Top 5 favorite distilleries

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby MacDeffe » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:49 am

My Top 5 changes constant depending what I am drinking :-)

It depends a lot of what the distilleries are currently doing and what my eyes have falled on of IB's which is what I mainly purchase

Judging on the last 3-4 months I have been getting the best from these 5 in no partucular order

Caperdonich
Glenglassaugh
Ardbeg
Bladnoch
Amrut

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby dramtastic » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:58 am

Yamazaki
Yoichi
Caol Ila
Lagavulin
Springbank/Longrow/Hazelburn

Ok, kinda cheated on the last one.

I could survive very well if I could only access whisky from Suntory's Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries. Almost any profile I would need I could access from these, at least to some degree. Throw in Springbank/Longrow/Hazelburn and I'd truelly have a lifetime of whisky love.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby johan brugge » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:06 am

1) Ardbeg without a doubt!
2) Lagavulin
3) Laphroaig
4) Port Ellen
5) Brora

There are a few more like Caol Ila, Bowmore and some Highlanders that come VERY close.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Aidan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:54 am

1 Midleton
2 Lagavulin
3 Bowmore
4 Highland Park
5 Cooley or Ardbeg

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Dubois » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:53 pm

1) Ardbeg
2) Lagavulin
3) Highland Park
4) Caol Ila
5) Glenrothes

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:50 pm

At the present time (one's tastes are NEVER constant, right? :wink: )...

1. Ardbeg (for its clarity and intensity)
2. Brora (for its uniqueness and complexity)
3. Highland Park (for its masterful juggling of multiple elements)
4. Lagavulin (simply for being what it is)
5. Port Ellen (for its magical melding of delicacy and flavour penetration)

VERY close behind...

Talisker, Yoichi and Wild Turkey

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby 37degrees » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:19 pm

I've had only some 50 different whiskies, and not the most expensive ones. From these:

1. Middleton (They make Redbreast, Jameson 12 and Powers at reasonable prices)

2. Buffalo Trace (BT and Eagle Rare, also buck for bang)

3. Aberlour

4. Amrut

5. Talisker.

It'llprobably change. I have exciting bottles waiting for me..

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby MoreDalmore » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:03 pm

Talisker
Bowmore
Dalmore
Lagavulin
Highland Park

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby matthew2512 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:09 pm

In no particular order.

Glendronch
Laphroaig
Glengoyne
Brora
Glenugie

Ardbeg was in the list but has now been moved towards the bottom. I'm sure they will be devastated.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Megawatt » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:08 am

Isle of Arran
Talisker
Glenkinchie
Aberlour
Lagavulin

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby jazz lover » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:36 pm

Highland Park
Glenfarclas
Talisker
Springbank
Macallan
This list can change..

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby MARS » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:28 pm

- Longmorn
- Glendronach
- Talisker
- Brora
- Port ellen (was in balance with aberlour)

Longmorn being well ahead of the others.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby jimidrammer » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:02 pm

I'm more comfortable with a top ten, so...

(1-5) All time favorites

Ardbeg
Balvenie
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Talisker


(6-10)

Bruichladdich
Highland Park
Glenfarclas
Glenlivet
Glenmorangie

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Drammed » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:22 pm

Ardbeg
Balvenie
Bruichladdich
Glenlivet (for the Nadurra only)
Aberlour (for the Abunadh only)

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Jobi » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:35 pm

I'll go with:

HP
Lagavulin
Balvenie
Midleton
Talisker

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby dramtastic » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:52 am

I've decided to make it my top ten or so as well. To my above list I'll add

Hanyu/Chichibu
Talisker
Laphroaig
Rosebank
Bladnoch
Aberlour

Because they all deserve to be there!

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:20 am

ardbeg
laphroaig
springbank
benriach
balvenie

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Wave » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:24 am

The first group are my top 5 current distilleries and in operation. Also considered is the actual distillery itself.

Aberlour
Caol Ila
Highland Park
Laphroaig
Mortlach
up and coming on strong, Glen Elgin


Top 5 closed distilleries

1. Port Ellen
2. Millburn
3. Brora
4. Imperial
5. Caperdonich


Cheers!

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby adogranonthepitch » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:47 am

My favourite distillerys are ....

Pityyvaich
Alta a Bainhn
Famous Grouse
Glenfiddich
and the best .... Bells

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Bulkington » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:35 pm

I suspect this would change if I could ever try a premium Ardbeg or, dare I say, Bowmore.

Clynelish
Glenfarclas
Springbank
Talisker
Yoichi

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Maccy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:14 pm

I'll give it a try!

Highland Park
Glenrothes
Cragganmore
Talisker
Lagavulin

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Jimmy321 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:29 pm

Current favorites are

Port Ellen
Brora
Glendronach
Ardbeg
Karuizawa

Port Ellen, Ardbeg & Brora because of their individual intense and complex 'Islay' style, Glendronach & Karuizawa are my favorite drams which have been matured in sherry casks.

Lagavulin, Highland Park, Macallan, Longrow, Coal Ila & Laphroiag would also be in my top 5 depending on my mood.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:58 am

Have to go with the ones I drink most of ....

Laphroaig
Highland Park
Bushmills
Cooley
Midleton

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Rivers338 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:11 pm

Not much of a secret about my tendencies with this list, in no particular order of course:


Balvenie
Macallan
Glenlivet
Caol Ila
Cragganmore


Plenty left to try and enjoy.

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby MacDeffe » Sat May 08, 2010 10:28 pm

Well, I am not very faithful at following distilleries

This month my top 5 favourite distilleries are :

Benriach
Glen Elgin
Caperdonich
Imperial
Glen Moray

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat May 08, 2010 11:07 pm

Ardbeg.
Bladnoch.
Springbank/Longrow.
Braeval.
Caol Ila. and Brora.

For now!

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby ardbeguser » Sun May 16, 2010 12:56 am

1. Port Ellen
2. Ardbeg
3. Bruichladdich
4. Highland Park
5. Caol Ila
:roll: :roll:

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 16, 2010 5:44 am

I've changed my mind....

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Maccy » Tue May 25, 2010 5:55 pm

me too!

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Jeje » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:24 pm

1. Laphroaig :thumbsup:
2. Highland Park
3. Talisker
4. Mortlach
5. Brora

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Maccy » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:04 pm

Changed my mind

Glenlivet
Highland Park
Cragganmore
Talisker
Lagavulin


:headbang:

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Knolly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:40 am

This is based on my favourite expression tried from each distillery:

#1 is definitely Lagavulin,
followed closely by Laphroaig.

Rounding out the rest of the list would be:
Port Ellen, then
Glenfarclas, and finally
Ardbeg


Just not quite making the list would be:
Talisker (is 18yo possibly the finest regularly available whisky?)
Longmorn/Glenlivet (in particular old sherry cask bottles)
Benriach (i just like the "feel good" family atmosphere from this distillery and the wide variety of tasty products)
Bruichladdich (in particular Octomore and the PC and 3D series)
and Aberlour sherry bombs

:D

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby kass » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:30 pm

laphroaig
lagavulin
caol ila
talisker
hp

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:52 pm

I would go firstly:

Lagavulin

Then in no particular order

Caol Ila
Laphroaig
Bunnahabhain
Ardbeg

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Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Rufus Skytrousers wrote:I would go firstly:

Lagavulin

Then in no particular order

Caol Ila
Laphroaig
Bunnahabhain
Ardbeg

You'll be a Speyside man then. :o


:P

Oh yeah, I failed to mention Talisker, snapping hard on the heels of the latter 4


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