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Which is the better Laphroaig?

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Which is the better Laphroaig?

Poll ended at Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:21 am

The OB 10yo
3
33%
The OB 15yo
6
67%
 
Total votes : 9

Which is the better Laphroaig?

Postby Admiral » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:21 am

The OB 15yo Laphroaig is markedly different to the standard 10yo? Do you think it is better?
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Postby gavlin » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:43 am

The 15yrs is much better, but the 10yrs is still one of the best i have tasted
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:23 pm

It's amazing how the world turns. Fifteen years ago, I would have sworn that the 10yo was better than the 15. The 10 was iodine-medicinal and the 15 was mellow. Haven't had the 15 for a while, but I know that the 10 now tastes like I remember the 15 all those years ago. The 30yo knocks spots off them all.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:16 am

I think I jump back and forth between the two but they are both very good.
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best Laphroaig

Postby wpt » Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:42 am

the quarter cask beats them both.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:10 am

Different.
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Postby Ed » Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:27 pm

Hello all,
I am going to have to open the 15 that I bought months ago and see. I also need to buy another 10 year old. Oh, and I need to try the CS. I don't have to worry about the quarter cask as I have not seen it.
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Postby rthomson » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:51 am

I'd go with the 15yo but not by much. I have met several people who have trouble with the 10yo. In one friend's words, "I love the 15 but the 10 kicks my ass." Maybe it takes a little getting used to for those who haven't had much of the peated whiskies. Or maye it's the iodine that gets them. Anyway, they're both great drams.

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:19 pm

Have to agree with wpt , the quartercask kicks both the current bottlings .
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Postby Admiral » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:19 pm

The Aussie branch of the Islay Whisky Club is having its first meeting next week. A bottle of Quartercask is on the menu, together with the 10 and 15, so I will make a deliberate effort to A-B-C the three of them.

I must say, your assertion that the Quartercask beats the other two has me salivating! I'll report back to you after the event and let you know my thoughts.

Cheers,
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QuarterCask

Postby wpt » Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:47 am

I find the quartercask to be remarkable. I've never been a huge fan of the 10 and find the 15 to be aok (sacrilege for some but to each his/her own). But the quarter is simply marvelously yummy, also hard to put down and easily drinkable by veterans and neophytes. IMHO, it is extraordinary for a whisky that is only aged 5-6 years (this according to the RMW shop near Brit Museum in London). I would drink it over the Ardbeg 10 or Uigedail anyday for a bit of head-to-head distillery comparison. Have not tried the red stripe cask strength though.
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