As to whether it's worth the extra depends on your tastes. I certainly much prefer the 21PW's nose, which is more robust, chocolaty and slightly drier than the DW's, with the latter being fruitier but slightly thin in comparison. On the palate, the PW is again more robust than the DW and possibly slightly peaty, but the DW just seems to be the more drinkable of the two. Anyway, for $100 I'd definitely suggest picking one up - I know I would!
However, the 17yo Sherryoak beats them both hands down for me...
Secesh wrote:I love the Portwood. If I could find it around here for $100 then i'd pick it up. Right now it's about $135 and seems to keep rising.
My local stores have it for the same price which is why I have never tried it. But I found it in Taiwan duty free shop for 3000NTD (slightly less than 100US). Granted this is for 700ml bottle and not 750, but still a good price overall it seems
jazz lover wrote:Bcrossan $100 is a good price
most stores have it at about $ 139
If you can make it to houston
Spec's has it at $97.00,also I agree
with Mickeymad I would pick it
over the Mac 18.
We have 3 Specs in Austin now (YES!!!!). I will have to go check their prices locally. On the website that have it for $115
Ganga wrote:The Balvenie 21 is actually has a greater difference from its younger siblings than the Macallan 18 does. The Balvenie 21 is finished in a port cask where the FR, DW, single cask 15s, 17 (new cask, islay cask, sherry) are not.
Whether it is worth it or not depends upon what you like. If you like port finished whiskies then yes, it is well worth the $100. If not, skip it and find something else you like.
I have actually never had a port finished scotch. I do tend to favor the malts with sweeter notes though. How would port compare to say sherry or others?
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