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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 03:44 AM
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Hello everyone,

I am the type who settles on something if it is good and stay with it. Recently I thought about trying a new sort but I just took the same old Glenmorangie again.

It is mild, sweet and has flavors of vanilla (sometimes) but more often it has a marzipan smell. Now I want to try something similar but it should be mild with a sweet aftertaste. A little burn is okay for me and I would like to try one that is a bit richer in peat flavor but not too much.

Any suggestions?




posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 04:55 AM
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Am a bit of a Whisky nerd, am guessing that you've been drinking something like the standard 10 year old Glenmorangie and are looking for something that while similar is a little different to broaden your whisky horizons so to speak. A lot of the time with whisky I think you need to take into account the cost and availability as outside of Scotland some stuff can be hard to come by.

For you personally I would recommend something simple like a 12 year old Jura, it has the same sweet aftertaste but with little burn and is a slightly more mellow whisky in my view. Its also seen as a Isaly Whisky where as your Glenmorangie is a highland whisky so you might notice some different flavours coming though, particularly a subtle hint of peat coming from the isles of Jura. Its also a fairly common whisky to find and I would think it would cost just as much as your glendmorangie. Failing that if you can't get the Jura then you could try something like Glen-Grant, again quite sweet notes but not so much peat.

Honestly though I think with a lot of it, it comes down to personal taste, I am a big fan of the Jura but you might not be a fan of the Isaly taste and find something else that works better for you. If you can get to a good whisky tasting session that can be a good place to find something new.
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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

MacAllen is very very good , and be sure to put your nose to the offgassing from the glass too . It'd be a little expensive to stick with for too long though

Sir Ray Mears of Bushcraft suggests harvesting Silver Birch Sap about this time of year , as it's rising and freezing it into icecubes for adding to whiskey . He says it has anti cancer properties and you can drink it straight from the tree.

Just a tip then real single whiskey rarely has a % content of exactly 40 because it's not reblended with anything to achieve that . Had one at 60% once and it really was something else .
Apparently you can also tell a top whiskey when if you add ice it clouds slightly . Cheers








Oh and while we're here and before anyone pops their clogs , actual malt is what it and beers should be made from , and that's something that is missing in the modern diet when it shouldn't be . Why can't you buy malted barley that still retains it's enzymes ? It's something you'd have to produce yourself on a small scale which is doable and very worth it . Some of the old world should be retained in the new .We use it in beer and whiskey is just a clue but warm the actual living substance with milk or water and consume immediately and feel the effects where it helps the body to digest , sleep , work , mend etc



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 05:38 AM
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From the Land of The Picts.

www.malts.com...

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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

Have you tried Glenfiddich , it was my preferred single malt before I gave up whiskey.
Or if you fancy a walk on the wild side you could try Bushmills , a rather cheeky Irish malt.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

Personally, I am a big fan of Laphroaig Quarter Cask.

Laphroaig is an Islay Scotch with distinct hints of peat and smoke with vanilla undertones.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:43 AM
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Hello OtherSideOfTheCoin,

Your post is on the spot, I want to try something different but make small steps. Yes it is the 10 year old Glenmorangie.

The Jura sounds good if I compare it to the Glenmorangie. Will definitly try that one.


Hello DoctorBluechip,
Yes I do that, I also only take small sips everytime. The current one has 40% so I guess it is not reblended. I drink neat, I once made the error to not rub the glass dry and it made a difference with the small amount I pour into it.
I do not know if it was just me thinking that or if it really makes a difference.


Hello Wildmamimal,
thank you, I looked at it, the name is on the list, if you say it is similar.


Hello Gortex,
I have seen the Glenfiddich in my local store, it is a bit cheaper than the Glenmorangie, if I have not looked at the small bottle size (maybe).


Hello Flyingclaydisk,
is it very smokey? A video came up on google and they say it is very smokey.



Thank you all so far, I learned some things from you. I will see what my local store has and then I will decide spontaneous. It would be a pity if I buy a 70cl bottle and it is nothing for me. Maybe I try visiting some bars next weekend and see what they have in offer.



ciao



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:24 AM
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Balvenie, Glenfiddich or Glenlivet will be close, they're all Speysides and will be lighter in flavor.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:30 AM
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is it very smokey? A video came up on google and they say it is very smokey.


Like a peat bog on fire!

I absolutely love the stuff, but it ain't cheap. Best scotch out there in my opinion. It usually ranks near the top of the top 10 Scotches. My personal opinion is, it is the closest to a 'true traditional single malt Scotch Whisky' as you're going to get.

ETA - If you want to try it, just go get a bottle of '10 Year Old' which won't set you back as much and try that. It will give you an idea of what Laphroaig tastes like. Then if you like it (which I suspect you will), you can move up to the higher end Laphroaig's like Quarter Cask (or Triple Wood, or even QA Cask).
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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:30 AM
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DBL


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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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I don't mind Laphroaig but if you can get it try a bottle called Ileach, if you like your whisky peaty it will change your life.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: Oleandra88
Hello everyone,

I am the type who settles on something if it is good and stay with it. Recently I thought about trying a new sort but I just took the same old Glenmorangie again.

It is mild, sweet and has flavors of vanilla (sometimes) but more often it has a marzipan smell. Now I want to try something similar but it should be mild with a sweet aftertaste. A little burn is okay for me and I would like to try one that is a bit richer in peat flavor but not too much.

Any suggestions?


Glenfiddich? Inherited a bottle from a passed friend...kinda sharp tho, and not sure if single malt or not.
Back then, I finished it all straight over a 3 day wknd. Nice sharp 1st taste.... warm flavor afterwards...and Im really not a regular drinker....



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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My co-workers gave me a bottle of the Glenfiddich 12 YO Speyside when I retired. Phenomenal. Best guilty pleasure ever...



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:26 PM
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I am lucky enough to live near all those lovely distilleries
worked in a few over the years

Try Aberfeldy Malt Whisky 12 Years Old Aberlour Malt Whisky Double Cask 12 Years Old Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky 10 Years Old and my favourite Dalwhinnie Highland Malt 15 Years Old



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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Just opened the bottle of Glenfiddich and it does not come close to the Glenmorangie. Got the 12 year edition. Sharp and bitter, no special taste but short. Definitely the 10 year Glenmorangie is richer in flavor and milder. It just tastes like medicine.

Going to answer the other posts later, I am on mobile.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

Try putting a block of ice in it or even a splash of water. This idea that you should always drink neat is rubbish, sometimes a little water opens up the whisky and transforms it.

I find it depends on the whisky am drinking, most of the time I have it neat but a splash of water is not unheard of



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I'll have to look into this. I don't think I've ever even seen it before.

Do they import it to the US?



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Honestly done know mate I found it in a shop in Edinburgh castle.

I would think they would if you looked hard enough.



posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 01:55 PM
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Hey Stonerwilliam,

lots of stuff to try, haha.
But on a serious note, slowly.. slowly..


Hey OtherSideOfTheCoin,
I will try the next time I pour one in, maybe in a few days, towards the weekend



posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin


Many of the distillers will sell you bottles of water that comes from the source they use for their Scotch. A few drops definitely helps open up the malt.




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