Recommendations for my whisky tasting

Your tastes and our tastes are discussed here, so make sure you share your pleasures with us.
Bronze Member
Posts: 111
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:01 am

Recommendations for my whisky tasting

Postby Ian_Hamilton » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:16 pm

Hi everyone

I want to have a whisky tasting with say six whiskies.
I want to do it cheap but try and use some bottlings/finishes that regular drinkers may not have tried.
i.e. I thought I could use a Campbletown Loch 25. I definately dont want to use for example a Laphroig 10 because everyone will have tried it before,
Any ideas? :roll:

Silver Member
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 6:53 pm

my ideas

Postby richard » Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:46 pm

try the new bladnoch and tomintoul as well as glen garioch then caol ila then ardbeg good luck

Triple Gold Member
Posts: 2724
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:01 am

Postby Admiral » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:00 am

Since you've mentioned Campbelltown Loch, you're obviously happy to have a blend or two at the table, so why not add a vatted malt also?

Try the Six Isles vatted malt, or a Poit Dubh, as these are very interesting & flavoursome whiskies that I daresay many people won't have tried.

Richard's Caol Ila was a good suggestion, and I'd also suggest a Clynelish.

The recent Clynelish bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail (Connoisseur's Choice) are quite inexpensive, yet amazingly full-flavoured and tasty malts. They also offer a flavour profile quite different from your standard Speyside or Highland malts.


User avatar
Double Gold Member
Posts: 1913
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:57 pm

Postby bamber » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:13 am

Very young Ardbeg

New member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:24 am

Postby Ralph » Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:35 am

Hello, I think you ma like to taste whisey from different regions. plus, you can suriprse tasters by giving taste of a cheap super market bottle. I had once Safeways highland and it was very nice.

Gold Member
Posts: 513
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 1:29 pm

Postby bond » Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:24 pm

I would certainly recommend a Bowmore 12 YO.

It is relatively inexpensive and is generously peaty without being overwhelming (which the heavies can be at times)

Would also recommend Cragganmore, a full bodied and complex beast which is grossly under-rated, in mt opinion.

Triple Gold Member
Posts: 2724
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:01 am

Postby Admiral » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:25 am

Agree with you there on the Cragganmore.

In fact, half the appeal of this malt is the fact it is so under-rated.

We have an expression here in Australia for people or things who go about their work brilliantly without making a fuss or song & dance about it. It's "Quiet Achiever". I think Cragganmore is a great example.


Cask Strength Gold Member
Posts: 3253
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 2:01 am

Postby Aidan » Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:06 am

Thirded - Cragganmore is very nice indeed.

Return to “Whisky Tastings”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest