

still haven't opened any yet
got the laph, bowmore, and cracked open a balvenie 12 the other day
still have a couple other bottles open as well, so i'm waiting to turnover some inventory
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Postby stravaigar » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:12 pm

Old Pulteney 12 for me.
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