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May crack this bad boy tonight.

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I find the standard GL12 to be very basic and boring. Not so with this one. Much higher ABV ( 48 ) not filtered and if there is color added its not much. Way more fruit on the palate, honey, apples, pears, barley sugar, raisins, just a lot going on. And in my market they are basically the same cost. No brainer if you spot it and are a Speyside fan.


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I find the standard GL12 to be very basic and boring. Not so with this one. Much higher ABV ( 48 ) not filtered and if there is color added its not much. Way more fruit on the palate, honey, apples, pears, barley sugar, raisins, just a lot going on. And in my market they are basically the same cost. No brainer if you spot it and are a Speyside fan.


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Saw that over the weekend. I think it was more expensive, maybe $60? Agree on the regular 12, it's dull. Strangely I can still get Glenlivet Enigma for $65. I don't know why. I should probably grab another.
 
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Saw that over the weekend. I think it was more expensive, maybe $60? Agree on the regular 12, it's dull. Strangely I can still get Glenlivet Enigma for $65. I don't know why. I should probably grab another.

Where I am ( NC ) they are both basically $55. Although I did have to grab the Illicit still in SC as we dont carry much beyond the very basics here.
 

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I find the standard GL12 to be very basic and boring. Not so with this one. Much higher ABV ( 48 ) not filtered and if there is color added its not much. Way more fruit on the palate, honey, apples, pears, barley sugar, raisins, just a lot going on. And in my market they are basically the same cost. No brainer if you spot it and are a Speyside fan.


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Hadn't seen this version. Agree on the 12, the 18 is tasty though (gift from a friend).
 
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Hadn't seen this version. Agree on the 12, the 18 is tasty though (gift from a friend).

I have only had the regular 12, this one and the one that actually started me on single malts, the 15. Its funny, I find the 15 lacks something now that I have tasted so many others. Its still OK but just OK. I would love to try the 18 as well. Have to find a bar around here with it though. I have too many damn bottles as it is lol.
 
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This was interesting but needs time to open up. Very rich and syrupy palate, and the proof does not show up at all, that could be an issue lol. Its a little grumpy though so I will come back to it in a while and see. I had this same issue with their standard 15 and after 3 months of a little head space its nectar.
 

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This was interesting but needs time to open up. Very rich and syrupy palate, and the proof does not show up at all, that could be an issue lol. Its a little grumpy though so I will come back to it in a while and see. I had this same issue with their standard 15 and after 3 months of a little head space its nectar.
It's got a bruising proof, and probably a wet sherry cask by the color. I'd expect what you found. Should calm down and be tremendous. You're not going to get smooth, but you weren't expecting that anyway. ;)
 
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It's got a bruising proof, and probably a wet sherry cask by the color. I'd expect what you found. Should calm down and be tremendous. You're not going to get smooth, but you weren't expecting that anyway. ;)

I HATE that word lol. Folks come in the store and ask if its " sMoOtH " and I am always like, its whiskey dude, aint no smooth here. lol.
 
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Bit of American Single malt tonight.


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Burns Night. What is everyone pouring this evening? I will post mine shortly!
 
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I opened mine. I like it but it's not quite a first fill sherry bomb.

Fair. I have another one from them that is far darker and much more sherried. I think these vary honestly. This particular one is less sherry than the US one I have, at least from what I recall lol. Its been min since I dipped into my US bottle. Did you like the profile?
 

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Fair. I have another one from them that is far darker and much more sherried. I think these vary honestly. This particular one is less sherry than the US one I have, at least from what I recall lol. Its been min since I dipped into my US bottle. Did you like the profile?
It’s nice. It’s just missing something that the best bottles have. My sherry cask Edradour independent bottles or even Tamdhu cask strength. But the price is fair and it isn’t a faded copy like so many. Glendronach has really fallen off.
 

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