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My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Here is my top 15 (some non-SMS in there). I was just curious if this is close to anyone elses

1) Ardbeg Uigeadail
2) Talisker 10
3) Laphroaig Quarter Cask
4) Laphroaig 10 CS
5) Talisker 18
6) Laphroaig 10
7) Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon
8) Highland Park Lone Star Cask 1st edition
9) Ardbeg 10
10) Lagavulin 16
11) Highland Park 18
12) Highland Park 12
13) Wild Turkey 101
14) Balvenie Founder's Reserve
15) 1998 Signatory Glen Ord 8 year 46% ABV
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:07 pm

You will get some agreement, especially with the Islays and Talisker up there.

My top 10 to 20 are significantly different. Mainly because I've had years to build up a broad diversity with some truly exceptional drams in there.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby jazz lover » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:25 am

Ditto.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby lockejn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:46 am

My top 10 in no particular order:

Oban 14
Highland Park 12
Glenfarclas 12
Talisker 10
Clynelish 14
Teacher's
Ardmore TC
Yamazaki 12
Booker's Bourbon
Bunnahabhain 12

I haven't really sampled the Islays yet so some changes are imminent.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby dramtastic » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:56 am

3 or 4 of Talisker10s list would be in my top 15.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby borgom » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:23 pm

Mmmm that list is making me thirsty....
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Re: My new top 10

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:56 pm

Amongst the more readily available single malt Scotches currently in the marketplace, I'd certainly add Glenlivet 16YO Nadurra Cask Strength and Longmorn 16YO. More esoteric issues? Old Malt Cask 1975 Ardbeg and the distillery's own 1977. Bourbons? George T. Stagg. Japanese? Nikka Yoichi 12YO. Canadian? Crown Royal Cask No.16.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby jazz lover » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:04 pm

My list changes with my mood.
Springbank 30 yr. 66 Local Barley
Springbank 20 yr. 67 West Highland bottle
Springbank 30 yr. Dumpy bottle
Springbank 30 yr. Milroy's
Springbank 21 yr. Ob
Springbank 12 yr. 50% Double Dark
Springbank 25 yr. Ob
Springbank 22 yr. Ob
Springbank 32 yr. Ob
Longrow 25 yr.
Longrow 18 yr.
Springbank 35 yr. 65 Mmcd. fresh sherry
Springbank 29 yr. 65 Ob
Spribgbank 35 yr. 70 Dun Bheagan 50.5%
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Re: My new top 10

Postby mikeymad » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:44 pm

Welcome to Campbeltown jazz... can't wait till you find Mull... :-)

I agree with a lot of these by the way...

Cheers,
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Pure Pot Head » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:57 pm

No top ten is complete surely without an Irish Pure Pot Still. It's like a top ten of cars without a Mercedes!
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:04 pm

Mine don't move a whole lot.

Bowmore 1968 32, OB
Macallan 25, Distiller's Society
Macallan 25, 1972 MMcD
Springbank 35, 1965 MMcD
Springbank 30, OB dumpy 1990s bottling red/grey parchment
Ardbeg Provenance 1974, 55%
Mortlach 50, 1938 G&M
Glenrothes 35, 1957 G&M
Dalmore 62
Bowmore 40, DT

Yeah, there's several that aren't on here that could easily make top 10.

Brorageddon
Ardbeggeddon
The other Ardbeg Provenances
Talisker 25, 59.9
Talisker 30
Talisker 25, 58.4 (I think that was the right %)
Talisker 20, 62, 1982
Glenfarclas 27 (Sam's bottling)
HP 27, Oklahoma bottling
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Re: My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:25 pm

Those are some mighty fine lists. I have read about many of them, although obviously that's all I will ever be able to do is read about most of them. Maybe one day I can ask several family members to go in together and get me a bottle of the Talisker 25 for Christmas.

I guess I can't count..I title a post Top 10, and then list 15 :D
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Re: My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:28 pm

jazz lover, I take it you like Springbank? :thumbsup:

Spec's had Springbank 10 on sale for $49 and I almost bought it on my birthday shopping trip but decided against it as it isn't the 2009 bottling, and I have heard not so good things about the bottlings between 2002 and 2008.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby jazz lover » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:35 pm

Yes. Btw talk with Dan Peters at Spec's
he may can order something special
for you if you are looking for something.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:25 pm

Thanks, jazz lover. That was my first trip to Spec's warehouse back last month. My wife and I and the two kids. Our kids just went bonkers over the soda pop aisle. I even found Antarctica Gurana which I became fond of in Brazil. My wife was amazed by the place...and it's even easy to get to, an important thing for a surburbanite!
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Megawatt » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:12 am

That looks fun, so I'll try, in no particular order:

Talisker 18
Cragganmore 12
Lagavulin 16
The Macallan 12
Bruichladdich Yellow Submarine 1991
Longmorn 15
The Balvenie 15
Ardbeg 10
Glenfiddich 15
Glenkinchie 1992 Distillers Edition
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Pure Pot Head » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:27 am

Here's my selection at this exact moment in time but this can shift dramtaically depending on the occasion. Apologies to the Peaty Single Malt fans hoping to find their favourites in here, I'm Irish and of course our palate never really took to smokey tasting whiskey to any real extent - i dip in and out of that world more for experimentation and variety and to see what the fuss is about!

Redbreast 15
Redbreast 12
Jameson 18
Makers Mark
Jameson Gold
Powers 12
Jameson Rarest Vintage
Glenlivet XXV
Jameson Master Distiller Selection
Strathisla Single Malt

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Re: My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:22 pm

Pure Pot Still, Redbreast 12 is tops on my list of something new to try. It sounds like a great whiskey.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby ClubSmed » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:23 pm

I love the fact that a thread called "My new top 10" starts off with a list of 15
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:13 pm

Like golf, it includes ties. :D
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Re: My new top 10

Postby talisker10 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:29 pm

"I love the fact that a thread called "My new top 10" starts off with a list of 15
:lol:"

Not on purpose, and I can actually count :D I had intended 10 but as I was typing the list it just got longer. There is so much good stuff.
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Megawatt » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:37 pm

Oh yeah, if we're also talking non-Scotches I should revise that list(I forgot there are other kinds of whisky!)

Alberta Premium Limited Edition
Knob Creek
Redbreast 12
The Yamazaki 12
Talisker 18
Cragganmore 12
Lagavulin 16
The Balvenie 15
Longmorn 15
Bruichladdich Yellow Sub
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Re: My new top 10

Postby Knolly » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:34 am

I'm going to make two lists, which are in no particular order and can change dramatically depending upon my mood!

Special bottles (most of which are amazing while a few were memorable for other reasons such as uniqueness):
Lagavulin 21
Ardbeg 1974 Provenance
Random 1970's Ardbeg bottles including OBs from 75, 77, and 78 and single cask releases
Tullibardine 1966 World Cup
G&M Cask 1973 Longmorn
Laphroaig 27
Port Charlotte Bloodtub
Glenrothes OMC 1975
Dewar Rattray 14yo Bowmore
BenRiach 1975


Regular Releases (generally commonly available bottles):
Ardbeg Uigeadail, especially the BC edition L7 325 bottles
Laphroaig 10CS / 15yo (depending upon the mood)
Lagavulin 16 or 12CS (again depending upon the mood)
Bruichladdich PC7
Bruichladdich 3D series
BenRiach 21 Authenticus
Glenfarclas 21
Balvenie 17 and 21
Talisker 18
A'bunadh


Special mention to McCarthey's peated single malt from Oregon USA.

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