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  •  McCallan's 30 year is exquisite--I think. Three of (3+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, shari, chingchongchinaman

    Tasted a exceedingly small pour in County Wicklow.

    Do you like Laphroaig?

    •  I've never tried Laphroaig (3+ / 0-)
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      oculus, shari, chingchongchinaman

      and don't think I will soon just to see if I like it.  It's one of the pricy ones and my ambition is to be a cheap but discriminating drunkard.  

      I read some reviews of it, though.  It has a reputation as one of the smokiest, but it's also mentioned that it was one of the few whiskys not banned during prohibition because they couldn't seriously conceive anybody drinking laphroaig except as a remedy.  Funny if true.  I'd hate to get a $60 bottle of that and find out I don't like it when I don't even have money to have my cataracts fixed.

      I see the Laphroaig 10 on sale for $44 plus shipping.  Something to consider, though.  I'd rather work my way up the smokiness ladder, first.

      •  Here's a strong recommend (3+ / 0-)
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        Dumbo, chingchongchinaman, shari

        from my connoisseur brother:

        Despite the Scots having nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day, I celebrated by opening a new bottle of The Laddie Ten. Very nice dram. It’s an Islay, but unpeated, so more of the flavors come through. The Bruichladdich distillery had been mothballed before it was bought by a guy in the London wine trade in 2001. This is the first result. They have been experimenting with aging their scotches in 1st Growth Bordeaux barrels. It’s made from barley grown on the island, aged at the distillery, cut with spring water from a neighboring farm, and bottled locally. I’m a fan.

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