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by lexvo
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Ardbeg vs Lagavulin vs Laphroaig
Replies: 72
Views: 85102

Re: Ardbeg vs Lagavulin vs Laphroaig

Buying a Laphroaig QC isn't a mistake :) It is a very fine whisky, I like it even more than the 10Y.
by lexvo
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Greatest Influence to Your Enjoyment
Replies: 13
Views: 7684

Re: Greatest Influence to Your Enjoyment

For me palate with nose as close second. Some whiskies I also love for the color (Balvenie for example)
by lexvo
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: For a Lagavulin lover, Corryvreckan or Uigeadail?
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

Re: For a Lagavulin lover, Corryvreckan or Uigeadail?

I guess it's all down to personal taste. I'm a Lagavulin fan myself and I like both Corryvreckan and Uigeadail.
by lexvo
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your favorite distillery tour in Speyside?
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: What is your favorite distillery tour in Speyside?

Aberlour. Already 3 years ago, but the tour we had was wonderful. It was held by an older lady and she did a great job telling lots of things. At the end there was a great tasting session, with whiskies like the 10Y, 16Y, 18Y, A'Bunadh and a special 14Y CS. Recommended!
by lexvo
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32507

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

lincoln imp wrote:
les taylor wrote:I think the Green is very hard to beat. An amalgamation of some cracking single malts.


Out of interest which malts are used in the JW Green?


Talisker
Cragganmore
Linkwood
Caol Ila

JW Green is my favourite :)
by lexvo
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?

I also experienced this the other way around: a bottle tastes great when opening it and having the first drams. After a few days or weeks, the taste is not as good as I remembered. For me it depends on the bottle. Some bottles are at their peak when first opened, others are at their peak when they ...
by lexvo
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 5570

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

My last 2 bottles of Lagavulin I have found to be much duller and uninspiring compared to what I expect from it. Still good to drink just not what I used to think Laga was. I had the 21 lately and got that original thrill I used to get from the 16yo. SO it brings me to an interesting question ... a...
by lexvo
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?

I also experienced this the other way around: a bottle tastes great when opening it and having the first drams. After a few days or weeks, the taste is not as good as I remembered.
by lexvo
Tue May 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most underrated single malt?
Replies: 68
Views: 35107

Re: Most underrated single malt?

Glen Scotia. I have tasted a 1992 Ultimate botteling a few times and I think it is very nice.
by lexvo
Sat May 08, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My Laphroaig 18yo notes
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Re: My Laphroaig 18yo notes

I'm already on my second bottle :) I bought the first right when it came available in The Netherlands (July 2009). But I waited a while before opening it, because I also had a open bottle of the 15. In my opinion the 18 is better than the 15, but not much. Both have their qualities. I think the 18 i...
by lexvo
Sat May 08, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?
Replies: 17
Views: 25473

Re: Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?

Tough one. For me, the Arbeg wins by a very small margin. I like both very much.
by lexvo
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32507

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

For me the blue color label, I think it has some elegance to it :)
by lexvo
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite OB Laphroaig
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

I did a quick writeup on the 18 a few weeks ago:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11572
by lexvo
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite OB Laphroaig
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

I bought the 18 two weeks ago. This may become my favourite :)
by lexvo
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Ardbeg vs Lagavulin vs Laphroaig
Replies: 72
Views: 85102

Re: Ardbeg vs Lagavulin vs Laphroaig

clydd, when I started with whisky I couldn't get the hang of Caol Ila. I just found it too medicinal. But now, a few years later I think my taste has somewhat changed and now I like Caol Ila. So just try again after a while. Second, there could be quite a difference between the Arbeg 10 OB and Ultim...
by lexvo
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Laphroaig 18
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Laphroaig 18

Friday I had a whisky tasting at my home. One of the whiskies was the new Laphroaig 18. When I bought the bottle the salesman said he found the 18 better than the 15. Now I like the 15 very much so this made me even more anxious to try it. Tasting notes : Color: deep gold Nose: complex with smoke, m...
by lexvo
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Isle of Jura Superstition
Replies: 21
Views: 18403

Re: Isle of Jura Superstition

Jura Superstition is suprisingly good. And here in The Netherlands cheap too: just bought my second 1 litre bottle for 38 euros :)
by lexvo
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite OB Laphroaig
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Favorite OB Laphroaig

The 15 for me. Though the QC and the 10y are very nice too. Didn't taste the 18 or 25 yet.
by lexvo
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Johnny Walker Green worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 5297

Re: Johnny Walker Green worth it?

