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There’s honey flavours in Old Pulteney and in Scapa (which is also slightly vanilla-ish), but I don’t think either of those are very interesting malts. Of course, everybody's different, so even though I think they’re rather dull, someone else will come along and say they’re great
Scotchio wrote:The girl at my local Oddbins keeps refering to the OB scapa as Winny the Pooh's favourite whisky. I haven't tried it yet but the GM bottles I've had were briny spicy and vanillared but not especially honeyed
Funny about Scapa. Some find it very honeyed, others not at all. I thought it tasted of fruit salad--not a drop of honey in my bottle!
Actually I think one should perhaps be cautious recommending the 15yo as honeyed. As it is single cask bottlings, their profile varies a little.
The only bottle I have owned was not honeyed, going more on fruits, pears, apples and such. But I think perhaps this was an exception to the general profile?
I suppose you may be right. This is the first bottle of the 15yo that I’ve bought, but I was so enthusiastic about it I couldn’t resist posting about it. Of course, I’ve been pretty enthusiastic about every whisky I’ve tried. My last bottle was my first Ardbeg 10, and I thought, “Wow, this is the best dram I’ve ever had!” Then I bought this Balvenie, obviously quite different from the Ardbeg, and thought, “Wow, this is the best dram I’ve ever had!”
ScotchPalate wrote:Well, I know I'll be beat to all he** and back for saying this but, The Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve has a honey and vanilla palate. No bitterness, and it does also have a slight Glenfiddich typical pear taste to it. Many here aren't too fond of Glenfiddich in general. However, even those with palates too refined for Glenfiddich have enjoyed my Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve. It's pretty reasonably priced, too.
On the nail buddy,that is a truly rich honey and damn well priced to boot
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