Reggaeblues wrote:The Ardbeg has a few more subtelties to my tastebuds, tho I love the QC.
But it's all academic right no as I have a headfull of cold and I can't even smell either!
If you can't smell LQC then you must have playdough wrapped in vick vapo rub stuck in your nose
Ardbeg311 wrote:Ardbeg 10 for me. The last two bottles of the QC, while good, didn't wow me like the previous bottles. Maybe the batches have improved since 2007.
Yes, my last 2 bottles of QC(bought special offer - £21 each from sainsbury's) didn't "wow " me like the first few I had. V. good whisky nonetheless, but...I was never in the least disappointed with a bottle of Ardbeg 10...for the last 6 years!
just don't have any right now - a travesty, but a sign of the times...
Anyway, I STILL have no sense of smell or taste. this is a BAD cold. Tried some QC last night. Even that couldn't penetrate the putty in my nose. It smelt and tasted like chillified water...
Ardbeg wins out for me.
I do quite enjoy the Laphroaig. However, I've always harboured a suspicion that the quarter cask finishing process, in that it adds greater impact from the oak and somewhat 'glosses over' the more subtle (Who would ever think of applying the term subtle to Laphroaig? Yet there it is!) seaside vegetative flavour elements, thereby robs the QC of just a tad of its intrinsic distillery character.
The Ardbeg 10YO, in contrast, comes across as pure as, well, Ardbeg.
Of course, there is a case of Uigeadail sitting in the basement just for those Ardbeg emergencies
Anyway - I voted for the QC...
jazz lover wrote:Knolly a case of Uigeadail in the basement?
I'm jealous I wish I had a basement.
LOL - well, it's a town home so it's more like a basement / garage. It just happens to have other things in it like half an organic pig in the deep freeze, a couple of cars that probably need to be replaced in a year or two and a fair bit of whisky (with a "fair bit" being highly relative on this forum:)!). The case of "BC Uigeadail" sits next to some other nice whiskies for sure, but like I said, it's all relative on this forum. Maybe the wife would let me trade you the basement for your whisky!
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