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  1. #21
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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post

    IMO Glenfarclas makes the best sherried whisky in the world.
    Not only that but the pricing is fantastic - I think pretty much everywhere - especially as you progress up the age scale.
    In my market (Glenfarclas price, Macallan price):
    12yo ($64, $93)
    15yo (89, 135)
    18yo (100*, 260)
    21yo (122, n/a)
    25yo (163, 1000)
    40yo (529, n/a**)

    *this price is for the 17yo, GF doesn't offer an 18
    ** If this was a regular in the line-up it would be priced into 5 digit territory!!!

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by compliance View Post
    He's prone to hyperbole. Everything is the best.
    He's prone to hyperbole. His latest exclusive to K&L bottle is the best he's ever had and will blow you away.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Not only that but the pricing is fantastic - I think pretty much everywhere - especially as you progress up the age scale.
    In my market (Glenfarclas price, Macallan price):
    12yo ($64, $93)
    15yo (89, 135)
    18yo (100*, 260)
    21yo (122, n/a)
    25yo (163, 1000)
    40yo (529, n/a**)

    *this price is for the 17yo, GF doesn't offer an 18
    ** If this was a regular in the line-up it would be priced into 5 digit territory!!!
    Do you find the Glenfarclas 15 in your area regularly? It is the one I find is the best bang for the buck but have the most difficulty finding. The 17 is more readily available and very nice but just seems to lack a little something compared to its younger sibling.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
    Ne Illegitimi Carborundum

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    How about Glenmorangie? All the shops around here have that one too.
    The standard expression of Glenmorangie is not sherried. For 30-35 bucks it is not too bad a dram if you are not picky. The Lasanta is sherried (two years in sherry casks), but not very complex. FWIW, I tend to keep a bottle of the Lasanta around the house. Not a bad bottle, it is widely available (I am in So FL, so I suspect we might sometimes shop at the same franchise type stores), and not a bank breaker.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Do you find the Glenfarclas 15 in your area regularly? It is the one I find is the best bang for the buck but have the most difficulty finding. The 17 is more readily available and very nice but just seems to lack a little something compared to its younger sibling.
    Yes, the 15 is regularly available in Canada (note that we get 700ml bottles).
    Yes, IMO the 15 is the best of the GF range

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Variable View Post
    The standard expression of Glenmorangie is not sherried. For 30-35 bucks it is not too bad a dram if you are not picky. The Lasanta is sherried (two years in sherry casks), but not very complex. FWIW, I tend to keep a bottle of the Lasanta around the house. Not a bad bottle, it is widely available (I am in So FL, so I suspect we might sometimes shop at the same franchise type stores), and not a bank breaker.
    My favorite standard release from GlenMo is the Nectar D'or, aged an additional 2 years in Sauternes casks.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Glenmorangie is a classic defining it's own style. Light, flowery, complex with no sherry and very little peat. A good breakfast dram.

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Yes, the 15 is regularly available in Canada (note that we get 700ml bottles).
    Yes, IMO the 15 is the best of the GF range
    Ah yes, didn't notice you were in Canada!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
    Ne Illegitimi Carborundum

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Glenmorangie is a classic defining it's own style. Light, flowery, complex with no sherry and very little peat. A good breakfast dram.
    Eggs and bacon and scotch? Sounds delicious!
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: The Macallan 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Variable View Post
    The standard expression of Glenmorangie is not sherried. For 30-35 bucks it is not too bad a dram if you are not picky. The Lasanta is sherried (two years in sherry casks), but not very complex. FWIW, I tend to keep a bottle of the Lasanta around the house. Not a bad bottle, it is widely available (I am in So FL, so I suspect we might sometimes shop at the same franchise type stores), and not a bank breaker.
    Sounds like the Balvenie Double Wood.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

 

 

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