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Favourite "old fashioned" highland malt

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Favourite old fashioned highlander

Ben Nevis
3
15%
Dalmore
6
30%
Dalwhinnie
4
20%
Glen Ord
3
15%
Lochnagar
0
No votes
Teaninich
1
5%
Tomatin
0
No votes
One the B*****s closed
1
5%
One that should be here but isn't
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Favourite "old fashioned" highland malt

Postby Scotchio » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:06 pm

At risk of starting a semantic debate and following enjoying an excellent Glen Mhor and Teaninich I thought it would be interesting to discover the preferences of our esteemed members regarding highland style malts. For the purposes of the poll I've tried to pick out those full flavoured big boned malts that to me represent this dying style. i've excluded Highland Park, Springbank and Bunnahabhain which may well fit the category, simply because they are already discussed quite often and I already know they are very popular.
Feel free to mention anything not listed that you think should be here. The lost distillery category could include Banff, Glen Albyn, Glenlochy, Glen Mhor, Millburn, Glenury, perhaps even Glenugie and some bottlings of St Magdalene, so please free to illucidate if your preference is defunct.
Must have been pretty unfashionable in the 80s as they seem to have halved the number of distilleries producing this style
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:25 am

balblair 16yo :wink:
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Postby vitara7 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:25 am

although dalmore has a new single cask 20yo one thats very good.
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Postby Ann-Helen » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:12 am

I like Glen Ord :) it is different ,maltier.
So I voted for it but I could have said Glen Ugie I love Glen Ugie :oops:
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Postby Scotchio » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:40 am

vitara7 wrote:balblair 16yo :wink:


There's always one , and it's usually you V7, we'll have none of your Balblair 16s here. :wink:
Lighter, fruitier,coastalier than yer big highlanders? I've only tried one bottling mind so I'm more than happy to be told otherwise.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:46 am

I selected the "closed" option as I immediately thought of Glen Mhor, which I certainly like the older expressions of.

Having said this, Dalmore can also be a great dram, as can Millburn.
From the current crop of Highlanders, I am rather partial to Glen Garioch which always surprises me with something slightly new in the flavours.

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Postby Scotchio » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:06 pm

**** how did I forget to include GlenGarioch!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:40 pm

Surely Glen Garioch falls within your last option:

One that should be here but isn't.


It is a close-call for me between Glen Mhor and Glen Garioch, but I think I still run (just) with Glen Mhor and your penultimate option.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:17 pm

I voted Ben Nevis but Balblair is a tie.
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Glen Ord

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:07 pm

I really do love the Glen Ord whisky, which sadly is now empty and has been since last summer. The bottle is exquisite in the hand when pouring, I do want a replacement.
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:14 am

Lawrence wrote:I voted Ben Nevis but Balblair is a tie.


good show lawrence, dam good show...
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Postby Scotchio » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:09 am

vitara7 wrote:
Lawrence wrote:I voted Ben Nevis but Balblair is a tie.


good show lawrence, dam good show...


Well what do I know :D
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Postby Wave » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:31 pm

I've been a long time fan of the Dalwhinnie and for practicle purposes my pick for this poll. As for the Lost Distillery Catagory I love Millburn. One of those "LDC's" that shouldn't be. :wink:


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Postby Quaichuser » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:44 am

I voted for the Dalmore, mostly because it is a personal favourite. I've never been fortunate enough to have the Ben Nevis.
They are all nice, but the Dalmore brings with it more memories for me.
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Postby Mustardhead » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:50 pm

As you have kindly offered us the option of picking anything we like ... ;)

Glenmorangie for me. The standard 10 may be light and delicate compared with the likes of Lochnagar but the 15 and 18 can hold their own in the big flavour stakes and the 18 especially is one of my all time favourite malts.
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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:42 pm

Glenmorangie 18yo is truly great. Even the MM's gave it props in the most recent awards.

It doesn't seem to fare well towards the end of the bottle though.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:15 am

Highland has so many styles to choose from - and most distilleries seem to have output that varies from the execrable to the divine. At the moment I am becoming increasingly struck by Clynelish - a rich, full flavoured, coastal malt that holds sherry very well. On a Perthshire model, I think Tullibardine is on the road to greatness - if only they'd knock these stupid finishes on the head.

Of the ones listed, I thought it was a toss up between Ben Nevis and Teaninich. Both are great drams at their best and seem to develop with age. In the end, I voted for Teaninich based purely on vindictiveness following my unfortunate visit to Ben Nevis.
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