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What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Onefortheditch » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:05 am

Forget Jim Murray and his Ardbeg hype. What is the best whisky you've tasted this year?

For me the best one I've tasted is an Old Malt Cask Ben Nevis 13YO 50% fiinished in a red wine cask.

Its miles better than any Ardbeg I've ever tasted.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:27 am

Mmmm, I might just wait to answer that after the last 3 and a half months of the year has finished.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby lockejn » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:59 pm

dramtastic wrote:Mmmm, I might just wait to answer that after the last 3 and a half months of the year has finished.

Agreed. There are a lot of great/new releases pending before the year is out.

If we count September to September I'd choose Caol Ila 10 Unpeated 2009.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby AshDLS » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:15 pm

dramtastic wrote:Mmmm, I might just wait to answer that after the last 3 and a half months of the year has finished.

Augh, how I'd love to shoot on over to Japan to try this before the year is out:

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Limited to 1000 unfortunately... may not be able to find any by the time I'm over there again! :(
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby DavidUK » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:47 pm

Blair Athol 'distillery only' bottling (6000 bottles)
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:02 pm

There is always the PlowedRiach. Bottled October 2009 but didn't make the States until January 2010.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:34 pm

AshDLS wrote:
dramtastic wrote:Mmmm, I might just wait to answer that after the last 3 and a half months of the year has finished.

Augh, how I'd love to shoot on over to Japan to try this before the year is out:

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Limited to 1000 unfortunately... may not be able to find any by the time I'm over there again! :(



Just so happens I am shooting over to Japan in November Ash, so I'll take one for the team and try it for you...........or just buy the bottle! :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby bredman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:02 am

Onefortheditch wrote:Forget Jim Murray and his Ardbeg hype. What is the best whisky you've tasted this year?

So far... Ardbeg. :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby bcrossan » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:52 am

Ganga wrote:There is always the PlowedRiach. Bottled October 2009 but didn't make the States until January 2010.


Great choice. Gotta be up there for me as well
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby jazz lover » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:29 pm

Ardbeg Corry.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:03 pm

dramtastic wrote:Mmmm, I might just wait to answer that after the last 3 and a half months of the year has finished.

Just never know what surprises lie around the corner! :thumbsup:

To this point in time, though...
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Aidan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:49 am

I really liked the Ben Nevis 25. There was also a Connemara 17 from a sherry cask that might be the best I've tasted this year. Probably lots more will spring to mind.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby vision*R » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:32 am

So far, definitely the Longmorn 37 yo 1972 by Whisky Agency.
But it seems a few exiting things are still to come.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:20 pm

Got a lot of tasting until the end of 2010 for me... WhiskyFest.. other 'fests...

I will hold my thoughts until then... (but there are some candidates)...

Cheers, :coffee:
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:50 am

Collector57 wrote:Come on Mikey - how about a sneak preview of candidates ;)



Ah the anticipation grows... 8)
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby hyperfuji » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:02 pm

Ganga wrote:There is always the PlowedRiach. Bottled October 2009 but didn't make the States until January 2010.


the plowedriach is up there
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Maccy » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:21 pm

I only tasted the Glenlivet Nadurra this year and for me, (So far), this is the one.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:11 pm

As Mikey says there are a lot of whiskies still to be tasted between now and December ( as well as SMWS tasting , there's a Berry Bros one as well so lots of Candidates....Not to mention Eddies Manchester festival and his tastings..... )
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby corbuso » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:21 am

I will have to wait at least until the whisky live Paris (at the end of this week) and the last released at the Whisky Schiff Zürich, but the Auchentoshan 1977 OB is so far my best candidate.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:01 am

Personally I think the 2010 bottling of Springbank 10 for the price is just astonishing.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby ardbeguser » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:57 pm

Ardbeg Corryvreckan by a long distance. :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:38 pm

