I took a chance on the Clynelish bottling and was wonderfully surprised. I've seen a few other tempting items on the shelf at respectable prices. Always nice to get feedback before leaping though.
Two I've had this month are a 14yo Aberlour, very nice, and a 13yo Highland Park. Both around the £23 mark.
The WG Highland Park just beats the OB Highland Park for me, must be because it's not chill filtered, it just gives it that extra something.
Their prices are resonable as well, haven't tried any of the more expensive bottles yet, but will treat myself some day.
Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a bottle.
I'll give the Ardmore a try sometime. I have tried it before, but that was awhile back (in the days they used to give you a dram if you did some work there). I can remember it was pretty good.
I'm hoping the're taking out a cask strenght Mortlach soon. Their 12yo was as good as the F&F 16yo I usually buy.
Has anyone else a good one to recommend
I tasted 3 of them and those where The Macallan, Highland Park and Glen Elgin and all of them tasted very very nice, compared to the price I would say a very good deal. The Rosebank you mentioned must have been very good I heard some good stories about this one, so IMO the Clynelish, without some smokiness, sounds pretty good, I mean it's something different for a change then the other Clynelish editions. Dare to explore
I think I pretty much heard what I needed to as far as taking a chance on another item. It's almost a win win situation with the current prices of the selection I've seen anyway. Most of what I saw was under $50.00 and of interest. I just wanted to hear that the Clynelish I snagged wasn't a rare aboration in terms of the selective process. One can't be too careful these days, even the most iffy and unreliable independent / private bottlers come up with a gem every now and then.
Here is an example of our prices and not bad for the quality you get.
AUCHENTOSHAN 10 Y 1992 WG 070 46% 10 1992 30,70
ABERLOUR 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60
GLEN ELGIN 12 Y 1991 WG 070 46% 12 1991 37,67
GLENDARROCH 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60
GLENDARROCH 1988 WG 070 40% 1988 32,60
HIGHLAND PARK 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60
CAOL ILA 13 Y 1990 WG 070 46% 13 1990 36,45
MACALLAN 1989 WG 070 40% 1989 32,60
The prices are in Euro's and Glendarroch can be read as Glendronach. I think you should be OK with the Clynelish you snagged somewhere.
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