Willie JJ wrote:
pavv wrote:The Lagavulin 21 beats the cr*p out of most other whiskies... So comparison-wise it is hard to find something equal.
It is good stuff, I do agree. JM didn't think so when he first tried it, giving it an 80, but by last year he had revised his opinion to 95. I think you might try some mighty sherried peat from another still. Uigeadail maybe. It's not very sherried and its younger but it might be fun to compare them.
Willie - I think you're bang on with this post.
Laga 21 is one of the finest whiskies released in recent memory (JM was definitely out to lunch though...) and if you want to compare it to something, I think one of the best whiskies to have with it will be a good batch Uigeadail for sure. Especially since the Oogie is relatively cheap and - more importantly - generally available.
But really, the Laga 21 is a phenomenal dram and worth dedicating an evening to getting to know on its own
It has power and subtlety. It has layers that don't reveal themselves immediately. While at cask strength, it's one of the most sublime spirits on the palette. Take your time and do it right: open it, get a decent whisky glass (a Glencairn will do nicely) and spend a half hour just on the nose of this whisky. It has one of the best noses that I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. I'm probably hyping this up too much, but I'm pretty damn confident that you will be stoked