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Never again...

Postby Dubois » Thu May 03, 2007 3:42 pm

Which Whisky would you never buy again ?

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Postby Frodo » Thu May 03, 2007 4:17 pm

Glen Parker

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu May 03, 2007 4:38 pm

Glengoyne 12 Cask Strength.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 03, 2007 4:53 pm

Caol Ila 18yo
Rosebank F&F in a wooden box
Rare Malts Royal Brackla
Cadenheads Allt a' Bhainne
Speyside 12yo
Loch Dhu (actually, I didn't buy it, I got it free)
The Singleton of Auchroisk
Isle of Jura Superstition
Fettercairn 1824
Edradour 10yo
Serendipity
Claymore
Old Comber
Rebel Yell

These are just the ones that spring to mind...

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Postby kildalton » Thu May 03, 2007 5:10 pm

Hi Nick the Brackla was so awful? :shock:
I'm just asking because i'm adding it to my RM colelction but if it's not great whisky I'll skip and choose another bottle :mrgreen:

Thanks

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 03, 2007 5:28 pm

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Take a wild guess!

:lol:

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Postby peergynt323 » Thu May 03, 2007 5:59 pm

I avoid connoisseur's choice and Sig UCF bottlings unless I've tasted them previously. Seems like a lottery to me.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 03, 2007 6:30 pm

The Brackla had no discernible flavour. I'm not having a pop at the distilleries - just the specific bottlings. I used to really like the standard Royal Brackla before it was repackaged. It was one of my expensive disappointments from before the time I realized that age doesn't always mean better quality.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 03, 2007 7:01 pm

"How about the entire line of Fine Oaks from Macallan? "

Copy!

Also the Macallan "traveller" series. Could'nt hold a candle to the US 12YO when I took 2 to Miami in 2003...

Paddy, Bells, Glenfiddich 12, and one or two others given me by well meaning folk, that I'd NEVER buy...

...or Serendipity. Interesting, but overrated and probably way too expensive by now.

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Postby vitara7 » Thu May 03, 2007 8:51 pm

ledaig any age statment.

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Postby Mustardhead » Thu May 03, 2007 10:11 pm

Edradour 10

Glen Garioch 8

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Postby Les Paul » Thu May 03, 2007 11:25 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:"How about the entire line of Fine Oaks from Macallan? "

Copy!

Also the Macallan "traveller" series. Could'nt hold a candle to the US 12YO when I took 2 to Miami in 2003...

Paddy, Bells, Glenfiddich 12, and one or two others given me by well meaning folk, that I'd NEVER buy...

...or Serendipity. Interesting, but overrated and probably way too expensive by now.


What's wrong with The Glenlivet 12? I think it's a great dram.

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Postby Mustardhead » Fri May 04, 2007 12:05 am

Mustardhead wrote:Edradour 10

Glen Garioch 8


Oh, and Glenfarclas 105 ... unless I needed something for etching glass or lighting a barbecue

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Postby peergynt323 » Fri May 04, 2007 12:29 am

Mustardhead wrote:
Oh, and Glenfarclas 105 ... unless I needed something for etching glass or lighting a barbecue


I feel the same way. Just didn't tickle my fancy and neither did Bruichladdich Infinity.

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Postby parvus » Fri May 04, 2007 12:37 am

Edradour 10yo from Signatory, and most of the Bruichladdich range.

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Postby Ann-Helen » Fri May 04, 2007 7:37 am

I have to say there are a very few whiskies I won`t buy again Glenlivet Rn Mac Donald 31 yo is one Tormore 12 yo ( a huge problem here since I just NEED something from every scottish singel malt distillery and I haven`t seen anything else but the awful tormore 12 yo)
Laphroaig should be on my list but since my husband loves it we`ll have to buy it. :( :)

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Postby laphroaig10_65 » Fri May 04, 2007 9:01 am

Glenlivet 12 yo. In my opininion its taste is too flat and finish too short. The price is worth, but this is not enough.
Bye
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri May 04, 2007 9:55 am

Les Paul asks "What's wrong with The Glenlivet 12?"

I'll tell you what's wrong with it! Look at my post and you'll see it's spelt

glenf-i-d-d-i-c-h!!

I do prefer the 'livet 12( tho' Luca ain't a fan...)to the 'fiddich 12-but usually only indulge in a pub. I've bought it as a gift for others who like good MOR whiskies, but I doubt i'd buy it for meself...


BTW,Les Paul, I own a beat - up old Les Paul that was rescued off the Island of Antigua and needed work...sounds great though. Rumour has it it beonged to Keef Richards long ago...

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri May 04, 2007 11:10 am

Well since the Longrow 10yo 1995/2005 ‘Tokaji Finish’ (55,6%, OB, 2440 Bts.) is the worst whisky I have ever tasted it would certainly be at the top of the list of whisky I would never buy. Nor will I buy a Black Bottle 10yo again.

Among the bottles that do not pretend to be serious whisky I would included: Ben Bracken 12yo, Glen Grant 5yo, Richardson's Traditional Blend, and Johnnie Walker Black Label.

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Postby Jan » Fri May 04, 2007 11:31 am

Hmm...

