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Laphroaig 10 Year Old

Man enough now! Part 2

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@AnonymousReview by @Anonymous

28th Oct 2009

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See part 1 (bit.ly/2y1KiO)

Along with a bottle Ardbeg 10, I bought this to see if I was ready to step up to the manly challenge of Islay peat. Am I man enough to move beyond "beginners" whisky? Oh, yes I am!

Less acidic and medicinal than the Ardbeg (and that's not a criticism of either), Laphroaig has a more savoury nose, there's more smoke and less balancing sweetness here.

Instead it has a warmer slightly oily depth, like a good oxtail soup. This really is a smooth, rich, warming beast of a whisky.

Less subtle than Ardbeg it none the less has a similarity due no doubt to its Islay heritage.

In a straight shoot out I'd choose the Ardbeg over this but I can see situations where this one might be a preferable dram.

I really want to try the Quarter Cask now. Could I get three new additions into the cabinet in one month without written consent from my wife? We'll see.

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2 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

I have the same problem with whisky purchases being blocked by my wife. Good luck with it... ;)

9 years ago 0

@WhiskyOClock
WhiskyOClock commented

I just picked up the Laph QC and the Ardbeg Uigeadail last weekend. I expect there will be some recourse with the wife when the bill comes. The QC is pretty good stuff. I have the Laph 15 but not the 10 so not too sure how it compares. The QC is much bolder all around than the 15. I think both represent Laph pretty well.

9 years ago 0

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