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Any One for a Scotch?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. SplasH

    SplasH Active Member

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    Nice to see so many Laphroaig fans in this thread. The 10 yo is my favourite "all around" scotch, just over the Ardberg, in its 10yo version too.

    Recently I had the chance to taste this one :
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    Loved it. Good fruity taste with a strong smoked oak perfume and no alchohol hit on the mouth. Very very smooth.
     
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  2. Longmorn

    Longmorn Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else here had the Longrow Burgundy Cask? Longrow is Springbank's peated expression, and the Burgundy cask finish balances beautifully with the smoke.
     
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  3. kayjaybee

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    Oh my...congrats on the opportunity! Having the chance to taste any 30-year single malt is a treat, especially this one. Love the 10 year as well...a great dram.

    Just purchased a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 yr and Springbank 15 yr last night. Should arrive tomorrow - can't wait!
     
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  4. kayjaybee

    kayjaybee Well-Known Member

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    What the what?!?! You lucky dog!!
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Any recs on whisky I should pick up that is only found in France? My collection has been shrinking by the glass recently.
     
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  6. SplasH

    SplasH Active Member

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    I don't know if you can only find it in France, but the P&M 7yo and the Louvois Single malt (Guillon) are worth a shot. No pun intended. My preference goes to the last one.

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    If you're celtic you might want to try one from Warenghem they're from Brittany and their single malt won a best european whisky award.

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  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Edit; only found in Europe. My wife, rightfully so, is putting the cabash on anything I can buy in America.
     
  8. NewYorkIslander

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    To chime in on the Lap Ardbeg convesation:

    I think Laphroaig may be the finest crafted of the two...the Lap 18 is incredible, as is the QC and TW. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of the 15 y/o that are no longer being produced, which I heard is even better than the 18...maybe just cause you can't get it anymore. I have a 25 y/o also, which is great, but not worth the $200-$400 jump in price on the 18.

    The Ardbeg is a beast though, very raw and unapologetically Islay. The Corv and Uggie are a step up, in price and taaste and are also good. I love them. I have the 10, and its a great affordable dram, but I also have almost all of their limited releases over the past few years...Alligator, Beist, Day, Supernova and the newest the Bog. To say I can't wait for teh cooler weather is ahuge understatement...these will make the winter a tad more tolerable.

    For those interested in the tasting I was trying to get going, I'll post here details once I know...its about the time to start setting them up. Is there a preference to what kind? Straight up Scotch? Irish Whiskeys? Bourbon? Let me know.
     
  9. ama

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    If you are going to France go to La Maison du Whisky and shop around. One of the best whisk(e)y stores in the world. They have a great knack for picking great casks to bottle for their store.
     
  10. SplasH

    SplasH Active Member

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    Indeed the best french store for whisky. That's if you go in Paris though
     
  11. konda

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    The week ends with the perfect blend.

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  12. konda

    konda Well-Known Member

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    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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  13. NewYorkIslander

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    Hillrock Solera Aged to start the night, a nice aperitif!
     
  14. Longmorn

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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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    I used to belong. I didn't find it to be terribly worthwhile. Some great bottlings, but some real duds too.
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

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    Did my own Ardbeg tasting this afternoon. Rainy thursday felt like the perfect time to break my Bourbon drinking streak:

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    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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  18. Longmorn

    Longmorn Well-Known Member

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    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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  20. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    QC hands down over the regular 10 year. I haven't tried the 10 year Cask yet.
     

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