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Restless28 11-22-2012 20:39

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch. WOW.
 
I finally tried the Laphroaig neat tonight.

Unless you've tried it, it's hard to describe the experience. The flavor and aroma is overwhelmingly powerful. The reviews that I had gotten about the iodine/smoke description are close.

The funny thing is, I like it. I like JW black, but this drink is magnificent.

Thanks to the scotch guys for the help!

Rickaroo777 11-22-2012 20:42

Single malt makes me feel sophisticated and intelligent. I think it triggers brain activity in the neurons.

superspud 11-22-2012 20:44

By far my favorite

Restless28 11-22-2012 20:45

I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.

G29Reload 11-22-2012 20:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19659809)
I finally tried the Laphroaig neat tonight.

Unless you've tried it, it's hard to describe the experience. The flavor and aroma is overwhelmingly powerful. The reviews that I had gotten about the iodine/smoke description are close.

The funny thing is, I like it. I like JW black, but this drink is magnificent.

Thanks to the scotch guys for the help!



Lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.

superspud 11-22-2012 20:48

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19659833)
I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.

Me too!

NeverMore1701 11-22-2012 20:48

Not bad, give Glenmorangie (specifically 18) if you get the chance.

Scott3670 11-22-2012 20:53

Laphroiag is a great scotch by itself, but is even better if you cut it with 7-up.
























:tongueout::tongueout:

2bgop 11-22-2012 21:19

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Originally Posted by g29reload (Post 19659835)
lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.

+1000

SunsetMan 11-22-2012 21:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19659809)
I finally tried the Laphroaig neat tonight.

Unless you've tried it, it's hard to describe the experience. The flavor and aroma is overwhelmingly powerful. The reviews that I had gotten about the iodine/smoke description are close.

The funny thing is, I like it. I like JW black, but this drink is magnificent.

Thanks to the scotch guys for the help!

Glad you liked it. Try some Talisker, it has some smoke and a bite to it.

Restless28 11-23-2012 07:23

This may be the most memorable drink that I have ever had. I was reading the scotch hound sites last night while sipping the wonderful drink. I imagined the sea and the burning peat.

I'm just amazed it took me this long to discover the world of scotch.

M&P15T 11-23-2012 07:27

I so wish that alcohol did not have such harsh effects on my system. Getting into the conoissieur side of it sounds interesting.

CBennett 11-23-2012 07:34

i love scotch, i will admit to liking it more than even bourbon. But so far ive not been a fan of the peat. Ive been sticking with Blavenie doublewood,Glenmorangie,Glenlivet,Glenfiddich,black label blended,highland park. Ive has 1 semi peaty scotch and just didnt really care for it...tasted like i was drinking band aids(it taste like a bandaid smells lol)...i was told that that was from the iodine in the peat???? Dont know but im guessing its a taste you either do or dont like. Id like to try another glass just to be sure but so far peaty scotches are a no go :supergrin:

GLWyandotte 11-23-2012 07:36

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Originally Posted by SunsetMan (Post 19660071)
Glad you liked it. Try some Talisker, it has some smoke and a bite to it.

1000!
My favorite too.

Restless28 11-23-2012 07:53

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Originally Posted by CBennett (Post 19660684)
i love scotch, i will admit to liking it more than even bourbon. But so far ive not been a fan of the peat. Ive been sticking with Blavenie doublewood,Glenmorangie,Glenlivet,Glenfiddich,black label blended,highland park. Ive has 1 semi peaty scotch and just didnt really care for it...tasted like i was drinking band aids(it taste like a bandaid smells lol)...i was told that that was from the iodine in the peat???? Dont know but im guessing its a taste you either do or dont like. Id like to try another glass just to be sure but so far peaty scotches are a no go :supergrin:


I was hesitant to try the Islay stuff, but after a dram of the Laphroaig, JW Black seems like water.:supergrin:

GreenDrake 11-23-2012 07:56

Man, you jumped into the deep end. Good for you. I have started dabbling in the Lowland and Islays recently, it takes some getting used to the complexities to me. I still enjoy my Highlands as well. Cousin brought me a bottle of Dalwhinnie last night, such a nice light, clean single malt. Then you go and do a sailor dive into the big pool, nice going. So many profiles to enjoy from there.

Next thing you know you will have a Quaich on the counter. I really enjoy the Quaich traditions when family or friends are over that can appreciate such an offering.

CBennett 11-23-2012 07:58

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19660737)
I was hesitant to try the Islay stuff, but after a dram of the Laphroaig, JW Black seems like water.:supergrin:

see that was what got me thinking i probably wojld not lkke the peat. I got a sampler pack going loved the ones i mentioned...but then i got to the JW Black and even though its NOT a peat bomb it does have some in there. I thought it tasted like someone took some good scotch and soaked bandaids in it then bottled it :supergrin: . I would like a retry on it though just to be sure :supergrin:

CBennett 11-23-2012 08:01

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Originally Posted by GreenDrake (Post 19660744)
Man, you jumped into the deep end. Good for you. I have started dabbling in the Lowland and Islays recently, it takes some getting used to the complexities to me. I still enjoy my Highlands as well. Cousin brought me a bottle of Dalwhinnie last night, such a nice light, clean single malt. Then you go and do a sailor dive into the big pool, nice going. So many profiles to enjoy from there.

id like to try some Dalwhinnie they dont carry it locally :shocked:

MtBaldy 11-23-2012 08:01

You didn't say which Laphroaig. Try the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, possibly the best bargain in a single malt on the market today.

Laphroaig Plot No.: 516339

Restless28 11-23-2012 08:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreenDrake (Post 19660744)
Man, you jumped into the deep end. Good for you. I have started dabbling in the Lowland and Islays recently, it takes some getting used to the complexities to me. I still enjoy my Highlands as well. Cousin brought me a bottle of Dalwhinnie last night, such a nice light, clean single malt. Then you go and do a sailor dive into the big pool, nice going. So many profiles to enjoy from there.

Next thing you know you will have a Quaich on the counter. I really enjoy the Quaich traditions when family or friends are over that can appreciate such an offering.

Yeah, it may have been the only time that I have feared trying a new drink.

Now, I have to Google Quaich.:supergrin:

Restless28 11-23-2012 08:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by MtBaldy (Post 19660759)
You didn't say which Laphroaig. Try the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, possibly the best bargain in a single malt on the market today.

Laphroaig Plot No.: 516339

It's the 10. My ABC store only sells the 10.

GreenDrake 11-23-2012 08:04

Have you tried the "splash of water" blind test? It does remarkable things to single malts.

MtBaldy 11-23-2012 08:06

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19660764)
It's the 10. My ABC store only sells the 10.

Well, that sux. It's worth hunting up a bottle of the Quarter Cask. And I do love the Lagavulin 16 yo to but the last bottle I bought locally was $97.00.

FPS 11-23-2012 08:06

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Originally Posted by 2bgop (Post 19659971)
+1000

x 3.1457

.

Restless28 11-23-2012 08:08

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Originally Posted by GreenDrake (Post 19660770)
Have you tried the "splash of water" blind test? It does remarkable things to single malts.

Yes. It made it slightly sweeter. Another thing I noticed, is that a small dram lasts a long time. I should be able to conserve. :supergrin:

My Scotch experience has been vastly different. I now want flavor and character and quality over quantity.

I like it slow nowadays.


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