EditJust wondered why my bottle picture was removed, it is provenance that I have actually tasted this whisky?
(bottle 284) I have also tasted this from another bottle.
This Glenfiddich 1956 It was so good that the Mother of all head to head tastings I was planning for a few months time will have to be brought forward to this evening, so I can compare the other contenders to this one.
I have not got enough left to start off from scratch so while it is fresh in my memory I need to do it now.
I have been planning to do a H2H of some top rated whiskies just to see if my palate is in a agreement with some of those whiskies that people score a 100 , certainly 96+.
ome whiskies on here have massive scores from people, I just want to know from a personal level if I agree.
List of contenders to follow, and to think I was supposed to go for a run tonight, never mind research comes first
1- https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/15778/springbank-1969-sv 96.93 points, 59 votes, no1 rated whisky on WB
This sample from different bottle to the first time I tried it, which was from bottle 284.
Wild card entries that I think will compare well, the next 3 are not in the top 100 on WB
2 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/7843/glenlochy-1965-sv 92.84 points, 21 votes
3 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/1956-it 95 points, 3 votes
4 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8677/blair-athol-21-year-old-mi 91.55, 23 votes
The following are in the top 100 on WB
5 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/53760/glenglassaugh-1972 95.26 points 245 votes, no 20 rated
6 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8342/bowmore-1964-black 95.18 points 85 votes, no 25 rated
7 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/72279/glendronach-1972 95.01 points 74 votes, no 35 rated
8 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11046/springbank-35-year-old 94.25 points,87 votes no 89 rated
I am not even sure I can do 8, might have to limit it to 6, I have others here, another springbank, glenglassaugh, Ardbeg provenance 1974
Springbank to be tried first.
https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/427/brora-3rd-release 93.98 points , 208 votes, I decided it would be worthwhile including this one, which due to the peat I will try last.
1 - Glenfiddich
2nd - Glenlochy 1965 SV
3rd - Springbank 1969 SV
4th - Black Bowmore 1st edition
5th - Blair Athol MI
6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium
7th - Brora 2004
8th - Glenglassaugh
9th - Glendronach
Full notes on this thread https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h