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The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. I won't be buying it again anytime soon.
Too bad. I still do like the 15 and 18 but at their price points they have lots of competition.
cheers
Paul
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Paul L
> ... is no more. > > The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless > compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. > I won't be buying it again anytime soon.
Paul, how will we know it?? Is it in a can? A cardboard tube? An oval cardboard box?? We have at least 3 different packaging, that might represent three different bottlings of HP 12.
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nick
> ... is no more. > > The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless > compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. > I won't be buying it again anytime soon.
I've got an old bottle over here with your name on it. That is, if you want to bother with it after trying the Aberlour 16 YO that is also sitting here with your name on it. :-)
Gladys.
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Gladys
> ... is no more. > >The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless >compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. >I won't be buying it again anytime soon.
Many of us have been saying that for the past ten years or so, but several others had advised during the past six months that the complexity had returned to newer bottlings. Are you certain that you received recent production?
Of all the modestly priced OBs available in the eastern US, our favorite is the Cragganmore 12. Rich, with a complex spiciness.
-- Larry
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pltrgyst
>> ... is no more. >> >> The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless >> compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. >> I won't be buying it again anytime soon. > > I've got an old bottle over here with your name on it. That is, if you > want to bother with it after trying the Aberlour 16 YO that is also > sitting here with your name on it. :-) > > Gladys.
Check.
... and double Check.
:-)
cheers
Paul
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Paul L
>> ... is no more. >> >> The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless >> compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. >> I won't be buying it again anytime soon. > > Paul, how will we know it?? Is it in a can? A cardboard > tube? An oval cardboard box?? We have at least 3 different > packaging, that might represent three different bottlings > of HP 12.
Hi Nick ... This is a distinctive new bottling/packaging from what I've seen the past 3 years ... which is the limited experience I have with HP. It came in an oval bottle.
I like the new packaging, but the HP doesn't do a thing for me.
cheers
Paul
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Paul L
> >> ... is no more. >> >>The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless >>compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. >>I won't be buying it again anytime soon. > > Many of us have been saying that for the past ten years or so, but several > others had advised during the past six months that the complexity had > returned > to newer bottlings. Are you certain that you received recent production? Hi Larry...here in Colorado USA the "original" 12 came in a square box and had a nice smokey presence .... the "new" 12 comes in an ovalesque box/bottle that falls flat. > > Of all the modestly priced OBs available in the eastern US, our favorite > is the > Cragganmore 12. Rich, with a complex spiciness.
Thanks for the tip, Larry ... for $34 US, Macallan 12 is the current front runner for my palate, with a nod to Scapa 14 ... I'll try the Cragganmore next time I see it.
cheers
Paul
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Paul L
> Hi Nick ... This is a distinctive new bottling/packaging > from what I've seen the past 3 years ... which is the limited > experience I have with HP. It came in an oval bottle. > > I like the new packaging, but the HP doesn't do a thing > for me. > > cheers > > Paul > >
Yeah, I agree. The next previous bottling in the big tin can was pretty good though, and we can still get that here sometimes.
nick
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nick
>Hi Larry...here in Colorado USA the "original" 12 came in a square >box and had a nice smokey presence .... the "new" 12 comes in an ovalesque >box/bottle that falls flat. Thanks. I've never seen HP 12 in any box or tin, actually. Exactly where are you in CO? >> Of all the modestly priced OBs available in the eastern US, our favorite >> is the>> Cragganmore 12. Rich, with a complex spiciness. > >Thanks for the tip, Larry ... for $34 US, Macallan 12 is the current front >runner for my palate, with a nod to Scapa 14 ... I'll try the Cragganmore next time >I see it.
CO is a tough market. Every time we go out there, I'm appalled at the wine and liquor prices. And when you've got a number of very small wine and specialty shops buying onesies and twosies of SMWs, it's even worse.
-- Larry
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pltrgyst
> >>Hi Larry...here in Colorado USA the "original" 12 came in a square >>box and had a nice smokey presence .... the "new" 12 comes in an ovalesque >>box/bottle that falls flat. > > Thanks. I've never seen HP 12 in any box or tin, actually. Exactly where > are you > in CO? > >>> Of all the modestly priced OBs available in the eastern US, our favorite >>> is the>> Cragganmore 12. Rich, with a complex spiciness. >> >>Thanks for the tip, Larry ... for $34 US, Macallan 12 is the current >>front >>runner for my palate, with a nod to Scapa 14 ... I'll try the Cragganmore >>next time >>I see it. > > CO is a tough market. Every time we go out there, I'm appalled at the wine > and > liquor prices. And when you've got a number of very small wine and > specialty > shops buying onesies and twosies of SMWs, it's even worse. > > -- Larry
We actually have 3 huge liquor stores in the Denver Metro area now. Applejacks is the old time warehouse off of I-70 on the west end. This used to be billed as America's largest, but now we have two that are even bigger and, for single malt, better. Daveco is off of I25 about 15 miles north of Denver and Davidsons is off of Holly and C470 on the south end an little west of I-25.
I've never seen a halfway decent selection anywhere else after the "big 3" ...
cheers
Paul
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Paul L
>We actually have 3 huge liquor stores in the Denver Metro area now. >Applejacks is the old time warehouse off of I-70 on the west end. >This used to be billed as America's largest, but now we have two >that are even bigger and, for single malt, better. Daveco is off of >I25 about 15 miles north of Denver and Davidsons is off of >Holly and C470 on the south end an little west of I-25. > >I've never seen a halfway decent selection anywhere else after >the "big 3" ...
Thanks -- we'll check them out next trip. And I see that Daveco is in Thornton, where our best friend lives...
When we got married in Colorado Springs five years ago, the best selection we could find was at Argonaut, on East Colfax. They did have the Macallan 25 and a decent selection og Calvados and Cognac though, so the dinner came off all right. 8;)
They currently list about 180 whiskies on their Web site, but the prices are steep.
-- Larry
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pltrgyst

For island-style malts -- Islays and Talisker -- Laphroaig is the best of the biggies when it comes to value for money. Where I live, it's priced at least $20 below the next-cheapest Islay distillery bottling.
bill
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bill van
> ... is no more. > > The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless > compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. > I won't be buying it again anytime soon. > > Too bad. I still do like the 15 and 18 but at their > price points they have lots of competition.
I love HP 12! It's the first really great and serous scotch I bought. I bought a couple of bottles last year and haven't bought a new bottle in a year or so. They have changed it?
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Von Fourche
> > "Paul L" wrote in message > news:ebednYdkI9Q90wvbnZ2dnUVZ_oGlnZ2d@comcast.com... >> ... is no more. >> >> The new Highland Park 12 is lifeless and characterless >> compared to the former. At $30 US, HP 12 was a staple. >> I won't be buying it again anytime soon. >> >> Too bad. I still do like the 15 and 18 but at their >> price points they have lots of competition. > > > > I love HP 12! It's the first really great and serous scotch I > bought. I bought a couple of bottles last year and haven't bought > a new bottle in a year or so. They have changed it?
If you can still get HP12 in the square box, I advise stocking up.
They new one in these parts comes in a ovalesque tube.
cheers
Paul
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Paul L

Just bought a bottle of Glen Garioch, now on sale in NC for about $22. I had forgotten how good it was in my rush to try all the more expensive drams. Glen Garioch 10 is really very nice. I will have more of it, especially at the price.
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nick

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