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Time to try the best islay afordable stuff!!!

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Best affordable stuff

Poll ended at Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:13 pm

Laphroaig QC
11
38%
Ardbeg TEN
4
14%
Laphroaig CS
6
21%
Lagavulin 16
8
28%
 
Total votes : 29

Time to try the best islay afordable stuff!!!

Postby Lugarteniente » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:13 pm

The winners:

Young style: Laphroaig QC
Ten Years: Ardbeg TEN
Cask Strenght: Laphroaig CS
Mature: Lagavulin 16
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:54 pm

laphroaig 10yo c/s
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Postby Nock » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:54 am

all in all I have to go with Laphroaig 10yo cs
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:02 am

Quartercask for me.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:47 am

From this choice, probably QC, but I would still prefer a Caol Ila or perhaps a 'Laddie.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:32 pm

QC has it for price all the way and not a bad abv either.
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Postby Sphinx » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:43 pm

I have to go with the Lagavulin 16 yo, as it is one of the best whiskies, in my opinion anyway.
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Postby Mustardhead » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:24 pm

All of them :)

On different days I am very happy with any of those four. At the moment the only one I don't have open is the Ardbeg Ten but that is because I finished one recently ;)

The only reason Lagavulin 16 isn't a runaway winner is because of the price...
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Postby GreyArea » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:10 pm

I've voted for the Lagavulin 10 CS, but curse you for making me choose between that and the Laphroiag QC!
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Postby fishboy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:15 pm

Out of that list i went for the QC, but given a free choice I'd probably have gone for the 15yo Laphroaig (similar price to the 16yo Lagavulin £36 v £38 in the UK). Call me strange!

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:21 pm

Fishboy your Strange :wink:
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Postby fishboy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:26 pm

Les, you're predictable!
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Postby lbacha » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:04 pm

GreyArea wrote:I've voted for the Lagavulin 10 CS, but curse you for making me choose between that and the Laphroiag QC!


I have a lagavulin 10 yr CS ("Top Secret" by whisky art) but it is an independent and quite tasty so I will vote for it as well.

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:44 pm

Fishboy wrote:-


Les, you're predictable!


Sorry fishboy but you did ask. :wink:


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Postby Jan » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:08 pm

OMG what is happening???

Out of 23 votes, Ardbeg 10 has recieved 1!! :shock:

This is rather unusual for this forum methinks??

(Ardbeg is not my favourite either, but usually has quite some fans.)
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Postby fishboy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:14 pm

I noticed that also. I thought that maybe its indicative of the detectable drop in the quality of the current 10yo Ardbeg, compared to the vatting released when Glenmorangie first reopened the distillery in 97/98. What does anyone else think?

Don't get me wrong I think the 10yo Ardbeg is still great, but it doesn't seem to have the fantastic body and great oily mouthfeel I found in earlier 10yo vattings.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:48 pm

That is odd, but if you've been paying attention, you won't be surprised that QC is leading--there has been a lot of raving about it around here for some time.

Maybe Ardbeg lovers don't go in for polls!
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:06 pm

I found a signatory Caol Ila 1991 at my local beverage superstore for $25 last night! At that price, I wouldn't drink anything else.

Sadly it was the last one.
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Postby Jan » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:17 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:That is odd, but if you've been paying attention, you won't be surprised that QC is leading--there has been a lot of raving about it around here for some time.

Maybe Ardbeg lovers don't go in for polls!


Actually I have been paying attention - and yes the QC has gained quite a reputation these last months. And I'm still surprised.

Ardbeg usually wins these polls by a comfortable margin. This time it is not just the QC besting it - but every other dram on the poll.

Oh well, can't really say I disagree - just thought it strange.
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:41 pm

I'm also surprised. When I joined Laphroaig QC was mostly an afterthought.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:43 pm

I vote for all of 'em...but right now I'm voting with the bottle. I'm pouring myself a dram of Ardbeg 10, so there!

BTW, as anyone tried this? i was given a Laphroaig 10 for christmas, and also a CS. the other night I had a dram of the former, with "a splash" of the latter. Mmmmm!
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