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found it, what is this stuff?
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Its a relatively lightly peated Ardbeg named Blasda. I enjoy it, but many don't care for it at all. The biggest problem is that it is very light tasting. It was only bottled at 40% ABV which for Ardbeg is a little problematic due to its inherent thinness.
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Apparently from '08: One of the most talked-about releases of 2008 is finally here: Ardbeg Blasda is a lesser-peated version of many people's favourite Islay malt, being just 8ppm in bottle (as opposed to the standard 10yo's 23ppm).

Whoops. Just ten minutes too late. Note to myself: refresh page before posting.
post #1563 of 3274
Ardbeg Galileo is nice. Worth trying IMO.
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Did you make it out to one of the launch parties?
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Did you make it out to one of the launch parties?

Naw, I just had D&M send me a couple. Great store, not the cheapest, but one of the nicest and most professional.
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Can't believe I've ignored this thread...

I've been spending the last several months building up a modest single malt collection (some blended).

Here's what's currently sitting on the shelf:

Lagavulin16
Caol Ila 12
Ardbeg 10
(These three, to me, are the best that Islay has to offer....not huge on Laphroig as it's just a peat bomb with not much sweetness behind it, but maybe i need to revisit it.)
Highland Park 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Bruichladdich "Laddie Ten" - Good goddamn, i love this stuff
Glenfarclas 12
The Glenrothes 12 (i think?)
Hibiki 12
Yamazaki 12
(I'm a big fan of the Japanese whiskeys...although, after trying both, the Yamazaki 12 is better than Hibiki 12)
JW Gold
Macallan 10

I need a lot more practice at tasting and nosing the stuff, but I'm always willing to put in the extra effort nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

Can't believe I've ignored this thread...
I've been spending the last several months building up a modest single malt collection (some blended).
Here's what's currently sitting on the shelf:
Lagavulin16
Caol Ila 12
Ardbeg 10
(These three, to me, are the best that Islay has to offer....not huge on Laphroig as it's just a peat bomb with not much sweetness behind it, but maybe i need to revisit it.)
Highland Park 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Bruichladdich "Laddie Ten" - Good goddamn, i love this stuff
Glenfarclas 12
The Glenrothes 12 (i think?)
Hibiki 12
Yamazaki 12
(I'm a big fan of the Japanese whiskeys...although, after trying both, the Yamazaki 12 is better than Hibiki 12)
JW Gold
Macallan 10
I need a lot more practice at tasting and nosing the stuff, but I'm always willing to put in the extra effort nod[1].gif

I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of the Laddie. It's very attractively priced and I've heard good things. How would you describe it?

On the subject of attractive pricing, recently got a bottle of the Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend. Very pleased--it's very smooth (as you'd expect from a blend), buttery and well balanced, without being boring.
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I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of the Laddie. It's very attractively priced and I've heard good things. How would you describe it?

It's a great unpeated Islay (the peat's hiding in the back...just the right amount). To my untrained palate, it's very rich, sweet, strong citrus notes...but almost like a citrus dessert...like a lemon bar. It's far more complex than just that, but that's what comes to mind for me.

It's probably my favorite to drink right now.
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It's a great unpeated Islay (the peat's hiding in the back...just the right amount). To my untrained palate, it's very rich, sweet, strong citrus notes...but almost like a citrus dessert...like a lemon bar. It's far more complex than just that, but that's what comes to mind for me.
It's probably my favorite to drink right now.

If you like over the top lemon check out Astar from Glenmorangie.
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If you like over the top lemon check out Astar from Glenmorangie.

Forgot to include Glenmorangie 10-Original on my list.

I've read that the stuff above and beyond the Original aren't really worth the price of admission. Is your experience different?
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Forgot to include Glenmorangie 10-Original on my list.
I've read that the stuff above and beyond the Original aren't really worth the price of admission. Is your experience different?

I remember last year around this time they had a bottle of 10 that also came with a sampler of the Nectar d'Or, Lasanta, and Quinta Ruban .... I posted a pic and some deets a while back.. definitely worth a try!
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Originally Posted by MrGimpy View Post

I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of the Laddie. It's very attractively priced and I've heard good things. How would you describe it?

It's very good. I'm terrible at describing these things, but it's a great bottle for the price. I'm always surprised, in a good way, whenever I pour a glass. Has a lot of depth and complexity, but the overall flavor profile is just different (in ways my whiskey vocabulary is insufficient to describe) from the rest of my selections.
post #1573 of 3274
Most of the Glenmorangies that I've tried that are neither their 10yo nor the 18yo are really good -- I love Nadurra, Nectar d'Or, and Astar (though I don't find it lemony at all).

~H
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Anyone tried the Hillrock Solara bourbon? Made in New York, new boutique distillery. Interested, but would like to hear more about it.
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