However, I'd still have to vote for Macallan. To me, it's simply the 12-year old scotch by which all others are judged by.
HP will always have a special place in my heart (and an empty bottle in my liquor cabinet )
The Macallan 12 Y sherry oak is one of my all time favourite 12 Y old whisky's. Till three days ago that would be my answer without any doubt. Three days ago I tasted the Lagavulin 12 Y CS, and that's the best!!!! Wow what a whisky.
Other nice 12 Y old stuff in my opinion:
Caol Ila 12 Y OB (a bit underrated?)
Inchgower 12 Y Cooper's Choice ( a deviant dram, a salty, fruity speysider)
Bowmore 12 (last batch 43 % ABV)
Greetings from the Dutch Lowlands,
My favorite all-time 12yo would be/is the Wild Turkey 12yo, which was sold only outside the U.S. during the last few years of its existence. The Old Rip Van Winkle Old Time rye, also extinct, would run a close second.
Among extant bottlings, I think the W.L. Weller 12yo is both a great value -- under $20 for 750ml -- and a great bourbon.
From my Scotch 'holdings', I enjoy both the Highland Park Ornkney Islands and The Dalmore about equally.
Admiral wrote:Talisker used to make a 12yo.
And what a bloody good dram it was, too!
Would love to have tried that.
I'm torn between the HP12 and Old Pultney. Will probably go for HP as I think I could drink more of it at one sitting...........or.....hmm.......er............scratch that - may have to think again The Glenturret 12 was pretty good and Knockando is alright too. Dalmore is excellent . Don't forget about the 'Fiddich Caoran reserve....nah only joking
Ian Logan wrote:Hi there,
I am going to go out on a limb and it will need to be a big one to support me and say Strathisla 12yo.
Hehehe... I love it to see how taste differs. I do not really like the Strathisla for its thin body. But then, opinions are like, well, ahum .
Lovely distillery though !
1. Laphroaig 12 - is King Kong of 12's
2. Talisker 12 - sadly unavailable for 20 years, Godzilla
3. Cardhu 12 - sadly unavailable for 5 or so years
4. Highland Park 12 - heather
5. Cragganmore 12 - complex
6. Bowmore 12 - balanced
7. Springbank 12 - 175th anniversary was nice, but pricey
8. Glen Elgin 12 - balanced
9. Balvenie 12 DW - honeyish
10. oh, where is Brora when you need it, and why no Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Longrow too!
And as for the sherry flavored highland whiskies, why pay the price when Remy-Martin VSOP is very reasonable in comparison? Get the REAL stuff. Macallan 12 is a clean spirit but cant hold a candle to its French neighbor. I just can't seem to cross that line, it ain't worth it!
I have been enjoying 3-4 drams a night the last 2 weeks; But always finish off my tastings, and end the night with a dram of Highland Park 12.
It is just so full, smooth, sweet, smoky, and satisfying.
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