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What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

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

Postby Lucas » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:11 pm

My whisky of the year I can't afford: Mortlach 70yo

Value whisky of the year: Balblair 2000 :empty:
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby bobnice » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:05 pm

I had a bottle of Talisker 10 from sainsburys again, and it was as good as the last one which makes it about the best whisky i have tasted this year :) I've bought lots of other bottles but i cant afford to drink them at the moment, so yes Talisker 10yr old, the best of the year and possibly of next year unless i get a pay rise.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Its a bit early really, to say what the personal whisky of the year is as yet....Particularly when there is unopened bottles of Laga 12 , Ardbeg Corry, Laph Cairdeas, Laph cask, and a LOT more on the side, not opened and not tried before! :shock:

However, I have had some very nice surprises this year. Caol Ila DE (93) Nikka all Malt....Ben Nevis 10.....

The real surprise was the Longrow CV . I DO like that whisky..and at that price ,its not bank breaking. So, some lessons learned, and plenty of scope for future delights :thumbsup:
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:09 am

Think I can answer this now. In no particular order with an extra thumbs up for the best of the best

Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength :thumbsup:
Hart Brothers Rosebank 15 1990
Hart Brothers Laphroaig 10 1996 52.9% :thumbsup:
OMC Caol Ila 12 1995
Springbank 12 54.6%
G & M Longmorn 12
Glenfarclas 15
Tullibardine 1993 Sherry Cask
Suntory Owners Cask Shinanoya Hakushu 1997 11YO 58% :thumbsup:
Hibiki 21 :thumbsup:
Yamazaki SC Takashimaya Buyers Selection 2000 10YO Sherry Butt 57% :thumbsup:
Yoichi 15
Yoichi 20 :thumbsup:
Yoichi Tarudashi Genshu 10YO #18114B 61% :thumbsup:
Miyagikyo Vintage 1989 50%
Sirakawa Malt Genshu 30YO 55%
Karuizawa Vintage Cask 1982 20YO Sherry Butt #2510 58.2% :thumbsup:
Karuizawa SC 1989 12YO #7410 61.3% :thumbsup:
Mars SC 20YO #618 58% :thumbsup:
Ichiro's Malt Ginkgo Blended Malt 46% :thumbsup:
Ichiro's Malt SC Puncheon 2000 10YO #6080 61% :thumbsup:
Ichro's Malt Double Distilleries
Chichibu Newborn Heavily Peated 61.4% :thumbsup:
Golden Horse Chichibu 12YO 56% :thumbsup:
Golden Horse Chichbu 14YO 57%
Kirin 20th Annversary Pure Malt 40% :thumbsup:

Honorary mention to Clynelsh 14YO, average nose but awesome palate.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Swedish Chef » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:04 pm

Best new whisky I've had this year would be Laphroaig Cask Strenght (red stripe). But that might not last as I've recieved a few samples today that should be very promising.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:08 pm

The year is almost done and so far the best I've tasted is Yamazaki 18 8)

Some other contenders would be Glengoyne 16 Shiraz Cask Finish, Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX, Lagavulin 12 CS edition 2010.

But I intend buying one new whisky later this week that will probably take 1st place... more about that one after I tasted it over the weekend :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:50 pm

Swedish Chef wrote:Best new whisky I've had this year would be Laphroaig Cask Strenght (red stripe). But that might not last as I've recieved a few samples today that should be very promising.



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

Postby MoreDalmore » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:38 pm

MoreDalmore wrote:But I intend buying one new whisky later this week that will probably take 1st place... more about that one after I tasted it over the weekend :P


Bought the whisky I intended to buy and just had my first dram of the Lagavulin Distillers Ediition 1994 8)

First impressions from memory ( compared to the 1991 edition ) : this one is darker in colour and the peat takes some time to show itself but comes trough fine after 1 or 2 drops of water.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:14 am

I was really taken with the Tullibardine 15 yo sauterne finish. I've purchased my third bottle of it this past week and can't find anything I don't like. A nice well rounded dram to finish off the year with.

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

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:48 am

Parkers Heritage Golden Anniversary
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15yo
Laga 12 2010
and an older release that i just opened this year for my sons baptism Glenfarclas 1974 31yo.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:49 am

I also forgot the Plowed Benriach.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby sorren » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Not a new whisky but i think my favourite whisky this tear has to be the OMC Highland park 27 year old sherry cask , in my opinion it was a fantastic dram and gets my number one vote.... :D :D :D
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby steveblack » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:23 pm

I am taking this as the best whiskey discovered by me in this year.The best I have had this year were:

Clynelish 14 - Just love this one. Complex and wonderful on the palette.
Nadurra CS - Another fav. Unfortunately finished mine so soon and am unable to get another one in my region.
Nikka from the barrel - Very very good.
Laph 10 CS - peps me up always.

The above have been consistently liked by me.

I have a PC8 and Yoichi 15 barely tasted and an Oban 14 unopened. Just got Wild Turkey rare breed and a Connemara CS peated, which were given just one try each. I am not considering them for this year's list yet as I need to spend a little more time with them.
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby matteo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:26 pm

Both from Diageo and both tasted during a Masterclass at Milano Whisky Festival:

# GLEN SPEY - 21 anni - Limited Edition 2010 - Distillato 1989 - Imbottigliato 2010 - 50.4%

# BRORA - 24 anni - Rare Malts - Distillato 1977 - Imbottigliato 2001 - 56.1%

Both complex and full of layer of flavors...very yummy :P
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Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Postby bredman » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:51 am

sorren wrote:Not a new whisky but i think my favourite whisky this tear has to be the OMC Highland park 27 year old sherry cask , in my opinion it was a fantastic dram and gets my number one vote.... :D :D :D

Now that's a surprise, not an Auchentoshan? :wink:
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