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Postby Laphroaig » Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:56 pm

This line has popped up at a retailer I frequent. Just curious if anyone has opinions about the the quality of their selection?

I took a chance on the Clynelish bottling and was wonderfully surprised. I've seen a few other tempting items on the shelf at respectable prices. Always nice to get feedback before leaping though.
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Postby Rudy » Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:27 pm

Hi Laphroaig,

the Whisky Galore line is from DTC, the people that also bring out the Peerless collection.

See also at:

http://www.thewhiskygalore.com

http://www.dtcscotch.com

Have fun,

Rudy.
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Postby mortlach99 » Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:33 pm

I'm lucky their shop is only half an hours drive from me in Huntly. :D I've had several bottles from them and all have been equal to if not better than some of OB's from the distilleries themselves.
Two I've had this month are a 14yo Aberlour, very nice, and a 13yo Highland Park. Both around the £23 mark.
The WG Highland Park just beats the OB Highland Park for me, must be because it's not chill filtered, it just gives it that extra something.
Their prices are resonable as well, haven't tried any of the more expensive bottles yet, but will treat myself some day.
Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a bottle.
Cheers.
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Postby Ash » Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:55 pm

Hi Mortlach,
I live even closer than that and am in there a fair bit. Agree on the 13yo HP and the Aberlour. I can recommend also their 15yo Ardmore and their Macallan. Also well worth a go is their 15yo blend called Glendarroch (<£20).
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Postby mortlach99 » Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:03 pm

Hello Ash.
I'll give the Ardmore a try sometime. I have tried it before, but that was awhile back (in the days they used to give you a dram if you did some work there). I can remember it was pretty good.
I'm hoping the're taking out a cask strenght Mortlach soon. Their 12yo was as good as the F&F 16yo I usually buy.
Has anyone else a good one to recommend :?:
Cheers :D
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Postby Ash » Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:14 pm

Hi Mortlach,
They do have a 12 Mortlach but I've never tried it. I will likely be in there in the next week, so I might give it a go. They describe it as spicy!! I'll report back.
Where do you get your F&F 16yo? McPhails? or Dufftown shop?
Are you in Dufftown by the way?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:21 pm

Hi Laphroaig,

I tryed a few of the Whisky Galore bottles and must say that the quality is quite good compared to the price. Good buy.

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Postby Laphroaig » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:25 pm

Indeed Erik (price comparisons). Care or dare to name (if you recall) which bottles you have tried? Right now the local shop has I believe 5 varieties. The other off the top of my head is Rosebank (I think 11 years old). I thought the Clynelish bottle I picked up was exceptional, although nothing in the way of a hint of smoke which I have found in other Leesh bottlings. This Whisky Galore bottling was just a wide open fruit bomb.
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:15 pm

I'm enjoying a Aberlour of them ATM and I love it. Price was more then reasonable too (Talkign exclusively about Whisky Galore now, the Peerless collection is a whole different story :wink: )
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:37 pm

Hi Laphroaig,

I tasted 3 of them and those where The Macallan, Highland Park and Glen Elgin and all of them tasted very very nice, compared to the price I would say a very good deal. The Rosebank you mentioned must have been very good I heard some good stories about this one, so IMO the Clynelish, without some smokiness, sounds pretty good, I mean it's something different for a change then the other Clynelish editions. Dare to explore

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:53 am

Jeroen, can you tell me anything about the WG Aberlour? If you used the OB Aberlour 10 as a reference point how does it differ?
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Postby Admiral » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:18 am

Lawrence,

Your question regarding comparison to the Aberlour 10 prompted me to ponder just how varied the Aberlour range tastes. However, I don't wish to hijack this thread, so I've started a new thread on the matter.

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Postby Laphroaig » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:53 pm

No problems on thread jacks (as far as whisky goes). I'd like to hear about all the details too regardless of which brand and how it crosses with this topic. As long as the subject isn't changed to underwater basket weaving or an agenda that detracts from the over all theme - a thread jack of the sort you speak of is healthy and all good as they say.

I think I pretty much heard what I needed to as far as taking a chance on another item. It's almost a win win situation with the current prices of the selection I've seen anyway. Most of what I saw was under $50.00 and of interest. I just wanted to hear that the Clynelish I snagged wasn't a rare aboration in terms of the selective process. One can't be too careful these days, even the most iffy and unreliable independent / private bottlers come up with a gem every now and then.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:03 pm

Hi Laphroaig,

Here is an example of our prices and not bad for the quality you get.

AUCHENTOSHAN 10 Y 1992 WG 070 46% 10 1992 30,70

ABERLOUR 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60

GLEN ELGIN 12 Y 1991 WG 070 46% 12 1991 37,67

GLENDARROCH 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60

GLENDARROCH 1988 WG 070 40% 1988 32,60

HIGHLAND PARK 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60

CAOL ILA 13 Y 1990 WG 070 46% 13 1990 36,45

MACALLAN 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60

The prices are in Euro's and Glendarroch can be read as Glendronach. I think you should be OK with the Clynelish you snagged somewhere.


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