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  1. #11
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    He suggested the ardbeg 10, which I love ardbeg products but for a first time scotch drinker not sure if something that heavily smoky and peaty is what I would have suggested..
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Solid whiskey, IMO. The old Port Wood Finished was a go-to for me a decade, or so, ago. And, I'd mix a few of the standard release in there, too. Great QPR when you look at some of the pricing in the scotch aisle. Had the opportunity to SBS the PWF with the Quinta Ruban at the GBS scotch dive, and am pleased to say the QR holds up well to it's predecessor. That's a good thing, as I can't keep relying on cool dudes in Southern Illinois to keep me in dusty PWFs!

    Doing a little research on the E150a thing, and I did read that Glemorangie is one distillery that uses the coloring agent to keep consistent batch-to-batch color, though. I'm still not sure what I think about all that, though...
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by bourboNcigars View Post
    He suggested the ardbeg 10, which I love ardbeg products but for a first time scotch drinker not sure if something that heavily smoky and peaty is what I would have suggested..
    I thought that would be the case. Sounds like you got someone that enjoys the full throttle attack of Ardbeg, but fails to, or just doesn't care to grasp the softer / easier, and more approachable malts. I wonder what they think about Auchentoshan, or Hazelburn. Same thing happens in the land of beer. Sometimes, hop heads just can't enjoy the softer options because the flavor just isn't as big and forceful.

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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    I'm a lasanta man myself
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    ...and I prefer Astar. To bad it's been discontinued.

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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Doing a little research on the E150a thing, and I did read that Glemorangie is one distillery that uses the coloring agent to keep consistent batch-to-batch color, though. I'm still not sure what I think about all that, though...
    I was at a whiskey tasting at bar in Houston lead by their Master Distiller, Dr. Bill Lumsden. He stated that he personally deplores the use of E150a but admits they do use very small amounts to maintain color consistency in the standard 10. It's not used in other products.

    On side note, I'll be at the Glenmorangie distillery in about 10 days.

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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by bourboNcigars View Post
    He suggested the ardbeg 10, which I love ardbeg products but for a first time scotch drinker not sure if something that heavily smoky and peaty is what I would have suggested..
    Suggesting a peated whisky to a beginner demonstrates a lack of knowledge/awareness/product.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    My next glenmorangie purchase will be the companta, but at $100 a bottle that will have to wait a few months, I may make it a bday gift to myself in august, that and the 18 year original I've always wanted has well
    Life is too short to drink bad bourbon and smoke bad cigars.

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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    ...and I prefer Astar. To bad it's been discontinued.
    +1 .. this was one fine bottle. Sorry they didn't keep this one up.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    +1 .. this was one fine bottle. Sorry they didn't keep this one up.
    Saw that one on the shelf just today and one came home with me for a pretty decent price. I think there a couple more. Will have to try it soon to see if I need to rescue the remaining stragglers from the shelf!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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