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CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

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CRAGGANMORE 12 yo
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Glenfiddich Solera Reserve
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CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby tossedsalad » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:51 pm

Prices being pretty much equal, which would you go for and which best represents the Speyside experience?
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby matthew2512 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 pm

I would go for the Solera Reserve but the Cragganmore 12 probably represents speyside better. The Glenfiddich Solera Reserve is one of my favorite drams, i just love the creamy mouth-feel.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby shulaw05 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:47 pm

matthew2512 wrote:I would go for the Solera Reserve but the Cragganmore 12 probably represents speyside better. The Glenfiddich Solera Reserve is one of my favorite drams, i just love the creamy mouth-feel.


couldn't have said it better...
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby pmullin » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:37 am

I went for the 'fiddich as well, but the 18 is my favourite in their whole lineup.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby hook55 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:59 am

Yes have to agree with you there, Glenfiddich is very nice.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:37 pm

Cragganmore in answer to both questions.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:39 am

Like em both v. much, but at this particular moment in time I would probably reach for the Cragganmore. Maybe not every time though.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby lincoln imp » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:59 pm

Difficult as i like both of them but Cragganmore 12 is one of my everyday tipples. I like it because it is a non sherried, non peat treat. Anyone got any views on whether the 29yr Cragganmore is worth £140? I have only been brave enough to purchase the 17yr CS. :?
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby mattbuty » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:17 pm

I think the Cragganmore for me.

I really appreciate the no nonsense clean taste. I have always been suprised that its the Diagio classic malt of speyside, but notwithstanding this, it is still a good "go to" whisky.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby hook55 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:38 am

I'm drinking he Glenfiddich Solera Reserve now :P have to say it's a mighty fine whisky... I had finished the 18y.o. not too long ago and that was so smooth I called it liquid gold :D
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby woodhill » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:08 am

Yes I have to agree with the Crag's on this one.

The Glenfiddich style does not do it for me, except MAYBE the 21 Havana/Gran Reserva which is OK.

having said that I have'nt tried the 30yr plus expressions.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:21 am

Haven't had the Crag for a while(had one with lunch at me local a few weeks back...)and maybe i was reacting to the anti-'fiddich 'hype' but i've always been particularly impressed/surprised by the solera, and my hand would tend to pick one up off the supermarket shelf rather than the Crag.

Better than the 18 IMO, and a damn fine Speysider by any standards. Crag is v. good, and deserves more time on my part, but i do rate the solera highly. it wins by a 'nose'!

P.S. Woody, how d'you know my natal name is Tim?
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby martynjenkins » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:54 pm

Both are excellent whiskies, seem to have finished my open bottles of both, so I can't do a re-taste, :( but Solera has always been one of my particular favourites, so it gets my vote.
Notes to self:
1) Open another bottle of Solera - plenty to hand thanks to recent very good offer at Sainsburys. :D
2) buy another bottle of Cragganmore.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Danny » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:39 pm

Cragganmore for me. It seems to have more layers of complexity than the Solera.

Solera is a godd whisky, nice and creamy, etc. but fails in my mind to bring forth the complexity of the Cragganmore.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby arkle » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:43 am

Cragganmore was my first true love..........
so I stick with it, delicate,floral and multi layered, love it.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby tossedsalad » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:02 pm

Thanks all, I went with the Glenfiddich, mainly because I was just curious as to how to compared to their entry level single malt. I did like it and will try the Cragganmore at a later date.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:12 pm

Ah, my vote did not count (just voted).

Oh well 'fiddich for me... let us know what you think.

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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby DrChimRichalds » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:34 am

Have to give the nod here to Cragganmore even though I just opened a bottle of the Solera and sampled once. This (Crag 12) was the first SM that I fell for big time. So easy to drink with just the right brazen spice and deep layers of complexity. The Solera seems to sacrifice a bit of flavor for that creamy smoothness (Cheaper though). Due to this complexity, I would vote Cragganmore 12 the better Speysider.

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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 am

Solera over here!(or did I say that already??)

should probably buy another Crag nonetheless. Haven't owned one in years...
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:15 am

lincoln imp wrote:Difficult as i like both of them but Cragganmore 12 is one of my everyday tipples. I like it because it is a non sherried, non peat treat. Anyone got any views on whether the 29yr Cragganmore is worth £140? I have only been brave enough to purchase the 17yr CS. :?


I haven't tried this yet, but I have access to a bottle and will try to get you some tasting notes soon.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Elagabalus » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:04 pm

Cragganmore hands down.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby jazz lover » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Cragganmore both hands down.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:42 pm

Not a big fan of the Crag, well except for the 10 CS that I found in a bar once. The finish comes of as someone short arming a catch. Maybe I just need some older Crag. Fiddich on the other hand I enjoy. Not big on the 21 rum finish but the rest of the lineup is quite enjoyable.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Megawatt » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:26 am

Tough call! Cragganmore is more dry and herbal whereas Solera Reserve is fruity and luscious. If I had to buy one tonight, though, it would be Cragganmore.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:06 pm

tossedsalad wrote:You may select 1 option.

I can't. :wink:

Toss-up between these 2 very different whiskies for me.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby borgom » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:18 pm

Cragganmore best represents the Speyside experience but I could enjoy them equally according to mood.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:55 am

In my mind (or should I say palate), Cragganmore 12 is far better than Glenfiddich Solera. The former is more complex, beautiful interplay of malt and smoke that defines the Speyside reputation to a "t".
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby dramtastic » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:02 am

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:In my mind (or should I say palate), Cragganmore 12 is far better than Glenfiddich Solera. The former is more complex, beautiful interplay of malt and smoke that defines the Speyside reputation to a "t".



Agreed.
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Re: CRAGGANMORE 12yo vs Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

Postby Drammed » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:15 am

Cragganmore for me right now. It has been a while since I had a Solara though so I might have to get another bottle (and it's $10 cheaper than the Crag around here).
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