3 Caol Ila
Isn't Lagavulin 12 really a special edition and the 16 more or less the standard? Think I would have had problems with the rating if both were to be included. Maybe then the Lagavulin 16 would be on second or even first and Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength up in the top too. The Caol Ila 12 is a recent surprise. It really is a much overlooked single malt. Very good indeed!
2. Ardbeg 10
Thats it for my Islayknowledge considering the specific agerange ( the Laphroaig 10 I have tried on several occasions , but I just do not really get it )
I'm looking forward to the Lagavulin 12 though , but thats something for next year and while I'm at it I might as well give Caol Ila a try!!
Hope your weather is better than ours, Arne
Marvin wrote:This is interesting - the Bowmore has no votes currently. Is it the worst? Bowmore 12 anyone? (I know I dont like it, I had a miniature of it recently).
I won't say it's the worst either since I tend to like older Bowmores much better. I'd take the Bunnahabhain 12 over the Bowmore 12 any day!
Well, it's been described as "screenwash" on this very forum and thread: by my mother who sniffed it across the dining table as "something to clean the toilet with," by my lady as "Aardvaak", but I love it!
I've seen it set upon by a gang of whisky novices at a party I threw, who demolished a bottle in 45 minutes...with more than a few falling seriously in love with this, their FIRST whisky...how about that?
So be respectful! Speak in hushed tones! As someone said, ardbeg is God on this forum!
...but I will admit, Bowmore 17 is one of the finest whiskies I've tasted...and I once had a 22 YO single cask,46% NCF, which was stunning.
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