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Best affordable OB Laphroaig

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Laphroaig 10
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Laphroaig 10 C/S
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35%
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
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33%
Laphroaig 15
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Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Lugarteniente » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:24 pm

The best affordable regular OB and why.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:35 am

For me the 10 CS represents the most bang for the buck. It's one of my favourites and it's also fairly cheap. I also prefer the standard 10 to the Quarter Cask but all things considered they are all great (haven't tried the 15) and they're all sympathetically priced.
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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:33 am

The 15 is the only one of those I really like :shock:


, but I would happily drink any of them.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:43 am

I voted QC, but it is very close between QC & 10CS.
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Postby Leither » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:54 am

I voted QC as I like Islay malts young and peaty. The QC is particularly sweet too which suits my palate. I find at 48% ABV the perfect strength for me and needs no water. This would be closely followed by the CS, then the 15 and lastly the 10.

The 10 is quoted often as being 'ain't the same as it used to be' but I reckon it's more that both the CS and QC make the 10 seem weak.

I only tried the 15 recently and found it more mellow, less in your face and without the full-on iodine and medicine attack that the others offer. Very nice but just a tad mellow for me.

The whole range from Laphroaig to me is the most affordable and best value for money out of all the Islay malts currently. I also like and respect the brand as it has changed little, certainly in terms of packaging and style, over the years and long may that continue.
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Postby Wave » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:54 pm

My vote goes to the Laphroaig Cask Strength. It's easily my favorite of the young Islay cask strengths. The bursting wave of peat it delivers when you drink this heavenly brew is nothing less than astounding! And best of all I can get it right here in my little burg at a fair price.


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Postby Ardbeg311 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:40 pm

I have found the QC to be quite dependable and good, but when the 10CS is on it is stupendous. I have had far more great bottles of the 10CS than any of the others listed so my vote is for it.
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Postby Ganga » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:13 pm

To some extent this is going to vary for me based a little bit on mood. Given a choice between the four, I am more likely to choose the 15 as I find it a little more subtle or to put it slightly differently, it's not in my face like the others.
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:26 pm

gotta be the QC - its great stuff!
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Postby Drrich1965 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm

Looks like I am the lone vote for the good ok, standard 10yo. In truth, I have rated them all fairly evenly. I have found, however, greater variability in the CS and the QC than the standard 10. Also, the standard ten is often available at very good prices, and I appreciate the balance of peat and malty sweetness that it offers. I also am a fan of the 15, for the same reason that Ganga stated. Now, the 30, that is a different story. Just off the chart in terms of complexity, depth, and fun!
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Postby vitara7 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:45 pm

i tend to only buy the QC when i see it cheap in a supermarket or that. in fact, thats when i buy most of my whisky... :? i think i must just be tight.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:00 am

Leither says "The 10 is quoted often as being 'ain't the same as it used to be' but I reckon it's more that both the CS and QC make the 10 seem weak. "

Know what you mean. but if i haven't had a drink for a few days, and I'm in an "Islay" mood, the 10 is a great first dram!

always more impressive after a layoff - I remember what i fell in love with long before I encountered my first CS whisky. In fact, the first WAS the Laphroaig given to me "on the house"at agig I was playing so I never saw the bottle up close... Only after telling myself this was a particuarly rich and oily 'frog, did I ask to see the bottle up close and personal!

a nice introduction to CS malts, and this one in particular, as it was a total surprise...I hadn't a clue what I was drinking, apart from the "brand".
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:01 am

...however, given the choice, i'd buy the QC or the CS over the 10 - I enjoy the 10 as a present, but haven't actually bought one in years.
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Postby Les Paul » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:33 am

I've only tried the 10 and the 10 CS. The 10 CS is amazingly brutal; I love it.

Is the 15 worth the $100? :?:
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:35 am

Only had the 10yr and QC. The QC is streets in front IMHO.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:14 pm

Les Paul wrote:I've only tried the 10 and the 10 CS. The 10 CS is amazingly brutal; I love it.

Is the 15 worth the $100? :?:


I have usually paid in the mid 60s....70 now at binnys.
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Postby shoganai » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:55 pm

Les Paul wrote:Is the 15 worth the $100? :?:


It's about $60 in PA, and a pretty good buy at that price IMO.
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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:14 pm

shoganai wrote:
Les Paul wrote:Is the 15 worth the $100? :?:


It's about $60 in PA, and a pretty good buy at that price IMO.



