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Best Standard Coastal Highlander

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What is your favorite standard coastal highlander?

Springbank 10
Clynelish 14
Oban 14
Old Pulteney 12
Longrow 10
Total votes : 17

Best Standard Coastal Highlander

Postby peergynt323 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:38 pm

Seems like we've seen everything else. Choose!

It was a toughy for me, but I chose pleasure over intrigue, Clynelish over Springbank.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:53 pm

I love Clynleish, but not that botteling, so I went with Longrow.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:55 pm

Haven't knowingly (!) tried a Longrow yet, but of the others, my vote is Springbank.
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Postby pavv » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:59 pm

I am just a sucker for a good Clynelish 14

(but I prefer it in a Brora-way, but that one is not in the poll ;) )
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:43 am

Longrow 10 for sure! As I just posted, that 100 proof version is dynamite! I'm surprised to see Clyenelish rated so well. Perhaps it's just me that doesn't understand this question/post. I've recently tasted the Clyenlish 14y a few times, and it's, again, predictable, nothing special, straightforward. Again, it's good, but nothing special as it seems to be deemed.
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Postby Wave » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:48 am

I tend to like my Springbanks older, I'm not a fan of the Clynelish specially the 14yo as it has a funky smell to me, the Oban 14 & Old Pulteney 12 are nice malts but nothing special, which takes me to the peaty version of Springbank - the Longrow 10 gets the nod for #1 in this selection for me. I even like this one better than the 14yo. :)

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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:46 pm

Try the 100 Proof, (57% over here, perhaps just a 50% version over there), Longrow 10y Wave! It's another reason to have this as your favorite.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:31 pm

I went with the oban here, eventhough probably not as complex as the Springbank I find it a very satifying dram and one I would go for in the pub if they only have the classic malts selection having had plenty of Talisker and Lagavulin under my belt.
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Postby les taylor » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:43 pm

Clynelish for me. Fruity and peaty.

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