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halvor

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Figured there are quite a few lovers/connoisseurs in here, many much more experienced and advanced than I. Please feel free to recommend, review, post a pic or whatever relevant you may have to say/post on the topic.

I'll go first. My father-in-law wants no peat and ALWAYS buys Dalwhinnie 15. I figured I'd get him something I knew he'd like but which was not D15. Ended up with Aberlour 12. A bit sharper, less body, equal sweetness. Might try with a little water, but said person prefers his whisky in small shots glasses and I have to go with the flow... (And he still prefers Dalwhinnie.) Other suggestions most welcome.
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chris.hale

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I've not tried either of those two, I got into peated whisky a couple of years back and rarely reach for anything else now. Glenmorangie is a nice approachable one though. Balvenie double wood is excellent and partially matured in sherry casks.
 

Burgundy

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Glengoyne 12 would be my recommendation. I've been trying to kill off my bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 for well over a year...
 

Driftwood

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My favourites are Balvenie Carribean Cask and any McCallum, I'm not keen on the Islay peaty types - especially Laphroaig
 

dowsing

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I'm personally a bit of a peat head, but I'd recommend Aberfeldy or Glenfarclas as something he'd probably like. For something a bit different he'd most likely still enjoy go Irish with Red Breast, Green Spot or Bushmills Black Bush.
 

halvor

a most elusive fish
Glengoyne 12 would be my recommendation. I've been trying to kill off my bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 for well over a year...
Added to the list, Ben. Thanks.

Incidentally, to show the tax levels over here: Checked how much a .7 litres bottle of this would set me back. 60 pounds. Which, I imagine, is a lot more than in the U.K...

Edit: oh ffs... half price, then.
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halvor

a most elusive fish
I'm personally a bit of a peat head, but I'd recommend Aberfeldy or Glenfarclas as something he'd probably like. For something a bit different he'd most likely still enjoy go Irish with Red Breast, Green Spot or Bushmills Black Bush.
Ah, Green Spot! Picked up (and now emptied) a bottle of this when in Dublin last. Likeable! I fear he'd still lean towards his D, though. Will have a look at the Aberfeldy and Glenfarclas.
 

DamianJ

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Some good suggestions so far. I'm not an expert by a long shot but Glen Livet is pretty nice too and if I remember correctly so is Tomintoul.
 

chris.hale

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Another vote for Glenfarclas, I love the 15 year old. It's still an independent family-owned distillery and the 15 year old is bottled at 46% because, in the words of the distillery owner, "that's how my granddad liked it."
 

halvor

a most elusive fish
I'm personally a bit of a peat head, but I'd recommend Aberfeldy or Glenfarclas as something he'd probably like. For something a bit different he'd most likely still enjoy go Irish with Red Breast, Green Spot or Bushmills Black Bush.
What are your personal (peaty) favourites? Asking for myself, this time.
 
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