Another option might be to go for a 1981. Some interesting whiskies available from the less common distilleries like Brora, Lochside, Rosebank, and Glencraig.
I have only tried the Glenfiddich 30 and thought it was great. I don't know what your budget is or where you are, but in Madrid the 'fiddich 30 is significantly less than other 30 yos (Macallan 30, on the other hand, is ridiculous). I would love to get a HP 30 as a gift. A 30yo Port Ellen might have to come with a defibrillator.
Am thinking Glenfiddich, HP, Talisker. Any bright ideas out there.
Three different whiskies. What is the style of whiskies that this person likes?
All are good whiskies, but with different profiles. The allrounder would be the Glenffidich
It's possible to find the glen ord 30 years old for 135â‚¬ in holland.
The campbletown loch(a blend made by springbank) is a very good value for the price.
On the expensive side, there is highland park, talisker, port ellen and brora.
Fscott wrote:I would love to get a HP 30 as a gift.
As would I.
One aspect to take into account is that the Highland Park Distillery is at the 'top of its game', with a very high and consistent level of quality as well as significant older warehoused stocks (though Glenfiddich isn't too far behind in these regards). Of course, a 30-year old cask strength Brora also sounds like a quite attractive proposal.
Fscott wrote:Since I will be 40 shortly, my dream of drinking a whisky as old as/older than me is not looking good.
You can definitely achieve this goal and you don't need to spend an insane amount of money to do it:
Glenfarclas has a regular strength 40yo out that is very very decent and somewhat reasonable in price for an OB bottling.
Douglas Laing OMC has released several "Probably Speyside's Finest" in the 40 - 43yo range over the past years. These are generally excellent whiskies (apparently GlenFarclas) and very reasonably priced for their ages (typically around $250 +/- $50).
Also, Gordon McPhail has recently done some supposedly great bottlings of Glen Grant all in the 40+ year range that are in the $300 - $350 range...
A very good blend who cost 125â‚¬.
There is a 40 years old longmorn by G&M (+-190â‚¬) or a strathisla(+-120£).
There is also a caperdonich 40 years old by G&M in the connoiseurs choice range as cheap as 91£
Or a tamnavulin 40 years old by SMOS at 128£
Ther is a large choice of 40 years old, in fact.
The black bull and the longmorn got my preference but it is also a matter of taste.
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