I'm looking to get a bottle of whisky for my boyfriend for his birthday but I'm a bit lost on what to choose.
I know he likes single malt, and he's said before that the only real good ones come from Islay, so from reading around I guess he must like them quite peaty. I wanted to get him something that's a little bit obscure and was thinking perhaps the Caol Ila 12. However, if he's already quite into Islay whiskies then will this be 'punchy'(?) enough for him. He tends to like quite strong flavours. I don't really know what I'm talking about though, so was wondering whether anyone here would be able to help me out a bit?
Other options I came across were:
Caol Ila Cask Strength
Caol Ila 10
Ardbeg 10 (Corryvreckan/Uigeadail looked great but a bit out of my budget)
I'm in the UK and my budget is around £35/40.
Thanks very much
I am Italian but I know some "good" shop there in UK.
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The taste is "sweetpeat".
Or, maybe, you could buy Springbank CV, around £30, it's not from Islay but from Campbeltown (near Islay). It's quite similar to Islay Malts but it differs having less peat, more similar to bonefire by the sea, little salty and seaweed; very good indeed.
Let us know what you buy and if he likes it
Choice on you now
Charlie wrote:I would go for the Lagavulin 16, which can be bought at the top end of your price range. I also like the Lagavulin DE, which can cost a little more.
Lagavulin DE (DE stands for Distiller's Edition) is very good, peaty and little bit sherried...it's a good chocolate-mate
lockejn wrote:Swedish Chef wrote:This will be to late, but I'd get him a bottle of Longrow C.V..
I would second this - in opinion and tardiness.
Err, yeah ok me too. But off your list i'd go for my above recommendation.
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