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Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Elagabalus » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:35 am

A few months ago I bought a bottle of Laphroaig 10, one of the last available in Ontario before it was discontinued and replaced by the QC, as the standard offering from this distillery. Probably the only offering available in Ontario come to think of it.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on these two Laphroaigs? How do they compare? Which do you prefer? Which has a more peaty taste? :insane:
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Elagabalus » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:39 am

I meant to add that this question has been posed because I noticed that the Laphroaig QC is on sale for 4 dollars off on my latest trip to the LCBO.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Wave » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:20 pm

To me the Laphroaig 10 is too bland for my tastes, The QC on the other hand is much more peaty and flavorful. Another example of where unchillfiltered beats chillfiltered hands down.

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby laddie teun » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:44 pm

prefer the QC - moe power, more medicinal
The older 10 used to have that also a bit more
try the 10 CS....
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Kernow » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:40 pm

QC everytime for me ! a much more lingering mouthfull over the 10.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:07 pm

There is something about the QC that just strikes me the wrong way. In addition, the more recent bottlings of 10 have been more fruity than older versions. Also, please note the US version of the 10 is 43% not 40%.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby dcb » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:05 pm

the last few bottles of Laphroaig have been the 43% standard 10, but I do really like the QC as well. The higher proof is nice, but I can get the 10 for $10 less than the QC so sometimes cost is a factor (for me).
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby mlawrenson » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:10 pm

My first bottle of Laphroaig 10 lasted five months.

My first bottle of Laphroaig QC lasted one week.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Kernow » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:40 pm

mlawrenson wrote:My first bottle of Laphroaig 10 lasted five months.

My first bottle of Laphroaig QC lasted one week.


was the QC to strong for you?
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby mlawrenson » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:45 pm

Kernow wrote:was the QC to strong for you?


Not particularly. I only start having to add water when the whisky is above 50% abv.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Single Malt Kommunist » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:34 pm

For my personal taste, the QC is the obvious winner.

Agree with opinions that its on the sweet side. However the 48% abv. does an excellent job delivering the peat and smoke throughout the mouth.

Note to self: amend shopping list.

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Bruichladdict » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:39 pm

That does it...I'm cracking open the bottle of QC I bought last week at the LCBO!

This forum is pure evil.

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Kernow » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:46 pm

Bruichladdict wrote:That does it...I'm cracking open the bottle of QC I bought last week at the LCBO!

This forum is pure evil.

Salut!


lol i agree my trips to the bottle bank have doubled since ive started coming here :dead:
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:48 pm

Kernow wrote:lol i agree my trips to the bottle bank have doubled since ive started coming here :dead:


My trips to the actual bank have doubled as I get inspired to buy new bottles..... :D
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Kernow » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:52 pm

Gilles Deleuze wrote:
Kernow wrote:lol i agree my trips to the bottle bank have doubled since ive started coming here :dead:


My trips to the actual bank have doubled as I get inspired to buy new bottles..... :D


Its killing my bank balance, even tried an Asda Islay Blended Malt at £15 to try keep costs down. but not getting on with it at all.

so went out and bought a bottle of Waves to make up for my mistake :D
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby talisker10 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:53 pm

I had a couple of bottles of QC in June and July. Unfortunately can't get it at home right now. I also currently have 10 and CS right now. Here's how it seems to me:

Laphraoig 10 vs. QC: The 10 has a more farmy character. The QC is sweeter and is smoother. 10 doesn't stand up to well to water (just a bit). QC with a bit of cool water becomes even more fruity.

My favorite of the Laphs is the CS. Although it's just fine neat, I take the advice of the Laphroaig Master Distiller who notes on the bottle to add water. It has the most wonderful combination of fruit and peaty smoke. The nose is very reminiscent of the old Garrett Scotch Snuff that my grandfather used to dip.

If the QC is all that you can get I'd say it's a great deal for the price.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Ganga » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:34 pm

Bruichladdict wrote:That does it...I'm cracking open the bottle of QC I bought last week at the LCBO!

This forum is pure evil.

Salut!

Glad to be of service. :lol:
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:54 am

If I'm not too late on this one:

Laphroaig 10 has the typical Laphroaig taste of peat, iodine, seaweed, more peat ... etc.

Laphroaig 15 is much more rounded, more smooth and altogether much more gentle.

QC comes somewhere inbetween. It has the peat, but less of the iodine / seaweed characteristics.

The use of the smaller (quarter size) cask means more whisk is in contact with the wood which has the effect of speeding up maturation.
QC is younger than the 10y, but has the characteristics of being slightly older.
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby lohssanami » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:02 am

I may be late, but I definitely prefer the QC over the 10, but the 10 is still an enjoyable whisky.

My preferences put the 10 CS and the 15 above both of these, but the QC is a very nice dram. Pick it up and enjoy with zest!
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Gov » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:31 am

I have had the 10 yr and loved that medicinal peaty flavor. I have never had the QC or 15 yr, but have both in my ever growing whisk(e)y closet. I have someting to look forward too :P
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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby Bruichladdict » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:44 pm

Yahoo! :thumbsup:

Just tried my first Laphroaig....QC that is. I AM now a new friend of Laphroaig...sans marketing ploy.

I absolutely loved the peat and was really able to discern the vanilla, sweet, almost toffeeish aroma - not in a sherry but kind of way though. There was also a definite floral lift, almost heathery.

The palate was really sweet, counterbalanced by some medicinal peat, almost minty or menthol on the finish. This is my after the wife is in bed dram. She'd smell it from a mile away, so it's going to be my Friday evening contemplative.

Now the only question is...WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG TO TRY THIS!??

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Re: Soliciting opinions on Laphroaig 10 vs QC.

Postby UUNetBill » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:10 am

I vote for the QC over the 10 as well. Better balance, I think.
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