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post #121 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Alter
Checks,

For the Speyside, I will echo Huntsman's reco for Cragganmore. I bought a bottle last week (the regular expression, not the distillers as in the photo)...lovely stuff; the damn bottle's nearly empty already!


I always do as I'm told. Bought a bottle yesterday. It kind of reminds me of a refined JW Black. The way that the smoke (moderate, to my tastes) comes in on the finish - but not present before - is very cool.
post #122 of 3327
Hmm, I really must try this Cragganmore everyone is raving about.
post #123 of 3327
Not sure that I'd try it as your very first (don't know if it would be) if you're paying for it, might go with the Dalwhinnie.

But, hey, I'm drinking the Crag (pause to sip)... as I type these very words, so who am I to tell you?

FWIW, when I first opened the Cragganmore, it filled the whole house up with the most wonderful smell.
post #124 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Hmm, I really must try this Cragganmore everyone is raving about.

Connemara, you might also want to try Connemara.

Checks, glad you liked the Crag, too! It's known for the complexity of its bouquet. Think a sherry finished one next -- Mac 12, or the distillery Crag. Highland Park is also known for a late-blooming peat note. Mind you, there are like 30-odd common malts (with a variety of permutations of expression), and this can quickly become a problem.
post #125 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Hmm, I really must try this Cragganmore everyone is raving about.

maybe you shoud wait a few years until your are of legal drinking age

MrR
post #126 of 3327
Cragganmore is part of my permanent whisky library.

So is Talisker, which is a pretty gently peaty island malt.

Tonight I was drinking Caol Ila, which is pretty intensely smoky.
post #127 of 3327
I'm enjoying some Ardbeg 10 year right now. It's good, but I don't like it as much as Laphroiag 10 year. I also prefer the Laphroiag 10 to the Laphroiag 15. The 15 is too mellow and it loses to much of that crazy medicinal quality. I like my good medicine.
post #128 of 3327
It cures you of the disease of sobriety.
post #129 of 3327
Oh, I don't know about that. I've never been drunk.
post #130 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
Not sure that I'd try it as your very first (don't know if it would be) if you're paying for it, might go with the Dalwhinnie.

But, hey, I'm drinking the Crag (pause to sip)... as I type these very words, so who am I to tell you?

FWIW, when I first opened the Cragganmore, it filled the whole house up with the most wonderful smell.

Most of my experience is with Glenlivet and the sub-par (IMO) Crown Royale. I've been wanting to try Crag for a while mainly because of it's purported accessibility.

Is this a widely available scotch? Am I likely to see it in your average liqour store?
post #131 of 3327
The Dalmore is an excellent scotch at a very good price.
post #132 of 3327
The new Glenlivet Single went down smoothly earlier on; at €17 for a twelve year old it is exceptional value .
post #133 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Is this a widely available scotch?

You should have as little trouble finding Cragganmore in New York as I do in Tokyo.
post #134 of 3327
I want Islay Scotch as a cologne or room fragrance.
post #135 of 3327
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
I want Islay Scotch as a cologne or room fragrance.

Just splash on some Lagavulin or dump a shot of Caol Ila into a potpourri.
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