Nick Brown wrote:Bowmore comes in many guises - I like all of them and Mr Tattieheid likes none of them!
Nick Brown wrote:Have you ever asked Mr McEwan what job he did before his current one?
I can see us firing cannonades across Loch Indaal. What anguish we would cause poor Mr McEwan!
TheLaddie wrote:If you want less peaty but still with plenty of Islay character try a Bruichladdich 12yo....
MrTattieHeid wrote:TheLaddie wrote:If you want less peaty but still with plenty of Islay character try a Bruichladdich 12yo....
Read that "not peaty at all". Character, maybe, but not what anyone thinks of when they say "Islay character".
shoganai wrote:Pound for pound, Laphroaig QC is one of the best whiskies I've ever had. It's so thick & syrupy & delicious that I get more satisfaction out of a single bottle than out of any other. Factor in price and it's probably the best deal on the market right now (at least where I come from).
However, I voted for Ardbeg 10. If you're just getting familiar with the Islays, I tend to think it's best to start with the basics. But that's just me. Plus it's discussed so much and frequently used as a point of reference, it might be useful knowing what all the fuss is about.