I used to love peat......long ago! I just can’t handle it now. So that takes away Ardberg, lagavulin, laphroig for me. I love the sherry casks and the highlands, non-peat. I particularly like bunahabain, benriach, glendronach, tomatin, Ben nevis, glenfarclas.....
I love Highland Park too, especially the Valkyrie, I think the Japanese whiskeys are overrated and don’t justify their price.
Thanks!!! Yes, you have to be a little careful with some kinds of whisky...Macallan is one where they have produced so many lines and different bottles, it is tricky to navigate. I will have to look out for Taketsuru.Phillip,
I agree about the Red Breast. Good stuff. I have some Jameson Gold Reserve I picked up in Dublin that's good also. Don't know if I'd be able to afford the Bowmore now bet that's one pricey bottle if you can even find it now. There are so many smaller distillers in both single malt and bourbons that it's hard to keep up but I am trying. I now treat it like cheese; I just go into a specialty store I know and ask for what they like in a certain style. Rarely disappointed and helps me find new makers.
LL that's one great list. Wish I would keep track like that.
I picked up some Taketsuru 17yr old on a recommendation from a friend. Nice for a Japanese whiskey which I usually don't like.
Also thought you may enjoy this;
Hi Bonzo,Hi Lloyd, how do you rate Nika on the barrel and Oban?
I know....in fact Ben Nevis is also owned by Nikka. A whole lot of Japanese whiskey are made from Scottish blends as far as I understand.for the record the Japanese own 20% of the distilleries in Scotland, including Tomatin.
Glenfarclas 17 I too find enjoyable along with Oban(bought a distillery only bottle there when I toured back in '17) and Aberlour 18
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