Can you fellas recommend a really good but light weight whiskey?
Light would be Tyrconnell Single Malt (Quite malty nose with pear and apple)
Or even knappogue Castle but I have not tasted the 1994 version that is available at the moment.
Balvenie 12yo Double Wood to me is quite light and not very taxing on the palate. So it might be a good one for him to start on.
Nose: Sweet and sherried
Taste: Very Smooth sherry but a bit bland for me
Or with a bit more taste profile but still on the mellow side.
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Nose: Heavy Sherry & Malt Notes
Taste: Sweet sherry with Dark chocolate and Orange , cough mixture and toffee
Finish: Smooth and medium length
They all sound like good choices. Any body tried most of these recommended whiskies and what was your favorite?
I'd like to narrow it down to two or three maybe, that would make it easier to chose.
I tried some whiskies on a young female singer(a whisky virgin!) working with us New Year's before last - Balvenie, Ardbeg...but she fell in love with Glenmorangie 10 and has been drinking it ever since!
I've heard it's a bit variable, but this Christmas the most surprising dram I had among all sorts, including some nice heavy Islays, was an Edradour 10. Creamy as custard over apple pie. Lovely!
Personally, I find the Balvenie 12 rather less accessible, and heavier than the 'Morangie. Ditto Auchentoshan 3 Wood. I love it, but I think it'b be a bit heavy for what you want.
Try 'em yourself first, if at all possible...
hello reggae I hope your friend sobers up sometime again.
I can recomend the Benromach Tradional. Under 10 yo but verry mellow, fine and rewarding. Takes some time in the glass but then it rewards you with a multitude of fine aromas and flavours. Extremely well balanced, rich but of all the flavours it has nothing dominates. Young but a very good dram. The 18 and the 21 yo are superb, a bit more expensive, though.
Auchentoshen select is a good malt, usually low priced, but it's a bit underwhelming and kind of grainy.
And if you happen to see any Bladnoch that is bottled by "Connoisseur's Choice" - buy it. It's the lightest, most floral/sweet, delicate stuff I've ever had.
It's a guaranteed success without almost any smoke and also perfect for a wine interested person because it has a certain resemblance with a good quality German Riesling! Before you decide on what to get I'd seriously consider going to a bar or another place to smell the bottle or have a drink. Satisfaction guaranteed - altough without any fourteen days money back guarantee!
MrTattieHeid wrote:I would agree with Christian entirely, and add Scapa 14 to the list. dt, that's the first time I've ever heard 'Laddie 10 described as harsh and spirity, but if it seems so at 46%, maybe the Scapa's 40% will fill the bill. No ill swill!
My laddie 10 has the 'Floaters' in it!!, maybe thats the cause??. But seriously, its not that harsh, but it is way harsher than a Auchentoshan, or a HP 12 for that matter, which i also have open, and if your looking for a smooth malt, i dont think a laddie 10 would be it.
Even though i am enjoying one at the moment
If you live in L.A., you should check out Beverages and More. Apart from having great deals on popular single malts (Lagavulin 16yo for $70!), they carry a number of low and high-end independent bottlings (unfortunately no Douglas Laing).
There is a link to the one that they have available. The one I bought does not look like that--it's the normal everyday signatory bottle with an almost clear malt in it.
From your description I would choose between these three:
Three different regions, but with the same flowery, gentle profile. Read the tasting notes and reviews and see which one is the most appealing. I prefer the Rosebank because of the 15-second finish.
peergynt323 wrote:If you live in L.A., you should check out Beverages and More. Apart from having great deals on popular single malts (Lagavulin 16yo for $70!), they carry a number of low and high-end independent bottlings (unfortunately no Douglas Laing).
If you live in southern California it is well worth your time to check out Hi Times (Costa Mesa, CA) and Wine & Liquor Depot (Van Nuys, CA).
Wine & Liqour Depot has some of the best prices across the board and makes Beverages & More (aka BevMo) seem expensive. In addition they have a HUGE selection of IB's in stock. Almost as many as their OB selection.
Hi Times tends to be a little more expensive than Wine & Liquor Depot but not by much and still makes BevMo look expensive. Most importantly I doubt you will not find a larger selection of spirits in stock anywhere else in the US.
BTW - Hi Times has the Lagavulin 16 for $49 & ships anywhere in California...
Malt-Teaser wrote:toshie wrote:Bladnoch would be my recommendation too, but the Flora and Fauna range
Yes, also very suitable!
I also agree with the F&F Rosebank.
For me, light and flowery is best accommodated by these two Lowlanders.
Can you still get the F&F Bladnoch. If so let me know where. I have an old bottle with the wood presentation box. I would like to get one to drink.
Mustardhead wrote:lbacha wrote:Can you still get the F&F Bladnoch. If so let me know where. I have an old bottle with the wood presentation box. I would like to get one to drink.
Royal Mile Whiskies appear to have it in stock at the new higher F&F price.
I didn't see it there last time I checked.
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