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