should i buy bruichladdie rocks or HP12? last post look

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should i buy bruichladdie rocks or HP12? last post look

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:33 am

these 3 are local at about same price . what do you think

walker green. black to thin.
bushmills blackbush. if more refine, cereal, creme to bushmills 10 i'd be interested.
highland park 12 is this just plain soft malt. i find that boring.

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good arrival.
refinement. not into very nutty malts. too challenging for me.
barly sugered, refine, prune, creme, honey. just not plain soft,


do not like sharp citrus
do not like alcohol harsh reek
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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby Mike » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:52 pm

For myself, I prefer JW Black over the green...... I like the nice malt sweetness. I like Bushmills too, and just bought a bottle of the 16 YO a couple of days ago. It is aged in used bourbon barrels and finished in used sherry casks..... makes for a very nice soft malt whiskey. I also like the Jameson Irish whiskies. I do enjoy Highland Park Scotch and always keep some of the 15 YO around. For now, at least, my favorite Scotchs are the cask strength ones from Macallen, Aberlour, and Ardbeg. They are very rich and robust (and need a bit of water to tame the proof) and are usually reasonably priced.

Of the three you mentioned, I would tend to favor the Highland Park for its balance and smoothness...... I think the Black Bush is just a touch harsh (although I haven't had any in a long time) for an Irish Whiskey, as the Green Label is for a blended Scotch.

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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby Roscoe » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:59 pm

For Irish I'd go with either Michael Collins 10 yr single malt or Red Breast.

JW is totally different. Black is a blend of malt and grain; the smoky finish coming from Lagavulin. Green is a blend of just single malts.
Why not try a Balvenie Double Wood or Glenmorangie La Santa. 10yrs in Bourbon barrels and 2 in Sherry casks.

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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:45 am

i will leave green then.
unsure blackbush has big grainy cereal rush pouring down? .

thinking Ballintines 17.

still trying track down glendonarch 12 i can pickup.
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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby ebo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:06 pm

Laphroaig is soft?
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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Ballintine 17. you think modern or wait and bid an old 50s-60's b17?
I think they use less caramal back then. and cask were not reused as much.
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Re: should i buy green, blackbush, or HP12

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:07 pm

ok im deciding on these 3 now

hp 12 so hp has a creamt coffee and rasin an salt and smoke thing. it as nice honey?
bruichladdie rocks 2nd edition. is this syrupty and malty with clean sea and grips your mouth. but is too spirity?
glenlivet 12. had years ago. good oatmeal like body malt. oak little rough. 15 was worst.



is it very thin in mouth as dont like that.
like a good amount malty in mouth
a nice soft cereal grain good too.


there a loch lomand single malt no age.
also therew an ardmore TC. need intergration not just smoked wood.

i can not drink maritime island malts. something about there so dry and firm.
was looking at Ledaig old cask or hart bros but thinh i will past
other speyside old cask were all sold. benneries. motlorh
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