Collector57 wrote:The Third Dram wrote:I still dream of once again sipping the old 43%ABV 12YO White Horse version of the 1980s. Now that was a monster of a whisky!
Well, now that was something. Was it as good as we recall? Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
But yes, it probably was. I know the old 16 was.
feteris wrote:Would anyone know what is up with my Lagavulin, please?
I have been enjoying Lagavulin 16 for two years or so. I simply cant find anything that I enjoy as much. I finished a bottle of Laphroaig 10 recently and I didn't like it at all; too flowery for my palette.
Last week I went to my local pub where there is usually a row of Lagavulin boxes. None to be seen. Just one lone bottle with no box. I was suspicious but inspected the cork area and it looked untampered with, and so I went ahead and bought it.
But it doesn't taste like Lagavulin. The oily aftertaste of smoke is there. But none of the nose I am used to. Usually when I pour a glass (I like it neat) it erupts with aromas. I can smell (feel) the campfire across my face. (I like to imagine that anyway.) Even my wife a metre or two away remarks that she can usually smell the smoke and all the pungent armours in the room. But this bottle seems dead. Noseless.
Am I imagining things? Do batches change so much to make this kind of difference detectable?
Or is something else going on here? Perhaps it was a display bottle and in the sun and sun is to Lagavulin what kryptonite is to Superman. I have no idea.
Can anyone shed any light on this? Or does it sounds like I am imagining things? I don't think so. I am such a fan of Lagavulin 16, and I hate to speak ill of it, but something seems amiss here.
Thanks so much in advance!
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:My last 2 bottles of Lagavulin I have found to be much duller and uninspiring compared to what I expect from it. Still good to drink just not what I used to think Laga was. I had the 21 lately and got that original thrill I used to get from the 16yo.
SO it brings me to an interesting question ... as a person who has always had a bottle of Laga 16yo in my cabinet for years have I now out grown it ...