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Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Mattamatikk » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:04 am

Hi guys, new here!

Ive been deveoping a taste for whisky, ive tasted Glenfiddich 12 and 15, Higland Park 12 and Highland Park Einar, Ardbeg 10 year old,

I found the Glenfiddich 15 solera to be too sweet for my likings. I would like a whisky with the smokyness of ardbeg but with less sweetness. Any ideas?

i have about 60 pounds to spend on my next bottle.

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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:23 pm

Along the lines of Ardbeg 10 and not very sweet...hmm. Some first thoughts without checking the costs are as follows.

Laphroaig 10 or 10 CS - these are strongly peated whiskies that feature some fruits (I get green apples) that are different from the melon I get in Ardbeg. You might see if you can get a mini of the 10.

Ardbeg Uigaedail - Similar to the 10 but at higher proof so the smoke just washes over you.

Lagavulin 16 - Again big smoke but this one is on the drier side.

Caol Ila 12 - Similar to Laphroaig but I get a certain viney character in it.

BenRiach Curiositas 10 - This has strong peat without any evidence of the sea.

Clynelish 14 - This has a touch of smoke in comparison (along the lines of the smoke from HP but it isn't sherry sweet like the HP). You will find some waxy notes.
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Mattamatikk » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:03 am

Hi. Thank you so much for your time Sir. I have decided to go for the Lagavulin 16!
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:22 am

No problem. Tell us what you think. :thumbsup:
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Mattamatikk » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:40 am

Of course I will :)
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Mattamatikk » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:06 am

Hello again.

I have now had my first dram of the Lagavulin 16, and i am enyoing it. It has the smoky peat caracter that i was after, and it was less sweet than the Ardbeg 10. I will buy this whisky again for sure.

Thank you so much for your recommendation. Cheers!
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby whiskgeek » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:48 pm

I'm sure you'll like Talisker as well.
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby raithrover » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:38 pm

When you can try and experience something from Springbank - not the peat you're looking for but excellent nevertheless. The Ardmore traditional is perfectly fine for the price and readily available.
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:57 pm

raithrover wrote:...try and experience something from Springbank...

You may wish to add Longrow to your short list of 'potentials'. An altogether different (and intriguing) smokiness from that of most Islay whiskies. The CV probably represents the best starting point exploration-wise.
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Re: Help me buy my next bottle

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:56 pm

I have to agree with both of you.

Please feel free to see further advice when you are ready for your next exploration.
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