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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Chiliarches, Sep 1, 2009.
Ok,ok---Now can I actually get it here?
My newbie scotch journey so far...I have tried Chivas 18 year blended, Glenfiddich 12, Glenmorangie 10, The Glenlivet 12, and the Macallan 12. My favorite so far has been the the Macallan.
Mostly Speysides, I haven't yet ventured into the more "adventurous" scotch, or some of the finer aged scotches. I've been sipping these from a glencairn glass, really trying to discern and appreciate the subtle aromas and flavors.
Some of the more adventurous scotch single malts like Laphroaig and some of the Islays might be a big jump at this point then. Try some Highlands while you are at it by all means though. :cheers1:
Lagavulin 16 year old
The MacCallan 12 year old
The Dalmore 12 year old (it used to be a steal... it's still a good value)
Good choices there. All Dalmore's offerings USED to be a good value but they have gone all out now trying to go way beyond that with offerings in special bottles and super old stuff that you can get from Glenfarclas for 1/10th the price.
You're going to hate me James - Just on the Oban Distillery Exclusive bottling right now - Cask strength, sherry finished - Quite an interesting one!
You can always send me a bottle and assuage the guilt.
Haha! Good idea! I've been looking into methods of exporting whisky to the US quite recently - Got an uncle over there with the thirst. Have to say, it is an absolute nightmare!
Thank the Kennedys over here. Tons of taxes and importation rules.
You can send one as a gift though. hint, hint.
The Balvenie 12yr old Double Wood. Delicious...
Laphroaig - you can taste the peat
Taste, smell and hear it.
Just managed to pick up an old bottle of Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist today. Very happy times are ahead!
Never heard of that one. How was it?
There were three releases, all distilled in 1990. A 16, a 17 and an 18. Mine's the 18 year old, which was the smallest release apparently. I've had the 16 once and it was an incredible whisky. I'm saving this one for a special occasion. It will certainly get a review once opened!
P.S. - Airigh nam Beist, though dauntingly Gaidhlig, has a couple of English loan words and translates roughly as Lair/Nest (Eyrie) of the Beast!
I'll be right over to help taste it.
After my wife reviewed it on top of a hill in Edinburgh (as shown here) I've become quite a fan of the Grant's Ale Cask - not an expensive whisky by any means but quite good.
I'll give it a try if I can find it here.