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  • Caol ILa

    10 45.45%
  • Cragganmore

    2 9.09%
  • Clynelish

    10 45.45%
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    Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Wow this summer flew by and here in the PacNW we are already having extreme late fall/early winter weather. On that note I picked at least one Single Malt I reach for often when it comes to stormy winter weather and chose all from a different region but starting with the same letter "C"; anyone guess why I chose C?. So the choices for this month are: Caol Ila, Clynelish, Cragganmore.
    C

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    I shouldn't answer this one...
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    I shouldn't answer this one...
    Having no access to any of these, I vote for whichever Johnny wants to enable me to drink...
    Jim

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    I shouldn't answer this one...
    Johnny, are you scared, come on now we need everyone's opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    Having no access to any of these, I vote for whichever Johnny wants to enable me to drink...
    Jim, are you telling me you can't get any of these local to you?
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Jim, are you telling me you can't get any of these local to you?
    Unfortunately that's what I'm telling you. The lovely Utah DABC doesn't list any of these. I've had some Caol Ila 12, which I really liked, but never had the chance to really get to know it.
    Jim

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    That criminal. It's not like those are exactly obscure choices. Yet another reason not to live in Utah- although to be fair there are plenty of reasons to live there as well.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Tough choice between Caol Ila and Clynelish but I have to go with the latter. There are a few distillery bottlings of CI and afaik only the 14yo from Clynelish - both are widely available from independent bottlers.

    IMO Cragganmore is a DISTANT third - for me it wouldn't crack a list of the top 20 distilleries.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    I guess the question is old Clynelish, or new? I just clicked the button as I need an excuse to pick up both, ha.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    IMO Cragganmore is a DISTANT third - for me it wouldn't crack a list of the top 20 distilleries.
    I would agree with you on this and have wondered why Diageo chose it to represent Speyside in their Classic Malts series. Cragganmore just doesn't feel representative of what I want out of a good Speysider. To be fair, I have not tried the official 21 or 29 (the 29 seems to get decent reviews), but having been unimpressed with the standard stuff, would not spend the money required and would buy a GlenDronach instead.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 09-29-2013 at 08:50.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month POLL - October

    I actually have no Caol Ila in my bar nor bunker but it has been a long time since I've visited with this expression.

    I enjoy the new Clynelish but if anybody has old Clynelish to share (you know who you are), then I'd love to try some of that too :-)

    If we go Clynelish, are we talking about the whole ball of wax like LB alluded to? If so, I may have to source an old Brora bottle this month ;-)
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