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Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch. WOW.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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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!
     
  2. Rickaroo777

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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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    superspud Ninja

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    By far my favorite
     
  4. Restless28

    Restless28

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    I'm a proud owner of 1 square foot of land in Islay.
     
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    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Lagavulin 16 will make you forget all about laphroig.
     
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    superspud Ninja

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  7. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Not bad, give Glenmorangie (specifically 18) if you get the chance.
     
  8. Scott3670

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
























    :tongueout::tongueout:
     
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    SunsetMan Deplorable Lifetime Member

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    Glad you liked it. Try some Talisker, it has some smoke and a bite to it.
     
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  11. Restless28

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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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    M&P15T Beard One

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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.
     
  13. CBennett

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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 :supergrin:
     
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    My favorite too.
     
  15. Restless28

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

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

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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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.

    Laphroaig Plot No.: 516339
     
  20. Restless28

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

    Now, I have to Google Quaich.:supergrin: