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Tried HP 12 tonight

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Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby whiskywoman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:28 am

It definitely has the spice and the smokeyness. It's very nice has a bite at the end where the Dalwhinnie doesn't. I could smell the heather and taste the honey too. I'm sure the more glasses I have the better I'll get at this tasting note stuff... :D

I want to try the Glenmorangie 10 next or do you think I should try something different?

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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:09 am

whiskywoman wrote:I want to try the Glenmorangie 10 next or do you think I should try something different?

The Glenmorangie is a fine whisky with subtle spice and coastal nuances, Irene. But I think you may just have spoiled yourself by trying the Highland Park first. :wink:

Some others in a similar regional vein would include Dalmore (usually a good buy), Old Pulteney (approachable, lively and balanced) and Clynelish (one of my personal favourites).

That said, I'm tempted to suggest you search out a bottle of 10YO Springbank, as this whisky, though displaying a beautifully conveyed sweet-dry-smoke-salt interplay of flavour aspects roughly analogous balance-wise to that of the Highland Park, tastes entirely different!

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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby randall fairbrook » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:00 am

try one of the flavored glenmo's.....nectar d'or...lasanta...quinta ruban....
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:51 am

The glenmo' 10 can be a bit too subtle when you are starting out, I would try something different first. Some of the ones mentioned above would be a great idea
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby whiskywoman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:22 pm

Thanks for the input here. It'll be a while before I buy a new bottle, but it's always good to plan ahead. :thumbsup:
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby Gov » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:24 pm

Others to try if you like HP12......
Old Pulteney 12
Johnnie Walker Green (vatted malt)
Jon, Mark and Robbo's smokey peaty one (vatted malt)
Talisker 10
Glen Garioch 8 or 10
Highland Park 18
Famous Grouse 12 year (vatted malt)
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby whiskywoman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:46 am

Thanks Gov,

Will put on list to try.
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby anationonfire » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:48 am

Hp12 is a staple in my cupboard for sure!

I would also nod picking up a bottle of Dalmore 12yo
its another staple here. It also helps that I can pick them up for £19 if you do the conversion so I have about 6 packed away for future adventures.
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby kyorke1 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:38 pm

Gov has got it spot on I think, two I would recommend would be the HP 18 as mentioned and also the Talisker 18 (if you can get your hands on it).
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Re: Tried HP 12 tonight

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:50 pm

My local shop was carrying the Tali 18 for just about $2-3 more than the Tali 10 - too bad I only bought one bottle; they've raised the price quite a bit since then.

:cry:

Oh, and before anyone starts the "It was obviously mis-marked; you should have paid full retail" stuff again, I specifically asked the guy in the shop, and he told me, "Nope, that's the correct price - I double-checked it when we marked it."
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