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Postby emospence » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:25 am

So far, I've had the pleasure of trying Ardbeg 10, Laphroaig 10, Lagavulin 16, Talisker 10.. What other easily available peaty and affordable malts should I be tasting??
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:20 pm

CI 12 and Kilchoman (little pricey for very young ones but still very good). Also, consider wandering out from the Islay/Island whiskies and having some peated Ardmore and BenRiach (Curiositas).
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Re: PEAT!

Postby whiskgeek » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:39 am

Highland Park, Bowmore.

Many distilleries now have peated offerings, but they're not necessarily representative of their wares, and may be rareish or expensive.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby dramtastic » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:44 am

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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Seeing Dram respond, I thought of something else. I just don't know how readily available and the price point to you. That's some of the peated Japanese whiskies.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:41 am

Ganga wrote:Seeing Dram respond, I thought of something else. I just don't know how readily available and the price point to you. That's some of the peated Japanese whiskies.

And for a little American style, there's McCarthy's. Amrut does a peated. Again, I don't know the price point in your area but it will give you a different feel for it.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby emospence » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:55 am

Will I like Ardbeg Uigeadail, and is it worth it?

It's about 100 SGD compared to the 10 year old's 70
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:58 pm

emospence wrote:Will I like Ardbeg Uigeadail, and is it worth it?

It's about 100 SGD compared to the 10 year old's 70

Uigeadail used to have some sherry casks as part of the vatting. This used to give it a little bit of winey character. The more recent batches have been big and smokey and the 54.2% really gives it some oomph. If you like the 10, you will probably like the Uireadail.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:34 pm

Ganga wrote:
emospence wrote:Will I like Ardbeg Uigeadail, and is it worth it?

It's about 100 SGD compared to the 10 year old's 70

If you like the 10, you will probably like the Uireadail.


and Uigeadail as well!
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:58 am

dramtastic wrote:
Ganga wrote:
emospence wrote:Will I like Ardbeg Uigeadail, and is it worth it?

It's about 100 SGD compared to the 10 year old's 70

If you like the 10, you will probably like the Uireadail.


and Uigeadail as well!

You know you want the Uireadail. :mrgreen:
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Re: PEAT!

Postby emospence » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:37 am

Is it worth the price difference, though?
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:28 am

Some prefer the 10, others the Uigie.... 10 is more fruity (think melons), Uigie more smoky. I prefer the 10. Given the prices, I would choose based on the profile. If you want CS and big firey peat, then the Uigie. If you want a little less smoke and more fruit, the 10. I choose between them based on the profile I want at the time.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby whiskgeek » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:14 am

Uigie is more complex, but higher alcohol content. Some people don't like the Cask Strength types. You could always add water, though.

Uigeadail is my favorite whisky. So for twice the price of Ten, is it worth it? Hell yeah. And it's cheaper than a lot of others at the top of my list.

But if I only had fifty bucks to spend on whisky, I'd be drinking Ten.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby Malteriet » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:54 pm

How about some Talisker? The ten year old should be obtainable, and if you can get hold of the 57 degrees north (NAS cask strength) you're in for a treat. Benromach from Speyside also has a couple of batches called Peat Smoke that are rather nice and not so pricy. Also Caol Ila comes in many different versions - you may find some independent bottlings.
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Re: PEAT!

Postby whiskgeek » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:25 am

Bruichladdich has some peated whiskies. PC7, PC10, The Peat Project (IIRC).
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