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Best afordable peaty Islay competition. Act. 3: Cask Strengh

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The best?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:50 pm

Laphroaig 10 CS
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Lagavulin 12 CS
Total votes : 26

Best afordable peaty Islay competition. Act. 3: Cask Strengh

Postby Lugarteniente » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:50 pm

-Laphroaig 10 CS
-Arbeg Uigeadail
-Lagavulin 12 CS
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Postby vitara7 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:51 pm

ah, see where the proaig c/s comes in now ;)
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Postby les taylor » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:52 pm

How about PC5 that is definetly cask strength.

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Postby lbacha » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:53 pm

I went with the Ardbeg but the Laphroaig is a very close second because of the price. The Lagavulin only lost because it is acually quite expensive here.

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Postby peergynt323 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:21 am

I've never had the Laga (unavailable in California?), but the Laphroaig slightly edges the Uigeadail for me.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:24 am

I went for the Laphroiag cs. Depending on the way the wind blows you can still taste this whisky later in the day. mmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:42 am

A close one, but I went for Laphroiag CS
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Postby Mustardhead » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:14 am

I went for the Lagavulin. It's twice the price of the Laphroaig but it's pretty damned good :)
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Postby Wave » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:41 am

A real close one!

#1 Laphroiag 10yo CS
#2 Lagavulin 12yo CS
#3 Caol Ila CS (not on the list but should be!)

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Postby TheLaddie » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:49 am

I voted Ardbeg on this one. I would have had more trouble deciding if PC5 had been in the options.
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Postby Dubois » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:18 am

Lagavulin 12 CS on first,
Ardbeg Uigeadail on second.
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Postby Nock » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:24 am

REALLY hard call.

They are all so great . . . but the Laphroaig has just enough of that certain special something that does it for me.

Laphroaig 10yo cs by a nose
Ardbeg Uigeadail and Lagavulin 12yo cs tie for second

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:29 pm

Really though call between Lagavulin 12 CS & Laph 10 CS but in the end I plumbed for

Lagavulin 12 CS
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Postby karlejnar » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:09 am

Laphroaig because it's the most affordable of the three - and the best imho :P

But the missing Caol Ila and Bowmore are quite affordable too :wink:
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Postby wieslaw » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:50 am

ardbeg's nose! -- lagavulin's taste! -- laphroaig's (name &) afterglow!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:33 am

I voted Laphroaig in this poll, but I would have preferred PC5.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:47 pm

This one is real close for me since all three of them are in my top 5 current whiskies.

If I can play around with some bottling dates the ranking would be:
Ardbeg Uigeadail (2004)
Lagavulin 12yo (2003 or 2004)
Laphroaig 10yo CS (57.3%)

The latest bottles of each have lost something in my opinion with the Laphroaig CS (55.7%) losing the least amount of ground. So if I must buy 2005/2006 bottles then:
Laphroaig 10yo CS
Arbeg Uigeadail or Lagavulin 12yo (not had the 2006) [too close to call].

Since they are so close, price becomes the determining factor (although my mood would be the determining factor in the store) and so I vote Laphroaig.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:38 pm

had to think twice about this one as the Laga 12 is a cracking dram (a lot better than the 16yo....) , the Laph is a disappointment so went for the Oogie after all which of the others has a song wrote about it ! :wink:
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