Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Inherited Bottles

Your tastes and our tastes are discussed here, so make sure you share your pleasures with us.

Inherited Bottles

Postby AndrewThomas » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:26 pm

I recently inherited a handful of already opened bottles. A fantastic oppurtunity to try new stuff!

Highland Park 15: Lovely, honey, sweet cherry, but I did not find it shockingly better than the 12.

Macallan 15 (Fine Oak): Amazing nose. When I first put it in the glass I was quite happy but gets a little boring/harsh towards the end. Good, but just not great.

Oban 14: Is it just me, or is this quite dull?

Clynelish 14: Good, steady, salty. I liked quite a bit but was not distinctive. Am I missing something?

Balvenie 15: Incredible, sweet, with bitter undertones. Very complex to my tongue.

Balvenie 10 Founder's Reserve: Powerful, strong, complex. Are bottles of this available??

It's ironic that my favorites were the Balvenie's as I'm generally a Talisker/Lagavulin/Laphroiag drinker. The sweet usually isn't my style.
New member
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:20 pm

Re: Inherited Bottles

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:39 am

I don't know how old the Highland Park 15 bottling you have is but the most recent bottling is outstanding.
User avatar
Novice Scotch Fan
Gold Member
Posts: 663
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:22 pm

Return to Whisky Tastings

Whisky gift and present finder