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Which should I buy

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Which should I get?

Aberlour 10
7
32%
Bowmore 12
11
50%
Famous Grouse 1992
1
5%
Glenfiddich 12
1
5%
Glenlivet 12
2
9%
 
Total votes : 22

Which should I buy

Postby Grass Snake » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:12 pm

There's an offer on malts at our staff shop at the moment, the following are 15 GBP. Which of these is the best value, and which should I get?
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:20 pm

I'm a big fan of the Aberlour 10 and think it is a great malt for the value thus it was an easy vote for me. I think it is easily the best of the bunch.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:36 pm

I congree. I mean, I occur. I mean, what Lawrence said.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:35 am

Yes, but did you vote in the poll???? :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:04 am

Yes, for once, I did! Now where are the comments of the Bowmore voters?
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Postby Admiral » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:39 am

Now where are the comments of the Bowmore voters?


I suspect that query was aimed directly at me, Mr T! :D :wink:

Well, I'd echo Lawrence.....I'm a big fan of the Bowmore 12 and think it is a great malt for the value, thus it was an easy vote for me. I think it is easily the best of the bunch.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:09 am

I also voted for Bowmore as I think their whiskies have both complexity and peatiness - which are not common bedfellows. Actually, I think Bowmore moves from good to great with the Mariner expression, but the 12yo is, for me, the pick of the whiskies in the list.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:57 am

You guys will get another Bowmore down my gullet yet. It has been a long time.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:16 pm

Normally I would say Aberlour, but this time I'll go with the Glenlivet, just because it deserves another vote. And anyway, it's much better than Bowmore!

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Postby edjohnb » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:16 pm

I have a bottle of Bowmore 12 and I love it as a good day to day dram, especially before bed.
I've tried both Glenlivet 12 and Glenfiddich 12, nothing spectacular really.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:25 pm

I could start the whole FWP conversation again but nw that i've had the new 16 year old I think it's safe to say Bowmore is coming back. (In the mean time Aberlour 10) :wink:
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Postby Frodo » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:50 am

Bowmore! For that price, no question it's the best value. Unless you don't like Islay. I consider the Bowmore 12 to be a decent value at C$47 which is about 2/GBP

Caveat: I've never had the Abelour 10 before.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:25 pm

I love Islay but don't like Bowmore! It has always seemed like a one-dimensional, flat, half-*ssed Islay to me. But as I said, it has been a long time since I tried one, and many here are very fond of it. So what do I know?
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Postby Aidan » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:52 pm

Now if you had the Bowmore 17 there, I'd vote for it in a shot...
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:09 pm

Frodo, you've never tried the Aberlour 10 before???? I'm a little shocked :shock: , it's a great dram. I think I have a solution.....I'll PM you.
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Postby Admiral » Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:08 pm

Lawrence,

I wasn't aware there was a new 16yo on the market....I presume from your post that it is an OB. Can you elaborate?

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:52 pm

It's a new OB just released or soon to be released and ofcourse it's a limited number of bottlings, I think 2000. It is 16 years old bottled at 51.8% cask strength and distilled in 1989 and has a brown paper label. It was very good and NO floral notes. I discussed this with the brand ambassador without mentioning FWP and I said this was more like a Bowmore of old in style and he agreed with my assessment.
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Postby Admiral » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:18 am

Good to hear, but then again, when have you heard a brand ambassador being disagreeable? :wink: :D

Nine times out of ten, I can ascertain pretty quickly that I know more about a distillery's history and whisky than their own brand ambassadors, and I'm sure you've had similar experiences. :)

(Tom from Belgium told me a story once where his local Macallan Brand Ambassador confidently assured him that Macallan had never produced or bottled a 15 year old! :D )

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:28 am

I stand corrected, it was David Wilson, Regional Director and he's based in Glasgow. I'll bet he has an idea about what direction the distillery is going in. :wink:
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Postby Admiral » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:42 pm

Oops! :oops:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:34 pm

The Famous Grouse 1992 is not too bad and IMHO can hold its own with all the others mentioned.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:44 pm

Crieftan, you're right, the Famous Grouse vatted whiskies are very good, unhappily we don't see them here yet but hopefully soon we will.
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Postby patrick dicaprio » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:51 pm

you can get glenlivet or glenfiddich almost anywhere here in the US, so i would go for the aberlour. plus it is better than the glenfiddich anyway, but probbaly not as good as the glenlivet but very close.

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:17 pm

so i would go for the aberlour. plus it is better than the glenfiddich anyway, but probbaly not as good as the glenlivet but very close.


Glenlivet better than Aberlour? I think you need to give them both a taste again.
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