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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Ganga » Wed May 12, 2010 7:24 pm

Time for you to do some bottom trolling. :D Try Drumguish, Speyside 10/12, Loch Dhu 10 (if you can find it), Glen Eden. :yuk:
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Dubois » Thu May 13, 2010 6:34 pm

Lagavulin 12 Yrs
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby lockejn » Thu May 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Dubois wrote:Lagavulin 12 Yrs

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything but outright praise for this one. . .
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Dubois » Thu May 13, 2010 7:33 pm

lockejn wrote:
Dubois wrote:Lagavulin 12 Yrs

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything but outright praise for this one. . .

Not as much as the 16 Yrs...I wonder why ?
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby dramtastic » Thu May 13, 2010 10:08 pm

Dubois wrote:
lockejn wrote:
Dubois wrote:Lagavulin 12 Yrs

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything but outright praise for this one. . .

Not as much as the 16 Yrs...I wonder why ?



16 v 12 was the subject of a fairly recent poll. Here is the result.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Maccy » Sun May 16, 2010 10:18 pm

tried a Tomatin 18 at a festival yesterday. I thought it was very good!
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby kyorke1 » Mon May 17, 2010 10:37 pm

DavidUK wrote:
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DavidUK wrote:The Ardmore TC is the only whisky I've ever had which I wasn't able to drink. Maybe there was something wrong with it, but it was dreadful.


That really does surprise me, I must say. What kind of whisky do you usually like?


There are none so far that I really don't like apart from the Ardmore TC. I guess my favourites are any Aberlour,Edradour 10,Quarter Cask, Caol Ila 10,Old Pultenay 12,Cragganmore,Clynelish 14


I found the same. It becomes more drinkable the longer its been open I think. I even had it straight recently as opposed to spicing up Pepsi.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 18, 2010 2:30 am

Simple. Braeval.
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby dramtastic » Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 am

kyorke1 wrote:[quote="DavidUK"The Ardmore TC is the only whisky I've ever had which I wasn't able to drink. Maybe there was something wrong with it, but it was dreadful.




I found the same. It becomes more drinkable the longer its been open I think. I even had it straight recently as opposed to spicing up Pepsi.[/quote][/quote]


Totally the opposite here, I find the Ardmore very moreish. Seems like it's a love or hate it proposition which I find a bit strange because it reminds me a lot of Talisker 10.
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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 Ganga » Wed May 19, 2010 4:58 am

Agreed Gordon. Although the Bunnie 18 is a really good one.
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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 Ganga » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:05 am

I don't know if it is underrated but it certainly doesn't get much discussion IWC. IBs are few and far between. I know Balmenach used to be the old Deerstalker 12. IIRC, the people behind Deerstalker told me the current 18 is now Glenglassaugh. Personally, I really enjoy the Balmenachs that I have tried.
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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 Ganga » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:53 am

Part of it is that Bladnoch is never brought into the US. :evil: We NEED Bladnoch!
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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 Ganga » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:52 pm

The occasional indie Bladnoch makes it in. But none of the OBs are brought in. I'd love to be able to get the sherry sheep or the beltie bottlings. Let alone get some of Raymondo's forum bottlings.
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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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