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Best port finishing

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best port

Cragganmore Distillers Edition
3
14%
The Balvenie Portwood 1991
9
43%
Glenmorangie Port Wood
9
43%
Bowmore Dawn
0
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Best port finishing

Postby Lugarteniente » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:13 am

the best port finish malt?
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Postby Oliver » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:47 am

Balvenie 21 Portwood.
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Postby Lugarteniente » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:57 am

90 € :?
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:20 am

The Balvenie 1991 Port Finish is very good but the occasional bottle has been very 'unport' like.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:29 am

The Glenmorangie Port Wood impresses occasionally, particularly for the price, but it is a very variable bottling in terms of quality.

The Cragganmore is far more consistent and is deliciously rich and spicy to contrast against the winey sweetness.

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Postby Oliver » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:58 am

Lugarteniente wrote:90 € :?


Good point! Then, I think I'd go with the Glenmorangie; their portwood finish is about the only one I think works with such a delicate malt.....
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Postby les taylor » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:19 am

My vote is for the Glenmorangie. It sort of got me interested in single malts back in 1994. So it always has a special place in my heart.


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Postby fishboy » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:43 am

the Balvenie is good, but personally I rate the tullibardine port wood as the best I've tasted. Has anyone else tried it? What did you think
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:39 am

I've tried the Tulli and found it good and intense in small quantities - quite salty - but you wouldn't want to drink it all through the evening.

I really rate the Ben Nevis 13yo Port finish, where the juiciness of the port and sweetness of the malt blend into perfect harmony. The finish is long and has different phases - but the malt and vanilla are not swamped by the port. I'm not really a fan of finishes, but this is one that deserves an exception.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:03 pm

Glenmorangie gets my vote, also those from my birtday party on sunday, who managed to almost finish the bottle!

Most of them NOT whisky freaks - just curious, but hugely impressed they were!

Thankfully, it's affordable and available, which helps in my choice.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:42 pm

I'm really in two minds about this one. I used to always feel that the 'morangie Port was the best - and I still rate it highly. Then I had a bottle of Balvenie 1991 Port which disappeared far too quickly.
I vote equally for them :?

The Ben Nevis 13yo is really an excellent whisky and very easy drinking for such a high ABV (61+%). The earlier Tullibardine ports were IMHO a bit unbalanced and were eclipsed by their other finishes, but more recently they have been much much better.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:54 pm

I really enjoy the Balvenie, and it gets my vote, but certainly not an inexpesive dram. Speaking of Ben Nevis, the MMD 6yo port wood is a stunner.
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Postby vitara7 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:00 am

not on the list but id plump for the balvenie 1989 port wood finish.
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Postby lbacha » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:01 am

I'm going to vote for the Ben Nevis 13 yr old port finished it is a great dram, I know it isn't on the list but it is well worth trying and unlike alot of port finished whiskies it is very balanced.


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Postby Lawrence » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:14 am

I forgot about Ben Nevis, :oops: the MMcD Port Finish is very good as Drrich1965 pointed out. I have a Tullibardine but have not yet opened it.
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Postby Frodo » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:58 am

Balvenie 1991 Portwood by a whisker over Glenmorangie Portwood. Craggenmore DE is also good, but I don't like the price...
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Postby Mark » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:30 pm

For me it is the Glenmorangie Port Wood. Only tried the Balvenie 21 Portwood once but didnt find it very porty, maybe i just had a poor bottling.

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