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Not overly oppressed with Ardbeg 10 year old, not as good as Laphroaig or Bowmore. It's drinkable but lacking something.

 

I might have to splash out on one of the other Ardbegs such as the Uigeadail or Corryvreckan as they seem to be rated highly....if I can figure out how to pronounce them.

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Not overly oppressed with Ardbeg 10 year old, not as good as Laphroaig or Bowmore. It's drinkable but lacking something.

 

I might have to splash out on one of the other Ardbegs such as the Uigeadail or Corryvreckan as they seem to be rated highly....if I can figure out how to pronounce them.

I have some of the new Laphroaig Select, a bit light and not as meaty as proper Laphroaig.

 

Ardbeg is overpriced these days.

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I have some of the new Laphroaig Select, a bit light and not as meaty as proper Laphroaig.

 

Ardbeg is overpriced these days.

 

What are your thoughts on Caol Ila or Lagavulin?

 

Perhaps I need to arrange a holiday to Scotland to continue my education. 

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What are your thoughts on Caol Ila or Lagavulin?

 

Perhaps I need to arrange a holiday to Scotland to continue my education. 

I love Caol Ila.

 

Lagavulin, like Laphroaig, is a bit of an acquired taste.

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What are your thoughts on Caol Ila or Lagavulin?

 

Perhaps I need to arrange a holiday to Scotland to continue my education. 

Caol Ila isn't my favourite but certainly a nice drink.  I definitely wouldn't refuse a drink of it if offered.

 

Lagavulin has a slightly different flavour from Laphroaig, 16yo is the best bang for your buck, as they say.  Younger than that can be a bit underwhelming if over-watered and rough if under, 16yo is very forgiving and lovely almost any way.

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Caol Ila isn't my favourite but certainly a nice drink.  I definitely wouldn't refuse a drink of it if offered.

 

Lagavulin has a slightly different flavour from Laphroaig, 16yo is the best bang for your buck, as they say.  Younger than that can be a bit underwhelming if over-watered and rough if under, 16yo is very forgiving and lovely almost any way.

 

I need to find decent pub with a good range of whisky and spend a pleasant evening trying a few.

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I have some of the new Laphroaig Select, a bit light and not as meaty as proper Laphroaig.

Ardbeg is overpriced these days.

I like a light whisky

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I like a light whisky

 You might like Laphroaig Select then, most supermarkets seem to do it these days and it's on offer in most of them.  Same smokey and peaty aftertaste of the richer Laphroaig's but a lot lighter in taste and "hit".

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I'm due a tax refund of around £1500 on 23rd of December so I've already set aside a portion of it to treat myself to a 25yo Laphroaig.  Previously, when I was self-employed, when I got a contract signature and first payment against it I'd treat myself to a bottle of 18yo to celebrate.  Now I've taken my permanent job and got my first payment I'll be going large on the 25yo!

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I like a light whisky

You might want to try Benromach, then. It is a tiny Speyside distillery - I think only two people actually do the distilling.

 

It is a very pale malt, so it looks extremely unprepossessing, but is very nice, light dram indeed. Here's some details: https://www.forwhiskeylovers.com/store/whiskey/benromach-traditional-single-malt-whisky-750ml

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You might like Laphroaig Select then, most supermarkets seem to do it these days and it's on offer in most of them. Same smokey and peaty aftertaste of the richer Laphroaig's but a lot lighter in taste and "hit".

Thanks for that and well timed . I think I'll be sipping dalwhinnie this year. I love the stuff

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I once went on a distillery tour in Oban. The guide there went through the six classic malts and referred to Dalwhinnie as "a lady's drink"

the memsahib and her besty love it.....

Then so do I.

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I once went on a distillery tour in Oban. The guide there went through the six classic malts and referred to Dalwhinnie as "a lady's drink"

Then he/she is a sexist narrow minded tosser

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I'm due a tax refund of around £1500 on 23rd of December so I've already set aside a portion of it to treat myself to a 25yo Laphroaig.  Previously, when I was self-employed, when I got a contract signature and first payment against it I'd treat myself to a bottle of 18yo to celebrate.  Now I've taken my permanent job and got my first payment I'll be going large on the 25yo!

 

Hope you don't like it too much or is could be hard going back to the cheap stuff  ;)

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During the recent Amazon Black Friday week sale thing I bought a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black whisky. I do not normally buy blended whisky but after reading that this has lots of Islay in it I thought at £25 a bottle I would give it a go.

 

I was actually pleasantly surprised, it's not a world beater but it's certainly very drinkable and one I would consider buying again.

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During the recent Amazon Black Friday week sale thing I bought a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black whisky. I do not normally buy blended whisky but after reading that this has lots of Islay in it I thought at £25 a bottle I would give it a go.

 

I was actually pleasantly surprised, it's not a world beater but it's certainly very drinkable and one I would consider buying again.

There are some very nice blended whiskies, but as it is sometimes difficult to find out which malts are in them, single malts are easier to decide on before buying.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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