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Poll ended at Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:23 am

Lowland
5
36%
Highland (includes Speyside)
3
21%
Campbeltown
4
29%
Islay
2
14%
 
Total votes : 14

What should I open next?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:23 am

Hey, I've been working through a bunch of bottles, both mine and a friend's (service charge ya know). Anyway, I will be finishing off several bottles in the very near future and want to know what I should open up next.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:25 am

I voted for Lowland as it is summertime and I have a picture of a nice glass of Rosebank in my head. :thumbsup:
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:30 am

Only a picture? :P I was thinking of something else but Rosebank is an excellent suggestion.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:37 am

Ganga wrote:Only a picture? :P I was thinking of something else but Rosebank is an excellent suggestion.


Later tonight I will pour a Signatory Rosebank for you and it will be wonderful. :P
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:32 am

I voted for Campbletown, second choice would be Lowland. i certainly hope it's not something as predictable as islay.

I will say this, it would have been easier for me to vote if I knew what bottles you were looking at opening.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:51 am

Depending on the vote... :)

It really comes down to eiminating a bottle (not much of a problem) vs the stock or gettting something. Campbeltown is limited as there are only the three distilleries. Otherwise, it's up to you.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby hyperfuji » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:31 am

springbank!
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:19 am

Ganga wrote: Campbeltown is limited as there are only the three distilleries.


Yep only 3, but I personally haven't had a whisky from there I didn't like.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:38 am

I'll vote Islay. The hotter it gets the better those very young cask strength Islays taste. At least that has been my experience.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:42 pm

The spring-into-summer period of the year is a wonderful time, what with everything blossoming (plants and ladies, if you know what I mean) and the chill of winter rapidly becoming a distant memory.

In that light, I voted Lowland, as I really appreciate the delicate complexity of many of the malts of this region around this part of the year. Of course, when the long, hot days of summer arrive, I'll also settle down with lots of Bourbon or Canadian whisky, be it on the rocks or poured as a long drink.

Sorry... Got diverted there for an instant. :wink:

Lowlands? Rosebank, for sure. Simply beautiful. All the better if its a cask strength version. And Bladnoch, with its deft melding of sticky citrus sweetness and breadth of floral overtones, definitely strikes the spring-summer 'bell-tones' perfectly. Once again, the higher the proof, the better. Love the 17-year old 55%ABV releases from the distillery last year.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Drammed » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:46 pm

Highland - OP12...the hotter it gets the better the light crisp flavours become.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:37 pm

Springbank 15 yr.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Maccy » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:54 am

A good summer Speysider.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:37 am

I really like Glenlivets in the summer, so why not a Nadurra?
But then a lowlander is a great summer whisky as well.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby arkle » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:03 pm

Go for a Highland/Speyside, gives you most scope, then you can start another poll asking which one :wink:
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:53 pm

pkt77242 wrote:I voted for Lowland as it is summertime and I have a picture of a nice glass of Rosebank in my head. :thumbsup:

That, or as TTD says, a Bladnoch. I'm always happy to take an excuse to encourage folk into the lowlands.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:12 am

The masses have spoken...and I've just finished a bottle.

Ok, will open a LOWLAND.

Auchentoshan Classic. Something I haven't tried yet. Get back to ya shortly. :thumbsup:

Much custard and cinnamon. Have you guys tried any young Auchies? They really drink like younger Speys.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby lockejn » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:42 am

Ganga wrote:The masses have spoken...and I've just finished a bottle.

Ok, will open a LOWLAND.

Auchentoshan Classic. Something I haven't tried yet. Get back to ya shortly. :thumbsup:

Much custard and cinnamon. Have you guys tried any young Auchies? They really drink like younger Speys.

The Auchentoshan Classic is my only lowland experience. I found it to have quite a bit of bourbon influence. Wasn't overly impressed, though.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:04 am

Really? I find it far closer to Speyside than bourbon.

Lots of cinammon and custard.
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby desouza » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:27 am

Definitely split between Speyside and Campbelltown.
I am currently drinking Aberlour 12 and enjoy a "young"Springbank too!
Decisions, decisions - what the heck get a taste of both!
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby Maccy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:35 pm

Great choice Desouza!
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Re: What should I open next?

Postby franklin78 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:24 pm

I think you can go with Speyside because it will be nice i guess.
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