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Recommendations for my whisky tasting

Postby Ian_Hamilton » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:16 pm

Hi everyone

I want to have a whisky tasting with say six whiskies.
I want to do it cheap but try and use some bottlings/finishes that regular drinkers may not have tried.
i.e. I thought I could use a Campbletown Loch 25. I definately dont want to use for example a Laphroig 10 because everyone will have tried it before,
Any ideas? :roll:
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Postby richard » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:46 pm

try the new bladnoch and tomintoul as well as glen garioch then caol ila then ardbeg good luck
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Postby Admiral » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:00 am

Since you've mentioned Campbelltown Loch, you're obviously happy to have a blend or two at the table, so why not add a vatted malt also?

Try the Six Isles vatted malt, or a Poit Dubh, as these are very interesting & flavoursome whiskies that I daresay many people won't have tried.

Richard's Caol Ila was a good suggestion, and I'd also suggest a Clynelish.

The recent Clynelish bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail (Connoisseur's Choice) are quite inexpensive, yet amazingly full-flavoured and tasty malts. They also offer a flavour profile quite different from your standard Speyside or Highland malts.

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Postby bamber » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:13 am

Very young Ardbeg
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Postby Ralph » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:35 am

Hello, I think you ma like to taste whisey from different regions. plus, you can suriprse tasters by giving taste of a cheap super market bottle. I had once Safeways highland and it was very nice.
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Postby bond » Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:24 pm

I would certainly recommend a Bowmore 12 YO.

It is relatively inexpensive and is generously peaty without being overwhelming (which the heavies can be at times)

Would also recommend Cragganmore, a full bodied and complex beast which is grossly under-rated, in mt opinion.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:25 am

Agree with you there on the Cragganmore.

In fact, half the appeal of this malt is the fact it is so under-rated.

We have an expression here in Australia for people or things who go about their work brilliantly without making a fuss or song & dance about it. It's "Quiet Achiever". I think Cragganmore is a great example.

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Postby Aidan » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:06 am

Thirded - Cragganmore is very nice indeed.
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