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Whisky II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifilover1979, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Can understand that, but the Ledaig for me is at least trying to be interesting, and it is...

    The Arran's are special IMO more so at their price...

    The Lakes whisky for me, is trying to be a Penderyn and The English Whisky...

    Which IMO, haven't quite got it, yet...
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  2. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    On this, this evening:


    Still full of a cold and its on my chest now; so need to kill it quickly
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  3. Alan Brown

    Alan Brown Registered LUser

    That'll do it! There's a bottling called Scarabus, which is exactly the same thing IIRC. Both put me in mind of Smokehead, and I wouldn't be surprised if they all come getting the same place.
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  4. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Yup, can see that

    Although this is smoother than Smokehead IMO.

    Alas I've had enough, it's sent me straight into meltdown, so a brew and bed I think...

    Age is catching me up :D
  5. boon

    boon pfm Member

    Well, no samples to be had, but came away with a bottle of Compass Box Hedonism, and a 15 year old Dalwhinnie. Happy days, who needs diesel, not me, until Monday;)
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  6. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

  7. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

  8. MartinC

    MartinC pfm Member

    That's embarrassing being a Brit - my excuse is being in the USA it was the spellcheckers fault :D
  9. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    I don’t disagree, I felt much the same about the bottle I’ve got, but this evening I tried it with a splash of water. It’s not at all bad that way. Normally I only add water to cask strength whiskies, but it did seem to help the Ledaig develop some character.
  10. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Their 18 year old is a stunning drop, I've got my eyes on the 21 year old now.

    The 15 year old was a superb bottle & I'll order again

    Never tried the 12 though.
  11. Cambs12

    Cambs12 pfm Member

    Is it Glendronach who have started chill filtering all of a sudden?
  12. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    As I understand the 15 used to have a lot of older whisky in it, less so now. Been meaning to try some since I’ve discovered I like a sherry-bomb, but prices getting a wee bit steep. The 12 looks a good price but at 43% will give it a miss.
    They’ve certainly not made many fans with their decision to chill filter. Expect prices of old stock to rise!
  13. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    No idea; I don't care TBH

    Stuff like that doesn't bother me with standard whiskies; if it were cask, I'd probably give it a go etc

    As long as it's up to standard with taste; why look down on it because they've change the way they process things?!
  14. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Because chill-filtration, by removing the heavy components, impacts the taste in manys opinion. I can't seeing it improving things anyhoo. And why do it? It adds to the production costs so...Rumour has it that the move to chill-filtration is a precursor to a reduction in abv across the range. They paid a lot of money to Billy Walker and co....need to recoup.

    Sherry bomb fans at least have a ready made alternative with Glenallachie. Or Arran. Or Edradour.
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  16. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    Because it has a direct bearing on taste* It’s a clear indication that they are prepared to sacrifice flavour to ensure consistency in appearance to increase sales.

    * ask Bruichladdich, or Bunnahabhain, or Arran, or Springbank, or Deanston, or Ardbeg....
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  17. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    The 15s still worth it IMO. It's a superb dram
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  18. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Bunna just released a 40%er in the Taiwanese market...sent a bit of a shockwave around the faithful. "What next?"

  19. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Anyone score any Springbanks this week?

  20. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    I've had plenty of non CF and CF whiskies; never have I thought it's affected the taste that much that I'd never buy again

    For me, the drop in ABV affects the whisky more and that's when I'd reconsider

    Each to their own; but I do think more is made of it at times

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