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What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:54 pm

Dear all,
Owing to a lovely warm summer here in South Lincs, the Gin has been out and whisky is being largely ignored.

However, I'm looking to enlarge my stash , ready for the oncoming Autumn .

So, looking for advice on what I should buy in next. I'm an Islay fan , I'm well stocked of those (aside Bowmore which doesn't thrill me) and of course I'm ok for Talisker.

From my tastes , its not hard to judge that I like a peaty scotch,and I'm also a bit of a sherry monster.

So, any ideas anyone as to what I should try? I have a bottle limit of £60 each,(If I HAVE too) but feel more adventorous with a £40 limit.

So , recommendations please :D
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:25 pm

I've release 28 of that , but not yet tried.....Anyone advise as to other release's?
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Yoichi 12 for a sweet and peat conbo that's hard to beat.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby DavidUK » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Glenlivet Nadurra or Ben Nevis 10 yo OB
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:11 pm

Rufus Skytrousers wrote:I've release 28 of that , but not yet tried.....Anyone advise as to other release's?


Batch 29 is really good. On par in quality with batches 14 and 20.

Since you are into peaty whiskies you might try Ardmore and peated Benriach.

Another big sherry is the Macallan CS (10 yo in the UK as I recall). The sherry matured 12 is also very good but I think it is the 10 yo that is available in the UK.

One other thought on the sherried side of things is Glendronach 15 (the new one).
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:24 am

Ganga wrote:
Rufus Skytrousers wrote:I've release 28 of that , but not yet tried.....Anyone advise as to other release's?


Batch 29 is really good. On par in quality with batches 14 and 20.

Since you are into peaty whiskies you might try Ardmore and peated Benriach.

Another big sherry is the Macallan CS (10 yo in the UK as I recall). The sherry matured 12 is also very good but I think it is the 10 yo that is available in the UK.

One other thought on the sherried side of things is Glendronach 15 (the new one).


i second the glendronach revival
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:48 am

Glendronach 15 Revival, and Benriach 12 Heredotus Fumosus (peated PX finish).
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Dubois » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:21 am

Macallan 10 Yrs, Cask Strength
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby matteo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:13 am

Sheery monster plus peat....uhm...mumble mumble...
Yes I got it!!!
You gotta catch Lagavulin Distiller's Edition or Caol Ila Distiller's Edition...
Also Laphroaig Triple Wood is a well balanced sweety-peat
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:48 pm

matteo wrote:Sheery monster plus peat....uhm...mumble mumble...
Yes I got it!!!
You gotta catch Lagavulin Distiller's Edition or Caol Ila Distiller's Edition...
Also Laphroaig Triple Wood is a well balanced sweety-peat


Thanks Matteo,
But the Laga DE and the Caol DE are already in my stash....Islay after all, would not be right, not to have them ..eh? :thumbsup:
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby matteo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:36 am

So...you just got them...uhm...only sherry?! An old good Mortlach, 17yo.
Layer of sherry, sandalwood, leather, dark choccolate...
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:35 am

matteo wrote:So...you just got them...uhm...only sherry?! An old good Mortlach, 17yo.
Layer of sherry, sandalwood, leather, dark choccolate...


Not heard regarding the Mortlach 17...but apparently, the Mortlach 16 is superb. Well, according to at least 2 acquaintances.

Seems to be very well thought of. High on my current list :)
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:09 pm

Though not a sherry monster (but your question doesn't say it must be), I will once again recommend Longrow CV. A fair number of those who like Islays also like Longrow --- a peaty whisky without the smoke.

I know some of the 10yo and 'finishes' (stay away from the Tokaji bottling!) have been kind of steep and maybe that's why Longrow tends to get overlooked, but the CV is a really nice daily dram at a very fair price.

If it really must have a sherry taste, then I will join the others in suggesting Glendronach 15yo 'Revival'.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby matteo » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:25 am

Rufus Skytrousers wrote:
matteo wrote:So...you just got them...uhm...only sherry?! An old good Mortlach, 17yo.
Layer of sherry, sandalwood, leather, dark choccolate...


Not heard regarding the Mortlach 17...but apparently, the Mortlach 16 is superb. Well, according to at least 2 acquaintances.

