I am a newbie to this forum and to the wonderful world of Single Malt Whiskys.
Please excuse my bad English .. I am from Munich, Germany.
I started collecting/drinking Whisky in October/November 2001 and have acquired about 60 bottles so far.
I wanted to have a big spectrum of Whisky, so I tried to get my hands of the youngest Whisky of the well-known distillers. Unfortunately I have bought some bottles that were less pleasing.
Now I want to go a step further and buy older whiskys or different editions from my favourite brands. But since that will be a little bit more costly, I would appreciate some recommendations.
Here are some of my favourite brands and what I have from them:
Ardbeg: I only have the 10-y.-o. and a Murray & David Edition (1991)which I don´t like that much. I have tried the 17-y.o. once but was a little bit disappointed. Any other vintages that are as overwhelming as the 10-y.o.?
Bowmore: I have everything from the normals range (Legends, 12-21-y.o., Darkest, Surf) and Dusk. Tried Dawn once but was disappointed. Are Claret, Surf and the old ones worth getting?
Macallen: I really like Sherry-Whiskys. I prefer the 12-y.o. over the 18-y.o. Anything that can be compared to Macallen? Oh, I have Glendronach 15-y.o.
Glenmorangie: I like the Madeira Wood and the Port finish a lot, but I am not a big fan of the normal Glenmorangie. Should I go for Sherry Wood and Fino Wood?
My favourite Caol Ila is from Dun Bheagan. I like the smokey, bacon-like taste a lot. I got another Caol Ila (the Single Single Malt Collection) on Ebay and was simply shocked how different tastes could be. That Caol Ila tastes watery and can´t even be compared to Dun Bhegan´s .Any other versions that have that bacon flavour which I like so much?
Okay, that was enough for a start. I appreciate each comment and recommendations on brands I haven´t mentioned.
Greetings from Munich,