Whisky recommendations

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Whisky recommendations

Postby lasomewhere » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:42 am

I'm pretty new to whisky and would like some recommendation.

I've tried both Macallan 10 year and Glenmorangie 25 yr old (1975 edition) , and did not like them. However, I really liked the Glenmorangie 25 yrs. old Malaga Wood Finish.

Are there any other comparable or better whisky ?

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:45 am

Did you add some water to either of them?

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Postby Shigga » Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:39 pm

hm recommendations depend on wether you like the peaty/smoky/salty aromas or the sweet/fruity/malty ones, not primarily on wether they are "better", but what you like better.

Most beginners prefer the latter (like I do). I would recommend The Balvenie Double Wood 12yo, a nice smooth whisky. Palete: Impressions of cherry, vanilla and honey, with a little oak in the finish. At least thats what I think ;) Impressions may differ from others. And the price is ok, too, imho.

Perhaps you should try a Bourbon, like the Woodford Reserve.

I hope that was a help.

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Postby lasomewhere » Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:14 am

Shigga - Thanks for the suggestion on Balvenie Double Wood-12 yr.
It is a lot cheaper than Glenmorangie 25 yr old Malaga Wood and looks like it received good reviews from Michael Jackson/Jim Murray. Definitely have to locate it in the States.

BTW, I liked the sweet/fruity/malty tasting of whisky right now. So, if anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.

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Postby Aidan » Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:30 am

Sweet, fruity, malty - Bushmills. Not my personal favourate, but it would be sweet and fruity. There's no peat to cover these flavours...

Look for anything matured in Port or madera casks - this gives the whisky a fruity falvour.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:26 pm

Try "Glenmorangie 10yo", "Glenfiddich 12yo" and "Aberlour 10yo".
Some so called whisky buffs turn their noses up at these common expressions, but they're not top-sellers for nothing! Also, a nice 'easy' introduction

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