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Laphraoig Single Malt Scotch(13 posts)

Laphraoig Single Malt Scotchnetso
Mar 19, 2002 8:00 AM
I tried Glenfiddich which I liked, I also liked Glenmorangie, however when I tried Laphraoig - boy was it unusual. It smelled different, it tasted different, it looked different. It definitely would be an aquired taste.
I think you would either love it or hate it, no in between.
Mar 19, 2002 8:37 AM
Have you tried Oban - that tends to get the same reaction (very salty/peaty, on account of the water in it and the fact that it's matured in barrels open to the quayside in Oban, and the sea air taints it)?
Mar 19, 2002 9:21 AM
Oban and Lagivullin are on my list!
Thanks now I have 2 more to try.IAM
Mar 19, 2002 9:44 AM
I haven't had Oban or Laphraoig but I will put them on my, to do list.
Try The Balvenieterry b
Mar 19, 2002 9:45 AM
of the ones I currently have (Laphroaig, Glenfarclas, Lagavulin) it is the smoothest and less peaty. Less of an acquired taste.
Try The Balvenienetso
Mar 19, 2002 9:51 AM
I am trying the Lagavulin next. How do you like it? Describe?
It's "robust"terry b
Mar 19, 2002 2:14 PM
The Jackson book describes it as "a great bear hug of smoky peat" and I concur. If I'd started on single malts with that one I'm not sure what I would have thought. I like it, but it is not the one I choose if I'm sitting around reading. I use it sparingly. I do like the strong ones, but I find for general sipping I like them a little less earthy. The Balvenie and the Glenfarclas 25 are more in that vein while the Laphroaig seems to belong more in the Lagavulin camp. Jackson did give Lagavulin the second highest score in his book, so I'm thinking his standard must tend more toward the more peaty versions.
Oh yeah - forgot...muncher
Mar 19, 2002 10:29 AM
My in-laws (they are the kind that you can make do with) gave me a bottle of Glenfiddich Special Reserve for my birthday last week. I was 12. (Joke).

If you like the regular Glen' you have to try that too - it's the sameish, but smooooooother altogether - you can really get through it without noticing, till you try to stand up/say something sensible (no one else notices, but I do).

Then again, you have to try them all of course...
Oh yeah - forgot...netso
Mar 19, 2002 10:38 AM
I like Glenfiddich regular, the special reserve must be really good. Glenfiddich is my favorite so far.
re: Laphraoig Single Malt ScotchBikeViking
Mar 19, 2002 12:04 PM
It was certainly an acquired taste. i had to drink a few of them before I started to appreciate it. My wife wouldn't drik it...said it smelled like a$$!!!

re: Laphraoig Single Malt Scotchnetso
Mar 19, 2002 12:40 PM
My wife would not drink it either. Her opinion was similar.
mine neitherterry b
Mar 19, 2002 2:17 PM
Although the Laphroaig was on the shelf in her house when we got married (part of the dowry?) These days, she limits her single malt intake to smelling it and dipping her tongue in my glass. Interestingly, we've also been playing around with Bourbons and I accidentally bought a Hirsch Kentucky Rye. It's pretty darn good and she really likes it.
Laphraoig: Definitely my favorite!MikeC
Mar 20, 2002 12:12 PM
The 10-yr is substantially more rugged than the 15-year, but och, mon, ya know ye've bin drinkin' the real thing!
It has character to spare, and you probably have to be a character to love it...