Seems to be very well thought of. High on my current list :)

Sorry you're right the Mortlach 17yo that I drank is from a private bottling for Milano Whisky Festival, that truly is 16yo Distilled September 1992 - Bottled August 2009 Single SHERRY Cask 70 cl - 57.2% Vol, here you can find it

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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:58 am

What about the following whiskies :

Springbank 15 ( or the 18 but that could be out of price range ) and the Springbank Madeira Wood 11Y
Yamazaki 18 ( if you can get it below GBP60 ) At first tasting it reminded me of the Aberlour Abunadh batch 29 I had without the rubbery taste ( and much less ABV of course )
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX - very sweet,winey but so enjoyable and easy to drink

I also wonder which Bowmore's you had. I like most of them I had a lot ( 12, 15Darkest,17,18,Tempest,Ltd Ed. 1991 Port Matured 16Y)

If you hadn't had the last 2 I recommend trying them if you get the change. Way different than the other Bowmore's listed.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby DavidUK » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:16 am

Ben Nevis 10 year old. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Ralfy rates it highly as does Jim Murray, as do I now having bought a bottle on their joint recommendation
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby bredman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:54 pm

Longrow CV. How about Glen Scotia, some of their more recently distilled bottlings are well peated and well made. The Amrut CS Peated is excellent.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:29 pm

How about the Cragganmore 1993 10yo CS aged in bedega sherry butts. Very nice and a long finish for a Cragganmore.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby DavidUK » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:49 pm

Collector57 wrote:
DavidUK wrote:Ben Nevis 10 year old. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Ralfy rates it highly as does Jim Murray, as do I now having bought a bottle on their joint recommendation

Hey David, you're really pushing this:? Maybe I should put mine on the "waiting" shelf?



Haha......let me know what you think once you've given it a good taste!!

Only you and me have a bottle on this forum!!
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby timbrown850 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:16 pm

How come nobody has suggested a Highland Park? Their 12 has a delicious combo of peat with Olorosso Sherry, and not a bad price either. Picking up the 18 yr old this weekend.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:33 am

timbrown850 wrote:How come nobody has suggested a Highland Park? Their 12 has a delicious combo of peat with Olorosso Sherry, and not a bad price either. Picking up the 18 yr old this weekend.


Welcome to the boards Tim.
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:44 pm

Thanks very much everyone..you certainly have given me plenty to think of.

Just to mention some....The 2 japanese whiskies mentioned, and the Springbank 18 are sadly out of my price range. The Ardmore,(trad cask) is a staple of mine, so thats already attended to . :thumbsup:

Of the rest..at the moment, Glendronach 15 Revival and Benriach 12 Herdotus Furmosos (where do they get those names! ) seem to be favourites for order inclusion.

Others though, are just as intriguing , sadly my normal supplier does not have Ben Nevis 10 , but they do have the miniature..so I may collar a couple. (I do wish more people would do 20 cl bottles) .

As said, much to go at....once I've compiled the order , I'll post just for general info, and perhaps some reasonings decision wise.

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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:59 pm

Rufus Skytrousers wrote:Thanks very much everyone..you certainly have given me plenty to think of.

The 2 japanese whiskies mentioned are sadly out of my price range.

:)


Then try Nikka From The Barrel :thumbsup:
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Maccy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:11 am

timbrown850 wrote:How come nobody has suggested a Highland Park? Their 12 has a delicious combo of peat with Olorosso Sherry, and not a bad price either. Picking up the 18 yr old this weekend.


Tim - The 18y.o. really is a very good whisky indeed. Let us know what you think?
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:13 pm

Well, here's an update on what was eventually ordered :thumbsup:

*Fortunately* just prior to ordering, I opened up my bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh, this one being batch 28. As we all know,a real sherry monster, bottled at cask strength . I was astounded to find that I did not like..not like it at all. I found the after taste, sticky and cloying, far too sweet for me. Much too much sherry.

So, it seems that sherried malts (DE's etc) are one thing to me..but the real heavily sherried whiskies are not for my palate. Very much surprised me..as said.

So this little revelation led me to alter my order..Glendronach 15 revival seemed a bad idea after all. If I ever get chance to take a dram in a bar I will...but if its as sherried as seems then I'm perhaps as well steering clear of buying bottles of it.

Anyhow..here's what was ordered ..(and received) :)

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Ardmore Trad cask (have one open so need stock)
Cragganmore 12
Laphroaig 10 Cask strength
Talisker 18 (the one I have nearly empty)
Talisker 57 North. (Not had this before..reckon I'm in for a treat.)
Bailie Nicol Jarvie
Ben Nevis 10
Nikka from the Barrel

Lastly, a 3 20cl bottle pack, Comprising Longrow CV, Springbank CV and Hazelburn CV. I love these 20cl bottle packs, a real fun way to try different whiskies.

Well, that will be my ordering done for a while...I'm almost willing the cold weather to arrive..so I can raid my stash

Cheers!
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Re: What should I buy next?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:46 pm

It's cold somewhere in the world Rufus so why wait
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