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Celebration Single malt advise

Postby jon999 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:33 am

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and fairly new to the world of malts. I've done some entry level malts such as Glenlivet, glenfiddich, dalwhinnie, aberlour and even had my nose in a bunnahabhain and Lagavulin. I'm really enjoying getting to know my malts, slowly but surely. Anyway I have a big celebration coming up and wanted something special to mark the occasion. I've been looking at signatory bottlings but I'm lost, I'm looking at spending £80-£120. Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby whiskgeek » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:10 am

I'd say keep doing what you're doing. Keep trying some until you can gravitate towards the ones you like the best.

I wouldn't recommend a Signatory for a beginner. They're an independent bottler. They buy casks from distilleries, and age them in their own barrels and warehouses. The whiskies can vary widely from the standard distillery profiles, so they're kind of a gamble.

For a celebratory dram or three, I would suggest finding an offering from a distillery you like, but a higher end. If you like the Macallan 12, try the 18. Or if you enjoyed the regular Bunna, try their 18 or even 25. Something along those lines.
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby jon999 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:20 pm

Thanks for the advise, I think that's probably my best option. I just wanted a good bottle because opportunities to justify spending £100 on whisky are few and far between. Either way thanks and I'm sure I'll find a bottle to do the celebration justice.
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby bredman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:42 am

Hi jon, If i had £100 to buy a bottle with i'd go for one of the closed distilleries. They will only go up in price so grab one while the motive is there. Convalmore and Dallas Dhu are the ones sparking my interest atm so how about one of these

http://www.drinkfinder.co.uk/catalogsea ... convalmore

The OMC would be the one i get. Any Dallas Dhu you can find will be good, but this first one looks interesting if you push the boat out a bit, the second one is a favourite,

http://www.drinkfinder.co.uk/dallas-dhu ... -70cl.html

http://www.drambusters.com/index.php?pa ... t&Itemid=4

Or try some Japanese, this Hakushu is tasty and the Hanyu is on my shopping list too, and also a closed distillery.

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-16956.aspx
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-8917.aspx
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby bredman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:43 am

Let us know what you go for. :D
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby jon999 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:17 pm

I went for the signatory bottling of Dallas dhu 30yo. I had a good look at all the info online and on average it was getting better reviews/ratings. Thanks for the advise I would never have considered it.
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Re: Celebration Single malt advise

Postby bredman » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:06 pm

Oooh good luck with it, I hope you enjoy it. Signatory have a very good record with those old DDs. Dallas Dhu is usually waxy and malty with fruits and spices.
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