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Flora + Fauna

Postby ccrank.freeserve.co.uk » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:55 pm

Local wine merchant has stocked in some Flora +Fauna bottlings at pretty good prices.Iam thinking of buying 2 bottles.Which 2 bottles would you buy from this list as i respect your vast knowledge , experience and wisdom concerning all things whisky as iam still quite a novice.Your advice would be much appreciated. Auchroisk,Blair Athol,Bladnoch,Dufftown,Linkwood,Glen Spey,Glenlossie,Teaninich.
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Re: Flora + Fauna

Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:58 pm

ccrank.freeserve.co.uk wrote:Local wine merchant has stocked in some Flora +Fauna bottlings at pretty good prices.Iam thinking of buying 2 bottles.Which 2 bottles would you buy from this list as i respect your vast knowledge , experience and wisdom concerning all things whisky as iam still quite a novice.Your advice would be much appreciated. Auchroisk,Blair Athol,Bladnoch,Dufftown,Linkwood,Glen Spey,Glenlossie,Teaninich.


Linkwood is usually brilliant, as is Teaninich. Blair Athol is good and has a sharp 'Bells 12 year old' finish. Bladnoch will probably be a good lowlander. Glen Lossie is smooth but not especially flavourful. Dufftown is usually dire as is Glen Spey.

Not had the Diageo Auchroisk.
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Postby dapa » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:13 pm

Linkwood and Bladnoch. I always think they are good together. Bladnoch has a light bees-wax, citrus, Golden Delicious apple taste and rather "calm". Linkwood is more of the same but more apparent. Am I making any sense? :?:
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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:08 pm

Make mine a Bladnoch. Won't be around long. Gorgeous...
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:24 am

Bladnoch gets my vote also .... the nose is not it's best trait sometimes but a great low lander ............
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Postby atoto » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:55 am

Try either the Mortlach, Dailuaine or Blair Athol. mighty fine stuff!! :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:42 am

atoto wrote:Try either the Mortlach, Dailuaine or Blair Athol. mighty fine stuff!! :D


mortlach an dailuaine for me too


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Postby Leither » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:01 am

Bladnoch if you're after a lowlander - the best of them all, yes even Rosebank.

Common notes in this would be lemon and butter, perfect as an aperitif or with cream cheese.

This will be the last you see 'old' Bladnoch, dormant from the early 90's until Raymond Armstrong's new distillate from around the turn of the century.

It scores mid-90's in Murray's Whisky Bible - not my favourite Bladnoch but this is a classic example.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:25 am

I have just acquired two F&F bottlings for The Arc, they are Teaninich and Benrinnes.
I'll let you know how they are when they are opened.
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:17 pm

I'd go with the Bladnoch! Excellent, very fresh candied citrus, mandarin and malty! I'd love to get another bottle, especially since I've heard it's going bye-bye! I've heard the same regarding the Pittyvaich 12y and the Mortlach 16y, both I hear are also very good!
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Postby Wave » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:43 pm

I've had a soft spot for Linkwood for some years now, a nice and gentle Speysider. The Mortlach 16yo F&F is an excellent bottling, it's what made me the Mortlach fan I am today!
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Postby ccrank.freeserve.co.uk » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:36 pm

Thanks for all the advice folks No Mortlach or Dailuaine so ordered 2 Bladnochs one to drink and one in reserve as you seem to think this is going to get hard to find (£32.95 a bottle seems cheap after looking on some other whisky shop sites!)
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:16 am

Good work ccrank.freeserve.co.uk, and belated welcome! I hope you'll enjoy the Bladnoch, I loved it!
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Postby Leither » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:28 am

Well done CCrank, that Bladnoch is a very nice light whisky - perfect for summer.
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