0 to 20% - 14 votes (54%)
20 to 40% - 7 votes (27%)
40 to 60% - 5 votes (19%)
60 to 80% No votes
80 to 100% No votes
The main changes seem to be that votes in the 20 to 40% range have dropped 13% and votes in the 40 to 60% range have increased 11%. Votes in the 0 to 20% range are also up 6% and there are no votes now in the 60 to 80% range.
So it would seem that repeat purchases are more likely now than when this poll was first run. Now the question is, is this a result of the current economic downturn or not? Or is it more a question of availability of different brands in various markets that is affecting this?
I guess it's a difficult question to answer, as most people do replace certain favourites (I know I do with Ardbeg 10) and most people posting here are enthusiasts who want to try as much as possible, so perhaps the poll is a bit loaded in that sense.
However I will observe that I am in the process of becoming an enthusiast, so maybe my buying pattern will change as my tastes develop.
My favorites are:
Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish
Johnnie Walker Green
Johnnie Walker Blue
I don't like:
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try to broaden my horizons? Also any suggestions on good shops to go to in the New York Tri-State Area.
From lighter whiskies from the "Lowlands" to the rugged, peaty , smoky Islay giants, there's soooo much to experience! From "official bottlings" to single cask independent bottlings...from "standard strength(40-46%) to cask strength( up to 64%) From unfinished whiskies like the Gelnmorangie standard(I see you like the Glenmorangie Portwood. this too was one of my early favourites - too bad it's discontinued|!)...to "sherry monsters" like the Aberlour Abunadh, matured exclusively in sherry casks and bottled at@ 60% abv...
Glenmorangie have a replacement for the Portwood, a little stronger at 46%, which you might try, called "Quinta ruban". I actually preferred their original...but in the same range is the excellent, rather sweet "Nectar D'Or" finished in "Sauternes"(sweet 'pudding' wine) casks, and the "Lasanta" finished in "sherry" casks.
It's a jorney which can take you in many directions. Highland Park, especially the 18, is highly thought of, but if you don't like Oban and Talisker, it may not be to your tastes...though in time your tastes will change.
It's worth giving your tastebuds a shock with a dram of the "big three" peatmonsters from south Islay - Lagavulin 16, Laphroaig 10, or Ardbeg 10 at some point, just to see what's out there at the other end of the scale...but take it slow! Beneath the medicinal, iodine-y maritime flavours lie subtle sweet or citric notes...and a clean, reassuring finish that sometimes lasts 'til next week! Not "easy drinkers" to begin with, but fascinating nonetheless!
Whatever you end up liking, there'susually a cask strength version, or something close, available.
Also, from your preferences so far, I would definitely recommend the Glenfiddich 15 "Solera Reserve." The best easily available 'fiddich..and a lovely round, sweetish balanced dram. Easy, and classy!
0-20 here. But that will probably change when my seven bottles of Talisker 18 arrives. And I think the percentage will go up as I've found my affordable favourites, not to mention that really fine whisky served to my mediocre palate and nose is pearls to a swine. But I will still try new expressions from my favourite distilleries and others too.
Caol Ila 12 (any Islay, for that matter)
Highland park 12
Stuff that can currently be found in my cupboard that are repeats include Ardbeg Ten, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Balvenie Doublewood, Balvenie Rumwood, Hazelburn 8, Highland Park 18, Laphroaiq QC, Longrow 10 100proof, Longrow CV, Springbank 15, Springbank 1997, Talisker DE.
Stuff that have been repeated often but are not there are bottles like Balvenie 10, Balvenie 21 Portwood, Ben Nevis 10, Bowmore 12, Bruichladdich 10 & 12, Caol Ila 12, Clynelish 14, Glenfiddich 15, Glenmorangie 10, Highland Park 12, Laphroaig 10, Lagavulin 16, Macallan 10, Springbank 10, Talisker 10, Yoichi 10.
ClubSmed wrote:As I am new to this I am not repeating many of my purchases while I try new whiskies to add to my (slowly) growing collection
Repeat purchases have been,
Laga 16, OMC Macallan 21 1985, Hart Brothers Springbank 11 1995, Springbank 15, BNJ, Aberlour 10.
Others that will be repeat purchases are,
Balvenie 15 SB
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
Nikka Pure Malt Black
There would be more Japanese whiskys that I've tried on the list but I can't purchase them in Australia and they are hard to buy even in Japan.
I have to say 40-60% as currently I can not afford alot of high end bottles, or I picked up bottles on closeout and such so they are either a rare treat or no longer available. But Why I say my retry rate is so high, is this is based off of not only what I have rebought, but bottles, I look at and say... "Yes I will re-buy you without thinking about it."
Reggaeblues wrote:Man, a home without an Ardbeg 10 is not a home!
Don't worry, I'm not going to invite you to my home!!
Maybe you are right, but I am more tempted by the bottles I don't know, and they are too many!
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