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Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby SoMK » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:25 pm

On one hand Highland Park 30 OB.
Terribly expensive *for my purse, I mean* but really really delicious and I'm weak...
On the other hand, Gordon&McPhail Highland Park 30yo, that I have never tasted, considerably cheaper...

Any suggestion ?

*apart from "grab both and run" of course..* :wink:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:57 pm

Have you thought of HP25 - just as good as the HP30, if not a bit better and smokier?
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby SoMK » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:49 pm

^ and considering the dutyfree prices, sure, it could be a great choice... Too many choices :wink:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:08 pm

Yes, if you haven't tried the 25y Highland Park, go for it, excellent! I too may prefer it to the 30y. True, nice to taste something new as well, especially since you love Highland Park, but not an easy decision. Flip a coin. Or buy both!!! Heck, all 3!!
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:10 pm

I like the 25 better than the 30, which I found a bit dry and woody (admittedly only one dram). But if I were in your shoes, I'd definitely want to try the G&M, just for variety's sake, and my feet would hurt really badly.
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby SoMK » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:17 pm

I'll go for the 25 and maybe the GM if I'm not serious at all... :oops:

MrTattieHeid wrote:But if I were in your shoes, I'd definitely want to try the G&M, just for variety's sake, and my feet would hurt really badly.

Yup, in some shoes, two is a crowd. :P
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:01 am

Mine are size 13.... :shock:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Sherried Malt » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:52 pm

SoMK, I think the OB 30 is a much better whisky but the G&M 30 provides A LOT of value for the money. A bigger, more intense dram but less elegant, balanced and complex than the OB. A worthwhile tradeoff, I think in light of the price difference.

On the other hand, I'd vote in favor of the OB 30 over the 25. In my mind, the 30 is pretty near perfect.

However, if you want a less expensive and a better (in my opinion) alternative to the 25, I'd strongly recommend the HP Bicentenary from 1977. It was my favorite HP before I discovered the OB 30.

Good luck with your choices!
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:07 pm

HP 25 (both the older and newer bottlings) are a little more up front with what it has to offer. The HP 30 is more reserved and may require you to sit back and think about the flavors more. I haven't yet tried the G&M 30. My preference goes to the 30 :D ...unless I'm in the mood for the 25 :wink:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby jazz lover » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:00 pm

I have 600 bottles in my collection
HP 25 is on my TOP 5 LIST!! :smoke:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:18 pm

Wow jazz lover, what a number of bottles you've got there! Great to hear the Highland Park is at the top of the list too, it is a great whisky, definitely also in my top.
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby jazz lover » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:42 pm

DI BLASI, Your words spoken like a true
friend.I see great minds think a like.
I will be posting my collection in
the spring 2008.
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby jazz lover » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:53 pm

ENJOY YOUR TRIP TO SCOTLAND !!!
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:34 pm

jazz lover wrote:DI BLASI, Your words spoken like a true
friend.I see great minds think a like.
I will be posting my collection in
the spring 2008.


Well, a 600 bottle collection is to be respected and admired!! I really look forward to seeing what you've got there when you post it.
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Laphroaig » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:47 pm

I think it's been said already. The 25 is a better bottle never mind the cost difference / savings.

JMHO
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby SoMK » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:35 pm

I went for the OB HP25 and the G&MP 30.
Just to be sure. I have not tasted the G&MP yet but the OB 25 is... amazing ! So sweet and soft and almost chewy, dried fruits and ... Touron (nugat) ?
Simply perfect... Thanks all ! :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:47 pm

Hooray, a happy ending! Now satisy my curiosity--what does "SoMK" stand for? All I can think of is "Spirit of Milton Keynes".
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby SoMK » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:57 pm

^ Just a contraption of my name. How unoriginal. :lol:
But google tends to say "Speak Out for Military Kids" :D
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:47 am

A contraption, eh?

I like the "Spirit of Milton Keynes" theory better.

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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:53 pm

SoMK wrote:^ Just a contraption of my name. How unoriginal. :lol:
But google tends to say "Speak Out for Military Kids" :D



I like this one, "Speak Out for Military Kids" nice!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Highland Park 30 dilemma...

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:05 pm

I confess I had always thought it to be Spirit of Milton Keynes ~ I suspect it always will be when I see it...
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