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  1. #11
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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    The online prices that collectors are willing to pay for it are very high. Even bad can be good in some sense. One source I found claims to have the largest stockpile and of course they are asking hundreds of dollars for the bottles.... 215 British pounds.

    http://www.loch-dhu.com/

    The saying "Turning a pig’s ear into a silk purse" seems appropriate.

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    I don't think seaweed would change the taste of some Islay whiskies much.

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    Loch Dhu is most certainly a waste of perfectly good Mannochmore. While I despise it, I find the Green Bowmore to be even more reviled. 22 year old Hart Brothers bottling that smells FWP, and a color that is actually green. Just ghastly stuff.

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    Loch Dhu is most certainly a waste of perfectly good Mannochmore. While I despise it, I find the Green Bowmore to be even more reviled. 22 year old Hart Brothers bottling that smells FWP, and a color that is actually green. Just ghastly stuff.
    There are some really, tremendously horrible Bowmores out there.

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    I'd go for Drumguish, a no-age-statement from the Speyside Distillery. It's cheap, I've found bottles for $9.99. It's putrid. I'd compare it to drinking cold oatmeal mixed with liquified cardboard that has been 'ageing' in a damp basement for the last 4-5 years. 'Finish' it in a compost bucket filled with dirty gym socks for 6 more months and you're close. I tried saving it by adding a little Cask Strength of an unnamed whisky (for it's own dignity) but it just wouldn't work. I suffered through 1/3 of the bottle and had to dump the rest down the drain. I'm just glad the EPA didn't detect it until it had diluted into the nearest river. I kept my eye open for any news of mysterious fishkills in the local waterways......

    Quite bad.

    aaron

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    aaronbarker, others agree with you:

    http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2012

    http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies...scotch-whisky/
    others pro and con

    Whereas this fellow likes it well enough with cheese nips and also
    likes Bowmore....

    http://thescotchdigest.blogspot.com/...drumguish.html

    Interesting how we all have very different tastes.
    Last edited by Jono; 05-03-2011 at 12:04.

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    aaronbarker, others agree with you:

    http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2012

    http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies...scotch-whisky/
    others pro and con

    Whereas this fellow likes it well enough with cheese nips and also
    likes Bowmore....

    http://thescotchdigest.blogspot.com/...drumguish.html

    Interesting how we all have very different tastes.

    Interesting, yes. The bottle I purchased was an older, lighter colored labeled bottle. Attending some events around the recent Chicago Whiskyfest, I was fortunate(?) enough to try a recent bottling. Well, it was better, but in the sense that getting punched in the gut 40 times is better than getting punched 50 times. Nowhere to go but up. It was a bit more watery and thinner which made it slighty more palatable, I was able to at least fend off the gag reflex....

    I would say it pairs well with horseradish and bleu cheese, two flavors sure to overpower it's evil-ness. ;-)

    aaron

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    Re: The most hated single malt...Loch Dhu?

    Loch Dhu is an interesting curiosity and a rite of passage, but not in the ballpark of worst whisk(e)y I've ever had. That honor goes to the Usuikyou which Sku mentioned upthread.

    Loch Dhu to me is spirity, lacking much distinction in flavor, disorganized and not good. It's got this weird hint of sherry here and there but it's also got this astringency and bitterness to it. You shouldn't drink it but there are other single malts that are more pointedly objectionable (Glenrothes Select Reserve comes to mind). Loch Dhu is just... badly done.

    Usuikyou by contrast is aggressively horrible. Chemical, vinyl, burning garbage, and a finish that is unmercifully long. It's hands down the worst I've ever had. It will wreck your palate for ANYTHING after so don't do it except for at the end of a tasting (and have something strong but cheap to kind of knock down some of the more immediately painful notes).

 

 

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