Could be from one of these......
Relaunched Bunnahabhain 12yo O.b. @ 46.3%
Amrut Double Cask
Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured
TWE Amrut Special Reserve
Bladnoch Forum 24yo Cambus
Berry Brothers 1989 Girvan
Berry Brothers 2005 Ledaig
Queen of the Moorlands Bunnahabhain 1997 for the 2010 Feis Ile
Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010 O.b. from the Disitillery
Any of the 3 Bladnoch Forum 30yo Caol Ilas
John Milroy Selection 29yo Caol Ila
SMWS 33.91 (10yo Ardbeg 100ppm peating)
Just for starters......
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby MacDeffe » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:24 pm

I had a lot of good whisky in 2010, probably my best whisky. A lot of the whisky that goes around at events, tasttings and private tastings are often releases from earlier years, it can a bit hard to keep track of the release years. Here are the best 2010 releases I had so far

Glengoyne 37yo by Nectar of the daily drams
Glen Moray 36yo by Duncan Taylor (cask 7037)
Caperdonich 37 by Duncan Taylor (cask??)
Imperial 12yo 55% Whiskies of Scotland (Duncan Taylor)
Plowed Benriach

Runners up are
Amrut Intermediate Sherry Matured
Ardbeg Rollercoaster
Ardbeg Uigedail

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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:36 pm

I do like the new Ardbeg 10 and it should be noted that it is quite different from the 10 from yesteryear.

The new Tomatin range is quite good. 25 might be one of the big steals out there.

The new Springbank 18 is excellent (sorry G).
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Well, 2010 isn't over yet so I might add a few to my list but here is a first attempt in no particular order (however some really stick out):

- Ardbeg Renaissance
- Ardbeg Supernova 2010
- Bowmore 19yo 1990 Signatory Vintage
- Bunnahabhain 35yo 1973 TWA
- Caol Ila CS 58.6 %
- Caol Ila 1984 Samaroli
- Karuizawa 1992 cask 6978
- Cask of the Yamazaki 1993 Heavily Peated cask 3Q70048
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby schitzengiggles » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:50 am

Springbank 12yo Claret Wood.

Definitely not a crowd pleaser, but crikey, I love it.

http://www.ryansratings.net/2010/07/12/springbank-12-year-old-claret-finished-single-malt-whisky/

Here's my 90+ point spirits for the YTD.
http://www.ryansratings.net/tag/90/
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Mike Ralston » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:23 am

The malt that blew my socks off this year was the Karuizawa 32yo Noh cask 6719 - for me, it gave a whole new meaning to the expression "sherry monster"...

I was surprised & impressed by the Berry Bros Ledaig 2005 and also the Kilkerran 6yo WIP...

A great year so far!
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby MARS » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:02 pm

The year is not over yet but it's gona be difficult to find better than the laphroaig 1964/1981 43° by BBR!

The amrut double cask is indeed a very impressive whisky and well worth the price(still, I didn't buy a bottle. I can't buy everything) and the serie of caperdonich 1972 by DT are very good quality/price whisky(and very good at all, I must say)

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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby doc » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:13 am

All the hype about Ardbeg cory and I have yet to give it a try but last week a session included a couple of Ardbeg Uigeadails Wow I did enjoy them :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby DavidUK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:30 pm

Bladnoch 8 yo at 55% is stunning
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby MacDeffe » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:17 am

I agree, it's a favourite of mine. I very very seldom rebuy a bottle, I prefer to try new stuff, but the Bladnoch 8 55% I just had to get another one of

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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Leorin » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:17 am

Lochside 46 years (11/1963-03/2010) WINs 5th anniversary special bottling 46.6% was not only one of the best 2010 bottlings but one of the best whiskies I could ever try.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby AnnieB » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:18 pm

Ganga wrote:There is always the PlowedRiach. Bottled October 2009 but didn't make the States until January 2010.



Ganga..could you tell me something more of this whisky?? Several people have mentioned it but I don't know it at all, and have never seen it in BC. Thanks!
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby MacDeffe » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:46 pm

It's available here :

http://www.binnys.com/spirits/PLOWED_So ... 60586.html

Pretty hard to get a bottle to Europe, but sometimes Americans should have something good for themselves :D . Most often its the other way around!

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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:11 pm

Ha ha I wonder if you would be so generous if you didn't have some. :)
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