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Postby yorkie » Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:10 pm

Whilst much is written about the older expressions from distilleries very little is mentioned about the younger offerings of Whisky. Young??.....lets say less than 10 year old.

My vote goes for the 8 year old Glen Garioch with the thumbs down for the 5 year old Glen Grant (We will let the Italians have that one) Being a Yorkshire lad I would love to find that Value for money bottling!

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Best "young" whisky

Postby yorkie » Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:10 pm

Whilst much is written about the older expressions from distilleries very little is mentioned about the younger offerings of Whisky. Young??.....lets say less than 10 year old.

My vote goes for the 8 year old Glen Garioch with the thumbs down for the 5 year old Glen Grant (We will let the Italians have that one) Being a Yorkshire lad I would love to find that Value for money bottling!

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Postby Aidan » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:59 am

The latest Locke's 8-Year old is pretty good. There are also some good young burbons.
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:59 am

The latest Locke's 8-Year old is pretty good. There are also some good young burbons.
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Postby Scully » Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:06 pm

Basil Hayden's is a pretty good 8 year old bourbon. Also Knob Creek is very good (I believe it to be nine years old).

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Postby Scully » Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:06 pm

Basil Hayden's is a pretty good 8 year old bourbon. Also Knob Creek is very good (I believe it to be nine years old).

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Postby Gate » Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:56 pm

I thought 8 years was actually getting reasonably old for a bourbon. Whatever, the best youngest whisky I've ever had was the early version of Old Potrero rye, when it was a one-year-old. Wicked whisky, and unbelievable it was so young. Mind you, the three-year-old version aged in new barrels is also rather wonderful. As for malts, the Arran bottlings I have tasted (nothing more than five years) have all been pretty good.
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Postby Gate » Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:56 pm

I thought 8 years was actually getting reasonably old for a bourbon. Whatever, the best youngest whisky I've ever had was the early version of Old Potrero rye, when it was a one-year-old. Wicked whisky, and unbelievable it was so young. Mind you, the three-year-old version aged in new barrels is also rather wonderful. As for malts, the Arran bottlings I have tasted (nothing more than five years) have all been pretty good.
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Postby yorkie » Sat Jan 11, 2003 9:22 am

My mistake for not clarifying the whisky...note no "e".
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Postby yorkie » Sat Jan 11, 2003 9:22 am

My mistake for not clarifying the whisky...note no "e".
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Postby Scully » Sat Jan 11, 2003 4:38 pm

Scotch snobbery...what a pitty! you don't know what you're missing
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Postby Scully » Sat Jan 11, 2003 4:38 pm

Scotch snobbery...what a pitty! you don't know what you're missing
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Postby yorkie » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:46 pm

There was no mention in my posting of excluding US efforts but i was just clarifying my original post...I personally am interested in Malt whisky under 10 yrs. If you want a debate on bourbons ...start one
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Postby yorkie » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:46 pm

There was no mention in my posting of excluding US efforts but i was just clarifying my original post...I personally am interested in Malt whisky under 10 yrs. If you want a debate on bourbons ...start one
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Postby yorkie » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:48 pm

Sorry I missed the "code" in your posting.....Pittyvaich!...excluded as they only bottle at 12 yrs old I think....be careful Anna is watching!!!
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Postby yorkie » Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:48 pm

Sorry I missed the "code" in your posting.....Pittyvaich!...excluded as they only bottle at 12 yrs old I think....be careful Anna is watching!!!
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Postby ploughboy » Tue Jan 21, 2003 7:58 pm

Hi Yorkie I think the Auchentoshan no age is a great dram. I like it better than the 10yr old.
As for the other part of your question it was available from Gorden & Macphail before Xmas at £12.31 a bottle which can't be bad. Only problem was you had to buy 6 bottles
Traditionaly people thought lowland malts matured quicker than highland ones say at 8 yrs
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Postby ploughboy » Tue Jan 21, 2003 7:58 pm

Hi Yorkie I think the Auchentoshan no age is a great dram. I like it better than the 10yr old.
As for the other part of your question it was available from Gorden & Macphail before Xmas at £12.31 a bottle which can't be bad. Only problem was you had to buy 6 bottles
Traditionaly people thought lowland malts matured quicker than highland ones say at 8 yrs
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Postby yorkie » Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:24 pm

Thanks, I'll revisit that one.....I preferred the 10 year old when I tried them but it was marginal. Have just finished a bottle of Littlemill 8yr old which I found most acceptable As they are just up the river from each other seems like the north bank of the clyde is a happy hunting ground.

