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Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

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Best peaty Malt for a Monday evening?

Ardbeg 10
31
30%
Laphroaig 10
25
24%
Jura Superstition
2
2%
Caol Ila 10
11
11%
Bruchladdich 3D3
12
12%
Smokehead
1
1%
Six Isles
1
1%
Bowmore 10
4
4%
Other -- please tell!
17
16%
 
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Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby sparky » Tue May 13, 2008 9:05 am

I just bought a bottle of Smokehead. I like it, and it's very easy sipping on a Monday night -- sweet and strangely fruity with lots of nasty phenols. I decided to test it against some other smoky bottles in the collection. After all, the cost of it was close to Ardbeg 10 so I just had to compare. I will not say what I thought, but I'll ask: What are the best peaty malts for a Monday Evening?
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby sparky » Tue May 13, 2008 9:07 am

-- Forgot the Peat Monster. I'll give it a vote too

Peat Monster - 1
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 13, 2008 10:53 am

3D3
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue May 13, 2008 11:03 am

Monday's my night off. Any other evenings in mind?

How about "which is the best evening other than a monday for sipping Ardbeg?"

There. That should be easy...
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Gov » Tue May 13, 2008 4:56 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:3D3


There is nothing more peaty that I have had then this whisky. I really liked it!
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Klas » Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 pm

I rarely have a dram on a Monday, so I answered the question as "Best peaty Malt for a weekday evening?" and put my vote on Ardbeg 10
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Dubois » Fri May 16, 2008 6:00 am

Lagavulin 12 Yrs, my favorite.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Knolly » Fri May 16, 2008 8:39 am

Gov wrote:
Malt-Teaser wrote:3D3


There is nothing more peaty that I have had then this whisky. I really liked it!


Totally agree - this whisky is great and one of Bruichladdich's best regularly available editions IMHO.

It's also the first whisky that I ever bought a case of, so I guess I do like it a little bit :P
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby sparky » Fri May 16, 2008 8:43 am

Klas wrote:I rarely have a dram on a Monday, so I answered the question as "Best peaty Malt for a weekday evening?" and put my vote on Ardbeg 10


Monday is a great day for a peaty malt. Sure there's Friday and Wednesday and Saturday -- those are good for hitting the highlands or venturing to campbeltown. But after the painful transition from Sunday to Monday and subsequent Monday itself, a good strong blast of peat is a perfect antithesis of, well, mondayness. I highly recommend it.

After my taste test I confess that Ardbeg 10 is just so much better than smokehead. I compare all peaty malts to it and, well it's always better (3D3 is great too). Haven't tried the lagavulin 12 though...
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Knolly » Fri May 16, 2008 9:40 am

sparky wrote:
Klas wrote:Haven't tried the lagavulin 12 though...


You should definitely try this if you like Lagavulin. Perhaps a little less complicated, but fantastic intensity. Like Lagavulin, more smoke and tar than peat.

Yummy!
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Jobi » Fri May 16, 2008 8:13 pm

Did I hear somewhere that Smokehead is young Lagavulin?
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Leorin » Fri May 16, 2008 9:11 pm

Jobi wrote:Did I hear somewhere that Smokehead is young Lagavulin?


Most people I know think it's Ardbeg.
Anayway - I don't care as for my taste it's just flawed malt
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby sparky » Mon May 26, 2008 7:11 am

Leorin wrote:
Jobi wrote:Did I hear somewhere that Smokehead is young Lagavulin?


Most people I know think it's Ardbeg.
Anayway - I don't care as for my taste it's just flawed malt


I am liking it less and less. I tend to agree that there is something amiss with smokehead. Maybe just the lack of age.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby anationonfire » Mon May 26, 2008 8:31 pm

I think I will start with a nice dram of Laphroaig QC and see where I go from there.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby hilliamash » Wed May 28, 2008 2:32 am

An oft overlooked SM, but one that I have been enjoying more is the Ardmore Traditional Cask. As far as I know, it's the only Highland peated whisky, but I may be mistaken here. I'm sure that if I'm wrong, others will let me know--at least I hope so! Learning is always a good thing! :thumbsup:
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Wed May 28, 2008 2:35 pm

hilliamash wrote:An oft overlooked SM, but one that I have been enjoying more is the Ardmore Traditional Cask. As far as I know, it's the only Highland peated whisky, but I may be mistaken here. I'm sure that if I'm wrong, others will let me know--at least I hope so! Learning is always a good thing! :thumbsup:


The Ardmore Traditional Cask is one of my favourites too. Glenfiddich has the Caoran Reserve which is also peated. Some say it's not real peat, don't know about that. I liked the bottle a friend gave me beacause it smelled like his clothes after an evening in the pub. :empty:
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby lexvo » Thu May 29, 2008 5:58 pm

Knolly wrote:
sparky wrote:
Klas wrote:Haven't tried the lagavulin 12 though...


You should definitely try this if you like Lagavulin. Perhaps a little less complicated, but fantastic intensity. Like Lagavulin, more smoke and tar than peat.

Yummy!


I agree :)
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu May 29, 2008 6:41 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:
hilliamash wrote:An oft overlooked SM, but one that I have been enjoying more is the Ardmore Traditional Cask. As far as I know, it's the only Highland peated whisky, but I may be mistaken here. I'm sure that if I'm wrong, others will let me know--at least I hope so! Learning is always a good thing! :thumbsup:


The Ardmore Traditional Cask is one of my favourites too. Glenfiddich has the Caoran Reserve which is also peated. Some say it's not real peat, don't know about that. I liked the bottle a friend gave me beacause it smelled like his clothes after an evening in the pub. :empty:


Hmmm. I enjoyed the Ardmore. A nice change in peated malts. Caoran Reserve was "nice" but not naughty! Wouldn't buy a bottle.

Always seem to drift back to Ardbeg somehow...
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu May 29, 2008 8:23 pm

I agree with you RB. I wouldn't buy the Caoran either, the Ardmore is a must have imo. And of course if you want to know what the best peaty malt is for a monday evening then Ardbeg would be my choice too.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri May 30, 2008 1:37 pm

My beloved Lap QC always get a look into these type of questions as it is usually a constant in my collection but I'm out at the moment :(
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Wave » Sat May 31, 2008 1:33 pm

Since I'm a believer that any whisky is good for any day, how about "all of the above"?. If I had to go with just one however I'd fancy a Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength to blow those Monday blues away!


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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby I_SPEY » Sat May 31, 2008 1:54 pm

I go for the Laphroaig 10 yo. IMO it's THE peaty malt for a monday evening, especially when coming home lately from my bridge-club :P :sleep:
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Klas » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:16 pm

sparky wrote:
Klas wrote:I rarely have a dram on a Monday, so I answered the question as "Best peaty Malt for a weekday evening?" and put my vote on Ardbeg 10


Monday is a great day for a peaty malt. Sure there's Friday and Wednesday and Saturday -- those are good for hitting the highlands or venturing to campbeltown. But after the painful transition from Sunday to Monday and subsequent Monday itself, a good strong blast of peat is a perfect antithesis of, well, mondayness. I highly recommend it.

After my taste test I confess that Ardbeg 10 is just so much better than smokehead. I compare all peaty malts to it and, well it's always better (3D3 is great too). Haven't tried the lagavulin 12 though...


OK, It's Monday and am trying a dram from my already opened bottle "Ardbeg, Still young"
Lots of peat in this one!

I agree with you, a peaty malt works on a Monday (especially on a Monday like this one...)
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby timmy029 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:51 am

Laphroaig Quater Cask, just has the edge for me over the 10 year old, Perfect for a dram to start the week.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Steve Rush » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:48 pm

I will go with the dram I had last night, Jura Superstition.

It may not pack the biggest punch of the peat brigade. To be honest I would usualy choose a Lag 16 or an Ardberg 10 over it. But it's a nice gentle dram to get the week moving along.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby bacchus » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:52 am

What about Benriach "curiositas" ?

Tomorrow I will either get another one or go for a Laphroaig QC. They are almost at the same price !!!
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby talisker10 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:09 pm

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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:35 pm

Thought Ardbeg Ten was for any night ? 8)
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby cathach » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:57 am

Connemara 12yo; gorgeous stuff.
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:15 pm

On a Monday, I think you'd have to say a Bowmore Dawn. Some of the other whiskies mentioned are great, but probably not well suited to a Monday. I mean Connemara, for pity's sake. If there were ever a whisky meant for a Wednesday lunchtime, that's the one...
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby I_SPEY » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:11 pm

Or, a Caol Ila 13 yo Manzanilla Finish 46% Chieftains :P Like an :angel:
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:11 am

The best peaty malt for monday for me is any CS islay I have onhand. If not that then Laph QC or ardbeg 10

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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby MacAttack80 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:04 am

I went with the Laphroaig 10. Because thats what I had on Monday evening :P
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:33 pm

The best would be whatever I had in my glass on Monday. Now Tuesday, well, that was definitely a good night for a Caol Ila 18 OB. Mmmmmm. . .
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Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:55 am

I don't dram on a Monday usually, however Ardbeg would be my bet
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