matthew2512 wrote:I would go for the Solera Reserve but the Cragganmore 12 probably represents speyside better. The Glenfiddich Solera Reserve is one of my favorite drams, i just love the creamy mouth-feel.
couldn't have said it better...
I really appreciate the no nonsense clean taste. I have always been suprised that its the Diagio classic malt of speyside, but notwithstanding this, it is still a good "go to" whisky.
The Glenfiddich style does not do it for me, except MAYBE the 21 Havana/Gran Reserva which is OK.
having said that I have'nt tried the 30yr plus expressions.
Better than the 18 IMO, and a damn fine Speysider by any standards. Crag is v. good, and deserves more time on my part, but i do rate the solera highly. it wins by a 'nose'!
P.S. Woody, how d'you know my natal name is Tim?
Notes to self:
1) Open another bottle of Solera - plenty to hand thanks to recent very good offer at Sainsburys.
2) buy another bottle of Cragganmore.
Solera is a godd whisky, nice and creamy, etc. but fails in my mind to bring forth the complexity of the Cragganmore.
so I stick with it, delicate,floral and multi layered, love it.
should probably buy another Crag nonetheless. Haven't owned one in years...
lincoln imp wrote:Difficult as i like both of them but Cragganmore 12 is one of my everyday tipples. I like it because it is a non sherried, non peat treat. Anyone got any views on whether the 29yr Cragganmore is worth £140? I have only been brave enough to purchase the 17yr CS.
I haven't tried this yet, but I have access to a bottle and will try to get you some tasting notes soon.
tossedsalad wrote:You may select 1 option.
Toss-up between these 2 very different whiskies for me.
Novice Scotch Fan wrote:In my mind (or should I say palate), Cragganmore 12 is far better than Glenfiddich Solera. The former is more complex, beautiful interplay of malt and smoke that defines the Speyside reputation to a "t".
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