Which young whiskies are better than their older siblings?August 11th, 2009
This is an offshoot of my recent blog posting on over-priced whiskies.
Give us some examples where you feel the younger (and less expensive) bottling from a distillery is actually better than the older (and more expensive) offering.
I think this is an excellent topic to discuss, because it can save a lot of people money and disappointment. I’ll get the ball rolling by starting off with four examples.
I like Macallan 18 over the 25 yr. old.
I prefer Caol Ila 12 to the 18 yr. old.
I like Suntory Yamazaki 18 more than their 25 yr. old.
And I’ll take just about any Evan Williams over their 23 yr. old offering for the export market (too much wood for me).
So, let’s see your comparisons. Include all whiskies, not just scotch. And if you can, list the prices of the whiskies too!