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Single Malts 4 Beginners

Postby TheSwampFox » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:58 pm

Having just started experimenting with various scotchs, i was wondering what any of you recommend as a beginner's single malt.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:17 am

There a lots of options but the UDV Classic Malts, Cragganmore, Talisker, Lagavulin, Oban, Glenkinkie and Dalwhinnie cover off most of the producing areas except Campbeltown where Springbank & Glen Scotia are produced. A little bit of on-line research will show you the whisky producing regions and then you can easily find the various malts in each region. Let me know your progress,
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Postby thijs » Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:27 am

In addition to the UDV malts, I recommend The Balvenie doublewood, 12 y.o. and the Singleton of Auchroisk, 10 y.o. These are both speysides.
Also Highland Park, 12 y.o. is good as a beginners malt.
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Postby hpulley » Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:18 pm

Do a search as I think this has been asked before but good beginners drams are Highland Park, The Dalmore, The Balvenie and Caol Ila.

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Postby TheSwampFox » Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:37 am

Thankyou for the replies. The region i'm interested in is the lowlands. What would any of you recommend as the best of this region?
Again thanks for the answers.
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Postby Xavier » Thu Jun 26, 2003 8:50 am

If you are a beginner and want to compare the different regions, I think Littlemill (standard bottling) is a very good representative for the Lowlands. Very soft and "grassy" !

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Postby shane » Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:09 am

If your into lowland whisky, I would suggest a Rosebank, Bladnoch or even Auchentoshan, all good lowland whiskies.
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Postby hpulley » Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:01 am

Bladnoch and Rosebank are my favorite lowlanders. Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie are easier to find and are not bad but not my favorites. I've never had a Littlemill which I loved but it to is a decent whisky and possibly the exemplar of a lemon grassy lowlander.

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Postby TheSwampFox » Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:52 am

Thanks again for the recommendations.
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Postby r0b » Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:35 pm

Hi TheSwampFox,

I have no idea what sort of flavours you prefer, but have you considered any Irish whiskeys? They are lighter - but not inferior - than most Scotches. Try a Bushmills 10, or even the blended Black Bush. Maybe even a Kilbeggan. These are fruity and smooth and very easy to drink. Som would say too demanding, but I find them very charming and certainly appropriate (and doesn't cost a fortune!) if you are just entering the wonderful world of uisge!
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Postby Leonidych » Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:48 pm

Hi TheSwampFox,
Two ways of introduction:
(1) Smooth one. Image Since you mentioned Lowlands, my recommendation would be Auchentoshan Three Wood (not just triple distilled!). And as to Irish pure pot stills, I am sure you will enjoy Redbreast and Powers Millenium.
(2) Cognitive one. Image I would recommend Redbreast, Laphroaig, Caol Isla, and aforementioned Auchentoshan. Then you will know in which direction to go. Image
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Postby whiskyjack7 » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:10 pm

you must try the Glenrothes if you can get the 1973 is by far my chioce . fullbodied with a delicate,light peated aroma ,pleasinglysmooth aftertaste Speyside matured in oak cask excellent malt take a large glass and add a little water then taste .the water releases a wonderful aroma and lingering taste must try for sure
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Postby hpulley » Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:48 pm

Oh no... I missed the '73 Glenrothes, darn it. Was looking at it and now seems to be sold out in Ontario. You aren't near Guelph, are you? I loved the '69.

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Postby whiskyjack7 » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:51 pm

I over look cook bay on lake simcoe
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Postby hpulley » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:01 pm

Lovely area! I have family and friends who live off Trout Lake, North Bay, Killarney and Parry Sound. A bit far to pop over for an afternoon though... too bad.

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:45 pm

Hi Guys, will the LCBO not do a search for the Glenrothes '73 and bring it in from a different store for you? I know in BC that is common practice, just a thought.
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Postby hpulley » Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:06 pm

They will ship it in but their online inventory shows them to be completely sold-out, province-wide, of the '73 Glenrothes. Should have acted instead have dithered when I saw it was still available.

I will give them a ring just in case they can find one but I'm not hopeful.

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