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Lets hear about your top5 25Y olds...

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Lets hear about your top5 25Y olds...

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:18 pm

Well to follow Bamber's example, why not give it a try for a top 5 for 25Y olds. Anyone???

Well this is mine top 5:

The Macallan 25Y
Bowmore 25Y
Highland Park 25Y
Glenturret 25Y
Glenfarclas 25Y

I had some doubts to mention a Talisker 25Y old, wich is a nice 25Y old if you asked me. But decided not to do.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:22 pm

Campbeltown Loch 25 as that's the only one I've ever been able to afford. :(
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Postby Frodo » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:57 pm

Somebody has money. Must be nice... :D :D 8) 8)
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Postby Tom » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:59 pm

hmm, i didnt had many 25 Y, and those that i did had were usually not as good as some other bottlings, dunno seems like 25 is not the perfect age for me. also we're talking expencive stuff now.anyway here we go.

Macallan 25 no doubt is best
Lord of the isles Ardbeg
balvenie 25 single barrel
Highland park 25
old malt cask Port Ellen 25Y

apart from that i believe i had an independent of old pulteney of 25 and i have the Glenfarclas 25 here at home open, im not very fond of it though. those are all the 25's i got so far.
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Postby SpiritofShetland » Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:12 pm

Highland Park 25
Ardbeg Lord of the Isles
Macallan 25
Campeltown Loch 25

... that's aboput it for 25yo I've tasted.
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Postby bamber » Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:24 pm

Vintage bourbon 1976 wins by defualt - the only 25YO I've had - whisky I mean oo er etc. :wink:
Would love to try the HP 25
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Postby Frodo » Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:14 am

Bamber:

Isn't bourbon supposed to age very quickly, thus getting TOO woody after a certain age?
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Postby Admiral » Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:58 am

Highland Park OB 25
Macallan OB 25
Ardbeg Lord of the Isles
Talisker OB 25
Lagavulin OB 25

Cheers,
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:43 am

In no particular order and all Official Bottlings;

Ben Nevis 26
Glengoyne 1971
Aberlour 1976
Bowmore 25 (current release)
Port Ellen 1978, 2nd Annual Release
Macallan 25


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Postby bamber » Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:17 am

Frodo wrote:Bamber:

Isn't bourbon supposed to age very quickly, thus getting TOO woody after a certain age?


Generally yes (I think VW 20YO has gone a bit too far) but this Bourbon defies science !! It's actually a very fruity mellow whisky.

Ken Webber at BT says that the degree of charring and the storage conditions (mainly how hot) are also major factors in the ageing process.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:35 pm

G&M's Longmorn 25 is available from RMW for £40.

Should I grab a bottle while I can or just get two of the 12 for £21?

Decisions, decisions. :?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:07 pm

Bruce,

I would go for the 25Y old for 40 GBP and perhaps give my self a wee treat and buy two of them :D

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Postby Frodo » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:23 am

BruceCrichton wrote:G&M's Longmorn 25 is available from RMW for £40.

Should I grab a bottle while I can or just get two of the 12 for £21?

Decisions, decisions. :?


Bruce:

At that price, I'd have thought I'd died and gone to heaven! The25yr old for sure!!!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:18 am

Huurman wrote:Bruce,

I would go for the 25Y old for 40 GBP and perhaps give my self a wee treat and buy two of them :D

Cheers,

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Oooooooooohhhhhhh!!!!! Hark at Him!

Who's got a large wallet then? :x
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Postby Frodo » Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:53 am

Yea, but 40 quid for a 25yr old Longmorn!!! In our neck of the woods, that's what we pay for a 16yr (OB) Lagavulin!!! I'd beg, borrow, or wheedle to get the money for that kind of a deal. If I had to dip into my credit line for it, then so be it.

Lucky dog :D :D :D

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:28 am

Don't worry Bruce, I'll give you all the space you need to get them as quick as possible. For me it's not interested at all to get them(In Holland I would pay less for it). It was only a figure of speach.

Go get them Brucie :D

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:56 pm

I've never had it so I probably won't get it.

I've twice paid £40 for a whisky and, both times, I had tasted it at a whisky festival so I got them.

I tasted the 12 year old and that was delicious and is available for about half the price.
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Postby hophead » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:54 pm

Favorite 25? That's easy Macallan, only because that's the only 25 year old that I've ever had. I do have a 26 year old private bottling of Glenlivit, but the bottle is still corked.
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Postby Rudy » Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:35 am

Best 25 ever:
the Springbank OB 25 yo Limited Edition.
Campbelltown Loch is very recommendable, but best I'm not sure. Have not had too many 25 yo so far...

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:07 am

Highland Park
Talisker
Ardbeg LOTI
Balvenie (but the 15's better by far)
Lagavulin's on the shelf, waiting
Will try the Macallan one day.
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