Most underrated single malt?

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SixCats!
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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby SixCats! » Tue May 18, 2010 12:21 pm

Hi all,

I too have to say TAMDHU TEN. A lighter (delicious) easy tasting dram. The best part (at least here in Maine) is it's low cost
(about twenty dollars). I'd be a fool not to put aside a few bottles of Tamdhu 10.

Regards,
SixCats!

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue May 18, 2010 10:09 pm

I would nominate Bunnahabhain , not many people get past the standard O.b.'s which is a shame as there are some stunning I.B.'s.....

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Wed May 19, 2010 11:20 am

C'est moi! I've not gotten beyond the OB Bunnies :oops:. The 12, 18, Darach Ur were enjoyable whiskies.

Still, I guess my vote has to go to the Caol Ila 12yo. It certainly is not overpriced and has been consistently very good. My vote for "underrated" is because of they many who may never try it because of the more famous other Islays.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby DavidUK » Wed May 19, 2010 7:11 pm

Ardbeg311 wrote:C'est moi! I've not gotten beyond the OB Bunnies :oops:. The 12, 18, Darach Ur were enjoyable whiskies.

Still, I guess my vote has to go to the Caol Ila 12yo. It certainly is not overpriced and has been consistently very good. My vote for "underrated" is because of they many who may never try it because of the more famous other Islays.



The Caol Ila 12 is my favourite Islay malt out of those tasted so far. I've tasted the standard OBs from all the distilleries, but not the whole range of expressions.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby lincoln imp » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:26 pm

I would agree that Balblair and Cragganmore certainly are underated. Many malts are a mystery to many whisky fans as they are only available at specialist retailers etc. When did anyone ever see a bottle of Balblair in a supermarket/off licence, I have only ever seen Balblair at an off licence once, shame.
Can i also venture that Glenfarclas is also an under exposed malt considering some of the excellent quality of their whisky.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby arkle » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:44 pm

I nominate Tomatin,not one Id had much contact with until Whisky An' All That last month.Very enjoyable,especially the older versions.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby jazz lover » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:24 pm

Strathisla.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby JayDie » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:35 pm

Kernow wrote:Glenfiddich Caoran reserve , i really like this.

Take what you can, but as far as I know this one won't be made anymore...

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby bobdaddydo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:32 pm

How about Auchentoshan Three Wood

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby ClubSmed » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:10 pm

JayDie wrote:
Kernow wrote:Glenfiddich Caoran reserve , i really like this.

Take what you can, but as far as I know this one won't be made anymore...

Really? Where did you get that information from?

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby DavidUK » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Glen Moray NAS is underrated in my humble opinion. It's cheap so many may assume it's not very good.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby vagusmaximus » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:39 pm

MacDeffe wrote:Apart from that I think almost all production is sold in Spain and maybe also Italy, so that's probably where its advertised for logical reasons


This is totally true in spain cardhu is the most famous whisky malt and the best seller. Probably because was the first malt to be introduce in the pubs and bars. The other malts except glendffidich are totally unknown.


Sorry for my bad english

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:42 pm

My dirty secret (& most under rated Malt) is Balmenach. Very rarely hear it discussed but it is cheap as chips and a great value malt. I used to be able to get Deerstalker 18yo for well under 50Euro. Got a lovely one from Raymond in Bladnoch lately :thumbsup:

Is it a fact that it is not bottled much ????

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby MoreDalmore » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:41 pm

bobdaddydo wrote:How about Auchentoshan Three Wood



I agree; for me this is still a very good whisky ( so much better than the normal 12 ) and I love the taste of it.
It is however a bit expensive I think...

And what about Glengoyne? I don't read too much about them here ( lately ) but I love this stuff.

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Re: Most underrated single malt?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:58 pm

Collector57 wrote:I bought a 12yo CS Glengoyne yesterday so when I open it I'll be able to comment... Anyone had it? Mine is one of at least three versions - it has an embossed date on the neck rather than a paper label.

I noticed that you'd nabbed this one (the edition with "SINCE 1833" embossed within a raised oval on the glass surface) in