Just wondering if any of you whisky experts could help me out here?
I have no clue on Whisky's but its my partners 30th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and I was hoping to get him a bottle to mark his age.
Has anyone any tips on which one I should buy him...preferably a 30 year old whisky....as far as I know he loves Islay Whisky...I'm hoping that makes sense to someone out there?
I've seen a bottle of Ardbeg on one site priced at £279...is this a good one?
Thank you so much to anyone that can save me from spending 200 quid on a bottle of dish water!!
fatty4eyes wrote:I've seen a bottle of Ardbeg on one site priced at £279...is this a good one?
What would that be? I bought myself, for my 30th birthday, an Ardbeg 30yo distillery bottling two years ago. It cost me 220€ (~ 150£) then... Well under 200£ still today.
I would second the suggestion Laphraoig 30. A stunning whisky.
Highand Park (highly rated, but I have tasted better Highland Park whiskies).
Although I have not tried them, you might want to look into these:
Brora (any bottling 2003-2006)
Talisker (this is brand new)
Lagavulin (also an Islay...and brand new as well).
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/acatal ... IG_87.html
Laphroaig themselves have it for £198 (it is free to become a friend) and it will be boxed then:
http://www.laphroaig.com/shop/show_item ... hop.whisky
I predict he will weep with joy on receiving that.
See the following links
Whiskey Exchange have a Lagavullin 30yo which is was distilled in 1976 so if that is also his birth year your in luck. It's an Islay and at £220.00 far cheaper than the Ardbeg 30yo but just as impressive. Anybody would love to get that for their birthday and would be my first choice for him(2nd the Laphroaig and then the Talisker). However check to see does he have any bottlings of any of the mentioned whiskies if so it's a safe bet to go for the older 30yo version and surely that will be one that will delight him.
A Talisker 30 yo bottled in 2006 which may of been distilled in 1976. And at £160.00 a steal
Both are also in https://www.lfw.co.uk/main.html a few quid cheaper.
La Maison Du Whisky have the Laphroaig @ 329.00 Euro which is circa £220.00
Go through all these sites andsee for your self.
The big 3 Islay distilleries to look at would be Ardbeg Laphroaig & Lagavulin.
you also have Coal Ila (which has been compared to Ardbeg) Bowmore & Bruichladdich to chose from for Smokey Peaty drams but the second 2 who have less peat and smoke.
Also Talisker and Brora are 2 peated non Islay whiskies worth Considering.
fatty4eyes wrote:Has anyone any tips on which one I should buy him...preferably a 30 year old whisky....as far as I know he loves Islay Whisky...I'm hoping that makes sense to someone out there?
Mr Fjeld wrote:I'm aware of the fact that 30-40 years ago most distilleries used peat to dry and arrest the growth of thier malt but - why does every 30 year old single malt suggested in here (and most otherthreads) have to be from a distillery producing peatmonsters? Whatever happened to old Macallans et such?
Cause in this case the lucky man in question has a preference for 'Islay' whiskies.
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