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Most underrated single malt?

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby SixCats! » Tue May 18, 2010 12:21 pm

Hi all,

I too have to say TAMDHU TEN. A lighter (delicious) easy tasting dram. The best part (at least here in Maine) is it's low cost
(about twenty dollars). I'd be a fool not to put aside a few bottles of Tamdhu 10.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue May 18, 2010 10:09 pm

I would nominate Bunnahabhain , not many people get past the standard O.b.'s which is a shame as there are some stunning I.B.'s.....
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Wed May 19, 2010 11:20 am

C'est moi! I've not gotten beyond the OB Bunnies :oops:. The 12, 18, Darach Ur were enjoyable whiskies.

Still, I guess my vote has to go to the Caol Ila 12yo. It certainly is not overpriced and has been consistently very good. My vote for "underrated" is because of they many who may never try it because of the more famous other Islays.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby DavidUK » Wed May 19, 2010 7:11 pm

Ardbeg311 wrote:C'est moi! I've not gotten beyond the OB Bunnies :oops:. The 12, 18, Darach Ur were enjoyable whiskies.

Still, I guess my vote has to go to the Caol Ila 12yo. It certainly is not overpriced and has been consistently very good. My vote for "underrated" is because of they many who may never try it because of the more famous other Islays.



The Caol Ila 12 is my favourite Islay malt out of those tasted so far. I've tasted the standard OBs from all the distilleries, but not the whole range of expressions.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby lincoln imp » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:26 pm

I would agree that Balblair and Cragganmore certainly are underated. Many malts are a mystery to many whisky fans as they are only available at specialist retailers etc. When did anyone ever see a bottle of Balblair in a supermarket/off licence, I have only ever seen Balblair at an off licence once, shame.
Can i also venture that Glenfarclas is also an under exposed malt considering some of the excellent quality of their whisky.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby arkle » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:44 pm

I nominate Tomatin,not one Id had much contact with until Whisky An' All That last month.Very enjoyable,especially the older versions.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby jazz lover » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:24 pm

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby JayDie » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:35 pm

Kernow wrote:Glenfiddich Caoran reserve , i really like this.

Take what you can, but as far as I know this one won't be made anymore...
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby bobdaddydo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:32 pm

How about Auchentoshan Three Wood
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby ClubSmed » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:10 pm

JayDie wrote:
Kernow wrote:Glenfiddich Caoran reserve , i really like this.

Take what you can, but as far as I know this one won't be made anymore...

Really? Where did you get that information from?
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby DavidUK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Glen Moray NAS is underrated in my humble opinion. It's cheap so many may assume it's not very good.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby vagusmaximus » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:39 pm

MacDeffe wrote:Apart from that I think almost all production is sold in Spain and maybe also Italy, so that's probably where its advertised for logical reasons


This is totally true in spain cardhu is the most famous whisky malt and the best seller. Probably because was the first malt to be introduce in the pubs and bars. The other malts except glendffidich are totally unknown.


Sorry for my bad english
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:42 pm

My dirty secret (& most under rated Malt) is Balmenach. Very rarely hear it discussed but it is cheap as chips and a great value malt. I used to be able to get Deerstalker 18yo for well under 50Euro. Got a lovely one from Raymond in Bladnoch lately :thumbsup:

Is it a fact that it is not bottled much ????
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby MoreDalmore » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:41 pm

bobdaddydo wrote:How about Auchentoshan Three Wood



I agree; for me this is still a very good whisky ( so much better than the normal 12 ) and I love the taste of it.
It is however a bit expensive I think...

And what about Glengoyne? I don't read too much about them here ( lately ) but I love this stuff.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:58 pm

Collector57 wrote:I bought a 12yo CS Glengoyne yesterday so when I open it I'll be able to comment... Anyone had it? Mine is one of at least three versions - it has an embossed date on the neck rather than a paper label.

I noticed that you'd nabbed this one (the edition with "SINCE 1833" embossed within a raised oval on the glass surface) in your last purchase package, Nick. I happen to be working on pretty much the same bottle, and have to say that I quite like it. Lots of crisp pear-apple maltiness along with good doses of vanilla and ginger. I find it quite different from the standard versions (10, 12, 17) in that it seems to lean much more to an ex-Bourbon wood style (significantly less impact from Sherry casks). Add a couple of drops of water and you're good to go. Let me know what you think about it.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:09 am

Having just bought a bottle of Glen Moray 12 for a very reasonable price and enjoying
quite a lot, I'll nominate this one as well.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Dubois » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:12 am

Glenfiddich 18 Yrs, Ancient Reserve
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Lawrence » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:28 pm

dramtastic wrote:Having just bought a bottle of Glen Moray 12 for a very reasonable price and enjoying
quite a lot, I'll nominate this one as well.


Yes, it's good and I bought mine on sale for $24.99 which doubled the surprise!
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby DavidUK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:36 pm

The Bladnoch 8yo at 55% is fantastic and as I hardly ever hear this mentioned I would categorise it as extremely underrated
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Fscott » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:35 pm

I have to agree with some of the previous posters about Glen Elgin and Mortlach.
I had a Glen Moray 16yo the other night and I had forgotten how good it is, as well.
Maybe add Linkwood to the list?
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Ganga wrote:Part of it is that Bladnoch is never brought into the US. :evil: We NEED Bladnoch!

Gee I've gotta Bladnoch, RM 1990 12 yo that I picked up in 1990. Did you miss that one? Maybe there IS justice in the world from time to time.

I'm interested in the Glen Moray as I saw one two years ago as a prize at our Robbie Burns dinner, but didn't win it. Today I found out that a good friend has brought one back for me from his vacation, as he remembered that I'd never had the Glen Moray.

Once I taste it, I'll be able to comment if it's under-rated. Until then, my candidate is the early reddish tube version of Glendronach 15, which was replaced in Canada with the 12 yo version. I picked up the recent Glendronach 15 in the green tube, but it doesn't IMHO hold a candle to the earlier offering.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby clemmy76 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Hi I am a newbie and i had a crush with Oban, Mortlach, Caol Ila and Glangoyne I don't know if they are underrated.
Mortlach is a bit pricey but is 16 years (around 40£)
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby bredman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:46 am

Connemara NAS. Simple as that.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby ashleyswhiskyheaven » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:31 am

mmm intersting one this i have got so many but of the top of my head i would say.......Edradour Caledonian and maybe Bunahabhain Toiteach

I have to say i like these
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby 1Malt » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:58 pm

Caol Ila 12

Funny that both Lagavulin and Caol Ila are both Diageo-owned Isla malts and I gave Lagavulin my most overrated and Caol Ila as most underrated opinions.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby jacko » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:56 pm

I've always enjoyed the isle of jura malt especially prophecy and superstition for special occasions and the 10 yo or 16 yo for easy drinking there all reasonable prices and good quality really surprised there not mentioned more often
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby mark_jacobs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:52 am

I'd list Clynelish, Mortlach and Glengoyne (especially the 10yo cask strength
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:47 pm

Raffy :
I've tried the latest Ledaig and agree with you on it being a very nice malt. It actually improves the next day, from my perspective. Enjoy the experience of learning about whisky.
All of us are here to help make it a better and educating experience.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Elapid » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:37 am

Underrated because of the low cost, always available, known and drank by almost everybody. The Glenlivet 12 year old needs mention, it just a good dram. I also agree with others that a good malted blend often gets overlooked. One of my favorite blends was/is ??? Johnny Walker Green Label.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby lincoln imp » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:09 pm

It's got to be Ardbeg surely?

Oops sorry I mis read it, I thought it said overated. :roll:
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