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by laphroaig10_65
Wed May 16, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 5 single malts
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

They are “classic malts of Scotland”, only Oban lacks.
I’d say:
Two peaty-style: Ardbeg and Laphroaig
One pure-style: Glengoyne
Two sherried-style: Aberlour and Glenfarclas

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon May 14, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: top 5 whiskies, an international and affordable question
Replies: 7
Views: 2632

My available locally shops are only supermarkets, where I can find bottles not too expensive, although a few of them are not in the less than $50 US dollar range.
My favourites are:

Laphroaig 10 yo
Lagavulin 16 yo
Talisker 10 yo
Cragganmore 12 yo
Oban 14 yo

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue May 08, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Never again...
Replies: 139
Views: 23842

Honestly most malt whiskies !! There is just so much variety to choose from, that it is rare that I'll get more than one bottle of a particular expression. This is especially true of single cask IB's. Each bottle is a journey, when it's finished it is best to let it go :) I completely endorse. Bye ...
by laphroaig10_65
Fri May 04, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Never again...
Replies: 139
Views: 23842

Glenlivet 12 yo. In my opininion its taste is too flat and finish too short. The price is worth, but this is not enough.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu May 03, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: regular drams.... what are yours?
Replies: 59
Views: 7443

At the moment mine are:

Aberlour 10 yo 43%
Laphroaig 10 yo
Caol Ila 12 yo
Glenlivet 12 yo

Recently I've finished a Glengoyne 10 yo, replaced with an Aberfeldy 12 yo.

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed May 02, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Need suggestions for a parent
Replies: 27
Views: 5258

At the moment I'd say the last version of Aberfeldy 12 yo, a gentle sherry-style dram, smooth and creamy.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: THE GREAT BIG SMOKE
Replies: 26
Views: 4756

Smokiness is only a contribution from the peat, but not the unique; so, at the moment, I'd say the last version of Lagavulin 16.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What hobbies or interests do you have, besides Whisky?
Replies: 52
Views: 6296

Chess, reading (novels above all), music (classical, but not only), cinema. My interest for football is finished 15 years ago; maybe the only sport which still interests me is rugby.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which is the cheapest single malt whisky in the world?
Replies: 25
Views: 15179

Glen Grant 5 yo seems to be the most whisky sold in Italy; in my opinion is still too young and I prefer to spend more money for different drams.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Brora and Keith Richards.
Replies: 18
Views: 2848

Look at the funny news of the same day:
new Loch Dhu 2
new Ardbeg "Not Too Sure This Is Mature What Do You Think"
Glenfiddich 67 yo for China

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which is the cheapest single malt whisky in the world?
Replies: 25
Views: 15179

Glen Grant 5 yo is a single malt for Italian market that you can easily find at 10 euros (0.7 L).
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Brora and Keith Richards.
Replies: 18
Views: 2848

I saw it on an article of April 1 on the web site of Serge Valentin.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What do YOU want from an online profiling tool???
Replies: 30
Views: 5775

I'd suggest a score area, where everyone can vote a bottle only once.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: which would you choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

I'd try what I don't know.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What would YOU do with $500!
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Three bottles of "Rare Malts":

Brora
St. Magdalene
Port Ellen

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenmorangie
Replies: 46
Views: 11841

I'd try Highland Park and Oban.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How do you Display your collection?
Replies: 87
Views: 29100

I display my bottles on a shelf above the television. The closed bottles at the right hand side, the opened bottles at the left, at the far left the less scored; but I’m thinking to invert all!
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Dalmore 12 Tasting Notes
Replies: 11
Views: 4114

I have finished recently a bottle of Dalmore 12 yo, a good dram in sherried-style and a high quality/price ratio.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 6201

My wife doesn't like peated brands too. She's recently approached whisky by Dalmore 12 yo (at the moment her favourite) and has happily tasted Macallan 12 Fine Oak, Glengoyne 10 yo, Aberlour 10 yo, Glenlivet 12 yo. Anyway I think sherried (or fruit) -style is better and I agree for Balvenie 12 Doubl...
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What types of spirit other than whisky do you drink?
Replies: 58
Views: 10567

At the moment the only spirit I drink is whisky. In the past I have sometimes drunk fruit liqueurs, cognac, vodka, amaros.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Your spouse/significant other's attitude towards whiskey
Replies: 97
Views: 17897

When I married my spouse, she didn’t drink wine, beer or anything else alcoholic. Then she’s begun to drink wine, and now sometimes she drinks a little of single malt with me, but she doesn’t bear peated whiskies.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What if....
Replies: 35
Views: 4005

1. A peaty-style bottle
2. A pure-style bottle
3. A sherried-style bottle

...and three different bottles every year...
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Are you a Malt Snob?
Replies: 65
Views: 12078

I drink single malts for the wellness that other kind of whiskies (or whiskeys) are not able to give me. If I hadn’t known single malts, I’ve never become a whisky lover. Sometimes I drink some blends (or other like Jack Daniel’s) when I’m in restaurant or away from my home, because I like to improv...
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What did you get for X-mas ?
Replies: 70
Views: 9288

I've bought four bottles for myself:

Aberlour 15 yo
Aberlour A'bunadh
Glengoyne 10 yo
Glenrothes 1990/2004 Wilson & Morgan "sherry wood"

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Is your Laphroaig 10 YO 40% or 43% ABV????
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

I confirm also in Italy 40% 70 cl.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Oban 14
Replies: 15
Views: 5309

I don’t think Oban 14 is a sherry style dram.

My notes:

Nose: vanilla, hazelnut, mellow fruit, hints of smoke and honey
Body: medium
Taste: flesh fruit, hazelnut, liquorice, grassy
Finish: medium, wood
Score: 78

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for a very light and mellow single malt
Replies: 49
Views: 14337

I agree with Rosebank, in particular the version of Gordon & MacPhail "Connoisseurs Choice" 1990/2005.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Big Malt
Replies: 26
Views: 4080

Longmorn 15 yo.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Aberlour A'Bunadh
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

Thank you very much.
Of course, I agree with you; I've bought a bottle of batch n.8 and I'm hungry of information.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Aberlour A'Bunadh
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

Aberlour A'Bunadh

Does anyone know the years of ageing of Aberlour A'Bunadh?
Thank you
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Tobermory 10YO
Replies: 18
Views: 5059

I drank it last summer in a pub; these were my notes:

Nose: butter, citrus fruit, fruit tart, melon
Body: light
Taste: grassy, liquorice, hints of smoke and fleshed fruit
Final: short

Not very complex, but very drinkable.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: the most...
Replies: 52
Views: 6219

The topic is interesting, but I don’t understand under- and overrated respect to what or to whom: critics (they are very different in their assessments), kudos, awards, availability, price, quality/price ratio, sales amounts, number of bottles on the market, or else?.
Thank you.
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lagavulin White Horse 16
Replies: 9
Views: 4982

I remember White Horse slightly more complex and Port Ellen is slightly smokier.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Top 10
Replies: 34
Views: 12027

I agree to Admiral; of course everyone has his experience; a list with our votes and means should be more interesting and being changeable time to time.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unpeated whiskies
Replies: 55
Views: 19916

OK, thank you.
It’s always useful to compare the information: it’s easy to read wrong suggestions.
Bye
Luca

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