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What will be my next buy?

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What will be my next buy?

Ileach CS
2
11%
Longrow CV
10
53%
The Balvenie Golden Cask
4
21%
Glenfarclas 105 CS 10yo
3
16%
 
Total votes : 19

What will be my next buy?

Postby Jim Beam » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:18 pm

Hi everyone.

I'm new to this forum, but I would really like your opinion on which whisky I ought to purchase next. So far my favourite whiskies have been: Talisker 18, Ardbeg Uigeadail and Laphroaig QC.

Please vote and post motivations for your choices.

Cheers.

Jim
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby orangedogofglory » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:02 am

if you like the islay taste (salt, pepper, peat, smoke) I would guess the Ileach. The Balvenie and Glenfarclas will be sweeter - I suspect the Longrow would be as well although I haven't had it before.
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Ileach if you want to have more of the same, Longrow if you want to branch out.
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby Jim Beam » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:41 pm

ClubSmed wrote:Ileach if you want to have more of the same, Longrow if you want to branch out.


Have you got taste notes for Longrow? Because it's supposed to be quite smoky and peaty as well, isn't it?
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:23 pm

Haven't had the Ileach, but the Longrow is great. The CV might not be like an Islay but it still packs a big punch, both in peat/smoke and strenght.
To be honest I can't sleep properly if I don't have a bottle of CV at home. :oops:
Not to mention that here in Sweden the CV is almost twice the price of the Ileach.
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby Jim Beam » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:38 pm

Allright. So I decided, after most of you advising me to pick the Longrow, to give it a go and bought a bottle a couple of days ago.
Phoew!
This sure is lovely stuff. Subtly smokey, but quite sweet and hard to fathom. Great advice guys, I'm liking this very much! Tasting notes will follow soon, as well as a rating. :thumbsup:
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby hyperfuji » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:19 am

i remember the glenfarlas 105 being quite nice
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:10 pm

I'm glad you liked it Mr. Beam! 8)
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Re: What will be my next buy?

Postby Jim Beam » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:24 pm

Allright. Tasting notes:

Nose: slight peat smoke, tobacco, a light sweetness, aniseed, mustard and strawberry cake

Palate: sweeter than the nose suggests, cough syrup, again that slight peatiness, powerful, strawberry cake

Finish: medium long, sweet, aniseed, mint, some peat, smoke, gets drier and slightly briney

Great whisky, this. I find it a bit sweet, but it works very well here, because it's balanced by that lovely subtle peat. I just love the artisan-ness of this whisky: the colour (probably because this is made from a variety of cask types) is a bit messy, greenish, but totally natural. Also, the 46ABV gives you a bit of oomph, thouhg personally I like to add a small drop of water (not too much though: I think, when I had a glass last week, I added too much and drowned it, it became really flat).

My score: 88/100 (would've been 90, but the finish should have been a bit longer).
I very much recommend this.

Jim
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