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    Quote Originally Posted by xcheck View Post
    Celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory with this. Yum.
    one of my superstitions was having a night cap of scotch after every win. i ran out after round 2, i think though, and moved on to bourbon instead. my next bottle is gonna be a lagavulin. it's the power of suggestion and ron swanson at work there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    one of my superstitions was having a night cap of scotch after every win. i ran out after round 2, i think though, and moved on to bourbon instead. my next bottle is gonna be a lagavulin. it's the power of suggestion and ron swanson at work there.
    Nothing wrong with a good Bourbon. Love the George T. Stagg and Pappy 15.

    If you're going to go with Lag, might I recommend the Lag 12. I think its now at all places selling for more than the 16. But it is much much much better.
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    Laphroaig is the s**t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcheck View Post
    Nothing wrong with a good Bourbon. Love the George T. Stagg and Pappy 15.

    If you're going to go with Lag, might I recommend the Lag 12. I think its now at all places selling for more than the 16. But it is much much much better.
    tried getting the 12 today and they said they haven't had it in a couple years, something about it being hard to get, rare or whatever. oh well. went with the 16 to try. as i understand it, it's a bit peatier than what we normally drink.

    they were doing some special on ardberg, too, but i passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    tried getting the 12 today and they said they haven't had it in a couple years, something about it being hard to get, rare or whatever. oh well. went with the 16 to try. as i understand it, it's a bit peatier than what we normally drink.

    they were doing some special on ardberg, too, but i passed.
    The Lag 12 was a limited release. I am hoping it becomes one of their regular releases. You can search for it on wine searcher. There are some stores in New York still selling it for under $70.

    The special on Ardbeg may have been the new Day bottling. Very spicy and very very very very heavily peated. Only slightly less peaty than the Supernova. It flew off the shelves when it was released. Hi Times in Orange County had a big Ardbeg Day event. I've tasted it a couple of times. The first time all I got was burnt grassy peat. The second time I got more of the spice, but still seemed to be very one-notish; not terribly dynamic and not worth the price tag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcheck View Post
    The Lag 12 was a limited release. I am hoping it becomes one of their regular releases. You can search for it on wine searcher. There are some stores in New York still selling it for under $70.

    The special on Ardbeg may have been the new Day bottling. Very spicy and very very very very heavily peated. Only slightly less peaty than the Supernova. It flew off the shelves when it was released. Hi Times in Orange County had a big Ardbeg Day event. I've tasted it a couple of times. The first time all I got was burnt grassy peat. The second time I got more of the spice, but still seemed to be very one-notish; not terribly dynamic and not worth the price tag.
    that's where i was. hi-times. and ya, from what the ardberg girl was telling me and what you are telling me now, it's not my thing. it was weird though, she had the table set up to look like they would do a tasting and i wasn't the only one who asked, but she said they weren't. so i didn't really want to stray away from what i was there to pick up.

    it was funny... normally, the people at hi-times are super friendly and helpful but the guy who "helped" me with the scotch was like comic book guy from the simpsons when i asked him if they had any other lagavulin bottles, perhaps in the back.
    i'm not likely to go outta my way and order it from out of state, but thanks.

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    The first time I tasted Ardbeg in a lineup it was like someone had stuffed an old tire with green olives and lit it on fire. It was repulsive, disgusting, intriguing, mesmerizing, and finally bewitching. And I bought it. Once the tire smoke blows off (or with a cigar) a much deeper character and some very pretty flavors peeked out.

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    Celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory with this. Yum.
    LOVE the Glencairn glasses. And about 6 bucks a pop. Take that, Riedel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBUSTO View Post
    Laphroaig is the s**t.
    Ya know, I'm just not a fan. I LOVE Islay malts. That peaty, smokey flavor is genuinely unique. But Laphroaig is too medicinal tasting for me. And there are a lot of really good Islay drops out there. A lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnyboy11 View Post
    Ya know, I'm just not a fan. I LOVE Islay malts. That peaty, smokey flavor is genuinely unique. But Laphroaig is too medicinal tasting for me. And there are a lot of really good Islay drops out there. A lot.
    I made an interesting and affordable purchase that contains a little bit of mystery. It is the Ellenstown 10. This is an independent bottling of some Islay distillery, and the consensus is that it is Ardbeg. My palate does not equate it with anything Ardbeg. It is usually sold in the $55 range. Loaded with spice and well balanced with peat.

    Ellenstown has also released a 12 year which is very different from the 10, and from my palate is quite clearly a Bruichladdich. It is not nearly as good as the 10 yr.

    If you're in the market for a value Islay, definitely look into the Ellenstown 10. You won't be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcheck View Post
    I made an interesting and affordable purchase that contains a little bit of mystery. It is the Ellenstown 10. This is an independent bottling of some Islay distillery, and the consensus is that it is Ardbeg. My palate does not equate it with anything Ardbeg. It is usually sold in the $55 range. Loaded with spice and well balanced with peat.

    Ellenstown has also released a 12 year which is very different from the 10, and from my palate is quite clearly a Bruichladdich. It is not nearly as good as the 10 yr.

    If you're in the market for a value Islay, definitely look into the Ellenstown 10. You won't be disappointed.
    Where can I pick some of this up? Bevmo?

    Might have posted this earlier, but for a while Bevmo carried a small label brand By Jon, Mark and Robbo aka The Easy Drinking Whiskey Company. Sadly, I think they are no more. But they had what I would characterize as an "entry level" Islay style malt at around $35 a bottle called The Smokey, Peaty One. Sure wish I could find something like it again. I thought it hit home pretty well, especially for the price. An olde review here

    Spirits Review | Reviews | Scotch Vatted | Jon, Mark and Robbo's Malt Scotch Whiskey | The Smokey Peaty One
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