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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. I am enjoying a dram of my favorite drink.

    Laphroiag 10 with a splash of water.

    I tried several different ones, but I keep coming back to the peaty, iodine, smoky, powerful Islay single malt.

    Any scotch drinkers in the house tonight?
     
  2. Lethaltxn

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    Cragganmore 12. With a very small splash of purified water.
     

  3. Rick C

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    Irish for liquor.:cool:
    Can't we all just get along?:tongueout:
     
  4. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    I love all things Laphroaig. Of the regular line-up I like the 18 and Triple Wood the least - too soft for me. I like the 10, 10 red line a lot and Quarter Cask the most.

    The 10 is excellent. I usually drink it warm and straight but if a little water strikes your fancy so be it.

    In a change of direction I'm doing a little E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey tonight.
     
  5. Rick C

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    Whiskey or Whisky, aren’t we all on the same page and just z*kh*in’ about the details?:supergrin:
     
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  6. mikeivan

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    I don't enjoy the Laphroiag, just too much peat. For me, the 15 year old Highland Park is the perfect single malt, a bit of everything I love about Scotland. I would love to go back, but doubt I will be able.
     
  7. Gregg702

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    I like Johnny Walker Green Label. I have had a few single malts and I am not really a fan, but Johnny blends a nice scotch.
     
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  8. .264 magnum

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    Yea but man it's fun to argue about these kinds of details - ice, no ice, water, no water, cold, warm, what kind of glass etc.
     
  9. .264 magnum

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    That's not my preferred style but it's still a fine scotch.
     
  10. .264 magnum

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    Another outstanding choice. A good drink is close to going back.
     
  11. I use the Glencairn glass for my drink.
     
  12. Khao

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    I'm only beginning to appreciate the Islay malts. The frog is just so peaty and smokey... it's an acquired taste.
     
  13. 2bgop

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    I had a few fingers of Dalmore 21 this evening. It is certainly good, but spectacular it is not.
     
  14. .264 magnum

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    There is no better way.
     
  15. .264 magnum

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    It's good but a little soft IMO and too much on the grassy stuff. See if you stumble across a bottle of Dalmore Cigar Malt - it's worth a felony or two to get. But it's discontinued and very hard to find.
     
  16. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    I would dearly love to know if Balvenie Doublewood 17 is worth it….$100+ as opposed to the 12 which is in the $50's.

    Anyone had the 17, worth it? How is it? I don't want to pay more than double if its only tad incrementally better. If the 12 is 95% of what the 17 is, not worth the bother.

    OTOH, if it is spectacular, do tell.
     
  17. RumRunnerII

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    Had a few of some Glenlivet, very tasty drink
     
  18. bovw

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    The Laphroiag 10 is my go to, no ice, no water. My wife brought a bottle back from the UK for me last month, that I am waiting for an occasion to open. Bruichladdich Ancien Regime, #989 of 2500.
     
  19. cm6029

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    Lagavulin 16 yr old, mated with a H.Upman 50x6.5, while sitting in my own backyard, looking up at the Wasatch Front in Sandy UT. {bliss}
     
  20. podwich

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    Scotch? Yum.

    I had Ardbeg Uigeadail last night. I drink Scotch neat most of the time.

    I'm a big fan of all sorts of them, not just the Islays. :)