OCAU Whisky appreciation

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by xian, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. connico

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    Double bay have a couple of bottles but wont sell it to me for the online price... fark you dans... fark you
     
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    Was just given a bottle of Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Reserva Rum Cask Finish. Cant wait to try it tonight :)
     
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    How did you find it?

    I recently picked up a bottle of the 15. It was harsh/peaty compared to the macallan 12 sherry oak. Which I think is the best dram around in that price range.

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    I'm no expert but I can say its the smoothest whiskey I have ever tasted. I've been enjoying it neat and sometimes pairing it with a stout. I normally prefer smokier but it is delicious.
     
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    Cheers.

    You might like the 15 then.
     
  6. connico

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    The Glenfiddich 15 solera is nothing like the 21 Rum cast finish unfortunately.. the tasting profiles / notes are different. On my personal pallet the rum cast is much sweeter with an easier smoother finish.

    Between the Macallan 12 Sherry and the Glenfiddich Solera, i'd go the Macallan every time.
     
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    Ok brains trust.
    I need to buy a nice whisky as a present this weekend. Budget is $100-$120.
    I know the person likes nice whiskies but not really sure what types so I'd probably avoid anything too peaty/smoky.
    Any suggestions? Bonus points for something expensive that is reduced to my budget.
     
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    Get him something different...Michter's US 1 Bourbon is a very well priced
     
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    Not sure that he's a bourbon drinker so I'll need to stick to scotch whisky.
     
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    This would make an excellent gift. If you sign up you can get $20 discount which would bring it to your price range. I dont think they would be disappointed.
    https://www.mybottleshop.com.au/aberlour-abunadh-original-cask-strength-700ml
     
  15. connico

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    It's name is bourbon but its decidely whiskey :p. its the new up and coming thing right now. The americans are pushing the irish, japanese and scots international sales and awards.
     
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    What about the distilleries in Perth?

    www.distillery.com.au/whisky

    www.distillery.com.au/limeburners

    Not sure if there are others. The Lark Distillery in Hobart is making a good name for itself, as is Starward and Archie Rose. I know my son has had the Archie Rose Gin but not sure about their whisky. Some of these offerings are available in shops as well.

    Be careful though some of the offerings are 500ml ie www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_99435/lark-symphony-malt-whisky-500ml

    www.danmurphys.com.au/search?searchTerm=lark

    www.danmurphys.com.au/search?searchTerm=starward

    www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_70880/archie-rose-rye-malt-whisky-700ml
     
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    Thanks. I'll check them out. The Archie Rose looks good.
     
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    I decided to give the GlenAllachie 10yr cask strength a try. Ordered from boozebud ebay for $130 after the 21% ebay plus discount.
    Pretty sure the entire boozebud store is eligible for the discount but doesn't seem to be a whole lot left on their ebay listings.
     
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