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Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

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Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28

Dalmore 1973 30y
5
45%
Benriach 1976 28y
6
55%
 
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Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby tungsten » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:37 pm

I'd like your advice on this: which whisky should I buy?
The choice is:
- The Dalmore 1973 30y OB 42% or
- Benriach 1976 28y OB 58.7%
(the price for the Benriach is about 1.4 times as high as the Dalmore)

Please discuss if you know these whiskies or similar bottles.
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:42 pm

Do you have more details on both bottles? Is the Dalmore the Gonzales Byass? Are either peated? Are they bourbon/sherry matured? Is either finished?

I've had the Gonzales Byass and must say I really enjoyed it. However, I would lean towards an unpeated, bourbon Benriach even at 50% premium.
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby tungsten » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:11 pm

It's the Gonzalez Byass Sherry Cask Finish Dalmore and a Limited Ed Peated version of the Benriach.
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby WhiskyViking » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:03 pm

I'd go for the BenRiach. From what I tasted in the BenRiach warehouse (on my two visits), they have some fab casks lying about - the old peated ones tend to be great.

A quick check over at MaltManiacs and their scores for these whiskies:
Dalmore: 87 (points range from 81 to 93 - tasted by 7 Maniacs)
BenRiach: 89 (points range from 86 to 91 - tasted by 2 Maniacs)
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:28 pm

I haven't been as thrilled with the Benriach peated whiskies as most have. The exception was a younger, peated Signatory bottling. I'd probably still drift towards the Benriach as the Dalmore will likely be available to you for quite a bit longer.
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:11 pm

BTB. YKYWT!

(Someone had to say it....)
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:55 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:BTB. YKYWT!

(Someone had to say it....)

:shock:

Yep, that's the attitude 'round these here parts.

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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:43 am

Yep.... get both and let us know which is best. And if I could get samples of both that would be great as well. :)

Cheers,
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby Bunkermania » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:10 pm

As a BenRiach collector I have to say go for the BenRiach!

I have tried 2 different 1975, 29 and 30 year old, and I have them on 88 and 91 points.
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:45 pm

As I like BenRiach very much, I would choose for the BenRiach.
BenRiach is top. I have a friend, who has been there(dist.) several times and has taken back to Holland (and to me :D ) some BenRiach's.
:P

Although....Dalmore :?
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Re: Which to buy: Dalmore 30 or Benriach 28?

Postby tungsten » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:51 pm

I CAN'T buy both, now that I ordered a couple of Lagavulin "friend's" bottles :oops:
Hmm, I see more votes for Dalmore, but more posts for Benriach. Tell me more, especially why you prefer the one or the other.
The future availability seems a good reason to buy the Benriach, I agree with you here.
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