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post #3076 of 3205
A little celebration tonight. I know that some here think the Mac 18 is for starters (and maybe I am one) but I'm a fan.
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Just had my first taste of Black Grouse Alpha edition.
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Hosting a small tasting with some classmates today. Picked up Oban 14, Talisker 10 and Bunnahabhain Toiteach, and we have some leftovers from the last two tastings.

I really like the Oban.
post #3078 of 3205
Oban 18 is one of the best I've had. I don't just flog the old stuff either, in fact I prefer Talisker 10 and HP 12 over their 18yr counterparts.
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Oban 18 is one of the best I've had. I don't just flog the old stuff either, in fact I prefer Talisker 10 and HP 12 over their 18yr counterparts.

Oban 18 is truly fantastic stuff. I find I tend to prefer the younger iterations of most Islays and the older iterations of most Speyside scotches, but have less strong opinions about whether age benefits other scotches. The difference (4 years) between Oban 14 and 18, however, blows me away.
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Oban 18 is truly fantastic stuff. I find I tend to prefer the younger iterations of most Islays and the older iterations of most Speyside scotches, but have less strong opinions about whether age benefits other scotches. The difference (4 years) between Oban 14 and 18, however, blows me away.

I really need to try some of this then. I got a couple bottles of the 14 as a gift so it's been my daily drinker. It's pretty nice but, if 4 years more is a huge step up, I'm very interested.
post #3081 of 3205

I'd extend AL's Speyside rule to Cambeltown as well; Springbank 21 is glorious stuff, but the younger ones just aren't interesting.  I've recently had a couple of 8 year-old Islays that were great fun, but Laphroaig 10 remains the staple. 

 

For those who haven't, I highly recommend Glen Breton, at least on a trial basis.  It's very much in the Highland style (reminds me a lot of Dalwhinnie, but with more depth).

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Tonight's dram

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Tonight's dram


Oooh, not tried that let me know your thoughts?
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How important is age? Are there are any 10 years worth drinking? I've been drinking some Speyburn 10 year but it is much less mature than the JW Black that has been my benchmark. I am only beginning my foray into the world of scotch. It's such an expensive hobby that I'm afraid to but dip my toes in the waters. Criação de sites montes claros

 

It really just depends on the Scotch.  I've had some 21s that are fantastic; some 10s that are incredible; and some NASs that are wonderful.  Age will most reliably be an indicator of cost.

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Speaking of NAS whiskies, i'm looking to pick up some Aberlour A'bunadh this week. I can't find another MAC Cask Strength (which i love), and have been told this is also a good cask strength sherry monster.

Any other cask strength goodies out there in the more sweet category?

In the meantime, sipping on the last of my Lag 16 sample. This will be the only peeted whiskey i pick up from now on. Don't care for peet really, but this Lag balances it perfectly with sherried sweetness, good stuff...
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Oogie is a cask strength (min 10 years?) peated sherry. It's odd as first but really tasty with the right amount of water
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Oogie is a cask strength (min 10 years?) peated sherry. It's odd as first but really tasty with the right amount of water
Love Uigeadail! Tons of barbecue smoke in it too.
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Oogie is a cask strength (min 10 years?) peated sherry. It's odd as first but really tasty with the right amount of water

Oogie is really strange about the water. I haven't found another scotch that was so sensitive to getting the water right.

It is very good though.
post #3089 of 3205
The HP brothers:


Picked up the 18 today, will save up for the 25 yr. Can anyone comment if it's worth the buy? The reviews online for the 25 are exceptionally good...
post #3090 of 3205
Nice set there.

I did a bit of collecting of my own today. Focused on rounding out some different areas, with a little guidance from the recent World Whisky Awards:

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