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Lagavulin 16 Y.O

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Postby Ize » Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:32 am

Alright, Islay (and other peat&smoke whiskies) tastings have continued. Image

I received small bottle of Laphroaig 10 Y.O. It was untaimed, wild, very smoky but less peat (tar) taste than in Lagavulin and saltier. Excellent stuff, I love it, I would give 9.5 to it.

One acquaintance bought sherry cask Port Ellen Douglas Laing bottling(?) 18Y-1981, but that bottle is unreachable to me, price is way too high to my wallet. Image

Bowmore and Caol Ila I will test/taste next after I got Ardbeg on my hands. ;-)

Kippis,
Ize

Btw. Should I buy 17 Y.O. Ardbeg or is 10 Y.O. Ardbeg near to same? I guess 17 Y.O. is off the market for sometime in near future, or?

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Postby St.Peat » Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:49 am

Hello, Ize --

The 17 and 10 YO Ardbegs are different animals. The 10 is a bit hotter (46%), and the 17 has more refinement, or perhaps less edge, but it is no less rich in taste.

And, the prices of each are quite different.
Happy hunting!

PS -- IMHO, the 10 and 15 YO Laphroaigs show more difference to each other than do the two Ardbegs above.
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Postby St.Peat » Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:49 am

Hello, Ize --

The 17 and 10 YO Ardbegs are different animals. The 10 is a bit hotter (46%), and the 17 has more refinement, or perhaps less edge, but it is no less rich in taste.

And, the prices of each are quite different.
Happy hunting!

PS -- IMHO, the 10 and 15 YO Laphroaigs show more difference to each other than do the two Ardbegs above.
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Postby bartok » Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:16 am

hi islay lovers- Tried a bottle of Finlaggan Old reserve($22)which is supposed to be a young Lagavulin. I have since noticed that there is a Finlaggan12(which may be different). anyways,I found the Lagavulin superior.The Finlaggan would be good to bring to a party in which you would leave it behind when you left.
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Postby bartok » Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:16 am

hi islay lovers- Tried a bottle of Finlaggan Old reserve($22)which is supposed to be a young Lagavulin. I have since noticed that there is a Finlaggan12(which may be different). anyways,I found the Lagavulin superior.The Finlaggan would be good to bring to a party in which you would leave it behind when you left.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 17, 2002 3:54 pm

Hi Ize,

Try "The ileah" for a change, a very young Lagavulin.....

Slainte,

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 17, 2002 3:54 pm

Hi Ize,

Try "The ileah" for a change, a very young Lagavulin.....

Slainte,

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Postby Ize » Mon Mar 18, 2002 7:26 am

Ileach, never heard that one before, some links claim it to be 8 Y.O. Laphroaig? Is it somehow connected to that Newspaper? Since most of the found links (google) were leading there ...

Kippis,
Ize

Btw. How it is pronounced? Some links claim it to be [aj-lack] and some [eelock] ... for some reason the first one would sound better to me, but then I again I'm not Scottish. Image
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Postby Ize » Mon Mar 18, 2002 7:26 am

Ileach, never heard that one before, some links claim it to be 8 Y.O. Laphroaig? Is it somehow connected to that Newspaper? Since most of the found links (google) were leading there ...

Kippis,
Ize

Btw. How it is pronounced? Some links claim it to be [aj-lack] and some [eelock] ... for some reason the first one would sound better to me, but then I again I'm not Scottish. Image
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Postby Ileach » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:11 pm

I am not Scottish, either, but I would suggest 'Ileach' is pronounced /'ileax/.

There is a 5yr Lagavulin bottled by Signatory under their "vintage Islay"-Label. (@ 58.4% vol). It does not state the distillery, though, but Signatory said it is from Lagavulin (at least the one I bought in 2000).

It is very peaty, but still quite spirity, not as balanced as the later ones. It is a good addition to a tasting.
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Postby Ileach » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:11 pm

I am not Scottish, either, but I would suggest 'Ileach' is pronounced /'ileax/.

There is a 5yr Lagavulin bottled by Signatory under their "vintage Islay"-Label. (@ 58.4% vol). It does not state the distillery, though, but Signatory said it is from Lagavulin (at least the one I bought in 2000).

It is very peaty, but still quite spirity, not as balanced as the later ones. It is a good addition to a tasting.
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Postby Ileach » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:12 pm

I am not Scottish, either, but I would suggest 'Ileach' is pronounced /'ileax/.

There is a 5yr Lagavulin bottled by Signatory under their "vintage Islay"-Label. (@ 58.4% vol). It does not state the distillery, though, but Signatory said it is from Lagavulin (at least the one I bought in 2000).

It is very peaty, but still quite spirity, not as balanced as the later ones. It is a good addition to a tasting.
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Postby Ileach » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:12 pm

I am not Scottish, either, but I would suggest 'Ileach' is pronounced /'ileax/.

There is a 5yr Lagavulin bottled by Signatory under their "vintage Islay"-Label. (@ 58.4% vol). It does not state the distillery, though, but Signatory said it is from Lagavulin (at least the one I bought in 2000).

It is very peaty, but still quite spirity, not as balanced as the later ones. It is a good addition to a tasting.
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Postby Ize » Tue Apr 02, 2002 6:48 am

Thanks Ileach for the hint!

I will add that one on my list. I can found from my "provider" "Vintage Islay Malt" in both cask streght and in 40%, I will check cask streght one in near future. Lagavulin with more attitude sounds interesting. Image
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Postby Ize » Tue Apr 02, 2002 6:48 am

Thanks Ileach for the hint!

I will add that one on my list. I can found from my "provider" "Vintage Islay Malt" in both cask streght and in 40%, I will check cask streght one in near future. Lagavulin with more attitude sounds interesting. Image
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Postby Ize » Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:19 am

Ah, pronouncing of the Ileach can be found from webpages of the newspaper that is published in Islay. http://www.ileach.co.uk/faq/index.html
It's 'eelach'. Image
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Postby Ize » Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:19 am

Ah, pronouncing of the Ileach can be found from webpages of the newspaper that is published in Islay. http://www.ileach.co.uk/faq/index.html
It's 'eelach'. Image
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Postby Ize » Mon Apr 08, 2002 6:44 am

Ok, I've got Talisker 10 tasted now. It was quite excellent, let say lighter version of Lagavulin 16. T10 was somehow more similar with L16 than Highland Park 12. Aftertaste could have been longer. I would give same 9.25 as for HP12 to it. Image
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Postby Ize » Mon Apr 08, 2002 6:44 am

Ok, I've got Talisker 10 tasted now. It was quite excellent, let say lighter version of Lagavulin 16. T10 was somehow more similar with L16 than Highland Park 12. Aftertaste could have been longer. I would give same 9.25 as for HP12 to it. Image
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Postby Jonas » Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:20 pm

I recently got a "Lagavulin 1984" bottle, which IMHO was slightly better than the original 16 Y.O.

Superb, that is.

Has anybody tasted how this compares to the 1979 Pedro Ximinez bottling?
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Postby Jonas » Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:20 pm

I recently got a "Lagavulin 1984" bottle, which IMHO was slightly better than the original 16 Y.O.

Superb, that is.

Has anybody tasted how this compares to the 1979 Pedro Ximinez bottling?
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