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The week ends with the perfect blend.

 

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Laphroaig 10 it is. I couldn't resist the Aberlour A'bunadh also.

EDIT: Lap 10 tasting notes: smokey campfire, seaweed, a hint of motor oil, and a slight citrus sweetness. The peat finish lasts forever. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Quite delicious all around. I know I'll like it even more once fall hits. It's pointless to drink another whisky immediately afterward though; I had a glass of my trusty Elijah Craig 12 year bourbon and the flavor was definitely affected.


At the moment the A'bunadh is, if not at the top, amongst the top 3 of my choosing. I encourage to try the QC (my favorite) and the PX -casks. And you are correct in it being senseless to drink a different whisky after a peaty whisky like Laphroaig. It takes a while for ones taste buds to come back to their senses.

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Hillrock Solera Aged to start the night, a nice aperitif!
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Anyone here belong to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, or attended one of the annual extravaganzas? Thinking about springing for a membership. I've tasted some outstanding Society bottlings at Jack Rose.

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Seems appropriate for tonight.

 

 

What the what?!?!  You lucky dog!!

 

 

Heheh. I have the 15, too, as well as Hirsch 16, Stagg, WLW, ER17, and a few others -- but bought before all this craziness started. There's so much variety now I could never keep up.

 

~ H

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Anyone here belong to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, or attended one of the annual extravaganzas? Thinking about springing for a membership. I've tasted some outstanding Society bottlings at Jack Rose.

I used to belong. I didn't find it to be terribly worthwhile. Some great bottlings, but some real duds too.
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Did my own Ardbeg tasting this afternoon. Rainy thursday felt like the perfect time to break my Bourbon drinking streak:




I'd rate these:
Bog>Uggie>Day>Correveck>Galileo=10

I know the Galileo got crappy reviews, but it really was nice...certainly different from Ardbeg's profile, but still good. 10 is a solid dram.
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I used to belong. I didn't find it to be terribly worthwhile. Some great bottlings, but some real duds too.

Interesting - I was considering joining on the strength of some of the bottles I've tasted at Jack Rose. There was a 15 yr old Mortlach called 'Sweet Chili Tingle' that was outstanding. 

 

Were the events of any interest?

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Originally Posted by Nil View Post


Laphroaig 10 it is. I couldn't resist the Aberlour A'bunadh also.

EDIT: Lap 10 tasting notes: smokey campfire, seaweed, a hint of motor oil, and a slight citrus sweetness. The peat finish lasts forever. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Quite delicious all around. I know I'll like it even more once fall hits. It's pointless to drink another whisky immediately afterward though; I had a glass of my trusty Elijah Craig 12 year bourbon and the flavor was definitely affected.


At the moment the A'bunadh is, if not at the top, amongst the top 3 of my choosing. I encourage to try the QC (my favorite) and the PX -casks. And you are correct in it being senseless to drink a different whisky after a peaty whisky like Laphroaig. It takes a while for ones taste buds to come back to their senses.

 

How does the Lap 10 Year compare taste wise to the QC (also one of my favourites)?

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How does the Lap 10 Year compare taste wise to the QC (also one of my favourites)?

QC hands down over the regular 10 year. I haven't tried the 10 year Cask yet.
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WFE 8 tonight, then EC18. Everything Willet outs out in their Family Estate line is impressive. I highly recommend picking any up if you can. I've had the 10 year, 9 year, 8 year 20 year and I have some 21 year just waiting.
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Originally Posted by Longmorn View Post

Interesting - I was considering joining on the strength of some of the bottles I've tasted at Jack Rose. There was a 15 yr old Mortlach called 'Sweet Chili Tingle' that was outstanding. 

Were the events of any interest?

I only went to two of them. Not to my taste.
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I only went to two of them. Not to my taste.

 

Well that's disappointing. Can you elaborate at all as to why? I would have thought the tastings would have been quite interesting.

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Would anybody in here be up for a bottle trade? I have an extra Ardbeg Day that I can move...no longer available retail. Looking for rare bourbons or an Ardbeg Rollercoaster or Renaissance.
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Didn't get a chance to stop into La Maison du Whisky, but I did get a chance to try out some cognacs from a really spectacular bar. Frapin XO and Guy Lheraud were fantastic, interestingly enough cognac is not very popular in paris, but whisky is incredibly popular.

Did not buy this one, but thought I'd post it for the wow factor;

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