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Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

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Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby dramtastic » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:25 am

Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 which do you prefer?

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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:14 pm

I totally agree with Nick. I think the CI is a lot more fun than the Bowmore. Maybe if you are looking for subtlety then the Bowmore might be the way to go, but if you want action then its no contest.
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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby Dubois » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:53 pm

Sorry guys, Bowmore 17 for me...
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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Tough call here for me, DT.

The Bowmore takes the cake if it's balance, subtlety, degree of complexity and that added input from selective use of Sherry casks that takes priority. Lovely whisky bottled at a perfect age when at its best.

But oh the Caol Ila. Much drier. A switchblade of a whisky! Very appetizing and invigorating. If you add a touch of water, a slight creaminess appears. That said, I really like it as it pours.
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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby dramtastic » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:06 am

Thanks,

Bought the Caol Ila

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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby johan brugge » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:09 am

Let us know what you think of it DT. I've only had the Bowmore 17, which I liked a lot ... until the finish. Very disappointing!
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Re: Caol Ila CS or Bowmore 17 your opinions please

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:23 am

While generally I will take Bowmore over CI, the 17 is one of the few that I just don't get.
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