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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:25 pm

What do you all recommend if I have a craving for a :

BIG MALT flavor/flavour, smooth, and maybe some sweet notes.


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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:29 pm

OVALTINE :wink:


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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:32 pm

Ovaltine with a drop of Glenfiddich Solera Reserve, or Highland Park 18...
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Postby Choochoo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:33 pm

"Big malt" to me means go for the cask strength. I got a bottle of Glenlivet Nadurra for christmas and it's a great flavorful BIG MALT - I'd recommend that in a second.

You could also try a Glenfarclas 105, that's powerfull stuff.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:30 pm

Talisker 10. That is a BIG whisky :D
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:38 pm

Hmmmm....if by big malt you mean you want that light, sweet malty flavor, I'd say Glenlivet 18yo would do the trick.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:48 pm

I would actually not join the crowd, but recommend that if you wish to taste a sweetish, malty and delightful whisky, try the Famous Grouse Vintage malt whisky.

It is actually rather good, has chocolatey notes, and does not cost you a fortune. Furthermore, in my humble opinion, unlike some recommended older whiskies, it does not have a drying wood aftertaste in the palate.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:50 pm

I second Nadurra. Awesome dram. The whisky lover's whisky! (No charge, guys.)
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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:51 pm

Glenmorangie 15 or 18. Bags of flavour, a touch of sweetness and as smooth as you could want.
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Postby dram_time » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:09 pm

I would choose 'anConc 12y/o' for a nice malty malt.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:15 pm

Always difficult as "Big Malt" means different things to different people.

Some may point you towards an Ardbeg, perhaps Laphroaig. Others will think of Sherry rather than peat, in which case some of the older Glenfarclas.

You have suggested "Malty", my own interpretation would probably include:

An older more than 20 year old Glenrothes.
The 1969 or 25yr Glen Mhor
Glenfiddich Havana Reserve
One of the Bruichladdich 20yr old "Sherries"
Glenfarclas Quarter Casks 1987

When they come out (As I don't think they have yet) and IF you have the spare cash, any of the offerings at Glasgow's 2006 WL "Fab 40's" Masterclass:
Whyte & Mackay 30 y/o Blended
Whyte & Mackay 40 y/o Blended
33 y/o Isle of Jura
40 y/o Dalmore

OK, so the first two aren't "Malts", but they are good and they are very big.
As for the Dalmore 40, there's nothing bigger!
(But it will probably carry an equally "big" price tag!)

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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:16 pm

Ok, Ovaltine it is. Should I get the 15 Year or the 21 Year?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:22 pm

I've heard there's a special "Single Churn, Milk Finish" available in Sainsbury's!
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Postby Choochoo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:45 pm

"Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round. The jar is round. They should call it Roundtine."
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:47 pm

Maybe because the "Ovaltine" song used to be sung by the Ovalteenies and "Roundteenies" wouldn't have sounded as good and probably given the wrong impression of what effect the product may have!

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Postby Choochoo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:07 pm

"That's gold, Jerry! Gold!"

To any non-Seinfeld watching freinds, please excuse my semi-obscure TV reference
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Postby lbacha » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:33 pm

I think of Glenmorangie 10 when I think of a big malty dram. The Nadurra is very good as well.

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:46 pm

My father worked for Ovaltine for 37 years I'll find out why its called Ovaltine. :D

I'll be back.

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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:24 pm

Hey Choochoo,

"He's my protégé"
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Re: Big Malt

Postby Lawrence » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:26 pm

ScotchPalate wrote:What do you all recommend if I have a craving for a :

BIG MALT flavor/flavour, smooth, and maybe some sweet notes.


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What about Glenmorangie 10 or BenRiach 12 or even, gasp! Grant's Family Reserve? Huge malt in the last one.

Lawrence

or Glenfiddich 12.
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:17 am

Its a tuesday and my daughter bought me glenfiddich 12. So I have had a Glenfiddich tonight. Its okay but I would not put it in the big malt category. But thats my opinion.


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Postby Mustardhead » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:02 am

I'm sipping some Glenlivet 18 at the moment.

Correction, I'm sniffing the empty glass .... malt, malt and more malt :)
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:06 am

With big malt I understand it to be the sweet cerealy taste. I'll join those who suggested Glenmorangie 10 - and would add Highland Park 18.
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Postby TheLaddie » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:23 am

Mr Fjeld wrote:With big malt I understand it to be the sweet cerealy taste.


In that case Edradour Cask Strength Signatory Decanter is hugely malty like a malted milk biscuit marinaded in sherry. :D
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:34 am

TheLaddie wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:With big malt I understand it to be the sweet cerealy taste.


In that case Edradour Cask Strength Signatory Decanter is hugely malty like a malted milk biscuit marinaded in sherry. :D

Thanks, I became both thirsty and hungry at the same time......and it isn't lunch break yet :evil:
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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:14 am

Longmorn 15 yo.
Bye
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Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:04 pm

Yes, Longmorn 15. Excellent idea Luca!

...especially with Horlicks.
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