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Old 11-22-2012, 20:39   #1
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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!
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Old 11-22-2012, 20:42   #2
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Single malt makes me feel sophisticated and intelligent. I think it triggers brain activity in the neurons.

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Old 11-22-2012, 20:44   #3
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Old 11-22-2012, 20:45   #4
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I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.
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Old 11-22-2012, 20:48   #5
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I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:29   #6
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I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.
Me too! I will go visit my patch soon I hope..
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Old 11-22-2012, 20:46   #7
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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.
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Old 11-22-2012, 21:19   #8
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lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:06   #9
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Lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
As much as I adore Lagavulin, I wouldn't go this far. It all depends on what one wants out of an Islay.
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Lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
No it didn't. Never has my HKP7 made me forget the Colt Python; Lag a' mhuilinn and Laphroaig are different whiskies, each with its own uniqueness.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:39   #12
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My nephew bought a bottle of Laphroaig and after one drink decided it wasn't for him. He gave it to my brother who wouldn't even try it. My brother gave it to me and I have quickly acquired a liking to it but my wife can't stand the smell! A little over halfway through the bottle and it gets better with every pour. Definitely benefits from the splash of water. Now I need to make arrangements to go see my 1sf of property.
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Lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
Not at twice the price, and less smokey, it won't! Lagavulin is deliciously smooth, but, if one is really into the smoke, as I am, I'd rather have two bottles of Laphroaig 10 yr old, for the money! That's just my opinion, and yes the quarter cask is special to say the least!

Restless, if you haven't given Bowmore Legend a try, please do! It doesn't compare in smoothness to the other mentioned, but for $26/750, it's worth a try!
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Not bad, give Glenmorangie (specifically 18) if you get the chance.
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Old 11-22-2012, 20:53   #15
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Laphroiag is a great scotch by itself, but is even better if you cut it with 7-up.
























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Old 11-22-2012, 21:57   #16
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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.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:36   #17
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Glad you liked it. Try some Talisker, it has some smoke and a bite to it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:23   #18
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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.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:34   #19
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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
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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

I was hesitant to try the Islay stuff, but after a dram of the Laphroaig, JW Black seems like water.
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I was hesitant to try the Islay stuff, but after a dram of the Laphroaig, JW Black seems like water.
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 . I would like a retry on it though just to be sure
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:27   #22
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I so wish that alcohol did not have such harsh effects on my system. Getting into the conoissieur side of it sounds interesting.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:56   #23
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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.
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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
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You didn't say which Laphroaig. Try the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, possibly the best bargain in a single malt on the market today.

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