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That colour is fantastic, love Japanese stuff never tried any Karuizawa how comparable is it to yamazaki or nikka styles
Karuizawa is a lot meatier and flavour forward than other Japanese brands which tend towards subtlety. In Scotch terms I’d say it has shares common ground with the best Mortlachs.
Only Japanese I've ever had was nikka from the barrel, and I wasn't impressed until I got to the last glass in the bottle unfortunately. Proper curious about the likes of yamazaki and hakushu but not enough to pay what it costs to acquire a bottle
Japanese whisky stupidly expensive. I was fortunate to buy most of my bottles before the price boom. Hakushu 18 is an excellent dram.
 
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black-cat

Striker
Karuizawa is a lot meatier and flavour forward than other Japanese brands which tend towards subtlety. In Scotch terms I’d say it has shares common ground with the best Mortlachs.


Japanese whisky stupidly expensive. I was fortunate to buy most of my bottles before the price boom. Hakushu 18 is an excellent dram.
Only way I'll every try one is if I see it in a bar somewhere, even then I can imagine it'd be pricey. Hakushu 12 is around £250 IIRC
 

moanjam

Midfield
Karuizawa is a lot meatier and flavour forward than other Japanese brands which tend towards subtlety. In Scotch terms I’d say it has shares common ground with the best Mortlachs.


Japanese whisky stupidly expensive. I was fortunate to buy most of my bottles before the price boom. Hakushu 18 is an excellent dram.
I paid £80 for a bottle of Hakushu 18 at Newcastle Airport about 5 yr ago, happy days !
 
Loch Fyne have 10% off for Burns night. To get free delivery £75 must be spent prior to the reduction. I'm definitely getting a Tobermory 12 but unsure of the second bottle. I'm considering Benriach 12 but does anyone have a different suggestion?
 

black-cat

Striker
Loch Fyne have 10% off for Burns night. To get free delivery £75 must be spent prior to the reduction. I'm definitely getting a Tobermory 12 but unsure of the second bottle. I'm considering Benriach 12 but does anyone have a different suggestion?
Cheers mate you've just given me the push I needed to go and pour myself a Tobermory 12 for this evening :)

As for suggestions, not sure but I've always fancied giving Ailsa Bay a go...
 
Only Japanese I've ever had was nikka from the barrel, and I wasn't impressed until I got to the last glass in the bottle unfortunately. Proper curious about the likes of yamazaki and hakushu but not enough to pay what it costs to acquire a bottle
Did you forget to shake the bottle?
 
Lol, funnily it's not the only whisky that's happened with, been a couple where I haven't really enjoyed them until they're almost finished. Expectation plays a part I think
I’m a drinker but not a connoisseur, I like the Amazon offers! I certainly enjoy it the more I drink mind! 😂
 

Cee Jay

Striker
One of the guys from Adelphi/Ardnamurchan was recently saying their release 2 will be out the end of January/Feb.

I missed out on the inaugural release, so if anyone hears when and where it's out throw a link/mention up 👍
 

I am Boss

Winger
How peaty is the Bunnahabhain 12?

I'm after a new one before the weekend, preferably off Amazon. Really enjoyed the last recommendation on this thread.

Upping budget to £70/80. All recommendations welcome. Particularly interested in trying older ones.
 

Cee Jay

Striker
How peaty is the Bunnahabhain 12?

I'm after a new one before the weekend, preferably off Amazon. Really enjoyed the last recommendation on this thread.

Upping budget to £70/80. All recommendations welcome. Particularly interested in trying older ones.
Not at all.

You could try Glenfarclas 21 at that price point or Deanston and Ancnoc 18's are both meant to be good
 

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