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post #2656 of 3221
Laphroaig 15 >>>>>>>>> Laphroaig 18

Probably because the 15 was really more like 20 - 22 years old, but still. What a whisky.
post #2657 of 3221
For some reason, Bowmore doesn't do it for me. I'v tried a bunch, 15, 18, Cask Strength and I just don't like their profil like I do the other Islays.
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NYI - I don't think I recall you ever mentioning Bowmore, which would fit this profile, too. Have you tried any of their stuff? If not, the Darkest would probably be a good place to start.

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Laphroaig 15 >>>>>>>>> Laphroaig 18

Probably because the 15 was really more like 20 - 22 years old, but still. What a whisky.

I had a couple bottles of this that I traded away...I wonder how much of the rave reviews that it gets is simply because its not easy to find.
post #2658 of 3221
NYIslander, I agree on the Bowmore. I get it, but it's not my dram of choice. I feel there are metally, medical tones, maybe that's just me...
post #2659 of 3221
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I had a couple bottles of this that I traded away...I wonder how much of the rave reviews that it gets is simply because its not easy to find.

Well, had you not traded away your bottles you would know. smile.gif
post #2660 of 3221
Well, may have traded the Lap 15, but found these on my lunch break today...
1980s Tomatin 10

1980s Auchentoshan 18 Stumpy Bottle

1988 GlenFarclas 12 year 104 (1988)

Review from whiskeyfun:
Glenfarclas 12 yo '104' (104°American proof, OB, US, +/-1988) Four stars This one is the last version, bottled just before they decided to export the 105 British Proof cask strength whisky to the U.S. Colour: amber. Nose: starts rather brutal and spirity, with a lot of sherry and some obvious kirschy notes. It’s also a tad rubbery, with hints of tar and smoke. Calms down a bit after a whikes, getting a tad rounder and more of coffee and chocolate, but the notes of kirsch remain in the background. With water: ho-ho, this became big, organic and very herbal, even after having waited quite some time. Moss and mushrooms, notes of fino sherry, walnuts and leather. Shoe polish, even some deep fat. A little mint. I like it! Mouth (neat): big, fruity, quite sherried and just as kirschy as on the nose when naked. Rather aggressive once again. With water: excellent now, reminding me of many old bottlings of Glenfarclas. Old style sherried Speysider, prunes, raspberry liqueur and liqueur-filled praline. Gets even a tad lemony. Finish: long, with some liquorice coming out. Comments: a tad beastly when undiluted but water makes wonders. I’ve heard this nice baby can still be found in remote places in the US. SGP:451 - 86 points. (heartfelt thanks, Tom B.)
Linkwood 12 year (early 80's)

Bushmills 21 (2006)

And the diamond in the rough:
Early 80's Springbank 12


So it was a good afternoon...
post #2661 of 3221
OK, I'm not reading this thread anymore.
post #2662 of 3221
Bloody hell Rob-thats a good lunchbreak haul!!
post #2663 of 3221
From a tiny little place 2 blocks from my school...crazy...went to the local ski shop to see about repairing my XC gear, and this place was down the street...My afternoon classes were like, "Why the hell is he so giddy?"
post #2664 of 3221
wow, what a haul!
post #2665 of 3221
Wtf? Was going to ask where you lunch. So you just stopped by a random shop and they had all these old whiskys?
post #2666 of 3221
That Glenfarclas I know is good, the Springbank is probably very nice too. Couple of the others, most notably the Tomatin look kinda scary. Haha
post #2667 of 3221
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wow, what a haul!

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Wtf? Was going to ask where you lunch. So you just stopped by a random shop and they had all these old whiskys?

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That Glenfarclas I know is good, the Springbank is probably very nice too. Couple of the others, most notably the Tomatin look kinda scary. Haha

Its a store down the street from my school...literally walked past it a hundred times...have to go back, cause they have Glen Elgin 12 Year White Horse...

Oh, and apparently I'm on a roll:
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The elusive JPS15, Balvenie Founder's Reserve 10, and the BHC IW Harper (plus a WLW13, 08 BB and 09 BB and a Dickel Barrel Select)
post #2668 of 3221
wtf??? so lucky... need some more wlw and birthday bourbon in my life
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post #2670 of 3221
The two Springbanks look interesting... (Hazelburn)
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