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Grain Whisky

Postby Frank D.Scott » Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:47 pm

What about Single or blended grain Whiskies?Any Favourites?
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Postby hpulley » Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:53 pm

My favorite Canadian grain whisky at the moment is Forty Creek Premium Barrel Select. It is cheap too, but may be tough to find outside of Canada.

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Postby Russ » Fri Mar 14, 2003 9:38 pm

I'm currently halfway through a bottle of The Invergordon 10yo single grain. It doesn't beat a good malt but it can happily compete with an average one.

It's very light (no surprise), fruity and - with a drop of water - surprisingly smooth. After the first dram or two it becomes a bit bland but is pleasant in an unexceptional way.

I can't think of a malt to compare it with, so maybe it's distinctive in its own way.
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Postby Gate » Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:14 pm

Hedonism is very nice indeed, and beats quite a few malts, IMO. At the cheaper end, Cameron Brig is a good drink (slightly caramelly - which I mean in a good way, rather than thinking that it's had buckets of caramel dumped into it), as is Black Barrel (Girvan grain matured in a fresh charred barrel), which is quite bourbony (which makes sense, I suppose).
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Postby Nic Rhodes » Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:01 pm

My post also recommending Hedonism seems to have got lost.
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Postby lexkraai » Sun Mar 16, 2003 9:12 pm

Agree on Hedonism. That one really opened my eyes as to how good grain whisky can be. Wonderful silky mouthfeel and in a different class from Invergordon, Black Barrel, etc.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:28 pm

Cameron Brig is very good and is most popular with blend drinkers.

Cadenhead's Cask strength 11 yr old is very good as well.

Hedonism is a gem.

North British is also excellent. I've had a cask strength version which I think was from Cadenhead's though I can't remember how old it was.

Port Dundas was bloody awful.

It was a long time since I've had these whiskies so I can't be more specific about their flavours.
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Postby Frank D.Scott » Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:53 pm

I would also agree on Cameron Brig.We can get Hedonism in Canada,so I will have try it on my next visit to UK.I have had North British and thought highly of it.I wonder why they do not do a bottling of their own?I think it would sell.
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Postby blackkeno » Mon May 05, 2003 1:09 am

One of my favorates is a Cambus 31yo (Cadenehead). I'm also especially fond of North of Scotland '62(Scott's made from 100% malted barley!). Who would have thought grain whisky could age so well.
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Postby WhiskyHill » Mon May 05, 2003 4:55 pm

The Scott's "North of Scotland" was distilled from 100% malted barley, but technically it's considered a grain whisky as it was distilled through a column still rather than in pot stills. I like it, but it will run $100US or more if you can find it.

Cadenhead's is a good source of single grain whiskies; they usually have a few different bottlings in stock.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed May 07, 2003 10:11 pm

Cameron Brig ordinary and Cadenhead's cask strength are both excellent.

North British is also good (I think it was from Cadenhead's).

Cadenhead's are the people to see for grain whisky in most cases.
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Postby blackkeno » Mon Jun 02, 2003 4:21 am

I'm pretty sure a single (one distillery) malt (100% malted grain) does not require production be in a pot still even though it traditionally is. I'm not even sure the malted grain must be barley. The US has a single malt rye called Old Potrero.
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Postby Rudy » Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:54 am

Hello Frank,

I recently had the chance to taste Hedonism, since untill now, there was no importer in the Netherlands.

All I could say was....well nothing, because I couldn't believe what I was tasting!
This really is a great creation and made me understand that the Award for John Glaser is really well deserved!

Rudy.
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