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What was your 1st Islay Whisky?

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By U @UserRemoved on 3rd Jul 2011, show post

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hojt replied

Lagavulin 16yo, still love it!

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MaltActivist replied

Ardbeg 10 ! Thank God for that!!!

12 years ago 0

chuck51 replied

My first was a Bowmore Darkest, no age statement. It was awesome. The smoke, the salt, the seaweed, it's just amazing. I've yet to try the Darkest 15 YO, but I can only hope it's as good considering they don't make the original anymore.

12 years ago 0

chuckfinley replied

Lagavulin 16. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Love it.

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Mahlzahn replied

The first three whiskies that I bought were a Macallan Sherry Oak, a Bowmore Enigma and a Lagavulin 16y because I wanted to get an idea of sherry, sherry meets smoke and complex smoke monster. So the first Islay was the Bowmore followed up by the taste explosion of the Lagavulin, which is still one of my favorites today. I really like the smooth and sweet sherry stuff but nothing makes me happier than my friends at Lagavulin, Laphroaig or Ardbeg....

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My first was Lagavulin 16, followed closely by Laphroaig 10 and then Arbeg 10 sealed the deal for my appreciation of the Islays

12 years ago 0


Ardbeg 10 yr old. Fell in love - now have everything Ardbeg...

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maltster replied

It was Laphroaig Quarter Cask and it hit me like a hammer - hooked since then. I occasionally drink it chilled on hot days and it's very refreshing.

12 years ago 0

AJ replied

Laphroaig 10 year old , if you can consume 2/3 of a bottle in you first sitting of drinking SMSW and thoroughly enjoy the experience. you have found a niche. after that was Ardbeg 10 , Lagavulin 16, Caol Ila, Bowmore 12, Bowmore darkest, Bowmore Tempest, Laphroaig 1/4 cask, Bunnahabhein, and various Bruichladdich offerings. I must say they make fine product on that wee island, perhaps that is why she is known as "the Queen of the Hebrides".

12 years ago 0

coin replied

I remember it clearly. It was at my first real whisky tasting. I knew ahead of trying that I would love it, inspite of friends "warning" me about peated malt tasting like "licking an ash tray". Well, I must try licking said ash tray sometime, 'cause if it's anything like peated malt I'd love it. It was Laphroaig QC that was my ticket into the world of peat. Not a bad start.

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maltymatt replied

Laphroaig quarter cask for me, oh la la!!!!

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