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post #3961 of 4248
That stuff is really good, really nice texture too.


The 16 year is good too. Not in the same league as the 21, but a big step up from normal Bushmills offerings.
post #3962 of 4248
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All, thoughts on Bowmore 18 and what a decent price would be for it? I've never been a huge fan of Bowmore, but I've only had the bottom of the range.

From what I hear its ok. (never tried it myself)  I've heard salty/briny fruity.  My guess on price would be from $100-$130.

 

 

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I haven't had an OB Bowmore I've enjoyed.



Sorry it's Irish whisky and not scotch but this was so fucking good. Hooooo boy. Bushmills 21. Finish was incredible. They use pot stills right? Had that intense fruity smell I associate with pot stills. Finish was like candied oranges and that super expensive grand marnier. Just went on forever

 

That is good.  Have you tried Midleton rare? (or very rare, I forget)  Another Irish that is superb.  Wife brought me home one when she visited Ireland and toured the distillery.

post #3963 of 4248
No. How is it? Worth the price? Forgot how much I actually like Irish whisky
post #3964 of 4248
Tullamore Dew Phoenix is surprisingly good. 55% ABV, sherried finish. It's a perfectly serviceable daily drinker entry. Not on the same level as Bushmills 21, of course.
post #3965 of 4248
Midleton very rare is about $130-175 depending on location. A little pricey but worth a try if you like the fruity honey types of single malt.

I forgot about the Tully phoenix. Still have to try that one.
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Opened up a couple that have been hanging around:

 

Hot as hell.  Lots of sherry and heat.  Even after adding some water -- and then adding some more -- this was still really potent.  Maybe the allergies have messed up my throat and that's coloring my opinion here, but this one burns.  I did not go so far as to add ice, however; that's my friend's glass.

 

Big surprise here.  Lots of sherry too, but then an unshakeable black pepper flavor everywhere.  Not sure on this one yet.

post #3967 of 4248
What was the abv on the glenfarclas? I usually describe their 105 the same way. I just seem to get too much heat.

I tend to like Mortlach. It does have some odd flavors to it but it tends to be a not very sweet sherry whisky. And usually a good value too. However it usually is more of a fall/winter dram because it tends to be on the heavier side.
post #3968 of 4248
I've seen a few Mortlachs and based on what I've heard I've been interested in trying them but they always seem so expensive and the bottles are pretty small like 500ml or something
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They seem to have gone up in price around here lately but a good 15-21 yo expression will usually fetch around $100 US.  Not bad for the quality.

post #3970 of 4248
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I've seen a few Mortlachs and based on what I've heard I've been interested in trying them but they always seem so expensive and the bottles are pretty small like 500ml or something

Mortlach 15 was my favorite of the Scotches I tried in Scotland. It was recommended by the waiter in one of the restaurants I ate at.
post #3971 of 4248
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

What was the abv on the glenfarclas? I usually describe their 105 the same way. I just seem to get too much heat.

I tend to like Mortlach. It does have some odd flavors to it but it tends to be a not very sweet sherry whisky. And usually a good value too. However it usually is more of a fall/winter dram because it tends to be on the heavier side.

The Glenfarclas is 57%. I'm pretty sure now that the issue is more that my throat was a bit raw from allergies.
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Ardbeg 2016 Dark Cove Committee Release

Just received this today. I've not yet opened it but certainly looking forward to the first pour.
Sounds like I'll like it on paper, anyone here try it yet?
post #3973 of 4248
Sounds good in the description but I have never heard of "dark sherry casks".
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Sounds good in the description but I have never heard of "dark sherry casks".

Olorosso? Or PX? Both are pretty treacley.
post #3975 of 4248
Usually it would be described as Oloroso or PX. So its not fino or whatever in which scotch is rarely aged in. Not that I dont want to try it...
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