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Help Me, Again! Part II

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Macallan 18 (Sherry)
3
18%
Macallan 17 Fine Oak
0
No votes
Glenfarclas 25
12
71%
Glenmorangie 18
2
12%
 
Total votes : 17

Help Me, Again! Part II

Postby ScotchPalate » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:41 pm

Got some great feed back in the last poll. I got the Glenrothes 1991 and the Spingbank 10. The Glenrothes 1991 is great! Great fruity raisiny flavor tipped with sweet...faint butterscotch. I'd rate it 90. The Spingbank is a unique flavor. The brine taste is good, and a soothing melon finish, interesting nose. I'd rate it 85.

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Postby Lugarteniente » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:46 pm

By far Macallan 18 Sherry.

1.Macallan 18
2.Glenfarclas 25
3.Glenmorangie 18
4."Fine Oak" 17
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:54 pm

gotta be the glenfarclas 25yo
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Postby les taylor » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:59 pm

I agree with V7 but the Glenfarclas 30 is better.


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Postby Bullie » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:00 pm

I'd go for the 25yo Glenfarclas out of these four, but the 21yo Glenfarclas is even better IMHO...
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:37 pm

Can you get the Springbank 15? It is a lot better than the 10yo IMO and is still cheaper than the Macallan 18!

I would avoid the Glenmorangie 18yo like the plague (but this is just me). This bottle maybe second only to the Longrow 10yo 1995/2005 ‘Tokaji Finish’ as the WORST price/quality ratio whisky in existence! Again just my personal experience, but I paid a fortune for this dreadful stuff. Fortunately, I was able to recover some of my sanity by giving the half-empty bottle away to someone who didn't think it was all that bad!
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:21 pm

Farclas 25 is the pick of the litter here, IMHO. As was stated, the 21 is good stuff too. Farclas is also very fairly priced. I love the balance of the 21, maltyness, some gentle smokiness, sherry.
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:33 pm

yes i agree that the 30yo would have been beter, but from the four provided, the 25 yo would have been the best. also better vaule when compaird to the price fo the macallan 18yo
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Postby ScotchPalate » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:41 am

Ardbeg311,
Thanks for the infor on the Glenmorangie 18.

Is the Glenfarclas 25 a better value than the Macallan 18 or does the Glenfarclas beat out the Macallan in taste?
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:54 am

ScotchPalate wrote:Ardbeg311,
Thanks for the infor on the Glenmorangie 18.

Is the Glenfarclas 25 a better value than the Macallan 18 or does the Glenfarclas beat out the Macallan in taste?



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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:43 am

Of the choice offered I'd be inclided to go for the Glenfarclas. I haven't tasted the 30yo but the 25 is awfully good. I'd rate the 'morangie 18 above the Mccallan and list teh fine oak last. Can't get to grips with any of the the fine oaks. They seem a little insipid to me. :?
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Postby ScotchPalate » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:43 pm

Which has a bigger sherry flavor?

BTW: Can't get Glenfarclas 30 here in the states :cry:
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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:02 pm

I've heard that the Glenfacrlas has better depth and complexity, but that the Macallan is more chewy and richer sherry.

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Postby lbacha » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:14 pm

I just did a vertical tasting of Glenfarclas at the Victoria Whisky Festival.

17
21
25
30
105 C/S

The 25 was by far the best the 30 was good but since it is from 100% sherry casks the sherry overpowered the other flavors of spicyness and vanilla that were present in the 25. The 17 was the suprise of the group it was an excellent dram really spicy with oranges and vanilla mixed in. I rate it above the Macallan 18 and at half the price it is a steal. For a bruising sherried dram the 18 still wins though, but the mix of bourbon oak went well to balance out the 17.

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