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Post Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:41 pm
Wave wrote:When I want peat I want the real McCoy, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Port Ellen. A blend just won't do. As a blend JW Black is just fine with me.
After being suckered into going to the "Famous Grouse Experience" (easily the worst tour in Scotland) last year you couldn't pay me enough to try any Grouse again.
Resident Whisky Snob!
I quite understand! But in these times of belt tightening and shrinking pockets, we can't always crack open the Oogie or the 23YO Bowmore...so methinks it time, again, to plug a "rawther nice drink," i.e. a dram of Black Bottle into which has been poured a capful, a generous splash, of any south Islay malt.
Really good it is. The BB acts as a kind of neutral base that's sort of naturally integrates the flavour of these malts. I've successfully done this with Ardie 10, all Laphroaig OBs, Lag 16. even a few drops of a very aromatic 23YO Bowmore...
...and that, besides Bo Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, is probably my preferred 'Black'!