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Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby Eric in ABQ » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:29 am

Hello.

I really like the level of peat found in JW Black label and Highland Park 12 and was wondering what other selections might have similar levels of peat. I've tried most of the Islays and find that I like a more mid-range peat level.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby lockejn » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:44 am

Ardmore / Teacher's come first to mind. A bit peatier than HP or Black, but quite a bit less than your typical Islay and it's a bit different style.

Bowmore is much lighter than the heavy hitters, but it's not for everyone apparently.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:09 am

Sprinbank.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby dramtastic » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:34 am

Ok I know this is ramping up the price factor a bit but I'm going for Talisker 18.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:55 pm

Talisker 18 is a good suggestion. I think most of the Springbanks are a little light compared to HP12. Longrow might be a little strong. Teachers is close, especially the older bottlings. Ardmore is different. Ardbeg's Blasda is close (low peated Ardbeg).
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:04 am

i'd suggest a talisker 175, should be less than the 18 and is lighter
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby Drammed » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:38 pm

oban 14 i think is very close to those levels (if not a tad lighter).
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby Eric in ABQ » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:44 am

Thanks for the suggestions.

I should have mentioned Talisker 18 has been a long time favorite. However, it has disappeared from the shelves here and seems to not be coming back. And, the T-10 has jumped up to $70, which is a bit high for what you get, in my opinion. I get my Talisker fix via JW Green Label now.

I do see some of the other suggestions around, so I will certainly try to give some of them a shot.

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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby bredman » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:19 am

Try Bladnoch 8 Lightly Peated. Its a cask strength.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Glen Garioch 15YO displays a rooty, subtle smokiness that is quite distinctive, while the 21YO is beautifully rounded with a rather delicate, heathery smokiness and a lingering sweetness.

Older releases of Bunnahabhain 12YO also possess a lightly smoky quality, and represent a good option for anyone not drawn to the heavier Islay hitters.
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Re: Similar peat level to black label and HP 12.

Postby MGillespie » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:52 pm

Good suggestions...I'd also recommend the regular Bruichladdich expressions (not Octomore, Port Charlotte, or any of the finishes), since they're much less peated than Ardbeg, Laphroaig, etc. I'd also recommend Ardmore as an example of a peated Highland malt...

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