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Presentation is nice for a gift; it does depend on the preferences of the recipient. I don't care what it looks like.
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have you tried the glen 21, it is damn good
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Damn, what the hell happened to this thread in the last couple pages?

Come back soon please. Having a hard time deciding between Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12 and Blue Label. Need advice!
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Get Purple Label. Blue Label is for plebes and women.
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I've always been an Islay man with Lagavulin16 being my favorite. I like Laphroig QC, 15 and 18 (when I can find it) occasionally and Talisker as well.

I can drink the Speysides but they're not very interesting to me.

I like the reek but I'm wanting to get away from the iodine and kelp....just for the novelty/experience if nothing else.

So...what I'm looking for is a really good Highland Malt (no blends)...somewhere under or around $100.00. Priced like Lag perhaps. Nothing under 12 years old.

Any suggestions?

Glenmorangie?
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I've always been an Islay man with Lagavulin16 being my favorite. I like Laphroig QC, 15 and 18 (when I can find it) occasionally and Talisker as well.
I can drink the Speysides but they're not very interesting to me.
I like the reek but I'm wanting to get away from the iodine and kelp....just for the novelty/experience if nothing else.
So...what I'm looking for is a really good Highland Malt (no blends)...somewhere under or around $100.00. Priced like Lag perhaps. Nothing under 12 years old.
Any suggestions?
Glenmorangie?


Oban 14yr or Old Pulteney 17yr...

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Come back soon please. Having a hard time deciding between Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12 and Blue Label. Need advice!

No wooden presentation box with any of those. Pls go.
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Get Purple Label. Blue Label is for plebes and women.

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Any suggestions?
Glenmorangie?

Just curious but what is it about the Speysiders that don't do it for you? What's your opinion on sherry bombs?
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Just curious but what is it about the Speysiders that don't do it for you? What's your opinion on sherry bombs?

Too sweet, not enough (any) peat.

I'm thinking Pulteney might suit me...
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Too sweet, not enough (any) peat.
I'm thinking Pulteney might suit me...

If you're looking for peat and smoke without the sea-side elements, I don't think Old Pulteney will fit the bill... if anything, they are the reverse. My go-to for (some) peat and smoke without the sea-side blast of Islay and Talisker is HP18.
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If you're looking for peat and smoke without the sea-side elements, I don't think Old Pulteney will fit the bill... if anything, they are the reverse. My go-to for (some) peat and smoke without the sea-side blast of Islay and Talisker is HP18.


Thank you...I've been meaning to give HP a try. So that's a winner.

As far as Pulteney is concerned, you may be right although I was thinking that at least it wouldn't be sweet.

I just ran across this:

"Then comes Clynelish at Brora (built in 1969, beside an earlier (1819) distillery) - a sophisticated and complex whisky (hyacinths, fennel, Latakia tobacco), it was once very highly regarded and deserves to be better known."

I used to love Balkan Sobrannie and the Lataka notes sound good to me.

Any experience with it? anyone?

Do you think Clynelish is available in the States? At what price point?
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Do you think Clynelish is available in the States? At what price point?

The Diageo release of Clynelish 14yr is readily available just about everywhere and usually around $55. More fruity sweetness rather than sherry sweetness. Also has some saltiness to it so not sure if this is what you're looking for. Don't expect old school Brora levels of peat either. I actually enjoy it quite a bit. There are also a bunch of independent bottlings out there that don't exactly fit the standard Clynelish profile so tread carefully.

If you're into the Clynelish profile, modern Springbanks are worth a look at as well.
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The Diageo release of Clynelish 14yr is readily available just about everywhere and usually around $55. More fruity sweetness rather than sherry sweetness. Also has some saltiness to it so not sure if this is what you're looking for. Don't expect old school Brora levels of peat either. I actually enjoy it quite a bit. There are also a bunch of independent bottlings out there that don't exactly fit the standard Clynelish profile so tread carefully.
If you're into the Clynelish profile, modern Springbanks are worth a look at as well.

The great Bacon strikes again. Springbank seems like it might be just what you are looking for. I'd start with the OB 12 or 100 proof and not any of the funky wood treatments or even the OB 15 or 18.
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The great Bacon strikes again. Springbank seems like it might be just what you are looking for. I'd start with the OB 12 or 100 proof and not any of the funky wood treatments or even the OB 15 or 18.

What does that mean--"OB"?

From what I've read, Springbank--the 15--might be just what the doctor ordered. I'll give it a try.

Thanks.
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What does that mean--"OB"?
From what I've read, Springbank--the 15--might be just what the doctor ordered. I'll give it a try.
Thanks.

OB = Original Distillery Bottling as opposed to, IB = Independent Bottling.

The 15 might be too sweet for you, just a heads up.
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OB = Original Distillery Bottling as opposed to, IB = Independent Bottling.
The 15 might be too sweet for you, just a heads up.

Listen to this man. I got a lot of honey and lemony sweetness out of it. Made an amazing hot toddy.
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