Rob B wrote:
Just thought I would share...
My first impressiosn were that it (as maybe expected) has a very young nose, almost new spirit like, with the usual laph' smoke. Taste maybe not as smooth as the 10 year but its certainly got its own character, floral in part with the smoke at the tail and a little 'smothing else'...a sweett note of some kind (can't quite put my finger on it). With all the talk of Laph doing a good PR job on a not-so-old whisky I was worried that I might be dissapointed, but im glad to say im not. You could quite easily get a far better whisky for its price but it is unusual and offers somthing that is new to Laph fans. Would I advise otehrs to buy it..well if ur a fan of Islay whiskys then yes, otherwise £40 would be best spent elsewhere.
I didn't have to go pay the excise before getting it. Which is weird, considering it is bottled at 55% abv.
A little disappointed with the packing; due to it's long journey to Singapore, the bottle made a deep dent on the tin cover. Fortunately, nothing's wrong with the bottle. Can't wait to try it.
Aidan wrote:If it's any way similar to Irish, it would be pronounced caar-jas, but of course I haven't a clue about Scots gaelic.
Late post. Aidan that is 100% correct, your pronounciation is identical although I'm sure Lewis folk will argue with me.
Also, south western Scottish speakers on Islay, Kintyre, Arran, and even Partick in Glasgow can understand Donegal Irish speakers to a fair degree provided that they A) take their time and B) use their dialect as much as possible without rigidly sticking to Standard Irish. I would imagine, but I'm sure there will be some exceptions, that a Scot given some time in an Irish Gaeltacht or an Irishman in the Scottish Gaidhealtachd would pick up the local dialect pretty quickly... in the same way perhaps that someone from New York would eventually figure out what a Geordie was on about.
I'm not sure if I'm explaining that very well, but hopefully you'll get the idea.
enzot wrote:I think the price of £40 tells you everything you need to know.
The 2004 Feis Ile 17 Y.O sold for £150 per bottle.
It was a single cask release of only 250 bottles.Much rarer and one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted.
Old topic, but I can only with Enzo, the 17 YO Feis Ile Laphroaig was a very expensive but really exceptional whisky.
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