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Old 11-23-2012, 09:28   #26
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I like almost every single malt I've tried, but my two favorites are balvenie double wood, and old pulteney. The old pulteney is aged so close to the sea that the barrels get encrusted with salt, and it leaches into the whisky, giving it a flavor that sends me on a old time ship, with the masts creaking, sail luffing, and the scents of old rope and old wood. Love the stuff.

The really peaty scotches like laphroaig are a nice change of pace, but definitely an acquired taste.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:29   #27
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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 11-23-2012, 09:56   #28
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I have mentioned it before but if you find The Edradour on a shelf or online somewhere, but it immediately. Not kidding. I stayed in Pitlochry down the road from this place, talk about an absolute perfect highland single malt.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:18   #29
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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.
Dalwhinnie is one of my favorites. It is a great introductory Scotch imo.

Laphroaig is an acquired taste and seems like a love or hate thing. I fell in love pretty quickly.

I heartily recommend watching the Ralfy Scotch reviews on YouTube.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:26   #30
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Other Islays I would recommend are Ardbeg and Caol Ila. My favorite Johnnie Walker is the Green made with Talisker and Caol Ila.

This all keeps me in the $50 US range.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:26   #31
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I have to get used to Laphroaig all over again every time I get a bottle (which is every few years). It knocks your senses off balance at first, with all those flavors that the Highland malts do not include. To me there is a little rubber, leather, and gasoline in there with the phenol and salt. And I love it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:28   #32
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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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Old 11-23-2012, 11:46   #33
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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.

Same here in VA but I go next door to VA and its 30 bucks cheaper.
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Old 11-23-2012, 15:14   #34
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there's a bottle of Laphroaig 18 that has a very honored place in my bar. i won't touch the stuff. TWO of my friends drink it. one lives in Alaska, the other in Kentucky. it's in no danger of not being there for them. i tried. i really did. just can't do the burnt moss and salt thing, when there's so much bourbon goodness to be had.
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Old 11-23-2012, 15:32   #35
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I like Lagavulin 16 quite a bit, and Laphroiag 1/4 cask.

My favorite Islay is Ardbeg Corryvreckan though. It's one of the best, complex malts I've had. Great, great stuff. If you like Islay, you need to try this one. Ardbeg Uigedhal (sp?) is great too, but I think the Corryvreckan is just a bit better.

Balvenie Double Wood is my favorite cheap scotch. It's readily available, too. Macallan Fine Oak 15, and Aberlour A'Bunadh are regulars for me as well.
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Old 11-23-2012, 16:43   #36
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Day 2 of my foray into Islay. After watching Ralphy's review on YT, I'm having mine with water tonight.

I like it even more tonight.
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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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How timely. I found myself in the local ABC store browsing the different spirits, but I left with Laphroaig 10 once again. I love it.
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lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:37   #40
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I need a better likker sto. Glenfiddich and Macallan is all we have.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:39   #41
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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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Old 01-26-2013, 16:48   #42
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I attended a Burns Supper last night with friends and we had a dozen single-malts from around the regions of Scotland to choose from. Lagavulin 16 was one of the choices and everyone agreed that it was a flavor akin to iodine that had been filtered through a sweaty gym sock salvaged from a tragic fire. It's pretty strong. Personally, I prefer the Speyside single-malts. Balvenie Doublewood is my personal favorite and I brought a bottle for last night's after-party celebration to toast the finalization of my divorce!
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Old 01-26-2013, 17:20   #43
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It is very good and I am a fan of the scotches from Islay. Try it with some smoked salmon or blue cheese.

And for the novice it is pronounced:

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It is very good and I am a fan of the scotches from Islay. Try it with some smoked salmon or blue cheese.

And for the novice it is pronounced:

How To Pronounce Islay - YouTube
Chan eil !!!

Eye-luh, not Eye-lay. Fekkin' Sasannachs !!!

In Gaelic it's pronounced "Ee-luh".

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Lagavulin 16 was one of the choices and everyone agreed that it was a flavor akin to iodine that had been filtered through a sweaty gym sock salvaged from a tragic fire.
"Everyone" needs to be educated.

Tell me, what possessed "everyone" to filter iodine through a sweaty sock that barely survived a fire, then drink the iodine?
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Old 01-26-2013, 18:15   #46
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"Everyone" needs to be educated.

Tell me, what possessed "everyone" to filter iodine through a sweaty sock that barely survived a fire, then drink the iodine?
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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.
I thought the 10 was really good until I tried the Quarter Cask.
AMAZING! I think it's my favorite scotch
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Chan eil !!!

Eye-luh, not Eye-lay. Fekkin' Sasannachs !!!

In Gaelic it's pronounced "Ee-luh".
Easy there big dog. Think of your health.

I spoke to a Scottish friend and you are right about the pronunciation.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:13   #49
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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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