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The best 12 years old whisky

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Best 12 years old?

Highland park 12
28
38%
Macallan 12
8
11%
Craganmore 12
7
9%
Balvenie Double Wood 12
12
16%
Other
19
26%
 
Total votes : 74

Postby sasse » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:54 am

HP, no doubt about it.
But the HP 18 Y.O is even better.

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Postby sasse » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:58 am

Iain wrote:Err... Ben Bracken 12 might not be the best 12. But it's an excellent "Glenlivet" and it costs UK£11.99 at Lidl in the UK!


:shock:

This is the first i hear that someone else have tasted the Ben Bracken.

I have not open it yet, i maybe shall do it.

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Postby Leonidych » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:18 pm

Despite not being whiskEy-biased, I strongly vote for Redbreast 12. Just impeccable. I would have voted for Cragga if not its recent degraded version which, IMO, hardly resembles the marvellous Cragganmore 12, say, 10 years ago. With that said, I would rank Glenfarclas 12, Auchroisk 12 (Singleton), and Springbank 12 higher than any of those guys in the list.
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Postby Dubois » Thu May 18, 2006 11:13 am

No doubt : Highland Park !
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 12:11 pm

I voted HP from the proffered list, but would also like to have seen Caol Ila included.

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Postby Dubois » Thu May 18, 2006 12:34 pm

WhiskyHammer wrote:I voted HP from the proffered list, but would also like to have seen Caol Ila included.

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I agree with that: Caol Ila 12 Yrs is one of the most underrated bottles out there.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 1:31 pm

I am a particular fan of Caol Ila. The taster offered by Hart Brothers on their stand at this years Munich Festival was superb.
I seem to recall it was a 9 year old.

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Postby Choochoo » Thu May 18, 2006 4:32 pm

My favorite 12yo is the Glenfarclas. It's my #1 everyday drinker, having the right balance of sweetness, malt, and overall punch to always be interesting & enjoyable.

Runner-up's in the poll are the Caol Ila 12 and Redbreast 12.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu May 18, 2006 5:08 pm

You know, I'm beginning to miss Cardhu 12, it was a very easy drinking whisky.

But Glenfarclas 12 is very good also.
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Postby Choochoo » Thu May 18, 2006 6:42 pm

Yikes!!! I totally forgot about Bunnahabhain 12, which I like just as much as the Glenfarclas 12. How could I have forgotten about the Bunny - shame on me!!?? :shock:
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Postby Mr Ellen » Thu May 18, 2006 7:15 pm

Of the few choices in the list I would go for Cragganmore 12. It's a complex malt with lots of flavours which gets better for everytime you drink it.

What I miss on the list are (among others):

Strathisla 12 - a great, fruity sherry influenced Speysider with a lot of character.
Lagavulin 12 - In my opinion one of the best Islays.
Rosebank 12 - No words needed... :wink:
Bowmore 12 - A classic Islay.

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Postby lexvo » Mon May 22, 2006 8:00 pm

Balvanie DW for me. Somehow I can't get the hang of Highland Park.

Yesterday I tried a Lagavulin 12Y CS for the first time. Now that is a whisky... :)
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu May 25, 2006 3:17 pm

Has to be the HP 12 which I prefer over the HP 18, both great drams but the 12 is that bit better for me.
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