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Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Elagabalus » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:35 pm

Any thoughts on the closest thing to Laphroaig 10 available at the LCBO in the 50-100CDN dollar range?
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Postby mithril » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:16 pm

Most likely the Laph QC, once it's in stock. I find the QC to be a bit smoother and sweeter, they've taken out a little of the punch that the 10 has, but very similar overall.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:20 pm

Caol ila 12 or 18...but no idea if it's available in Canada
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Postby mithril » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:40 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Caol ila 12 or 18...but no idea if it's available in Canada


Both are and in his quoted price range for that matter. Perhaps I'll have to do a comparison tonite but I find the Caol Ila 12 to be quite different from the Laphroaig. Not sure about the Caol Ila 18 though as I've not had it.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:03 pm

Well, nothing is really like Laphroaig 10 (or any other good distinctive malt, for that matter). That's sort of the whole point...every one is different. If you want others that are heavy on the peat, the usual suspects are Lagavulin, Ardbeg, and Caol Ila, but each has its own charm, and liking one doesn't guarantee you'll like any one of the others.
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Postby mithril » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:16 am

After a retrospective comparison this evening Caol Ila 12 and Laph 10 are quite simliar. The Caol Ila is a little drier and has a spicer finish (also not quite as much peat) but they are very very simliar.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Canucklehead » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:32 pm

The 1/4 Cask is here !

The 1/4 Cask is here !

http://www.lcbo.com
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby yamo » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:07 am

I just had the Caol Ila 18 today and agree that is similar to a Lophraig 10 in terms of peatiness and smoke. However, I would say that it is has a distinctive sweetness that makes it very different from the lophraig.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:44 pm

Like Mr TH said - NOTHING quite like Lap 10!

...but a few that are reminiscent...

First time i had Ardbeg 10 as a relative newbie, I thought: "Reminds me of of Laphroaig's well-behaved sister! Very similar, but more delicate!"
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby The Fachan » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:28 pm

I suppose it would be laphroaig 9 or 11 if they existed
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby x_bones » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:41 pm

The Fachan wrote:I suppose it would be laphroaig 9 or 11 if they existed


Ha!! - that's about right. I've never tasted anything remotely like Laphroaig 10yr old :?: :?: :?:

Just received 2 bottles of Quarter Cask 48% for my birthday which is my favourite. Also love the Cask Strength 10yr old weighing in 55.7%

I give all 3 of them a rating of :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:10 am

Canucklehead wrote:The 1/4 Cask is here !
The 1/4 Cask is here !
http://www.lcbo.com

"Been here for a while already" said Eeyore to Pooh
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby lincoln imp » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:27 pm

Thank god there is nothing else like Laphroaig 10yr out there.One dram like that is bad enough.
Just teasing guys, dont shoot me please.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:10 am

Nah!

you just being Impish...

...he said, sipping on his Ardbeg 10.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:10 pm

The Fachan wrote:I suppose it would be laphroaig 9 or 11 if they existed

If my memory serves me well, there was a Laphroaig 11 done as a special bottling to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the FoL or something. It was very limited and I didn't get a bottle.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby JAL3 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:06 pm

To my admittedly unrefined palate, the Isle of Jura Superstition (C$58) is not unlike the Laphroaig 10 y.o. -- sweet and peaty. Then again, I'm not sure my last (and first) bottle of the Laphroaig was up to usual standards.

On a (perhaps not very) related note, does anyone in Ontario think the LCBO's sales of premium spirits are suffering due to the high Canadian dollar and the mismatch between US and Ontario selling prices? With Ardbeg 10 (as an example) selling for C$52 in Calgary Airport and $48 at BevMo, but still stuck at $75 Canadian with an at-par loonie, I am tempted to curtail my buying for now and save it for trips out-of-province.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Elagabalus » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:12 pm

I think the price differences are ridiculous.
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Re: Closest thing to Laphroaig 10

Postby Knolly » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:05 am

Elagabalus wrote:I think the price differences are ridiculous.


Don't even get me started! Living in BC, it's just ridiculous. Macallan 12 for $84 when you can find it for sale online in the US for $35???

Even worse, is Patron Tequila (which is pretty much garbage anyway, but). $40 USD (which it's NOT worth) and $99 in the BCLS? It literally is tax robbery.

Now, I just purchase in Alberta or the USA pretty much exclusively.

Anyway, back to the OP: I agree - nothing is like L10 with it's punchy medicinal qualities, but obviously, there are some close ones: LQC and LCS are in my opinion the closest official bottles, then maybe IBs of Laphroaig, then maybe Ardbeg 10, then maybe Lag 16, and then Caol Ilas?

Guess you've already got the LQC now eh? Damn that's tasty stuff! :thumbsup:
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