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Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

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Which do you prefer and why?

Poll ended at Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:26 pm

Balvenie 12 DW
Highland Park 12
Total votes : 29

Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby Plastiquehomme » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:33 am

Hmmmm hard choice for me, as they are two of my very favourites. The Balvenie has a better nose to me, and a beautiful honeyish flavour. But the Highland Park is really complex and rounded too, though in a smokier vein.

I guess given that in general I prize honey and sherry flavours over peaty ones, in theory I should say the DW. But it would be close.
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby talisker10 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:53 am

Never had the DW, but love the Founder's Reserve. From what I have read, the DW is close, maybe not quite as good as the FR. Either way, I can't imagine it winning out over HP12 for me, especially for a price of $37. I love the HP12
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:49 pm

Although I like the Balvenie Double Wood very much indeed...

mikeymad wrote:HP 12 over the DW12 almost everytime

...I agree totally with this statement.

Now, were one to ask me to compare Highland Park 12 Year Old with the original issue of Balvenie Founders Reserve (that came in the sloping bottle and that predated the distillery's decision to market the DW and FR whilst simultaneously scaling back the Sherry cask influence of the latter), my choice would be an extremely difficult one.
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:12 pm

DW, by a hair, for me. Nothing against the HP it's great whisky, 'specially for the price.
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby dramtastic » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:05 pm

Balvenie quite easily.
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby SoMK » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:22 pm

HP 12 without a single second of hesitation. :wink:
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Re: Balvenie 12 VS Highland Park 12

Postby Drammed » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:25 am

dramtastic wrote:Balvenie quite easily.

Although I enjoy the HP 12, I am enamoured with the Balvenie DW. So much flavour for a 12 yr.
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