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Postby moshe shiker » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:36 am

Which is better the 18 range or the more recent 19 range?

Waitrose are stocking both @ £30 which I think is a good price

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Postby Leither » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:48 am

It is a good price, and even better around fathers day and xmas when they chop off a fiver to make it £25. I've only had batch 16 so can't compare, sorry.

I doubt if anyone will be able to compare batches 18 and 19 around here as our overseas friends will no doubt be a batch or two behind.

IMHO you won't get a better cask strength sherried Speysider for that price other than Glenfarclas 105, but the Abunadh seems to be preferred on this forum. I think unctuous is one word to describe it!
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:54 pm

Had a sip of a 19 in a pub(yes!) the other night. It was amazing! Cherry, sherry, Sherbert, dusting sugar, cough linctus...but it could have been "tastier" due to the circumstances...warm vibes, great gig...warm whisky near the bottom of the bottle. i currently have the 16, newly opened, so hard to compare. Perhaps the 19 is a tad creamier??

whatever. i've never had a bad one...i've tried 13, 14, 15, 16, 19.
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Postby moshe shiker » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:10 pm

Had a chat with the lady at the distillery gift shoup. "They take 100 sherry casks and select the 50 most suitable for abundah, then make a mix to check that it's as close as possible to the previous batches".

I asked her if she thought the earlier batches were better and she replied "no, in fact the opposite".
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Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm

Anyone in the LA area want to try some comparisons on this? I have most of them starting at Batch 6 and running to Batch 18, 15-18 are open.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:55 am

Ganga, I would if i could, but i'm in jolly old Surrey england. Can i send my dear friend fuzzbee over? Lives up in hollywood. He'd love to try 'em! (I turned him into an Ardbegaholic and he coind the term 'Bleggae' to describe my music...) that's fuzzbee of the Flying fannoli Brothers, the death defying comedy improv group, and former guitarist to Lou Reed...google him - he's on myspace, and a lovely character: 'Fuzzbee Morse'

Chuz! (the english pronunciation!)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:03 am

Ganga wrote:Anyone in the LA area want to try some comparisons on this? I have most of them starting at Batch 6 and running to Batch 18, 15-18 are open.


ask dave to give them a try - i wonder if he likes whisky


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Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:35 pm

Ganga wrote:15-18 are open.


How do these bottlings compare to each other?
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Postby WhiskyBrat » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:09 am

The 19 is a little sweeter than the 18 but the 18 in my opinion has a much nicer after taste. Was drinking both in the Mash Tun in Aberlour on Sat night but I have to say the nicest we blind tasted that night was the Cragganmore 12 which pleased my dad as that was his 1st distillery.
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Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:52 pm

I would say that my preference has been this order: Batch 17, 15, 18, 16 (descending order). I've tried several of the others but these are separated by years in time. Somewhere in the "What are you drinking now?" thread I posted some notes on the batches.

I guess the biggest drawback I have for Batch 16 is that it has spirity notes.

If there is anyone in the area that wishes to do some tastings, great. If any of you happen into LA let me know. We could probably make some bottles look like this. :dead:
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Postby SoMK » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:27 am

I don't think it's necessary to create a new thread (even for the title typo ;p) but I just wanted to ask if someone already tried the batch#20 that was released yesterday ? (dixit Jeanett Grant from http://www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com )
How's this one ?
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