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Certainly my favorite Islay malt. But, there are others: Laphroig, Caol Ila, Ardberg, Bowmore, etc. The "Cul" is seeing more and more time in my snifter lately............

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Eddie where does Aberlour, Dalmour and Grangestone rate over there? I am no expert, but I have tasted and like all of these.
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Anyone try the Glenrothers 1985?

That was pretty good.
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Anyone of those with the exception of Laphroig, it's like drinking diesel fuel
Well, Laphroig is not my favorite Islay malt, but I have been known to enjoy a glass or two while cruising around in my 18-wheeler..................

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Eddie where does Aberlour, Dalmour and Grangestone rate over there? I am no expert, but I have tasted and like all of these.
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Aberlour is very nice, I've never heard of the others
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Aberlour is very nice, I've never heard of the others
I am still learning about the single malts and I am liking some of them. Thanks for your input.
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Have yet to sip any Whisky laid up in old Oporto barrels that wasn't 'Good Stuff.' Odd part is majority of those old Oporto barrels were originally American Oak used for Tennessee Whiskey. "What Goes Around, Comes Around?"
What port wine is aged in a whiskey barrel, Fred? Pretty sure port, much like bourbon or sherry, requires an unused barrel. Then the barrel can move on to scotch, irish whisky, rum, etc..
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What port wine is aged in a whiskey barrel, Fred? Pretty sure port, much like bourbon or sherry, requires an unused barrel. Then the barrel can move on to scotch, irish whisky, rum, etc..
Port is fortified sherry
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What port wine is aged in a whiskey barrel, Fred? Pretty sure port, much like bourbon or sherry, requires an unused barrel. Then the barrel can move on to scotch, irish whisky, rum, etc..
This is over simplified, but anything (there are some true exceptions) booze starts with a clear liquid (even red wine). It's what you do with that from that point (red wine fermented on skins) that give same its colour.

Flavor of what was in the old barrel has a huge impact on what goes in next. New barrel, made of what and where (French Oak and American Oak are very, very different Animals), and previously used for 'what?'

Have a (long out of use) Uni degree in Vineyard Management and one whole course of study was focused on the choice of 'wood' to get what result. No idea what the cost of a barrel may be at this point, but 'back then' you could easily spend $500 to $700 each.

But the choice could totally change the 'flavor palet' (sp?) of the end result. While 'in school' worked part time at a winery doing (only thing we did) was our distributor tours. 'You've seen one huge steel tank, do you really need to see another?'

We'd pull resting wine from the same Vineyard, but in different age, different origination, etc., barrels and give them a taste (more to that as in here's how we blend wine). Women were the best of 'Wooha, that's different. Just the choice of wood?' We'd mix a bit of this, a bit of that and 'build' a commercial wine.

Answer was yes and 'here's why 'we' vary ...' Winery Folks were not 'happy' when I got my Degree and moved to Southern Oregon. (A huge jump in case sales.) But that was The Plan and build my own Vineyards. Which I did; Dear God did that cost a lot of money and hard work.

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Port is fortified sherry
No. Port is a fortified wine from Portugal and Sherry is a fortified wine from Spain and they are very different.
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