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Originally Posted by ama View Post

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

I've been to the Springbank website...they don't seem to offer an OB specifically. They do have two 15 year old, one a 46% (the 18 is not available in the US or Canada). Is one of the 15year olds an OB? How would I tell?

Springbank also distills Longrow. Anyone have any experience with the 14?
post #1427 of 3295
DWFII everything on springbank's site will be an OB. that just means the bottling was put out by springbank. there are independent bottlers (e.g. signatory, douglas laing, cadenhead, duncan taylor, etc etc.) who purchase casks from distilleries and bottle them as, say, Signatory Springbank single cask, etc etc. hope that helps
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DWFII everything on springbank's site will be an OB. that just means the bottling was put out by springbank. there are independent bottlers (e.g. signatory, douglas laing, cadenhead, duncan taylor, etc etc.) who purchase casks from distilleries and bottle them as, say, Signatory Springbank single cask, etc etc. hope that helps

Got it. Thank you very much.

How about the Longrow 14? Have you tried it?
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Got it. Thank you very much.
How about the Longrow 14? Have you tried it?

Longrow is basically a peated version of Springbank. It really doesn't make sense to try it until you have tried Springbank. That said, I have enjoyed almost every Longrow I've tried. I especially like the sherried ones.
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

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.

I second HP 18. Also, Longrow CV. It is outstanding.
post #1431 of 3295
oban 14, macallan 18 are my favorites. currently working on a bottle of blue label i got as a gift. it's ok, but definitely overrated.
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Found a couple Laga 12s for $70 today, I'm happy.
Edited by ama - 7/16/12 at 5:14pm
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AMA do you mostly just buy bottles of whiskey or do you go out to bars to try different ones before buying a couple bottles
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oban 14, macallan 18 are my favorites. currently working on a bottle of blue label i got as a gift. it's ok, but definitely overrated.

macallan 18 ftw
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macallan 18 ftw

I'll take two Glendronach 15s with some money leftover for each of your Mac 18s any day.
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AMA do you mostly just buy bottles of whiskey or do you go out to bars to try different ones before buying a couple bottles

I try stuff all sorts of ways. Tastings, friend's houses, bars, pretty much everywhere. Bars get expensive, and to be honest, finding ones with good and well kept selections isn't that easy all the time. The better bet is to find a couple buddies who are enjoy trying stuff and just splitting a bottle. My friend's and I have a little group that buys rather expensive bottles and cracks them open together, we started off on cheaper stuff though. Now we have a pretty good idea about what we like and what is generally good (and more personal wealth haha) so we reserve our group buys for bigger ticket items.

Alternatively, find a reviewer who seems to have the same taste as you and buy some of the things he enjoys.
post #1436 of 3295

Has anyone tried some of the Battle Hill bottled scotches? Any recommendations? So many to choose from!

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Has anyone tried some of the Battle Hill bottled scotches? Any recommendations? So many to choose from!

I've had a few, nothing outstanding though. Total Wine seems to have pretty good luck with them generally, they seem to get better casks than most.

Not a giant D&T fan overall...
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ama = scotch king

I'm going to keep those two in mind in case I see them at any local bars.
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Yeah, Total Wines is my go to place and they have a good variety of the Battle Hill collection. 

 

What's D&T? Thanks!

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What's D&T? Thanks!

DT = Duncan Taylor, an indy bottler that puts out the Battle Hill line. I've had a couple Battle Hills that weren't particularly good. But I have had some superb DTs...
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