bredman wrote:So you liked the sherry cask Laddie? I assume so as it made it onto your shortlist. Have you tried any Ardbeg or Lagavulin before? Those are heavily peated and not everyone's cuppa.
Ganga wrote:ZacRob76 wrote:If you had $500 dollars to spend, which of the following SMS would you select? I am trying to come up with a list myself, but I have only tried the Bruichladdich Sherry Cask, so I'm in a bit of a quandary...
Ardbeg Uigeadail $75
Ardbeg Corryvreckan $90
Bruichladdich 1992 Sherry Cask $100
Bruichladdich Octomore 2 $135
Glenmorangie Artein $80
Lagavulin 12yo Cask Strength $80
Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 2008 $110
Mortlach 1993 12yo $90
Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Any particular reason for these choices?
I think the Corry and Octomore are pricey compared to their actual quality. I don't know the Mortlach you refer to. Both Lagas are pretty tasty and the Oogies are very smokey (recent batches). I'd rather get the Glenmorangie 18 than the Artein but that is just me.
I think the Springbank 12 cask strength is quite good if that is available to you. Laphroaig 10 cask strength is pretty good although it seems to be getting more pricey. Maybe think about a Kilchoman; although young, I think you'll be surprised by how good it is.
ZacRob76 wrote:bredman wrote:So you liked the sherry cask Laddie? I assume so as it made it onto your shortlist. Have you tried any Ardbeg or Lagavulin before? Those are heavily peated and not everyone's cuppa.
Yes, a friend of mine purchased the sherry cask, and although I am not the Laddie fanatic that he is, I was pleasantly surprised. I tend to favor more heavily peated malts, and I keep Ardbeg 10 as well as Lagavulin 16 in my cabinet at all times.
ZacRob76 wrote:Thanks Bredman and Gagna! I believe I will be going for the Oogie, both Lagas, and the Mortlach. Springbank 12yo CS was mentioned, but the only description I can find of the one available in the store is the "12 YO Claret Campbeltown SMS." Do either of you know if this is in cask strength?