Glenfarclas 105
Bladnoch 16yo "Black faced sheep"
Islay Mist NAS

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Postby les taylor » Fri May 04, 2007 11:36 am

peergynt323 wrote:I avoid connoisseur's choice and Sig UCF bottlings unless I've tasted them previously. Seems like a lottery to me.



Peergynt I agree with you about the connoiseur's choice. I had an Ardbeg once, never again it was watery and thin. I've never had another CC because of it.


:)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 04, 2007 11:48 am

I have read these comments with great interest as it is enlightening to see how people's tastes differ.

I personally like some of the whiskies mentioned so far, although I do agree about some others, like Loch Dhu for example. Although I know someone who loves this whisky! :?

As for G&M "CC": They can differ in quality, although I have tried a few which are really good. One in particular which comes to mind was the 1974-1996 Ardbeg with the old map label. I tried this a year or so ago and found it to be a great dram. One of the nicest Ardbegs I have tasted, althogh I have yet to try many of the single casks and the Provenance.


As for something which I will not buy again (for my own use) is Lagavulin 16.
I know this is a much loved dram on this site, in fact by many whisky drinkers throughout the world, but for me, it is something which I just cannot wrap my tastebuds around and hate the stuff.
MT

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri May 04, 2007 12:23 pm

Seeing i only like 2 Distilleries that makes 123+ whiskies i won't be buying again !
But in the real world...... (*that was a jesty thingy....Now the serious bitty*)
There are only a few i wouldn't be buying again , specific bottlings include the 10yo Laphroaig 40% and CS , simply because i don't think it's what it used to be . General distilleries include ( due to the fact that i've never had what i would class to be a good one, i.e it's never jumped out and made me say "oh i must buy that....") Arran , Edradour , Jura and Glenfiddich (just off the top of my head ).
M.T./Peergynt323/Les - i must say the first real Ardbeg i had was a C.C. 1974/1994 and it was a stunner ! But i know what you all mean by differing in quality and prefer using the "Cask" Range by G&M to try a malt by .

It's great seeing how peoples tastes differ but thats the way it should be otherwise it would be a boring world .

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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri May 04, 2007 12:31 pm

Deanston 12 was the worst bottle I every bought- it met the bottle of the drain..

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Postby netgio » Fri May 04, 2007 1:11 pm

Has to be Jura 10yo - I hate the stuff but it seems to be a favourite gift a christmas. :yuk:

I'm also not going to buy another Arbeg "beastie" - nice enough whisky but way overpriced.

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Postby shoganai » Fri May 04, 2007 1:58 pm

I wasn't thrilled with the Speyside 12 I had last summer.

Though it's pretty inexpensive, so I might give it another shot in the future.

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Postby Dubois » Fri May 04, 2007 2:37 pm

Caol Ila 18
Bruichladdich 10
Macallan 10, Cask Strength
Clynelish 14

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Postby killerwhale » Fri May 04, 2007 4:46 pm

some of my favs are listed here..... :shock: :lol:
though to each his/her own.... 8)

for me.... Ballantines blend....
there are a few others that I won't be buying again though if offered a dram and that was all availiable, I'd accept and give some another chance.

but for whisky that I just found hard to drink and not very pleasurable..... I'll go with Ballantines

ps; I'm sure this list will grow in time :wink:

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Postby les taylor » Fri May 04, 2007 5:29 pm

Dubois wrote:Caol Ila 18
Bruichladdich 10
Macallan 10, Cask Strength
Clynelish 14


Dubois life is strange I would put Macallan cask Strength and the clynelish amongst my favourites. That's life's rich tapestry I guess.


:)

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Postby Lawrence » Sat May 05, 2007 5:41 pm

Springbank Marsala Finish. Putrid.

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Isle of Jura 10 Year

Postby Jdiddy » Sun May 06, 2007 5:23 am

Isle of Jura 10. Stuff is just awful. Gave it away. I can smell it now. Ugghh.

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Postby atoto » Sun May 06, 2007 2:26 pm

Cragganmore 12 :yuk: has to be near the top of the list too! After giving this bottle multiple chances of redeeming itself, I put it to the best use I could think of! I used it to clean my kitchen sink drain - and it still did a lousy job at that. Oh well - live and learn....

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun May 06, 2007 3:28 pm

atoto wrote:Cragganmore 12 :yuk: has to be near the top of the list too! After giving this bottle multiple chances of redeeming itself, I put it to the best use I could think of! I used it to clean my kitchen sink drain - and it still did a lousy job at that. Oh well - live and learn....

:lol: I quite like it! One man's meat is another man's poison.

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Re: Isle of Jura 10 Year

Postby Wave » Sun May 06, 2007 5:53 pm

Jdiddy wrote:Isle of Jura 10. Stuff is just awful. Gave it away. I can smell it now. Ugghh.


That's how I feel about the Clynelish 14, stinky stuff! :yuk:


Cheers!

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Re: Isle of Jura 10 Year

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun May 06, 2007 6:08 pm

Wave wrote:
Jdiddy wrote:Isle of Jura 10. Stuff is just awful. Gave it away. I can smell it now. Ugghh.


That's how I feel about the Clynelish 14, stinky stuff! :yuk:


Cheers!

:lol: I happen to like that one too......
Seems to me there is a pattern here: Dalwhinnie 15, Clynelish 14 and Cragganmore 12 - and I like'em all.


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