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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.
+1 on the Cragganmore
I'd try a Speyside sherry bomb at a bar to see if that's up your alley too. Doesn't sound like you'd enjoy Talisker or any of the Islay whiskies.
Any particular year?
Start with the standard Cragganmore 12 bottle if you are going the Cragganmore route.
@Ama-You know your scotch. Would you recommend Cragganmore for my next bottle?
$79.95 in Canada. $42 in the states.
About to spark up an 09 rass with some oogie.
Yea, seems like a nice place to go. Its kind of a jack-of-all trades bottle, there is a little of every taste in there. Either that, or go with a sherry bomb like Glenfarclas or Glendronach. You seem to enjoy the sherry notes.
How is the Hibiki 12? I've heard it pales compared to Yamazaki. On a related Japanese note, has anyone tried Hakushu 12, worth my time?
I prefer Yamazaki to Hibiki but there are certainly a lot of fans.
Hakushu is spicier and smokier than the other Suntory labels. If that is to your liking, it would certainly be worth a try. Lovely stuff.
Some fabulous whiskies I had the other night:
1988 Highland Park Sherry Cask
1965 Glen Grant
I really enjoyed the Highland Park, very peaty and smokey as you might except from a sherry cask. I was initially underwhelmed by the older whiskies but after 10 minutes or so in the glass they really developed. The Tamnavulin was truly wonderful, very fresh to start and long round and creamy in the finish. Glen Grant was outstanding as well, a gentle smokiness much less harsh than the Highland Park.
Sadly I think that may be the first and only time I will taste the latter two, apparently production was limited to very few bottles.
Everyone has different taste but Cragganmore is the only scotch I hated so much that I gave it away after one drink.
This post says nothing useful. What about it did you hate?
yamazaki is great but hibiki is was smoother
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