jimidrammer wrote:I have L1, L4, L7 & L8 bottlings, but I've never had more than one open at a time. I do recall thinking the earlier bottles were "more special". The '08 especially was rather simple, but still delicious. I guess I really need to start a sampler reference collection to note batch variation. Too geeky?
Ganga wrote:I thought the pre-2007 were a little short on the sherry sweetness. That seemed to return with a bottle from 2007.
jimidrammer wrote:Here's a link to the Plowed Society vertical for Ardbeg 10yo through all the bottling codes that shows just how diverse they can be. Ardbeg is another I keep close tabs on what I have because of the age variation over the years.
Now I'm wondering if Lagavulin had to use a variety of ages to meet demand a few years back when they were scarce.
Tho' wwhat I'd REALLY like is a 2009/12!
upright wrote:I only have a 2006 bottle open. Last night i opend a laga 16 "white horse lable" mini, i think it was bottled pre 2000. I rate it a lot higher than the 2006 i have.