How good is the world's most expensive whisky?

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  1. Nov 12, 2019 #21

    Tony C

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    There is something about a big peaty Islay that I love, but I am also just as quick to knock back a glass full of Paddy (imho one of the best blends on th emarket)

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    Yep...for me its all about the peat. Having said that, the 30 y/o Tallisker starts to lose a bit of the peat that is much more forward at younger years. Not sure if its just the bottle I have...and wont know until Im forced to buy another..
     
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    I am like most people if I am honest whisky is whisky most people wouldn't know a good one if it bit them on the ass, fast forward 2 years ago I was on holiday near largs and me and my good lady went to glen marnoch disstilary after the tour she bought me a 21 year old bottle I still have the bite mark on my ass clapai am now also partial to a dram of glen farglas and dalwhinnie athumb..
     
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    That's the reason I don't want to know a better scotch than what I have found. Too expensive!
     
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    I love Talisker, but never tasted the 30 year old. Probably couldn't afford it.
     
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    Its a treat to be sure. The last bottle I acquired has lasted a little over 2 years. Its getting low......
     
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    Completely ignorant of these matters. What is pot distilled whisky. Could you give us a couple of the better known examples. Or is it something you have to knock up behind the shed under a full moon? If it is, not a problem, got a shed, and tonight...
     
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    Lovely picture, Druid. Thank you. Still none the wiser, though.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2019 #30

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    Rarity value, adds up to exclusivity, and rich people will pay for exclusivity. It stops having anything to do with the product or item.
    I was in Speyside this spring, and was shocked by the industrial scale of Macallan. It's not quite the crusty ginger haired whiskered old distiller with haggis running free in the back garden kind of romantic scene that Whisky would like you to believe! However, if they make good whisky who cares eh?
     
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    Another forum I frequent had someone insisting they had to buy whisky whilst on holiday from the distillery because they didn't beleive/know that nearly all of them are owned by huge multi nationals and that its cheaper to buy it in the super market.
    Still as you say the product is good and I am rather partial to it. I believe we have a 3 figure bottle that really is exceptionally good but Mrs Prog99 hasn't revealed how much it cost.
     
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    @druid - I have removed most of your post as in the UK its illegal to distill unless you have a licence so we don't allow its discussion in the forum.
     
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    Re:> Alexmc Most of the small companies are now owned by the "big boys".
    The industry likes to promote the idea of small tucked out of the way little gems.Its good for the tourists but is not reality in todays world.
    Still at least the quality does not seem to have suffered as is normally the case when everything is reduced to a spreadsheet.
     
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    Ummm...Im not sure what I posted in relation to me personally distilling, but the bulk has been in relation to fine scotch. My apologies if anything crossed the line...the pot still I posted was a generic image from the net....although I may have referenced a sugar wash . In future ( zipppp) I will mention nowt.

    sorry.
     
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    There is a similar thing going on in the wine industry, Raw, or natural or Orange wine is being carefully derided and covered up where possible by "Big wine", as the small producers are keen to point out their basic and simple approach which is what the big wine guys would have you believe.
    I did some press stuff a few years back with the maker of Cassilero del diablo, and their production is incredible, but again it's giant factories and huge automation and also it has to be said... excellent quality control and facilities and ingredients. Like big beer you can knock their taste profile, but you can't knock their production.
    Apparently big wine is very worried about losing market share to these small producers, even small bits!
     
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    All good whisky is worth it.
    The Irish whiskeys are also not bad at all
     
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    Re:>.Alex.mc

    You strike me as someone who has actually lived.
     
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    I forgot to mention some of the Irish whiskey....yep...a fair few fine noshes to be had
     
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    As someone who has gone around the world in a lot more than 80 days
    I would like to make this obsevation.

    Most peoples have there own national drink,Of which they are very proud,To be wellcomed into someones home and be offered a drop of the "good stuff". is indeed an honour.
     

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