My vote (and a good compromise choice) is Glenfarclas 12. About the same as the Mac in LCBO pricing, and I really did like it and genuinly want to try it again...
Craggenmore is one of those drams that I remember engoying in a vaguely non-discript way. Enough to be a bit curious to try in a bar "one of these days" but not enough to actually get a bottle...
Mustardhead wrote:I'd like to compare the Macallan 10 with the Macallan 12. I'd probably take the Macallan 10 over the others listed in the poll so hopefully the 12 is even better... but I don't know the Glenfarclas 12 at all.
Hi Mustardhead! Glenfarclas 12 is in my opinion a very good 12yo, much overlooked in fact - and head and shoulders above Macallan Fine Oak 12 (which isn't too bad although costly) .
I voted Glenfarclas 12 by a whisker above Balvenie 12.
Mustardhead the Mac 12 has a much bigger sherry influence than the 10, I found it a bit one dimensional. I sure others will disagree. It's about 2 years since I had it.
I've never liked the Cragganmore too herbal. The other three are much more similar in character, but I'm not sure I don't like the 10 yr olds better for all these three.
Oliver wrote:DramMeister wrote:Sainsbury's often has Glenfarclas 12 and it's one that they have on special offer quite alot. I once got one for £12.50 - half price - reduced to clear!
Wow, a that price, its almost worth it to buy a case...
Does kind of sale take place often in the U.K. ? (or elsewhere?)
Supermarkets here often have that kind of deal. For some reason they want to clear shelf space and they want to clear it NOW!
I bought loads of Glenmorangie 18yo half bottles for less than £10 each some years ago. Last month one supermarket was selling Glenlivet 15yo French Oak for about £15 - again, half price.
It is just a matter of watching and waiting I suppose.
And I have to say that I was the most impressed with the Glenfarclas 12yo.
I had it after a very nice dinner in a great little place here in Fremont.
In fact, that will probably be the next bottle I buy.
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