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Enough glenfiddich 12yo!

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Enough glenfiddich 12yo!

Postby plutoburn » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:49 am

I am thinking of moving on, glenfiddich 12 yo is pretty much at the top of the price range of what I can afford, what are some good alternatives to it at around the same price or lower that are your favourites?
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:35 am

There isn't much around cheaper than the Glenfiddich 12 is there? But a good choice would be the Irish whisky (blend) Jameson 12. I'd say it's as good as - or even better than many scottish single malts.

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Glenfiddich 12

Postby dram_time » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:18 am

Hello,

I don’t really know where you are but I guess it’s the USA ??? (judging by your post time)

Any way, there are lots of malts for under or up to the price of Glenfiddich 12.(£25.99 @ RMW) If you look around for bargains you will find some more expensive malts ‘on offer’ for that price. Get down your local store and find some. You should manage to find something??

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Postby Aidan » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:00 am

What about Glenmorangie 10 or Glenlivet 12. I have to say, neither are to my liking, but they are probably around the same price range and are very popular.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:01 am

There should be quite a few around that price range. But in line with a Glenfiddich here are a few.



Aberlour 10
Auchentoshan 10
Balvenie 10 or 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Glenfarclas 10 or 12
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Highland Park 12
Macallan - Sherry Oak 10 & Fine Oak 10

Also Irish would be Jameson 12 & redbreast 12

And don't discount a quality blend like Teachers or Johnny Walker.
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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:55 am

The price depends where you live; in general Laphroaig (10 yo and Quarter Cask), Glenfarclas 10 yo, Dalmore 12 yo, Glenlivet 12 yo, Glen Grant 5 yo, Tamdhu NAS are some bottles having better quality/price ratio.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:02 pm

As others have noted, the price depends on where you are. I think GF12 is about 38 bucks in most places here. I concure that the Dalmore 12 is a nice dram, often for under $30. I paid the same thing for a Glen Moray 12 the other day, and very much enjoy its gentle maltiness. If you are in the US, Binnys has a nice Aultmore 14yo 1989 Whisky Galore on sale for $22. Plus shipping, and you would be about $30. Its a nice dram, sherry, spice and malt interplay for nice balance. Even cheaper is the Speyburn 10. It is a bit thin for some, but it is honeyed and gentle,and I have seen it for about $23 here in NC.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:07 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:As others have noted, the price depends on where you are.


It is probably very expensive on the moon.

If they have it at all.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:08 pm

Nick Brown wrote:
Drrich1965 wrote:As others have noted, the price depends on where you are.


It is probably very expensive on the moon.

If they have it at all.


Green cheeze whisky? :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:34 pm

There was a pub on the moon that was supposed to have a great selection, but it was terrible. No atmosphere.
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Postby Dubois » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:45 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:There was a pub on the moon that was supposed to have a great selection, but it was terrible. No atmosphere.


LOL :!: :lol:

Joke asside: I was thinking about another one that could be in your range (again,depending on where you live) : Old Pulteney
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:55 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:There was a pub on the moon that was supposed to have a great selection, but it was terrible. No atmosphere.




Woka, woka ... woka




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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:21 pm

Dubois wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:There was a pub on the moon that was supposed to have a great selection, but it was terrible. No atmosphere.


LOL :!: :lol:

Joke asside: I was thinking about another one that could be in your range (again,depending on where you live) : Old Pulteney


I tried the Old Pulteney 10 for the first time a few weeks ago. I very much enjoyed it.
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Postby lexvo » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:28 pm

I like Glenmorangie 10, it should be in the same price range as Glenfiddich 12.

For a blend, I can recommend Black Bottle. Cheaper than Glenfiddich 12 and great taste.
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Postby Jon Barleycorn » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:23 pm

I'll join a couple others on this thread in recommending Old Pulteney. The 12 yo can be had (at least around Baltimore, MD) for under $30. I bought it the first time for its price, now I buy it because I really like it.
I've also had Speyburn 10, and besides being a pretty decent dram it has to be the least expensive 10 yo single malt you can get by a wide margin. (under $20 around these parts). Then there are the JMR vatted malts (Smoky Peaty One, etc.) that are reasonably priced, and in my limited experience, quite drinkable.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:11 pm

How about Jura 10 and Jura superstition?

Jura is much improved these days, with more body and more flavour.
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Postby DramMeister » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:33 pm

BruceCrichton wrote:
Jura is much improved these days, with more body and more flavour.


Do you think?
I currently have a bottle of Jura 10 new style and IMHO it's not as good. I thought the old one had a nice dry finish, the new one seems a lot sweeter, and it's darker, I wonder how much caramel has been added.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:15 pm

DramMeister wrote:
BruceCrichton wrote:
Jura is much improved these days, with more body and more flavour.


Do you think?
I currently have a bottle of Jura 10 new style and IMHO it's not as good. I thought the old one had a nice dry finish, the new one seems a lot sweeter, and it's darker, I wonder how much caramel has been added.[/quote

I have the 2005 bottle, right before the current change (might still be 2006). I would say it is one of my least favorite single malts. I am overtaken with a salty bitterness on both the nose and the mouth, and there is not enough underneath to help me get through it.
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Postby DramMeister » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:19 pm

I agree that it's never likely to be someone's favourite malt, but I used to enjoy it for what it was, a quirky, light but slightly peated whisky.
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