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Favorite OB Laphroaig

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What's your favorite OB Laphroaig

10 year
1
2%
10 year Cask Strength
13
27%
Quarter Cask
13
27%
15 year
11
22%
18 year (new)
2
4%
25 year
1
2%
30 uears
8
16%
 
Total votes : 49

Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby talisker10 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:05 am

Just curious as to what is your favorite OB Lahproaig. I have not had the 25 year, the new 18, or the 30, but I am sure many of you have so I included them.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby dramtastic » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:03 am

Laph QC, one of my favorite whiskys period!
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby talisker10 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:12 am

Yeah I did not say but the QC is mine as well, although it is really close with the CS. For bang for the buck, it's hard to beat the standard 10 at $40...but the QC is a noticeable upgrade over the standard 10. I think, in general, Laphroaig is an underrated whisky.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby borgom » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:46 am

QC for me too although I haven't tried the 18, 25 or 30.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:03 pm

Like others, I haven't tried the older incarnations of Laphroaig as yet.
Amongst the younger ones, however, my vote goes to the Cask Strength...

It's just so 'Laphroaig'!

P.S. I find the Quarter Cask very tasty as well, though the oak influence also seems to 'hide' the intrinsic characteristics of the distillate a tad - hence a nod to the CS.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby davmix » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:04 pm

Hi, for me the 10 CS and the limited Edit of 10yo CS By Jean Boyer :D

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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Leorin » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:00 pm

Do you mean the older version of the 25 with 40% or the new CS version?
I think my favourite expression is the new 25 but it's quite expensive so if you're asking for the best price-quality ratio I would probably vote for the 10 y.o. CS.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:53 pm

I haven't had either of the 25s nor the 18. My favorite is the 15 as their is so much more there than the younger versions but still packs a better punch than the 30.

It should also be noted that there are two different 10 cask strengths. These can be noted as green stripe (older) and red stripe (more current). If recollection serves, these two are at slightly different percentages-hazy but 55.4 v 54.7.

I would say that Laphroaig is somewhat underrated but it has its own legions. It seems that the women I know that imbibe love Laphroaig and it is usually their favorite.

My two favorite Laphroaigs are not OBs. There is the Caledonian Selection 20 and the OMC 18 PLOWED bottling. Excellent whiskies both.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Knolly » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:05 am

Ganga wrote:I haven't had either of the 25s nor the 18. My favorite is the 15 as their is so much more there than the younger versions but still packs a better punch than the 30.

It should also be noted that there are two different 10 cask strengths. These can be noted as green stripe (older) and red stripe (more current). If recollection serves, these two are at slightly different percentages-hazy but 55.4 v 54.7.

I would say that Laphroaig is somewhat underrated but it has its own legions. It seems that the women I know that imbibe love Laphroaig and it is usually their favorite.

My two favorite Laphroaigs are not OBs. There is the Caledonian Selection 20 and the OMC 18 PLOWED bottling. Excellent whiskies both.


ganga:

I totally agree with you: I neither have had the 18 or the 25, but I have had a lot of the former regular bottlings (QC, 10, 10CS, 15 and 30) and I think that the 15 is my favourite as well (though i do love them all!). Awesome whisky for a very reasonable price and it will be sorely missed.

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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Minnesota Malt » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:14 pm

Only had the 10, 15 and quarter cask. Out of these three, I would give a slight nod to the quarter cask over the 15. All are great though, it really depends on your mood.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:03 pm

I've loved all the Laphs I've had so far 8)

Absolutely adore the QC but 15 for me as it really feels special in an affordable sort of way.

Not had the18 or 25 yet.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby anationonfire » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:47 am

QC FTW!!

It floats my boat.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby lexvo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:29 pm

The 15 for me. Though the QC and the 10y are very nice too. Didn't taste the 18 or 25 yet.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Wave » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:41 am

The QC is one of the better Laproaig's I've tasted but my honors still go to the 10yo Cask Strength and it's peat tsunami finish. Highly exhilarating!


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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby jhershauer » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:44 am

I voted for the 30 year, but I have a hard time comparing it directly to the non-sherried Laphroaigs.

Of the younger, standard bottlings, I think the 15 year just edges out the QC and 10 CS for me. I just tried the 10 CS Batch 1, though, and it's very good. All three of these are very close.

I'm looking forward to trying the 18.

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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:02 am

I have the 10 CS edging out the 15 for me, but not by much.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby bbrownri » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:06 pm

I've had the 10, 15 and QC. While I keep bottles of both the 10 and the QC, the QC takes the edge in this contest. I love the peaty-sweet balance and the fact that even with the sweeter flavors thrown in, it still tastes so distinctively of the maritime Laphroaig character.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby johan brugge » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:20 pm

I've had the 10yo, 10yo CS, 15yo and the 30yo. I still like the 10yo CS the best and the 'regular' 10yo the least. I must admit I was somewhat disapointed about the 30yo. I've read some great reviews but it did not live up to my expectations.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby lexvo » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:34 pm

I bought the 18 two weeks ago. This may become my favourite :)
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby johan brugge » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:14 pm

I bought a 15yo today. The 18yo and/or QC will have to wait a while.
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:24 pm

Whichever one i'm drinking now!

I love the CS when I have it. love the QC...and then once in a while i'm staggered by the simplicity and familiarity of the standard 10. Brings back memories too, being one of my first whisky experiences. the 18 sounds interesting...yet to happen upon it!
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby lexvo » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:44 pm

I did a quick writeup on the 18 a few weeks ago:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11572
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby peatjunkie » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:38 pm

For me it's still the Laphroaig 1974 for La maison du whisky that wins the battle

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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby whiteshirt » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:10 pm

QC for me too although I haven't tried the 18, 25 or 30.
I will in time ..
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:37 pm

For me it's the 15 yo. I've had the 10 yo, the 10 yo cs and the qc and they were all very nice, but the 15 yo is the one :)
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Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:04 pm

whiteshirt wrote:QC for me too although I haven't tried the 18, 25 or 30.

Ditto!
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