I just joined and wanted to let you know what my favourites are at the moment ( as I only had 32 different malts so far! ) and wondered what your favourite is from these.
As I read these forums for a couple of days now I think what may be your number 1 but we'll see!!
johan brugge wrote:Same here. I've had an Aberlour 15yo though, which was excellent, but I miss the Islay whiskies.
The Islay whiskies are missing for 2 reasons Johan.
As of now I only had 2 of them ( Bowmore 12 and Caol Ila 12 ) and it's been quite a while since I tasted them both. For now I'm not that to found of them but I plan to try them in the ( hopefully ) near future!
I am planning to visit some nosing @ tastings late this year of next year and hopefully with some Islay whiskies.
I also had a Aberlour 15 ( Cuvee Marie d'Ecosse ) which I found very similar to the 16y if my memory serves me correct. So I let that out of my top 10.
johan brugge wrote:I understand. I had to learn to drink them too. At first I wasn't so fond of the heavy peat and smoke but I've appreciated it more and more. I've tried other whiskies which I also like but I keep going back to the Islay ones.
I do feel I will learn to drink them ( and more importantly enjoy them ! ) too as I did finish my bottle of Caol Ila without the desire to spit it out
Hopefully I get a change during a tasting session later this year or maybe I will buy some minitures first to find out which one fits my tastes best.
Is there an echo in here?
Amongst the 'also-rans', the Aberlour 16 Year Old edges out the rest of the competition (in my view, at any rate) for 2nd place.
I have really enjoyed the Glenfiddich 15 though. I like it more than the 18. Has a wonderful spiciness to it.
I had the Glenfiddich a couple of times ( at least 5 times ) and apart from the last I really enjoyed them! I found the last bottle missing some power and only had some spiciness in the finish..
I therefor longed for more and that was the main reason to buy the HP 18 instead of my usual HP 12 after reading a lot of good things about it on the net!
And I agree completely; it's a great whisky!
It was outside my budget up till then but I managed to get a bottle not for the normal â‚¬ 60,- but for â‚¬ 50,- in a shop 5 minutes walking from my home!! I will most certainly buy a bottle again ( and again, and again )
30 Votes so far; all in all not bad for a first poll I think.
Sorry to see no votes for the Dalmore 12 Black Isle
Does this mean people don't like it or it is just a version of the 12 they didn't taste yet?
I think I will start a new poll after I tasted 2 more Dalmore expressions ( the 15 y and the Grand Rerserva ) which are both on my wishlist for the near future ( read : the coming 2 months ).
Of the five SMSW Ive had (Speyburn 10yo, Glenmorangie 10yo, Macallan 12yo "Sherry", Highland Park 12yo and Laphroaig 10yo) I have to say the HP12, Mac12 and Lap10 are in a 3-way tie. They are all so very different its like comparing football, baseball and basketball.
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