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Postby yorkie » Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:24 pm

Thanks, I'll revisit that one.....I preferred the 10 year old when I tried them but it was marginal. Have just finished a bottle of Littlemill 8yr old which I found most acceptable As they are just up the river from each other seems like the north bank of the clyde is a happy hunting ground.

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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:13 am

I seem to recall reading somewhere that the standard official bottling of Talisker was no longer 10 years old. (If I remember correctly, someone noticed that the age statement suddenly disappeared from the box and the bottle).

If this is the case (and can anyone confirm it?) then I suggest this "young" whisky would win hands down!!
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:13 am

I seem to recall reading somewhere that the standard official bottling of Talisker was no longer 10 years old. (If I remember correctly, someone noticed that the age statement suddenly disappeared from the box and the bottle).

If this is the case (and can anyone confirm it?) then I suggest this "young" whisky would win hands down!!
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Postby ploughboy » Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:43 pm

IF YOU GO FURTHER DOWN THE CLYDE YOU MIGHT COME TO THE ISLAND OF ARRAN WHERE THE NEW DISTILLERY BOTTLES A SIX YEAR OLD, IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT. I HAVE NOT TASTED IT YET SO CAN NOT TELL YOU ANY MORE ABOUT IT.
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Postby ploughboy » Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:43 pm

IF YOU GO FURTHER DOWN THE CLYDE YOU MIGHT COME TO THE ISLAND OF ARRAN WHERE THE NEW DISTILLERY BOTTLES A SIX YEAR OLD, IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT. I HAVE NOT TASTED IT YET SO CAN NOT TELL YOU ANY MORE ABOUT IT.
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Postby Gate » Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:01 pm

Arran is very good for its age. Not particularly "islandy" (meaning seaweedy and phenolic like Talisker/Ledaig and the Islays), but a lovely dram. I reckon it'll be excellent at 8 years, and near perfection at 10. BTW, I have seen Old Rhosdhu going for about £12 for a 5-year-old, but whether that is good value, I have no idea (the Inchmurrin, also from Loch Lomond, is a pleasant light Lowland-like malt but not as cheap). Any Rhosdhu drinkers out there?
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Postby Gate » Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:01 pm

Arran is very good for its age. Not particularly "islandy" (meaning seaweedy and phenolic like Talisker/Ledaig and the Islays), but a lovely dram. I reckon it'll be excellent at 8 years, and near perfection at 10. BTW, I have seen Old Rhosdhu going for about £12 for a 5-year-old, but whether that is good value, I have no idea (the Inchmurrin, also from Loch Lomond, is a pleasant light Lowland-like malt but not as cheap). Any Rhosdhu drinkers out there?
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Postby yorkie » Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:40 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, my mission must be to find a bottle from Arran.
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Postby yorkie » Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:40 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, my mission must be to find a bottle from Arran.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:49 am

Yes, I bought a bottle of Tallisker the other day. It was on a plinth in an offliciense with Tallisker 10 year old on it. When I looked at the bottle when I got home, however, there was no age statement on it. I thought I'd been done, untill I had a drop.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:49 am

Yes, I bought a bottle of Tallisker the other day. It was on a plinth in an offliciense with Tallisker 10 year old on it. When I looked at the bottle when I got home, however, there was no age statement on it. I thought I'd been done, untill I had a drop.
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Postby ceedeedoos » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:52 pm

same thing here, but on the bottom of the frame with the drawing of the island, it says "Aged Ten Years" in the center ...
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Postby ceedeedoos » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:52 pm

same thing here, but on the bottom of the frame with the drawing of the island, it says "Aged Ten Years" in the center ...
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Postby XavierLeman » Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:52 pm

Hi all,

The best young malt in my opinion is the first (non official) bottling of Ardbeg since Glenmorangie took over the distillery. It's an 8YO Signatory. Not yet as good as the official Ten, but still a tremendous smoky (sigarets) malt.

The worst I think is the first bottling of Arran, however praised by many. No complexity at all. Only 4YO, but should be staying for at least another 8 years in casks... But I can understand the commercial side of the story.

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Postby XavierLeman » Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:52 pm

Hi all,

The best young malt in my opinion is the first (non official) bottling of Ardbeg since Glenmorangie took over the distillery. It's an 8YO Signatory. Not yet as good as the official Ten, but still a tremendous smoky (sigarets) malt.

The worst I think is the first bottling of Arran, however praised by many. No complexity at all. Only 4YO, but should be staying for at least another 8 years in casks... But I can understand the commercial side of the story.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:08 am

Bowmore Legend is good at 8yr old.

Glendullan is also very good if you can get it at 8yr old. It's probably better than the 12 yr old.

Other than that, I'd be hard pushed to recall any malts that I've had at less than 10 yr that are easily available.
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