OCAU Whisky appreciation

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

  1. spankyofoz

    spankyofoz Member

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    I have a mate who is a complete whisky freak, but he's all over all the Facebook groups so I can't ask for recommendations in public as it were...

    I'm looking for something from the following distilleries:
    Bruichladdich / Port Charlotte
    Deanston
    Aberlour
    Glendronach

    I want something preferably cask strength, budget is up to $400. He's a collector and has most of the core range, so a bottle of Glendronach 21 isn't going to excite him. Independent bottlings seem to be the way I am going. I have tried a few local options and haven't found anything exciting beyond a cask strength Deanston 12YO. Please help!
     
  2. eilsel

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    I quite enjoyed the Starwood Fortis although it can be a little harsh to some, but it’s great to try new Whisky's and its all a matter of personal preference at the end of the day. In my opinion there are better value single Malts for up to $130 than the Starwood’s i.e., Aberlour A'Bunadh $130 members price at Dan's and also keep your eye on the 1 litre Scotch Super Savings at Nicks wine merchants as some great bargains can be had there from time to time.
     
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  3. connico

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    Almost back into th booze as I've been dry since July....

    Considering off loading one of my bottles of Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix that's been sitting in its box to fund a Pappy's 15yr old...
     
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  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Good effort. I've cut all alcohol out now, just having probably 4 glasses of red wine socially since march I think.
     
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  5. connico

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    Been doing it every year for the past 5. Quite easy now, but I have so much stockpiled Every year lol
     
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    Are you set on Scottish?

    If not, I highly recommend Overeem's Port finish cask strength.
    https://overeemwhisky.com/shop/port-cask-matured-60/
     
  7. spankyofoz

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    I haven't tried that one, generally steer clear of no age statement Aussie whiskies as they are often hot and harsh
     
  8. Ma Baker

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    Have you tried the Glenmorangie Signet?
     
  9. AllezAllez

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    Similar sitch - guzzled my Yamazaki. Thought it was very enjoyable after struggling to get through a bottle of Laphroiag quarter cask. Rebounded heavily to a Nant Sherry cask and thought it was time I should top up that Yamazaki. Bit of a rude shock with the pricing!!
     
  10. spankyofoz

    spankyofoz Member

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    Yes, it's delicious, not a bad option
     
  11. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    I decided to grab a bottle of the Fortis. As you say, it's nice to try new things and with a non-lockdown festive season coming up I can share it with friends/family too.
    I'm well familiar with the Aberlour so what the hell, let's try something different. :)
     
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  12. eilsel

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    Good for you, hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
    Uisge beatha.
     
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  13. von Stalhein

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    I've become a bit attached to Bladnoch recently.
    The Signature blended was in a bundle with the Vinaya single malt. Both were very pleasant imo, especially the latter.
    I also highly recommend the 10 & 11yo expressions.
     
  14. spankyofoz

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    I ended up with an independent bottling: infrequent flyers Deanston 10 year old rye barrel at cask strength.

    It sound delicious and ticks the right boxes
     
  15. Suit

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    You wouldn’t happen to have any more bottles of that aberlour would you…. ?


     
  16. eilsel

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    No unfortunately (one of my favourite Whisky's) but at least I have a few backups on hand 1st Whisky shelf.jpg 2nd Whisky Shelf.jpg 3rd Whisky Shelf.jpg Burbon Shelf.jpg Bar.jpg
     
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  17. Smegenstein

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    That is quit the collection
     
  18. FuzwaldQO

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    I may be soothing my sore back with some 59.2% Glengoyne. And it may be very nice, even if a little like fruity paint stripper. And I may be slightly slurring after my second pour. Happy Friday!
     

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