Re: Recovery Disaster
- From: Gallian <gallian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:30:48 +0100
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:47:55 +0100, David Haller wrote:
> Ob(X)ThreadDrift: as a "newbie" to Whisky, I'm just tasting my first
> Glenmorangie 10yr old... And I like it. I know some common Blends
> (some of which I like) and Glenfiddich 12yr (which I like). Any hints?
> I'm unsure yet, whether I like a peaty or smoky taste. *SCNR*
If you already find you have a liking for the lighter malts (like the
Glenfiddich), some of the more typical Speysides might be good to try.
An often mentioned one here is the Glenrothes. Glen Elgin is another
nice Speyside whisky. Not Speyside, but also light yet tasty: Glendronach,
or if you can get it, Scapa (definitely more than just a hint of honey
in that one).
For a somewhat stronger taste, Balvenie Doublewood.
And an almost-Speyside Islay: Bruichladdich. About the only concession to
the Islay style I can detect in the 12-year old is a mild hint of sea air,
but the characteristic peat taste is almost entirely absent.
If you'd like to try the peatier Islays, start with Lagavulin. Very peaty,
but civilised (also expensive). The Laphroaig is also peaty, but *very*
rough, with a strong seaside taste. Talisker is in the same vein. I
happen to like that, but M definitely does V for these whiskies.
 I've heard rumours that it has been discontinued. Anyone care to
 A music analogy: the Lagavulin is the elder rockstar with its
rough edges filed off, but still capable of giving a good show. The
Laphroaig is more like the young punk, talented with lots of attitude.
They both rock.
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