Hey buddy, are you sure that is your opinion? :wink: Perhaps you should distinguish between what is your opinion, and what is fact. For instance, IN MY OPINION. you statement of the price is not an OPINION, but in fact (in my opinion) is a fact. Your opinion, in my opinion, was about the "goodness " of the malt. Uh oh, you said "pretty good" which means my opinion was indead not accurate, and perhaps consititues trolling. Yet, that would be your OPINION if you came up with that Opinion, as my intentions are not open to discernment as fat, only opinion.

And thats a fact, Jack... :wink:
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Postby shoganai » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:27 pm

I am going to take a hard stance here. Everything I write on this forum is incontrovertable FACT. My facts are facts. My opinions are facts. That's a fact...JACK!!

(in my opinion of course)
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:46 pm

"Even Trolls Love Rock n' Roll" (quote: Tony Joe White)

FACT!
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Postby Frodo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:56 am

Drrich1965 wrote:Hey buddy, are you sure that is your opinion? :wink: Perhaps you should distinguish between what is your opinion, and what is fact. For instance, IN MY OPINION. you statement of the price is not an OPINION, but in fact (in my opinion) is a fact. Your opinion, in my opinion, was about the "goodness " of the malt. Uh oh, you said "pretty good" which means my opinion was indead not accurate, and perhaps consititues trolling. Yet, that would be your OPINION if you came up with that Opinion, as my intentions are not open to discernment as fat, only opinion.

And thats a fact, Jack... :wink:


Bad boy Rich. V bad (slap slap)!!!
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Scotched » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:39 pm

I like them all :P but the 15 is the one for me. Mellow but richer, like a peaty fruitcake. The 10 CS would be next. It has astounding power and complexity.

The last two I've changed my mind over. I used to think the QS was better but those extra years of maturation with the 10 win it for me. The QS can get a bit hot and samey in comparison, although, I do seem to prefer older bottlings over the young stuff.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby EdipisReks » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:42 am

i adore the 10, the 10 CS and the QC, but the 15yo is just delectable. so refined, so smooth, yet highly complex. i have found it more than once for under $60, online, and it is just a magnificent Scotch at that price. if you can only find it for around $100, the QC would be my second choice.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:15 pm

The QC for me withpout a doubt.... I have a 10 & a QC open side by side and the QC takes it. However if I forget about the QC the 10 tastes dam good too ..... actually they are all good :thumbsup: but the best valure to enjoyment ratio is the QC for me 8)
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:18 am

Can't get the 10 in Ontario anymore - well, except for the last one with my name on it at the LC - now it's QC that's available and it's the best price for a Lappy up here.

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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Lawrence » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:32 pm

I think the Laphroaig 10 is a very good whisky and great value for money. The LQC while a very good whisky seems a bit pricey for a young NAS at 60% more than the L10.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby bond » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:12 am

I voted for the regular 10YO. I was hoping for a fuller and more intense body in the CS.

One of the key reasons for my vote was consistency of the 10YO. I have been drinking it regularly for the last several years and never tasted a dram that was off track.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Knolly » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:41 am

I voted for the 15 yr.

I love them all, but for me the 15 year is simply one of the best deals in the whisky market. Sure, the QC is awesome and the CS is a power house, but I think that if we're looking at the whole whisky world, then the 15 really stands out among all available whiskies. it's definitely the most diverse of them in my opinion and while perhaps a little easier going than say - the CS - it can hold its own with LOTS of other high end whiskies.

That being said, i'm drinking Laphroaig QC tonight!
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:20 am

I chose the QC as I enjoy the added sweetness to it. But I haven't had the 15 yet and so I leave open the possibility of changing my selection at a later time.

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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby hiccy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:26 am

I voted CS as I feel it offers the best "bang for buck".
15yo is a lovely dram, but I sometimes miss the intensity of the CS when I'm drinking it.
I enjoyed finishing off my dads QC recently, a solid Frog if ever there was one.
Sat in a pub, the 10yo is a satisfying swig.

I really enjoy them all, but that's my order of preference.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:42 am

I voted the Quarter Cask. The 2 recent times I had it were pleasant reminders of how good it is! One of those recent times I tasted it blind and it really stood out from the other diverse whiskies, a lineup of 11. The flavors are so well integrated, sweet, smoky, rounded, and perfectly balanced.
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:14 pm

I voted the cask strength, because I think it shades the QC for me and at the moment it is £22.30 in Tesco :thumbsup: .
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Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

Postby martynjenkins » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:16 pm

A difficult one this! Only have the 10 and QC to hand, but the CS is the one I usually go to first, which is probably why there's none left. :(
Enjoying them both, but 10 seems to suit better at present :o
15 - too subtle for a Froggy, haven't tasted it for a while, have to find it, I'm sure I've a little left somewhere.
On balance the CS gets my vote.
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