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Favorite Distillery?

Postby AdamMY » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:07 am

This is a little bit of a loaded question, but I think it would be interesting considering the varied tastes we have on the forum.

What is your Favorite Distillery?

I have found among those that have tried a large number of whiskies that those peoples favorite distilleries are widely varied. Do not pretend you do not have one, I know you do. In other words, if a store had only one bottle from each distillery but they were all at the same price, ( and the wild assumption that you want to go with something you have already tried), which distilleries whisky would you grab?
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:10 am

My favorite distilleries are

1. Lagavulin
2. Talisker
3. Cragganmore
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:51 am

My ratings say GLENFARCLAS.

Now, if you ask me, I'll give you a different answer. Thing is that I don't have bad experiences with Glenfarclas. Fav distilleries are:

1. Macallan
2. Springbank
3. Ardbeg
4. Glenfarclas

But this is a different question compared to what are my best whiskies
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby bredman » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Sticking to just working distilleries i'd have to say these.

Ardbeg
Springbank
Bladnoch
Hakushu
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:14 am

AdamMY wrote:What is your favorite distillery?

I simply refuse to be locked into any single response to this question for any longer than it takes me to change my mind (depending on offerings and quality variations, both of which are likely to alter my answer).

However, right at this moment, I'd have to say Springbank...

Still family owned.
Generally high standard of quality.
Complexity to boot.
A variety of stylistic variations on tap.
And an uncanny capacity to surprise as well as to please.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:37 am

since you asked for one - Macallan....
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby ZacRob76 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:02 am

Laphroaig.

(Ardbeg and Lagavulin are close, though)
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby jazz lover » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:03 am

Highland Park.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:44 am

Yamazaki
Although I prefer the core range from Yoichi, Yamazaki can and does make almost any style of whisky and is the most innovative of the Japanese distilleries. I'd also say they are the most Japanesey of all the distilleries there. Unfortunetely much of this is never scene outside of Japan. I also have a soft spot for the stuff from Mars Shinshu. Can be quite hit and miss which can be expected from such a small concern, but when they hit it's well above their weight.

From Scotland it's Springbank/Longrow/Hazelburn.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:40 am

Jazz, any particular HP...? IB or OB?

Dram, just don't have enough knowledge to have a favorite. Yama has been good as has the few Yoichi.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby whiskgeek » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:50 am

Ardbeg, Balvenie. Lagavulin, Talisker. But it's complicated.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby bredman » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:36 am

dramtastic wrote:Yamazaki


I'm slowly coming round to the Yamazaki.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby opelfruit » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:05 am

Ardbeg


...Balvenie if I'm fancying something with a sweet touch.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby jazz lover » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Ganga here are a few;
Binny's 1971 34yr.
Binny's 1973 33yr.
25yr. 53.5%
30yr. Red Box
24 yr. 1980 for Park Ave.
18 yr. tube 90's
29yr. 1977 for Old Oak Cigar Co. Just a few..
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby TAMMRL » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:31 pm

My favourite distillery is Royal Lochnagar because:
- It is a beautiful distillery in a gorgeous landscape
- The staff are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about all the Diageo malts
- They have a large range of all the Diageo malts, including rare malts and limited editions, many of which you can sample before deciding if you are going to buy them
In short, its my favourite place in the world.
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Re: Favorite Distillery?

Postby Ganga » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:57 pm

jazz lover wrote:Ganga here are a few;
Binny's 1971 34yr.
Binny's 1973 33yr.
25yr. 53.5%
30yr. Red Box
24 yr. 1980 for Park Ave.
18 yr. tube 90's
29yr. 1977 for Old Oak Cigar Co. Just a few..

What, no Oklahoma 27... :) I like all your choices except I don't think I ever tried the Park Ave bottle. If you haven't gotten a bottle of the Oklahoma HP, I highly recommend.
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