Laphroaig 10 & Ardbeg 10

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Laphroaig 10 & Ardbeg 10

Postby Whiskey Rock n Roller » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:32 pm

Well folks,

Shelled out for the 'froyg 10 on friday afternoon and was absolutely blown away. Found the peat smoke and heather totally different to anything i'd tasted before. Im definitely an Islay convert :-) Bought an Ardbeg 10 on sat afternoon but found it quite hot and spirity, maybe the 46% abv overwhelmed me?

I also purchased two XL5 wine nosing glasses, and while I could really pick out the notes of both whiskies, I found they made the spirit taste much more alcoholic and spirity than tumblers. Any thoughts?

On a side note, does anyone notice a hint of banana in the Laphroaig 10's nosem or is it just me?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:12 pm

I think you should be experimenting with water.

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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:20 pm

Laphroaig 10yo is definitely a unique one. I taste banana in Bruichladdich, so I don't see why not in Laphroaig.

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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:01 am

I agree, try adding some cool spring water. I, too enjoy Laphroaig 10.

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