Laphroaig 18

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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby newwhiskyworld » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:22 am

I would always go with the 10YO/CS/QC from Laphroaig. Personally I love the charcater of Laphroaig and find the longer it is in the wood, the more that wood comes in hence taking something away from the inherant character of the spirit.

$75 does sound like a nice price though so may well be worth having a bottle in.


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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:39 am

I wasn't thrilled by the 18yo as well, but at that price I'd buy me one again if I were you. If you only tasted the 18yo from a sample and you didn't really like it at first, it might grow on you when you buy a full bottle.

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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:42 am

$75 for a bottle of quality 18-year old Islay does indeed sound tempting, especially given the degree of discounting relative to the normal retail price in your neck of the woods.

I'd go for it.

I suspect that, at that price, you'll manage to discover many redeeming aspects in the whisky.

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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby bcrossan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:34 am

$70 is the normal price in a lot of the country. So they are just getting to where it should be.

My advice, get the 7 yr sherry finished SigV from Binnys for $50... fantastic stuff!! ... 63200.html

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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby dramtastic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:09 am

Buying something you didn't fancy just because it's cheap doesn't really make any sense to me. I also understand that it takes a while to get to know a whisky, hence buying a full bottle. Problem is you might just find you are going to get the same effect from the full bottle as you did from the sample. Also, you are obviously comparing the 18 to Lappys you already like. You've tasted the 18 now so you can say, curiosity satisfied. I'd spend the extra 25 bucks and get a bottle of both the QC and CS or as bcrossan said, grab an Indie you haven't tried yet.

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Re: Laphroaig 18

Postby igneous » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:08 pm

Your initial impressions of the 18yo are unlikely to change even if you spend more time with a full bottle - especially if you really enjoy the 10yoCS and QC which are far more interesting and better releases imho.

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