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Recommendation for a newbie

Postby pendolo » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:19 pm

Hi, what would you recommend for a multi cask/wood (rum/sherry) whisky with lots of flavour and persistence and a touch of peat for up to £40/45?

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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby HP 4 me » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:04 am

there is no rum cask influence in this one, but most definately a sherry monster......... Aberlour a'bunadh. One of my favourites!!!
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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby lawschooldrunk » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:05 pm

If your looking for rum influence without spending too much, try balvenie's 14 year old rum cask.
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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:43 pm

Are you looking for rum and sherry casks for the same whisky or is this an either or? Not sure if I know of one with that combo. However, some rum finished whiskies include the Carroan Reserve from Glenfiddich, Talisker has had a couple, Springbank did an 8/8 bourbon/rum.
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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby dramtastic » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:37 am

I have Sherry finished whisky's that have rum like elements. You won't be able to buy them though so I suggest you might look on a site like The Whisky Exchange and read the descriptions of sherried whiskys to find something similar.
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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:05 pm

I think you'll have a bit of a challenge ahead of you in terms of finding a whisky that combines ex-Sherry and ex-Rum cask characteristics... certainly one in which the Sherry casks were rather more 'active' (i.e. first-fill) ones.

You're much more likely to come across whiskies that have been aged in ex-Bourbon oak as well as in ex-Rum casks (usually finished in the latter). One such whisky I've enjoyed is Benriach's Arumaticus Fumosus 12 Year Old. It's pretty tasty.
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Re: Recommendation for a newbie

Postby jazz lover » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:16 pm

Bruichladdich has a rum finish
Park ave. has an 11 yr. Springbank rum finish
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