OT Maybe, Welsh single-malt?


Anyone here tried the Welsh single-malt Whiskies? The salesperson told me he liked it but had nothing particularly descriptive to say why. So I went with the MacAllen 12.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

I've tried it, Dave. Was comped two 10 cL bottles of Penderyn several years ago. One of them remains unopened. Didn't care for it at all.
Reply to
Nick Cramer

That's the one, thanks so much for the info. The packaging seemed heavy on marketing and light on details, which to me is a warning sign. I'll enjoy the Macallen 12 without regret then, thanks.
Dave
Reply to
Dave Hinz

I'm glad you didn't ask me what I didn't like about it, Dave. I would've just sent the bottle ta you! Which I'll still do, if yer in the USA.
Enjoy yer Macallen. I hoist a wee dram or three of Bowmore 17 in your general direction. That being unknown, I'll hoist one each N, E, S & W!
Slainte!!!!!!!!
Reply to
Nick Cramer

In article ,
I've seen it at the shops here, but it's priced higher than most of my favourite Islays. I won't spring for that much without some very positive recommendations, and I haven't encountered any.
Reply to
bill van

Yes, it was $60 US which, as you say, I'm not going to spend unless I've heard good things about it.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

U¿ytkownik "Dave Hinz" napisa³:
I have recently had a dubious pleasure of tasting Penderyn NAS Madeira Finish 46%, which put me off Welsh whisky for some time. Apart from quite nice chocolate, honey and fruit notes, there was something synthetic, chemical both on the nose and on the palate, there were rotting apples, bitter seeds, a kiwi fruit gone bad, the stuff was young, harsh and simply unpleasant to put it mildly.
You're definitely better off with the Macallan, though its glory days are long gone. Surprisingly, Macallan 1980 18yo was unanimously voted the worst dram of the evening at a recent tasting. Sure, competition was strong, still you would expect a better performance from one of the favourites.
Cheers, Rajmund
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Rajmund

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