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#1 smoog

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:01 AM

enjoying some of the 18 year old currently, had some of the cask strength last night.

 

islay kicks macallan's ass.

 

thoughts?



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

I've tried several varieties of single malts, wanting to like it, but it just isn't for me. 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:10 AM

Islays taste like used, wet bandaids. If that's your thing, good on ya.

Glenfiddich 18 for this guy...


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:19 AM

glenfiddich 18 is a good one too, have you tried the 15 solera aged?



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:25 AM

Laphroaig is great but it's near neighbour, Ardbeg, is even better, especially this expression.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:36 AM

Maybe now that Obama has lifted the Cuban embargo you'll be able to get this wonderful beastie, the Glenfiddich 21YO Havana Reserve which was finished in Cuban rum casks. Very sweet and smooth, almost the antithesis of an Islay.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

enjoying some of the 18 year old currently, had some of the cask strength last night.

 

islay kicks macallan's ass.

 

thoughts?

 

Very much like the Laphroaig. Talisker is nice, in a similar way (maybe sharper, possibly less smoky). Don't think I've had an 18YO. The last Laphroaig I had was the quarter cask:

 

http://www.laphroaig...arter-cask.aspx



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

ardbeg is pretty great too

 

they need to put out some older bottlings and stop with some of the NAS stuff (as they all do), that stuff can be cool, but don't forget to do some age statements

Laphroaig is great but it's near neighbour, Ardbeg, is even better, especially this expression.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:22 PM

i can pick up the QC here for $43,only $4 more than the 10

 

try the talisker dark strom

Very much like the Laphroaig. Talisker is nice, in a similar way (maybe sharper, possibly less smoky). Don't think I've had an 18YO. The last Laphroaig I had was the quarter cask:

 

http://www.laphroaig...arter-cask.aspx



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:59 PM

Ardbeg currently only do one standard bottling with an age statement (the 10YO). The rest are all vatted with no age statement but with the exception of the lightly peated Blasda, they are all better (but more expensive) than the 10YO.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

I would like to see them do a 12 or a 15



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:21 PM

Great deals at Costco, on occasion. 17/18 year Speysides and other types, I'm sure - I've picked up the aforementioned, which were supposedly Macallan aged differently? Was totally awesome, in any case.

Anyone have better info on the "Kirkland" stuff?


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

Loves me some Laphroaig! It takes a bit to learn how to taste Islays for some but it's well worth the effort.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

It takes a bit to learn how to taste Islays for some but it's well worth the effort.

 

Just have to wait for Stockholm Syndrome to kick in. Humans can "learn" to like just about any consumable.

I've found that nosing or straight-up cutting Islays helps considerably to mitigate the bandaid thing.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

look, around 10 years ago, macallan was still okay, the cask strength was still amazing, then they took it off the market. 

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

Great deals at Costco, on occasion. 17/18 year Speysides and other types, I'm sure - I've picked up the aforementioned, which were supposedly Macallan aged differently? Was totally awesome, in any case.

Anyone have better info on the "Kirkland" stuff?

 

Sherry finished, not totally aged in sherry casks so I don't think it will be Macallan

 

http://scotchnoob.co...finish-18-year/



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

if you want a good sherry bomb i suggest the aberlour abunadh or the glenfarclas 105

 

the glenfarclas 12 is always available at a good price as well



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:37 PM

next time i'm hiking in california i'll pick some of this up

Sherry finished, not totally aged in sherry casks so I don't think it will be Macallan

 

http://scotchnoob.co...finish-18-year/



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:12 AM

if you want a good sherry bomb i suggest the aberlour abunadh or the glenfarclas 105

 

the glenfarclas 12 is always available at a good price as well

 

Is Glen Farclas any relation to Scott? Oh wait, that was Farkus. Never mind.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:05 PM

To me Laphroaig tastes like liquid fertilizer.  No thanks...I'll stick to wine.






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