then along came Ardbeg and that took over for a few years, and i almost forgot about Lagavulin. but tonight, as the bottle got low, i relised why they call it the "aristocrat of islays."
among the smoke and peat of our favourite "monsters", I believe none have quite the elegance of ....Lagavulin 16!
An 'ace' as Richard joynson would say.
Maybe even an ace among aces...
This is one of the best whiskies I've purchased to date and it was actually the first independent bottling that I liked enough to grab a second bottle. So I'm looking forward to cracking open bottle number 121 of 290 from cask 2639. Won't be for some time though. Lot's of other stuff to get through.
I haven't really seen the last of cask 3312 as I set aside 2 50 ml samples: one for whenever I'm in the mood for it and one to drink alongside a dram from the other bottle. Also did a little expirimental vatting with a Scott's selection Bladnoch. Just because I like the nose on the JM better and the finish on the Scott's better. With their powers combined...!!!
What's there to say about the Ardbeg Uigeadail? This is probably the best whisky I've ever purchased. I remember my first sniff. The first word that popped into my head was "meaty". Ribs on the BBQ. This is everything I love about whisky packed into one smooth golden dram.
That's two of my favorites gone this week.
I would definately be trying to get a replacement bottle of this, particularly as the official bottlings all seem to be a touch bitter, perhaps from the addition of caramel colour.
P.S. Spirit Of Islay, sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved glenmo, but the new Lasanta is delightful. I bought one for our Best Man last month, having never tried it(that's a first for me!)so he invited me over last Saturday for a taste.Cpuld this be the best glenmo i've tasted - and i've enjoyed a few? all the glenmo delicacy you could wish for, but with added layers, and a delightful long finish.46% UCF, and I can't wait to get a bottle.
Meanwhoile, tonoit oi be drinkin' mainly Arrrdbeg!
...and I got PLENTY left.
Meanwhile folks, I've sussed the problem, and wish to say," beware the double click on "submit!"
Once is enough.
Unless it's an Ardbeg...
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