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Old 03-19-2010, 06:37 PM
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Hello, I will soon be placing a rather large order for various single malts, and would appreciate any help narrowing down my list.

My current list has 27 selections, but I would like to narrow it down to around 15 to 20. Or down to 12 to 15 would be even better.

I am trying to keep my selections between $50.00 to $100.00 per bottle. I can make an exception for 2 or 3 bottles up to $125.00.

I will be ordering from DrinkUpNY since they offer free shipping on orders over $100.00.

Please let me know which selections on my list would be best to eliminate:

1. Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $95.97

2. Cragganmore "Distillers Edition" Single Speyside Malt = $67.99

3. Macallan "Fine Oak" 15 Year Old Single Highland Malt = $83.99

4. Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Orkney Malt = $107.99

5. Glenmorangie "Astar" Highland Single Malt = $79.99

6. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Single Islay Malt = $70.99

7. Lagavulin "Distillers Edition" Double-Matured Single Islay Malt = $96.99

8. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $55.99

9. Bowmore 18 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $97.99

10. Glenlivet 18 Year Single Speyside Malt = $55.99

11. Glenlivet 21 Year Speyside Single Malt = $127.95

12. Aberlour 16 Year Old Highland Single Malt = $64.99

13. Glenfiddich "Distillery Edition" Speyside Single Malt = $62.99

14. Bruichladdich "Rocks" Single Islay Malt = $41.99

15. Bruichladdich "Peat" Single Islay Malt = $56.99

16. Ardmore Highland Single Malt = $53.99

17. Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Lowland Single Malt = $101.99

18. Old Pultney 21 Year Highland Single Malt = $99.99

19. Talisker 10 Year Old Single Skye Malt = $60.99

20. Balvenie "DoubleWood" 12 Year Single Speyside Malt = $47.99

21. Springbank 10 Year Old Single Campbeltown Malt = $49.99

22. Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Single Highland Malt = $51.99

23. Deanston 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt = $46.99

24. Dun Bheagan Caol Ila 11 Year Old Islay Malt = $96.99

25. Edradour 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt = $57.99

26. Littlemill 12 Year Old Lowland Single Malt = $53.99

27. Oban "Distillers Edition" West Highland Single Malt = $80.99

Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:49 PM
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Hi Rocky, as no one else has offered anything I think the best question to ask is what flavours do you like? Your list stretches all over Scotland from very lightly flavoured Lowland to heavy peated Islays so to advise we'd need more info about your tastes.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:06 PM
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I agree with the auchentoshan, its a great dram, as are all the auchentoshans, dont rule out the younger ones though, as said the choices you have made are a wide choice, maybe you should restrict you choices to a area, that in its self will shorten your list, whatever you choose enjoy them.....
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Your list has all good choices but here are some of my personal picks in no perticular order:

2. Cragganmore "Distillers Edition" Single Speyside Malt = $67.99
7. Lagavulin "Distillers Edition" Double-Matured Single Islay Malt = $96.99
13. Glenfiddich "Distillery Edition" Speyside Single Malt = $62.99
19. Talisker 10 Year Old Single Skye Malt = $60.99
20. Balvenie "DoubleWood" 12 Year Single Speyside Malt = $47.99
21. Springbank 10 Year Old Single Campbeltown Malt = $49.99
27. Oban "Distillers Edition" West Highland Single Malt = $80.99
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Get rid of these:
8. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $55.99
13. Glenfiddich "Distillery Edition" Speyside Single Malt = $62.99
17. Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Lowland Single Malt = $101.99

The Ardbeg was a little rough for the price and you can definitely find better. I just bought a bottle of the Auchentoshan 18 and it was very disappointing. It had a lots of smooth, but very little body, especially mid-palate. It was very empty tasting to me.

That leads me to replacements
19.Talisker 10 Year Old Single Skye Malt = $60.99
upgrade this one to the 18 year old, its very, very good, top 5 on my list
6. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Single Islay Malt = $70.99
I would go w/ the Laphroaig 15, also on my top 5 list.
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Wink Oban 14

You have Oban on your list at 27, but I believe the 14 is better than several on your list, it is light and smooth, without any one standout flavor, I live where the weather is hot drink it on rocks, refreshing when you like more than one. Not a lot of follow but who need a kick in the pants after such a nice kiss.
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Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
1. Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $95.97

4. Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Orkney Malt = $107.99

6. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Single Islay Malt = $70.99

7. Lagavulin "Distillers Edition" Double-Matured Single Islay Malt = $96.99

8. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $55.99

20. Balvenie "DoubleWood" 12 Year Single Speyside Malt = $47.99
Very old thread brought back to the front and I thought I'd weigh in with a couple that I like. These are all bottles I have other than the cask strength Laphroaig but I like it and have the standard 10 always. Something unique and special that I don't drink often, but when the mood hits, it's perfect.

From the 18 year selection I didn't care for the Bowmore at all, but do like their less expensive 12 year and the Tempest. Highland Park 12 is good, 18 even better. Same goes for the Bunnahabhain - 12 and 18 both worth having on hand.

Ardbeg 10, along with their Ardbog and Corryvreckan are always on hand. Used to love the Uigeadail but after trying the Corryvreckan, no more. Both very good, but if you like the Uigeadail you'll most likely like the Corryvreckan even more.

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Get rid of these:
8. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Islay Malt = $55.99

The Ardbeg was a little rough for the price and you can definitely find better.

That leads me to replacements
19.Talisker 10 Year Old Single Skye Malt = $60.99
upgrade this one to the 18 year old, its very, very good, top 5 on my list
Absolutely must have Ardbeg 10 if you like it. One man's 'rough' is another's 'character' and for me Ardbeg 10 stands as one of my favorites, even over bottles costing much more that I have in my collection. Whether one likes Ardbeg is a choice best made individually.

Talisker 10 is on my list of whiskies to avoid, but the 18 is a completely different beast altogether and very much worth seeking out.

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You have Oban on your list at 27, but I believe the 14 is better than several on your list, it is light and smooth, without any one standout flavor, I live where the weather is hot drink it on rocks, refreshing when you like more than one.
Oban 14 is another on my list of ones to avoid and after all the recommendations I'd definitely say to try before you buy.
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