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Old 11-21-2008, 11:45 AM
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This thread is going to make me go buy a $75 bottle of scotch...
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Two thumbs up on the Laphroiag (try the 15).

If you want peaty/smoky, try Caol Illa. Good times!
I've had some Caol Illa before, but I don't remember anything about it. Might pick up a bottle of that for a general drinking scotch. Since I've got a pair of babies on the way, I think I am going to drop a C note on some of that Ardbeg Beist for the after birth celebration. That last part of the sentence doesn't mean what it sounds like it means.
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I think I am going to drop a C note on some of that Ardbeg Beist for the after birth celebration.
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Not sure if you can get it in the states; I've never seen it on any trips, but Lagavulin wins for me. Although I enjoy the other Isla whiskys, this one somehow is special. It comes in various versions, of course - the 16 yr old Special Distillers edition is my favorite. Settle down with it late in the evening, with a little Shropshire Blue or Stilton cheese - heaven. All the peat you want, but a little more refined for me than Talisker.
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Not sure if you can get it in the states; I've never seen it on any trips, but Lagavulin wins for me. Although I enjoy the other Isla whiskys, this one somehow is special. It comes in various versions, of course - the 16 yr old Special Distillers edition is my favorite. Settle down with it late in the evening, with a little Shropshire Blue or Stilton cheese - heaven. All the peat you want, but a little more refined for me than Talisker.
I've seen it for sale at my county's ABC stores. And, yes, it is outstanding.

wineglobe.com has the 16-year (and 21 year, if you have $330 to spare). It's a great resource for hard-to-find scotches.
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Finally found Ardbeg 10 yr last night. One dram so far. I like it...but need to spend more time with it. I totally going peaty vs. sherried.

I really like the cracked pepper taste in Talisker 10yr. Anything else have this characteristic?
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Finally found Ardbeg 10 yr last night. One dram so far. I like it...but need to spend more time with it. I totally going peaty vs. sherried.

I really like the cracked pepper taste in Talisker 10yr. Anything else have this characteristic?
definitely.. one of the "spicier" scotches.

just polished off a bottle of Lagavulin. NEED MORE SCOTCH
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I take it neat. What else is good? I don't like johnny walker.
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Not sure if you can get it in the states; I've never seen it on any trips, but Lagavulin wins for me. Although I enjoy the other Isla whiskys, this one somehow is special. It comes in various versions, of course - the 16 yr old Special Distillers edition is my favorite. Settle down with it late in the evening, with a little Shropshire Blue or Stilton cheese - heaven. All the peat you want, but a little more refined for me than Talisker.
Had some of the Lagavulin a month ago at dinner and I have to agree with your description: heaven. It's about $75 at the local BevMo (is this a chain liquor store? Beverages and More...)
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Had some of the Lagavulin a month ago at dinner and I have to agree with your description: heaven. It's about $75 at the local BevMo (is this a chain liquor store? Beverages and More...)
I got the Lagavulin 16yr as well. Perfect. My favorite so far. I found it at my local liquor store for $69.95. I felt like I was ripping them off.

Any comments out there on letting scotch "breathe"? I've noticed several of my bottles taste different (better) a couple weeks after they were opened for the first time.
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