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Astroke started a discussion

Have been offered 3/4 full bottle of 2012 George T Stagg (Trustworthy source) for my last unopened Glendronach 15 Revival. Inevitably my decision but I would appreciate some thoughts as I have only tried a small sample of 2012 GTS and thought it was fantastic.

7 years ago

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@Victor
Victor replied

2012 George T. Stagg is fantastic whiskey. That is a great release year. If you like Stagg you will be very pleased with the 2012 release.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

We own 3 bottles of 2012 George T. Stagg, one 80% consumed. It would take a whole lot more than a Glendronach 15 Revival for me to consider swapping one (or 3/4 of one) of them out.

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

The key in what you say is "trustworthy"

Given the assumption that it's the real deal in the bottle, the Stagg would be my choice between the two.

Also, consider this. If it's your last sealed GD 15, when will you open it? The Stagg is already open, so you'll actually enjoy it from time to time. In effect, almost a better deal than a sealed Stage for the GD 15, because then you might be reluctant to open it...

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan...there is no real reason NOT to open a bottle of George T. Stagg. The inside of an open bottle of Stagg is like a hot autoclave.

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor If you mean that thew whisky can kill bacteria and viruses, I follow you, though if you are arguing in favour of opening a Stagg, I'd point out that we tend not to open hot autoclaves...

What I meant to say was that once opened, I would be more likely to go back to a bottle like Stagg. If I only had one bottle of such a gem and it was sealed, with no real prospects for getting more, I would be a lot less likely to give in to an urge to taste some... It goes back to if you're saving it for a special occasion, what occasion is special enough?

7 years ago 0

@sorren
sorren replied

I think I'd go for the stagg ...

7 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@Astroke That's a no brainer! Stagg all the way! Not that the GD15 is not good, it is just that it is way easier to get, at least for me.

7 years ago 0

Astroke replied

Well the trade is done, I am satisfied that I made the right trade. I love the GD15 but this GTS is incredible and drinkable at this proof. Thanks to all for the input

7 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

I recently completed a trade;. Coming to me are Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old and Laphroaig 18 Year Old in exchange for Blanton's Gold and Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old.

Very few heavily peated whiskies are are among my favourites; however, I have friends and relatives who enjoy this style. It is nice to have these big, bold whiskies available whether it be for tasting or trading.

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