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Best afordable peaty Islay competition. Act. 1: Young malt

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The best?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:47 pm

Laphroaig QC
16
57%
Ardbeg Still Young
7
25%
Ardbeg Very Young
5
18%
 
Total votes : 28

Best afordable peaty Islay competition. Act. 1: Young malt

Postby Lugarteniente » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:47 pm

Best young islay malt at high strenght:

-Laphroaig Quarter Cask
-Ardbeg Still Young
-Ardbeg Very Young
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:50 pm

can you still class the VY as a ffordable? the prices on ebay of late ive seen it going for £90+ a bottle.
myself id say the QC from the list, but would spend a couple more quid myself and get the laphroaig cask strength ;)
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:51 pm

How about PC5 thats quite young and at 63.5% pretty good on the strength stakes.


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Postby Lugarteniente » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:55 pm

VY here in Spain costs 55 €
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Postby lbacha » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:56 pm

I went with the SY. I agree with Vitara the VY is not affordable or very obtainable anymore. I also don't thing the PC5 would qualify as affordable.

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Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:17 am

For me I voted in the poll for the quarter cask. Its such a well balanced and finshed dram.


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Postby Mustardhead » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:27 am

les taylor wrote:For me I voted in the poll for the quarter cask. Its such a well balanced and finshed dram.


Same here. The Ardbeg young things seem like an odd idea ;)
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:40 am

QC for me, my bottle at Christmas seemed to have a hole in it!!
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Postby Wave » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:10 am

Without a doubt, Laphroaig QC!

I've tried both Ardbeg's VY & SY and wasn't impressed at all. Too raw for my tastes. :?


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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:17 am

I still miss the Very Young, excellent, love it! And I have an open Still Young, so that's nice. The Laphroaig Quarter Cask is also an excellent whisky!!!
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Postby TheLaddie » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:54 am

I had to vote for VYA, which is a stunner. All three are open on my shelf though and are gorgeous whiskies.

But come on...Have you not heard of PC5? It's omission from this part of the poll is a scandal!!!!! :evil:
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Postby Wave » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:18 am

But come on...Have you not heard of PC5? It's omission from this part of the poll is a scandal!!!!!


Not in this country, we were denied the PC5, even to a lousy shop where I could have a bottle shipped.
Piss on 'em! :evil:


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Postby Dubois » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:15 am

Ardbeg Still Young : a real Gem...
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Postby Nock » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:18 am

I got to go with the Still Young. Not as affordable as the QC but better in my opinion.


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Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:31 pm

Wave wrote:-



Not in this country, we were denied the PC5, even to a lousy shop where I could have a bottle shipped.
Piss on 'em!


Hey wave thats a strong term of endearment. It would be worth coming to the UK to give it a try you won't regret it. :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:12 pm

How do you think I feel, Wave--I was staying at Bruichladdich and left about three days before they released the stuff.... It was probably in the bottling hall while I was there!
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Postby lbacha » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:29 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:How do you think I feel, Wave--I was staying at Bruichladdich and left about three days before they released the stuff.... It was probably in the bottling hall while I was there!


They were probably waiting for you to leave.
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Postby Wave » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:16 pm

Hey wave thats a strong term of endearment. It would be worth coming to the UK to give it a try you won't regret it


I was just in Scotland in June, pre-PC5. This June it's Japan so I'll probably not make it back to the UK till '08.
Just in time for PC7? :wink:


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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:35 pm

Without a doublt the Laphroaig QC.

This was one of the best innovative bottlings to happen in a decade in my opinion. (In this type of catagory of course)
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Postby karlejnar » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:14 am

I voted VYA because I think it's the best of them :P

But agreed the LQC is the most affordable - and sure a good dram too :P

PC5 - surely young and pungent - but affordable??
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:39 am

karlejnar wrote:PC5 - surely young and pungent - but affordable??


Certainly more affordable than Ardbeg 17 which appears in another part of this poll...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:29 am

With people currently asking around 140 GBP for PC5 on Ebay UK, I am not sure it is so affordable, especially as Ardbeg 17 is about the same price.

As for the poll, definitely QC from these three options.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:53 pm

I think the QC is far more everyday drinkable than the two young Ardbegs, but the Very Young is significantly better than all of them when the conditions are right.

If I were standing in a store and could buy all three for a later date I would choose the VY.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:31 pm

Went for the SY , a cracking dram , must pick up some more.
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