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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Thanks.  I wonder if they are going to phase out the 10.  Doesnt make sense to price them about the same

I'll continue to hoard my 3 bottles of 18 (and my sherry cask)  It'll help put the kids through college someday.  teacha.gif

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Originally Posted by Eric Michael View Post

I really hope they aren't going to phase out the 10; I love that scotch.

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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

I also hope they do not phase it out.  Unfortunately that is the trend these days.  Move forward with NAS whiskies.  It seems odd that they are priced very similar.

Talisker 10 is one of those whiskies that every person on earth should try.

Already phased out here in France... Replaced by the Storm and Skye, both not as good... I used to be able to get the 10 for 25€ during the sales, good times...
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

Finally decided to see what the whole deal with Laphroaig was...

I think I can acquire a taste for it, but it won't be something I'll reach for out of enjoyment.

What other brands of scotch should I look at that aren't peaty as shit?

Lots and lots of options... You can try something completely peat free like Aultmore; there are tons of peat free whiskies if you want to add what other kinds of flavors you're looking for.
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Originally Posted by Man with Apple View Post

I am a big fan of Islay scotch. Particularly Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg Uigeadail. Anyone here with any other thoughts and recommendations on on Islay scotch?

What kind of selection are you looking at? Do you only want heavily peated?
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Originally Posted by Man with Apple View Post

I am a big fan of Islay scotch. Particularly Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg Uigeadail. Anyone here with any other thoughts and recommendations on on Islay scotch?


Laphroaig Quarter Cask is awesome, also try Oban 14, DE and Talisker DE

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Laphroaig cask strength is great.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Seconded. Also Caol Ila, Ardbeg's Corry, Lagavulin's DE .... Lots of good options.

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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

Seconded on the Caol Isla. I've had a few great independent, single casks releases that were phenomenal

Where do you pick up your Caol?
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I just recently opened up a bottle of Ardberg Alligator and I loved it, if you are a fan of Islay and can find the Alligator, its terrific. Now just waiting on the 21 year old Ardberg.

Where are you located? I am in So Cal and have never seen that.
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Originally Posted by CaesarSTL View Post

What kind of selection are you looking at? Do you only want heavily peated?

I generally prefer more peat. I have tried many of those mentioned. Lagavullin 16, Ugi, Abundah, Ardbeg Cory. I am always interested in new options though.
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Laphroaig Quarter Cask is awesome, also try Oban 14, DE and Talisker DE

What is DE?
post #4131 of 4254
Distiller's Edition.
post #4132 of 4254
Had the final dram of my Ugi last night. Fare thee well, friend. Can't stomach the $130 CDN they want for a new bottle.
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Had the final dram of my Ugi last night. Fare thee well, friend. Can't stomach the $130 CDN they want for a new bottle.


I've picked this up at the US/Canada duty free border for $90 in the past. 

Something to look for if you're passing through Buffalo or Detroit.

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So my guilty pleasure is Beam, even the white stuff. For a casual mixer I actually quite like the stuff. Here's a little secret... at the border on the way over the states, that duty free there has a handle (1750ml) for about $24 and sometimes it's on promo too. They also have some very good deals if you know what to look for. I got El Dorado 21 for an excellent price for example.
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So I have tried Laphoraig Quarter Cask, Oban Little Bay, Macallan 12, and Highland Park 12. Defintily prefer the Laphoraig and Oban to the others.

 

So would putting the following on the list to try next be a good choice?

 

Oban 14
Laphroaig 10
Lagavulin 16
Talisker 10

 

Or are there better things based on my preferences?

post #4136 of 4254
better is so subjective. just go try those. they're pretty standard and should be available in any decent bar

i had benriach 17 septendecim recently and that was a pleasant surprise. nice balanced peat, but still kind of muscular
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Originally Posted by BenjaminZeev View Post

So I have tried Laphoraig Quarter Cask, Oban Little Bay, Macallan 12, and Highland Park 12. Defintily prefer the Laphoraig and Oban to the others.

So would putting the following on the list to try next be a good choice?

Oban 14

Laphroaig 10

Lagavulin 16

Talisker 10

Or are there better things based on my preferences?

All solid choices. Personally, I think Oban 18 blows 14 out of the water (though 14 is still enjoyable), but 14 is probably easier to find. If you like the 14, try the 18 next.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

All solid choices. Personally, I think Oban 18 blows 14 out of the water (though 14 is still enjoyable), but 14 is probably easier to find. If you like the 14, try the 18 next.

Oban DE is also a significant step up from the 14.
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I think the major consensus is that all of the Distillers Editions are worth a try.  Personally I can't say I've met a bad one, except maybe the Lagavulin because its quite a bit more in price than the rest.

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Octomore stands alone.

 

I tried the 7.1 after talking with the bartender about what I liked and geting some free mezcal

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