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  1. #2831
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    Hi Grant, how does the 15 yr old redbreast compare to the 12 yr old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon e View Post
    Hi Grant, how does the 15 yr old redbreast compare to the 12 yr old?

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    a bit more of everything really.. thicker mouthfeel and a little creamier... plenty fruit .. lovely dram, but it is twice the price.. not sure that on a regular occurance i'd not rather have 2 12's (well maybe i'd take the 15) but yes its a fabulous drink and you do have to pay extra often to get extra in whiskies. quite special really, although the 12 for its price is bloody good too
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  3. #2833
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    Yes the 12 yr old is, lovely, I brought my dad a bottle of this a for Christmas few few years ago.

    Which is Sherry finished.

    Have you tried and of the spot whiskies from Middleton? The 12 yr old yellow is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon e View Post
    Yes the 12 yr old is, lovely, I brought my dad a bottle of this a for Christmas few few years ago.

    Which is Sherry finished.

    Have you tried and of the spot whiskies from Middleton? The 12 yr old yellow is very good.

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    nice, its on my list but not tried it yet.. i think jeff's friend, who is a redbreast man has tho..


    as for the spots, ive tried the green but not the yellow... its quite expensive and will struggle to beat redbreast imo. but you never know til you try so i will get to it, god willing
    Ive a fairly large collection at moment and out of room for more really
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  5. #2835
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    Yeah the 12yr plus Irish whiskies do tend to be a bit pricey, not helped by the exchange rate. The advantage of being in Dublin is at least you can sample it in the pub(when they reopen) before investing in a bottle.

    From memory the yellow spot is smoother with less spice than the redbreast.

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  6. #2836
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    My first Belgian malt today.. Filliers Distillery this is...

    12yr old with a year in oloroso casks.

    A interesting thing.. not yet sure what to make of it, but it aint bad...

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    My friend that gave me the 15 , has a really large collection of wine, the only one I know who can compete with Marco. His good stuff in really heavy bottles is in a special temperature controlled 300 bottle cabinet.
    He is moving and we had to transport the collection last night in our trucks. So many old Caribbean Rums too.
    He pulled down a bottle of Red Breast Lustau and said next time your over you'll have to try this one.
    I was looking at Redbreast when this popped up , still in price shock. https://www.caskers.com/redbreast-27...CABEgL4hvD_BwE
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  8. #2838
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    Ha, yes, the older ones go up in price pretty steeply.
    That's a preey good sized wine cellar he has, especially as its tem controlled
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    RIP Terry... "We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

  9. #2839
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    Not a great picture but it holds 300 bottles and is still being refilled after the move .
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  10. #2840
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    Surprisingly compact.

    I need another whisky shelf
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    **Men are not punished for their sins, but by them**Don't be such a big girl's blouse!**
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

    RIP Terry... "We use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

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