My previous excursion into expensive (+$200) whisky didn't go well. 1986 Bowmore - yuck! So I think I'm not going to spending that much on Scotch again for a while.
i remember trying the millenium springbanks 25 30 35 40 45 and 50
the best two by far were the 30 and 35 year old
the fifty was poor to say the least
just goes to show the older whiskies are not allways the best
you pays your money and takes your chance
Bowmore from the eighties are well know for this. Better to avoid them if you don't like that kind of aromas (most people don't)
You should have buy the last banff from Malts of scotland!
http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php? ... kyid=32445
A really incredible stuff! (sadly, I was too slow to buy it)
Be carefull anyway at what you buy today, with the increase of the prices, you have more and more awfull stuff at high prices! Better find some notes from a reliable taster before spend your hard earned cash! (edit : but don't wait too long as the best stuff are not available long. The banff for example, was available for less than a week)
I wonder why the Springbank 50 was so poor. There are so many factors that could have caused this. Maybe the whisky wasn't as good back then. The barrels weren't as good back then... They just went downhill after a certain amount of time...
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