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Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:03 pm

I am ready to get a bottle of a Laphroaig. This will be my first experience with it, so should I get the 10 year or QC?

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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby shulaw05 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:08 pm

both are excellent, can't really go wrong...but i would try the 10 yr first...it is their more traditional bottling. not saying it is better, just their flagship. of course, you can always go to a bar and try a glass of each...
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby woodhill » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:15 pm

I'd try the 10 first!

For the simple reason the QC is so much more complex and powerful. I always try to work my way up in strength and flavours.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby woodhill » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:28 am

Collector57 wrote:I'd agree with woodhill



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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Aeolus » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:52 pm

woodhill wrote:I'd try the 10 first!
I always try to work my way up in strength and flavours.


Something you might find helpful regarding the products of distilleries that you haven't tried before, is to start with their youngest / most common OB.

Admittedly, my engineering background probably predisposes me to be ridgedly analytical, but I find by starting with the youngest or most common bottling it helps me to appreciate the refinements (or defects) of added age and specialty finishes.

It also helps to keep from bleeding the bank account dry and gives you a rough idea of what is common and what is different between the various regions.

Theoretically, a progression from simpler to more complex flavor profiles.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:53 pm

Great advise gents! I will start with the 10. I guess it makes good sense to do it this way. Before I get the 10 year, I may even pick up a bottle of "Islay Mist" first since it is reportedly Laphroaig like without the nose. I could also try a bottle of "Black Bottle" too I guess. I have not tasted much in the way of Islay spirits yet, but since I like Bowmore Legend, I think I will find these to my liking as well.
BTW, I tried some Talisker 10 year yesturday and absolutely loved it :P
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:22 am

I am a few drams into a bottle of Laph 10 and absolutely love this stuff!!!!!! After this what is next from Islay? Laph QC? Ardbeg? Lagavulin?
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:10 pm

Gov wrote:I am a few drams into a bottle of Laph 10 and absolutely love this stuff!!!!!! After this what is next from Islay? Laph QC? Ardbeg? Lagavulin?


Lagavulin costs a fortune these days but try the QC and the Cask strength as well. Ardbeg is more smoky.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Wave » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:11 am

I was never a fan of Laphroaig 10, the QC however is a stunner while the 10yr old CS is Ditka! :lol:


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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:07 pm

I plan on trying both the QC and CS Laph's based on my liking for the 10 year and all the great reviews it seems they get on this forum.
The CS is like "da coach" so if thats the case, count me in!
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby shulaw05 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:08 pm

Both the QC and Ardbeg 10 are inexpensive (can have both for under $100 by me), why not get them both? If you like the Laphroaig 10 i doubt you'd dislike either the QC or Ardbeg
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:43 pm

shulaw05 wrote:Both the QC and Ardbeg 10 are inexpensive (can have both for under $100 by me), why not get them both? If you like the Laphroaig 10 i doubt you'd dislike either the QC or Ardbeg



Yes, I plan on getting both. They both can be had for about $50 or so in my neck of the woods.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:52 pm

Gov wrote:Yes, I plan on getting both. They both can be had for about $50 or so in my neck of the woods.


Good call Gov.

and with Binny's and Sam's around there. you can explore a lot of options as well.

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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Aeolus » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:36 pm

Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10 are two of my most favored drams. I can very easily get into a very comfortable rut with those two.
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Caol Ila 12 and Talisker 10 are also very easy to settle in with.
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BTW, none of these will break the bank or budget, so little or no guilt involved!
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby mathews » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:38 pm

I purchased a case (6 bottles) of Laphroaig 10 from labodegawine.com for $35 per bottle. That included shipping! Email or call Sam.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:46 pm

That's a pretty good price for the Lappy 10. I can get it all over the place in So California for $30 but I do have to pay $2.50 in tax too.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:54 pm

Ganga wrote:That's a pretty good price for the Lappy 10. I can get it all over the place in So California for $30 but I do have to pay $2.50 in tax too.


And they say things are more expensive in California versus the midwest :lol:
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby mikeymad » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:08 am

Yeah, but you go to some of the high end beverages and our prices, jump up over the rest of the country. Distribution is the key.

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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Gov » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:01 am

You can't find Laphroaig 10 under $38 in the Chicagoland area. You can't find Highland Park 12 under $41 for that fact. But, I have heard of it being around $29 in other areas of the county.
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Re: Laphroaig 10 or QC

Postby Ganga » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:31 pm

You don't even have to jump up to high end beverages to see that it is what deal the distributors work for the stores in the area. We seem to get a fantastic deal for Laphroaig 10, the HP 12 (I've caught it on sale near $25 but it is more typically $34), and Dalmore 12 ($20-25). The Caol Ila 12 is generally above $50 in CA whilst some from back east have reported pricing of this same product in the low $40s.
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