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Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:22 pm

Putting my order in tomorrow at around 13:00 GMT.
What do you think?
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Caledonia » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:50 pm

I just got a yamazaki 18 and its absolutley fantastic, my main criticsm is that its almost too good, if you know what i mean?

SO my vote would be yamazaki 18 :)
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:05 pm

Yamazaki 18. :thumbsup: To expand on Caledonia's thoughts, the Yamazaki is more of a science than an art as it seems so put together.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby jazz lover » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:16 pm

Yamazaki 18 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby SoMK » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:40 pm

When it's good, it's good. Yamazaki 18 as well.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:21 pm

Never had the G21, but I love the Nadurras...

However, I have twice had a dram of Yummyzake 18, and then another...

Fffantastic. To me it was like a mix of Highland Park and Springbank on steroids.

Amazing, outstanding stuff. Nose that leaps out of the glass like a Kamikaze pilot on a mission. I want a damn CRATE! :evil:
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:17 am

Thanks for the replies, gent's! Yamazaki it is. :D
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby borgom » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:28 am

It's probably no help to you now (especially since I've not tasted either of these) but i'd be spending my money on the Yama 18 long before i'd think about the 'livet.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Ardbeg311 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:09 pm

Good choice Swedish Chef. The Yamazaki 18 is so incredibly complex and one to be savored. The Glenlivet 21 was also very good. I even enjoyed it more than I did highly regarded Nadurra. I have no idea what the newer batches are like though. My experience with the 'Archive' was before the packaging change (c. 2005) at which time they raised the price from 90.00 to $125.00 in my neck of the woods. :(
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Sorry gents, I forgot to post that I put the order for the Yamazaki in this morning.

Ardbeg311, I love the Nàdurra and the 'livet 18yo. I get the Nàdurra - it's a stock item in my cabinet - for $59 (and being CS it's great value for money) and the 18yo is $69. The 21 is $104 and the Yamazaki $99.

I decided to buy a glenlivet 12 ($46) and the Yamazaki. :D
Now I'll have to wait for about eight days before the yama arrive. Can't wait.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:35 am

Reggaeblues wrote: To me it was like a mix of Highland Park and Springbank on steroids.


Reggeablues, it was that comment - first metioned in another thread - that sparked my interest in the "Yummy". The only reason I considered the Glenlivet 21 is 'cause it's the, now, cheapest 21 in Sweden. We used to get the marvelous Glenfarclas 21 ($97). But sadly my snooker dram is no longer available. :twisted: :evil:
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby borgom » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:54 am

Swedish Chef wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote: To me it was like a mix of Highland Park and Springbank on steroids.

Reggeablues, it was that comment - first metioned in another thread - that sparked my interest in the "Yummy". The only reason I considered the Glenlivet 21 is 'cause it's the, now, cheapest 21 in Sweden. We used to get the marvelous Glenfarclas 21 ($97). But sadly my snooker dram is no longer available. :twisted: :evil:

Glenfarclas 21 is a great whisky, why is it no longer available to you?
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:26 pm

Either the goverment liqour monopoly think us citizens no longer need the 21yo (six other expresions are available) or the (privately owned) import company can't get any/Glenfarclas doesn't think we need any here in Sweden.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby borgom » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:50 am

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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:34 pm

So, Chef, how was the Yamazaki 18? I intend to buy it too now.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby RogerB » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:32 am

I've never tried the Yamazaki 18, but from the sounds of it, you won't go wrong with either choice. The Glenlivet 21 is fantastic too.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Ganga » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:37 pm

I had the chance to partake of the old Glenlivet Archive 21 Suitcase addition. Man, that's a great whisky. Much higher sherry content than the standard Archive 21. However, it will run you a few shillings.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:17 pm

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:So, Chef, how was the Yamazaki 18? I intend to buy it too now.


To be honest I do not know, I haven't opened it yet :oops: . I'm saving it for when my brother gets here, or anyone else keen on whisky.
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:04 pm

Sweden, Nick? Save yourself the fare and buy a couple of Y18s...or three!
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:21 pm

Fair point, well argued(he said borrowing from your comment on the "safe to drink old bourbon" thread...)!!
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:01 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:Sweden, Nick? Save yourself the fare and buy a couple of Y18s...or three!

Well I was hoping to move on to the whole of Chef!'s stock :D

Haha! As long as you're willing to return the favour, Nick. :wink:
If not, just get Åmål and ask the good people at Systembolaget and they'll show you the way. :D
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Re: Glenlivet 21 or Yamazaki 18

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:45 am

Thanks Nick! :D That's good to know If I ever find myself in East Anglia.
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