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Ardbeg 10

Jan. 13, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
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so good! returned the xmas gift of Macallan gold (very thoughtful dear) for this. second dram this time alone, much better to appreciate the smokey depths of this wonderful drink.

Jan. 13, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
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I'm so with you. I'm an Islay slut.

Been focusing on my Ardbeg Perpetuum.

Who want's to buy me this.

Jan. 13, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
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I'm a big fan of Laphroaig and have bought a couple of the Kilchomens recently and been well impressed. Highly recommended if you like Islay whiskey.

Jan. 13, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
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been contemplating an entry level Islay. this or laphroaig qc or??

Jan. 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
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been contemplating an entry level Islay. this or laphroaig qc or??

Laphroaig QC is my go-to Islay. It's gotten a bit more expensive in the last couple of years but still well worth it.

Jan. 14, 2017, 3:25 a.m.
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I agree…Ardbeg 10 is soo nice, with a drop of water it gets even more of a treat imho.

Another one I really like is Bruichladdich 2007 Rock side Farm. Incredible. Eithout a drop of water this one packs quite a punch but with water it gets realky tasty and mellowly complex. Not peaty though.

One that really took me by surprise ladt year was Talisker 10. Salty and rugged for stormy times.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Jan. 14, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
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i enjoy watching ralphy on occasion which really informs my whiskey understanding in a highly entertaining way. he has a lot to say about the business of scotch and how its success is negatively impacting the product. (if interested just go to youtube and type ralphy). he has lots to say about Ardbeg. in the early 80's it went out of business before coming back under new owners a decade or so later. now it's the trendiest and on the verge of going Macallan according to this guy.

Jan. 14, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
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QC was 20$ a bottle cheaper in Alberta , I always used to load up on Scotch in Banff

Jan. 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
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still is. $65 in Calgary (vs $85 here). what the heck?

Jan. 15, 2017, 2:27 a.m.
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i enjoy watching ralphy on occasion which really informs my whiskey understanding in a highly entertaining way. he has a lot to say about the business of scotch and how its success is negatively impacting the product. (if interested just go to youtube and type ralphy). he has lots to say about Ardbeg. in the early 80's it went out of business before coming back under new owners a decade or so later. now it's the trendiest and on the verge of going Macallan according to this guy.

Just scanning your reply and thinking "Who the hell am I sposed to know this Ralphy guy?"….until I took a closer look. :lol:

Thanks for passing it on, check him out later.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Jan. 15, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
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he's quite entertaining, if you have the patience and inclination for those sort of ruminations about whiskey and oh, all kinds of random stuff. it helps if you have your scotch in hand, and if you enjoy the Scottish accent a great deal, which i do. charming as all hell. in recent episodes he goes on about his winning a world speed record on 250cc motorbikes in Salt Lake. truly an eccentric guy!

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
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It's good, but not at the top of my list.

Jan. 17, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
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It's good, but not at the top of my list.

Which one is?

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Jan. 17, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
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I love a Lagvulin 16. Lightening and dirt in a glass? Yes please!

I also really enjoy a Laphroig, but my favourite whiskey can also be the one that comes out of my friend's or father-in-law's liquor cabinet.

Jan. 21, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
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I love a Lagvulin 16. Lightening and dirt in a glass? Yes please!

I also really enjoy a Laphroig, but my favourite whiskey can also be the one that comes out of my friend's or father-in-law's liquor cabinet.

Interesting, I had the chance to try a Lagavulin 16, and did not like it one bit, found it a tad too, well, earthy, not sure about how to describe what I felt. But this is great about single malts, there are so many good ones out there, not only from Scotland. And I have to agree, nothing is at times as good as enjoying a glass with a friend or family member.

There should be a Let us celebrate Single Malts Day especially reserved for a nice get together to simply sit and enjoy a few different malts, each one of the visitors could bring his/her favorite malt and a story for telling..

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

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