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Best 10-12 year old current single malt

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@Maltmark
Maltmark started a discussion

I only included the 10 year olds in this category because I think that Talisker 10 and Springbank 10 are #1 and #2. What are some of your favorite all times in this category?

11 years ago

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

By far the best 10 year old single malt I have had is Bladnoch sherry cask matured at 55%. So good I can't wait to try the 11 and 12 year olds.

My number 2 would probably be Springbank 12 year old cask strength claret wood expression.

11 years ago 0

@MacBaker62
MacBaker62 replied

Benromach 10 is a surprisingly good Speysider. Glenmorangie 10 The Original is probably the definitave Highland Single Malt. Talisker 10 is an impressive islander and one of my all time favorites in this age bracket. Islay is the hardest region to narrow down a single favorite, so I would declare a tie between Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength.

If I had to pick just on from these as a winner, I'd pick the Benromach 10. For a 10 year old, it's surprisingly balanced and complex, very smooth, and it simply tastes great!

10 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman replied

@MacBaker62: +1...", and it simply tastes great!". Wise words. For me, Talisker simply tastes great and even if it doesn't hit the 'high highs' of yesteryear, it never fails to delight.

Why are there no more 'Stellar' expressions from Talisker? A..In the post war (ll) era, through the fifties and sixties the practice was to take the broadest cut possible. According to the Distillery, the real magic in their Whisky happened at the edges of the cut and now for safety reasons, the Boss wants a narrower cut. It is still right up there, though!

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@PeterG7
PeterG7 replied

For me. There is just too many good 10 and 12 year old malts out there to make a selection of which is the best.

10 years ago 0

@cpstecroix
cpstecroix replied

Hmm...Springbank 12 CS is up there for me.

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@valuewhisky
valuewhisky replied

I agree with some previous comments: tough to beat Springbank 12 CS. However, I'm not sure that's the spirit of this post since it's not the "entry level" or " standard" bottling. Then I simply pass the torch on to Springbank 10!

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Bigtuna
Bigtuna replied

Aberlour 10 has my vote for the best 10 year old,especially for the money.

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@CanadianNinja

Ardbeg 10 is one of the few whiskies I actually crave...

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@teebone673
teebone673 replied

So e kf my favorites in the 10-12 year range:

Talisker 10

Glenmorangie Original

Springbank 10

Glenmrangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie Nectar D'or

Lagavulin 12

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Mammon
Mammon replied

Octomore 10 Year Old

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@FMichael
FMichael replied

The Balvenie 10 yr Founder's Reserve was very good until it was discontinued.

10 years ago 0

@two_bitcowboy

@Mammon Wow, that clearly puts a new spin on this conversation! ;-)

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