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Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

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Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:45 am

Have you ever noticed that these two spirits taste remarkably similar?
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby richard » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:37 am

not even close










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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Drammed » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:07 pm

Cragganmore has smoke to it and Red Breast does not. That is a very large difference right off the bat.
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby jazz lover » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:14 pm

Not similar at all.
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:43 pm

Good God no man .... :P


But both are very drinkable ... maybe you just drank too much o each and ended up not knowing which you were drinking :wink: :lol:
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Gov » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:24 am

Love 'em both, but they do not taste anything alike man :o
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:28 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Good God no man .... :P


But both are very drinkable ... maybe you just drank too much o each and ended up not knowing which you were drinking :wink: :lol:


Most likely...happens all the time!

Or maybe you topped up the wrong glass with the wrong whisky and created
a "happy accident".

Hmmm. Anyone for a Cragganbreast?
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby dramtastic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:40 am

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:Have you ever noticed that these two spirits taste remarkably similar?



I'm sure by now your glad you mentioned it. :)
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:14 am

Dramtastic, yeah, you're right.

Anyway, I tried this for the first time with a cold and it was a new bottle, so I popped the cork and poured. I didnt let it breathe at all. Anyway, it did taste more honeyed that night than it does now without the cold. Anyway, I retract the statement.

Now, I am picking up a lot of sherried notes . . . :o
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:07 am

But damn, I am drinking this again tonight, but with a teaspoon of water to a shot and I could easily confuse it for a Speyside single malt like . . . Cragganmore. Drank neat it is not similar, but add the water and you are in the same neigborhood. The sherry subsides and is replaced by more honey. I will catch fire for this but what the hell. Seems to be what I am good at.
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:08 am

I regard Cragganmore as one of the great representatives of Speyside. Redbreast, devoid of peat, rich with honey and sherry does correspond in my mind with Speysides. Yes, Cragganmore is more smokey, fragrant and complex but still honeyed. Anyway, I admit its a stretch, I just chock up to a "Jerry Maguire" moment.
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Re: Redbreast 12 & Cragganmore 12

Postby dramtastic » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:11 pm

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:I regard Cragganmore as one of the great representatives of Speyside. Redbreast, devoid of peat, rich with honey and sherry does correspond in my mind with Speysides. Yes, Cragganmore is more smokey, fragrant and complex but still honeyed. Anyway, I admit its a stretch, I just chock up to a "Jerry Maguire" moment.



You just stick to ya guns big fella! :insane:
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