I also prefer the Green over the Gold and the Black. Last year I bought a 1 liter bottle in Spain for just 32 euro's :)
This is a very nice whisky with great value for the money, IMO.
by lexvo
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: LAGAVULIN DE VS CAOL ILA DE VS TALISKER DE
Replies: 23
Views: 6743

Re: LAGAVULIN DE VS CAOL ILA DE VS TALISKER DE

I have tasted all three and finished a bottle of Lagavulin DE three weeks ago.

I prefer the Lagavulin DE because - in my opinion - it is the most balanced and complex of the three. The Caol Ila and Talisker are very nice also but not as interesting as the Lagavulin.
by lexvo
Sat May 09, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Notes on Cragganmore 12 year old
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: Notes on Cragganmore 12 year old

Yes, Cragganmore is very nice. I feel it could be even better if it was 43% abv instead of 40%.
by lexvo
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best whisky bang for your buck
Replies: 48
Views: 26949

Re: Best whisky bang for your buck

My vote goes to the Glenmorangie. Where I live, Talisker 10 also has great value for 35 euro. Furthermore, sometimes I can get a Laphroaig 10 for 30 euro :) And I agree with the Black Bottle, but I like the 10 years much over the regular Black Bottle. The Black Bottle 10 is around 20 euro's in my to...
by lexvo
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32507

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Green for me, in my opinion it's a tad better than the Gold. The Black is a nice all-around. Haven't tried the Blue by the way.
by lexvo
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?

But I wonder how many of the people who voted DE have actually tasted the 12yo borgom? DE is more easily available (certainly here) which may skew the result? Could very well be. Here in the Netherlands I would say availability of the 12CS and the DE is on par (maybe DE slightly better available). ...
by lexvo
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Which Lagavulin do you prefer?

the 16 was my firstlove in the whisky world, and gateway to many great drams. But over the last few years I find it variable. Always good, sometimes as "of old" with guns blazing, sometimes as one guy said, "watery". The 12 always packs a punch however. I have the same experienc...
by lexvo
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Cragganmore 12 at 43%?
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Cragganmore 12 at 43%?

You may struggle to find both that 10yo and the 14yo as they were limited either as a premium release (10yo) or as a 'Friends' bottling (14yo). Both were released some time ago and I shouldn't think there is a lot of either of them around. Having said that, given the current weakness of the £, you ...
by lexvo
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Cragganmore 12 at 43%?
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Cragganmore 12 at 43%?

Thanks all for your replies. The 10 at CS looks interesting. Also very interesting is the 14 at 47,5% I will try to see if that one is available near to me.
by lexvo
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Cragganmore 12 at 43%?
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Cragganmore 12 at 43%?

Lately we had a small tasting at home, one of the bottles being Cragganmore 12. We all agreed that it is a nice whisky, but it could do with a little more punch if you understand what I'm saying. I feel that it would be even better at say 43%. Anyone know if there are bottelings of Cragganmore 12 at...
by lexvo
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bought Laprhoaig Quarter Cask tonight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2718

Re: Bought Laprhoaig Quarter Cask tonight.

talisker10 wrote:Certainly everyone's tastes are different but QC is sweeter and smoother to me than the standard 10.


That's my impression too. I find the QC more balanced than the 10.
by lexvo
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Do you notice taste variance from year to year?
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

Re: Do you notice taste variance from year to year?

Also the recent batch(es) of Springbank 15 (green label) are - in my opinion - not as good as the older ones. Still nice, but it misses some of the punch the older had (especially the nose).
by lexvo
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Do you notice taste variance from year to year?
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

Re: Do you notice taste variance from year to year?

Yes, with Macallan Fine Oak 18yo, last time I had it, early this year it was really nice and smooth, then when I bought another this month I found it to be a little spicy. :o I have a similar expierence with FO 18. When I first tasted it in a bar (2 years ago) I found it wonderful. However the dram...
by lexvo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: laphroaig lineup
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Re: laphroaig lineup

No!!! Not the 15!! :) Now I hope the 18 will be as good, as the 15 was my favourite Laphroaig. And the price will be higher of course, hmmmm :( The QC is my favourite due to price point but the 15 I do love .... I have bought a couple to keep for that warm feeling in a years time when it can no lon...
by lexvo
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: laphroaig lineup
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Re: laphroaig lineup

No!!! Not the 15!! :)
Now I hope the 18 will be as good, as the 15 was my favourite Laphroaig.
And the price will be higher of course, hmmmm :(
by lexvo
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My perfect nosing glass
Replies: 60
Views: 24248

Re: My perfect nosing glass

I also like the Michael Jackson glass for its nosing capabilities. It is glass "D" in this photo. It was made by a well know maker, but I can't remember the brand at this moment.

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by lexvo
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is Your Favorite Bottle Type (Shape)
Replies: 44
Views: 3803

Re: What is Your Favorite Bottle Type (Shape)

I like the new bottles of Aberlour.
I also like the Balvenie bottles.

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