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  • Macallan 18 Year

    9 39.13%
  • Glenfarclas 25 Year

    14 60.87%
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Thread: Which One

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    Which One

    I'm trying to decide between The Macallan 18 & the Glenfarclas 25. Please give your input, and please say why.

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    Re: Which One

    Mac 18 is one of the finest examples of a single malt and sherry casking. If you want an older whisky with great depth and not as chewy ans sherried as mac 18, then gf 25 is your dram.

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    Re: Which One

    I would go with the Glenfarclas 25. I think the Macallan 18 is a very good dram but IMO it is overhyped and overpriced (and overmarketed). My buddy always has the Glenfarclas 17 & 25 on hand and we enjoy both expressions although the 25 does take the cake...

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    Re: Which One

    Glenfarclas takes the lead, 3 to 2.

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    Re: Which One

    I have both and each are good in their own way, Macallan for the sherried style and Glenfarclas for a ex-bourbon casked dram. I tend to lean toward bourbon casked scotch in general and would have to vote for the Glenfarclas. If you are overseas the Glenfarclas 30 isn't that much more then the 25, or at least it wasn't when I bought mine.
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    Re: Which One

    I voted for MaCallan 18, but great whisky can be found for much cheaper than either one of them. MaCallan 18 has had a big boost in sales in the last few years and the price has almost doubled, frankly I don't think it warrants the $130 price tag but it is tasty. If you are looking for something older, I'd recommend Highland Park 25, but it is around $300, pretty dang expensive.

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    Re: Which One

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyBoston View Post
    I voted for MaCallan 18, but great whisky can be found for much cheaper than either one of them. MaCallan 18 has had a big boost in sales in the last few years and the price has almost doubled, frankly I don't think it warrants the $130 price tag but it is tasty. If you are looking for something older, I'd recommend Highland Park 25, but it is around $300, pretty dang expensive.
    I agree with these sentiments exactly.

    I'll add that Highland Park 18 is well below the price of either of these (think half the price), and I much prefer it to the Macallan. If you are generally a sherried whisky fan, Macallan is good. I'm just glad that (so far) the same kind of marketing dollars aren't behind my favorite SMS pours.

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    Re: Which One

    I have tried two cask strength 20+ year old Highland Park offerings at some whisky shows and both were outstanding! HP makes great SMSW. I own the HP 18 and it is wonderful. The 25 is sublime, I tried it at various whisky shows as well, but I don't own it.

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    Re: Which One

    Glenfarclas, but I'd opt for the 21 year old, personally.

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    Re: Which One

    I, too have the Highland Park 18. I like it, and it it a great SMSW. But, as was pointed out, it is quite different from Glenfarclas or Macallan. I got the Macallan 18. It is a great sherried malt. Worth $150? Well, I dunno about that. I hope to eventually pick up the Glenfarclas, too . Thanks all for your input.

 

 

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