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If you were stranded on a desert Island

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Which malt would you hope to find washed ashore?

Laphroaig
5
12%
Lagavulin
4
10%
Caol Ila
2
5%
Talisker
4
10%
Macallan
0
No votes
Highland park
7
17%
Other Speyside
3
7%
Other Islay
6
14%
Brora/Clynelish
4
10%
Aberlour
2
5%
None of the above
5
12%
 
Total votes : 42

If you were stranded on a desert Island

Postby Scotched » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:22 pm

Your stuck on a desert island, possibly for years. A few cases of malt whisky are washed ashore. Wonderful you think, but each bottle is the exactly the same. Out of these options which would sustain you through the lonely days and nights?
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:38 am

Hard to imagine Ardbeg not on this list......
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Postby Marvin » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:15 am

There's quite a few good ones missing - how about more poll options!
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Postby Dubois » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:34 am

Highland Park...
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Postby Scotched » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:42 am

Well, you have to remember you've been hanging on to flotsam for days with no food or water, sun beating down on you... You wouldn't remember your own mothers name after that. Ardbeg not being on the list is unforgiveable though...

Can't see how to edit the poll list so you'll have to use 'other Islay'..
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:54 am

Since the rules state that each bottle has to be exactly the same I guess I would go with the best whisky I have had to date: Laphroaig 30 yo. I can't imagine the person who lost these cases would be very happy.

....No wait, I think I will choose Ardbeg Uigeadail (2004) ... on second thought the Caol Ila 25 yo was exceptional and I would love to try that again.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:12 pm

Sure, some things are missing. I should choose Ardbeg if it was an option, (the other options I guess fit Ardbeg into a category), but that's because it made me fall in love with whisky and started me off in this crazy world. But if it's an island I'm stuck on, I assume it's also quite warm there. I would prefer something more summery like what I enjoyed last summer, the Bladnoch 12y Flora and Fauna. Manderines and cereal and fresh and excellent, probably perfect under a palm tree with a nice breeze.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:30 pm

I will also go with my highest rated, Ardbeg Provenence (with a 1980 Signatory Port Ellen, 16 year old right behind).

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Postby Wave » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:44 pm

Any of the Annual Releases (especially the 1st!) of Port Ellen would make me a happy "shipwrecked" pappy! :wink:


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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:19 pm

I went for Clynelish as I am in love with their whisky right now - v complex, salty and spicy but without being dominated by peat or sherry.
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Postby Badmonkey » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:26 pm

I'd want the Talisker to go along with the salted fish I'd be roasting and eating day in and day until my inevitable rescue or death by fierce creature. But what would I mix with the coconut milk?
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Postby Scotched » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:54 pm

Well, personally, I always carry a bag of Oat seed in my back pocket, just incase the desert island scenario happens. So, after tending my crop I'd have something to mix with the coconut milk...

Havent you people watched 'Lost'?
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Postby les taylor » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:45 am

A mixed case of Bruichladdich's would keep me happy. Never seen lost don't think i will. You know like father christmas its not true. :)
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:19 pm

AS this seems to be a scotch poll I had to fore go my first choice which would of been Redbreast 15yo.

I also struck out Laphroaig QC eventhough it is my top Islay at the mo but I wanted a better alrounder. I was torn between Talisker and Lagavulin but plumbed for Lagavulin as it is has smoothness as well as smokiness so I could see myself quaffing that happily for days and days on end without getting sick of it. 8)
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Postby Drammer » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:49 pm

I voted for Coal Ila, but changed my mind....

I want the entire cask from which Aberlour A'Bunadh #14 sprang forth 8)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:10 pm

Drammer wrote:I voted for Coal Ila, but changed my mind....

I expect Coal Ila would be quite handy for setting a fire.
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Postby bamber » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:24 pm

Van Winkle Rye for me (it has some malt in it :))
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Postby Choochoo » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:08 pm

I've really taken a liking to the 21yo sherry cask Brora from OMC, So I guess I'd vote for having that wash up.

But if it were a case of Ardbeg or Van Winkle bourbon I'd be just as happy.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:52 pm

I'm with whiskeychaser. The Lag 16 was my first big love. Drank nothing else on my Greek island holiday in 2001. On the other hand, i'd miss an Ardbeg. then again, i might start jonesing for a single cask Macallan...the one i bought to celebrate my daughter's birth...then again, i might like a ...

...sod it!! i'll settle for Marilyn Monroe...
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Postby Scotched » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:42 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:...sod it!! i'll settle for Marilyn Monroe...


Necrophilia?! Nah... if a woman washes ashore instead of a case of my beloved Laphroaig, I'll plump for Katie Melua. She could also calm my soul by singing occasionally...
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Postby The Fachan » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:53 pm

Drammer,

There is far more than one cask in a batch of a'bunadh so you shouldn't go thirsty

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Postby Marvin » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:28 pm

Highland Park 18
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