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by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Islay beginner?
Replies: 18
Views: 6050

Re: Islay beginner?

"Islay" could mean different choices: either a peated malt or a malt from Islay. In the former case I would recommend Longrow CV or a peated BenRiach, in the latter case I would recommend a Bruichladdich 10 or 12 yo (not peated but smooth and with a very good fruited-style). At least these...
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Repeat Purchase Percentage
Replies: 56
Views: 9488

Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

Reggaeblues wrote:Man, a home without an Ardbeg 10 is not a home!

Don't worry, I'm not going to invite you to my home!!
Maybe you are right, but I am more tempted by the bottles I don't know, and they are too many!
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Repeat Purchase Percentage
Replies: 56
Views: 9488

Re: Repeat Purchase Percentage

At the moment, I have never repeated a purchase, and I will continue to buy different bottles for a long time, I hope.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Glendronach 15 yo Revival OB 46%
Caperdonich 1998 10 yo 58.5% Speciality Drinks
Bladnoch 18 yo 55% OB
Benriach 1990 18 yo 55.7% Speciality Drinks

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Caperdonich distillery
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Caperdonich distillery

jmrl wrote:Who bottled the peaty Caperdonich?

Speciality Drinks bottled a 10 yo at 58.5%.
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions for a light, summery whisky?
Replies: 24
Views: 2402

Re: Suggestions for a light, summery whisky?

Recently I have tasted different light-bodied whiskies, very drinkable in summer: Mannochmore, Glenlossie, Rosebank, Glenmorangie, but I recommend the more floral Miltonduff.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 111116

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

In "Män som hatar kvinnor" (Men who hate women), a bottle of Bushmills 21 yo is drunk.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri May 22, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Sherried malt and the love affair with Oloroso.
Replies: 23
Views: 2232

Re: Sherried malt and the love affair with Oloroso.

Edradour is bottling very good single casks, sherry-style, 10 yo, and 46%.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue May 12, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Bruichladdich "Infinity" First edition
Glen Moray 16 yo "Dewar Rattray"
Balblair 17 yo "Dewar Rattray"

Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1418408

Re: What did you drink last night?

Mannochmore 13 yo 40% 1984/1997 "The Vintage Malt Whisky".
Light, fruited (lemon and peach), cereals (corn), almond, short final; very drinkable.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1418408

Re: What did you drink last night?

Last night i opened a Rosebank 14 yo "High Spirits Collection", a very good light body style. The label is wrong: distilled in May 1988 and bottled in November 2003 (they are more than 15 years), but I don't know what is the mistake.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bordeaux finishes, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: Bordeaux finishes, anyone?

Three years ago I drank the Edradour Bordeaux finish SFTC 11 yo 2005: according to my notes, very sweet, not very complex but very appetizing.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ben Nevis - a partial view
Replies: 44
Views: 13827

Re: Ben Nevis - a partial view

These days I am finishing a very good bottle of Ben Nevis: Ben Nevis 16 yo 1990-2007 "Cadenhead's Authentic Collection" 66% (butt, non-chillfiltered, natural colour) Colour: gold Nose: complex, sweet, floral, vanilla, lemon bark, grains, roasted corn, melon, baked apple, almond buff, malt ...
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?
Replies: 192
Views: 26437

Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

I'm not a collector, so, at the moment, six opened and eight closed.

Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1418408

Re: What did you drink last night?

Glenturret 29 yo Murray McDavid, very sweet and fruited.
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What do you drink most often?
Replies: 39
Views: 5636

Re: What do you drink most often?

At the moment, only single malt Scotch whisky.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's your signature scotch?
Replies: 22
Views: 1819

Re: What's your signature scotch?

My signature scotch? A single malt which I don't know.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How do you like your scotch?
Replies: 61
Views: 5355

Re: How do you like your scotch?

I have never added ice: why should I misspend my single malts by ice?

Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Rosebank 14 yo "High Spirits Collection" 46%, 52 €
Brora 19 yo "Silver Seal" 50%, 92 €
Tomatin 17 yo "Signatory" 46%, 58 €
Ardbeg Uigedail, 48 €

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: How did YOU get started drinking whisky?
Replies: 49
Views: 5179

Re: How did YOU get started drinking whisky?

In a pub some years ago, after rolls and beer, a friend of mine suggested to drink whisky and he ordered a Laphroaig 10 yo: this was my first dram. Later I decided to drink single malts after I inquired about whisky, because for my taste I found a lot of difference between single malts and the other...
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: BenRiach - To be taken seriously?
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: BenRiach - To be taken seriously?

Last year I tasted a BenRiach 28 yo 1976 and it was stunning.
With the new owner, it is also one of the few distilleries that doesn't chillfilter nor use caramel.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: ABERFELDY - any good??
Replies: 20
Views: 4281

Re: ABERFELDY - any good??

I finished a bottle of Aberfeldy 12 yo OB last year, 2006 version; it is a very nice bottle, in a fruit style.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1418408

Re: What did you drink last night?

Ben Nevis 16 yo 66% "Cadenhead's", drinkable also without water.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What does it taste like? just use the map...
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Re: What does it taste like? just use the map...

According to the map a whisky with peaty richness (the right side of the SMOKY axis) must necessarily have sherry richness (the top side of the RICH axis). Therefore Lagavulin 16 and DE, Caol Ila 18 and DE, Talisker 18 and 25 appear more sherried than Aberlour 10, Macallan 10, Cragganmore DE. This i...
by laphroaig10_65
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Does any one have a complete distillery list?
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Does any one have a complete distillery list?

The Johannes van den Heuvel's list could help you.
The Web site is:
http://www.maltmadness.com/whisky/

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 2042

Re: What to buy?

It depends on the style you are looking for, but I'd add:

Aberfeldy 12 yo
Bruichladdich 10 and 12 yo
Bunnahabhain 12 yo
Caol Ila 12 yo
Cragganmore 12 yo
Dalmore 12 yo
Glendronach 12 yo
Glengoyne 10 yo

Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1418408

Re: What did you drink last night?

Aberlour abunadh batch #8, with water; the best whisky/water ratio has resulted 4/1.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Macallan 1851 Inspiration
Replies: 8
Views: 5646

Re: Macallan 1851 Inspiration

The new European version of the Macallan "1851 Inspiration" can be found in the shops too. I found it at the Kik Bar in Bologna. The price? 105-110 euros (It was bought by a friend).
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Aultmore 14 yo "High Spirits Collection", a bit cloudy.
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Wed May 07, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Recently I've bought in Wien a bottle of Glenturret 29 yo "Murray McDavid".
Bye
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1222254

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Glen Grant 20 yo Wilson & Morgan "sherry wood", mellow and well structured.
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What whisk(e)y do you drink?
Replies: 46
Views: 6534

Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

At the moment, only Scotch single malts.
Luca
by laphroaig10_65
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Buying Whisky in Rome/Paris
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Buying Whisky in Rome/Paris

Giuseppe Begnoni has just been cited. Hi Luca, excellent suggestion for KIK Bar! They do have a great collection, (ask to visit the downstairs!) and the bottles available for sale are also fairly priced and a great range to choose from. And the bar stocks a great variety, and affordable too. Luca, ...
by laphroaig10_65
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Buying Whisky in Rome/Paris
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Buying Whisky in Rome/Paris

I am sorry but I have never bought in Venice and Rome (be careful, in general they are expensive cities). In Rome I know there is a shop in front of the Viminale (the Home Office), not far from Termini railway station. Bologna is between Rome and Venice, easily accessible by train. In Bologna I buy ...
by laphroaig10_65
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Newcomer questions about purchasing and coloring
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Newcomer questions about purchasing and coloring

I refer to what you can read on the official web sites of the distilleries.
Luca

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