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    Last edited by chalkpie; 11-22-2017 at 03:30 PM.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    ...Also, I hasten to mention that Highland Park is not an Islay whisky, but an Island whisky, like, for instance, Talisker.
    Orkney Islands. Talisker is the only distillery on the magical Isle of Skye. Here ya go, have a little virtual look around the HP distillery, and then go off to see the real beauty of his place (Orkney).

    https://www.google.com/maps/@58.9694...8i6656!5m1!1e4
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Hmmm....another Islay? Sounds interesting - never met an Islay I didn't like, actually its my favorite location for Scottish whisky, so this interests me! I'll have to research - cheers.
    To my recollection, its not from Islay, but still very peated.

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    Goddamn this thread is getting me thirsty and it's just after two pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Goddamn this thread is getting me thirsty and it's just after two pm.
    Do it!

    Tonights drams:

    Quinta Ruban
    Caol Ila

    The Quinta is great but you can definitely feel the 46% burn. Its a bit of a shock after drinking 43% whiskys. I remember thinking the same thing when I had a bottle of Aberlour a'bunadh (great whisky btw).
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    RIP Caol Ila.......this is really like a younger sibling to Lagavulin imo.

    Anybody ever own Bunnahabhain 18? I am seriously considering pulling the trigger, which I do not do often at all for 18+'s due to the prices. Its running about $110 US these days. I really love the 12 a lot, so I figure the 18 must be at least 6 better
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    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Here is one of my new favorites:



    (pronounced "broock-laddie")

    The amount of flavor and richness is difficult to describe and match. But if you're a fan of Laphroaig, Kilchoman, and/or Ardbeg Corryvreckan or Uigeadail, this is a must try.
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask is my goto lately...just delicious. This is similar? I may look for it.
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    I had this non-peated Islay malt the other day. I really like it. It still had some "peatiness" to it, it wasn't like a Speyside. But it was comparatively mild on the peaty scale, but still very flavorful. Nice price, I may look for some of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask is my goto lately...just delicious. This is similar? I may look for it.
    Yes, it's similar. There is a heavy peat quality in both. They are similar ABV. They both have a sweet undertone. The PC is a bit more rich with a longer finish, whereas QC is more up front and perhaps slightly more complex.

    Both winners. I got hold of some cheap PC a few weeks back and stocked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
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    I had this non-peated Islay malt the other day. I really like it. It still had some "peatiness" to it, it wasn't like a Speyside. But it was comparatively mild on the peaty scale, but still very flavorful. Nice price, I may look for some of this.

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    I haven't had that one, but I have had the "Islay Barley 2009". I would like to know how they differ. The IB 2009 is 50% ABV, and has a sweet, toasty cereal smell and taste. It's a little underwhelming on the taste, but the finish is warming, toasty, vanilla, cereal like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    RIP Caol Ila.......this is really like a younger sibling to Lagavulin imo.

    Anybody ever own Bunnahabhain 18? I am seriously considering pulling the trigger, which I do not do often at all for 18+'s due to the prices. Its running about $110 US these days. I really love the 12 a lot, so I figure the 18 must be at least 6 better
    I like Caol Ila. It's the kind of slightly less offensive peaty whisky that makes a good introduction to that spectrum.

    I have not had any Bunnahabhain, but love Ralfy's reviews lol
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    Pulled the trigger on the Bunnahabhain 18....most expensive bottle I've ever bought. $120 w/tax. Fuck it.

    She gets poured TONIGHT. Impression and thoughts forthcoming. This juice better not sucketh.
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    Got this one this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    Got this one this week.
    Nice! Peaty peaty peaty I assume. Test 'er yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Pulled the trigger on the Bunnahabhain 18....most expensive bottle I've ever bought. $120 w/tax. Fuck it.

    She gets poured TONIGHT. Impression and thoughts forthcoming. This juice better not sucketh.
    BTW, the cork BROKE when I opened the bottle. I returned it the next day for another bottle and opened it in the store. Its great, not sure its worth 120 but I need to live with it and caress it more. I did add some water to mellow and round it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    To my recollection, its not from Islay, but still very peated.
    Smokehead? Says Islay right on the bottle case of the picture you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Nice! Peaty peaty peaty I assume. Test 'er yet?
    From the reviews it sounds a bit milder than usual on the peatiness. It'll be the weekend before I open it.
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    Ralfy didn't review that one, but this bloke did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Smokehead? Says Islay right on the bottle case of the picture you posted.
    Yes, my recollection was wrong, it Islay allright, but the origin is still not quite clear. Well, its bottled by Ian Macleod distillers, but another distillery is supposedly supplying the whisky. Some says its Tallisker... dunno. Nevertheless... its good.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/3698/smokehead

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    Got meeself a bottle of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban for the week. Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Got meeself a bottle of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban for the week. Anyone have any thoughts?
    Yes, it's lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Got meeself a bottle of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban for the week. Anyone have any thoughts?
    one of my faves (Morangie in general, but QR especially)

    Wow, I'm down to two bottles in my Dutch pad and three over here (Brussels)... Must be my lowest stock in five or six years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Got meeself a bottle of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban for the week. Anyone have any thoughts?
    Some chocolate notes. A great dram. Has bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Some chocolate notes. A great dram. Has bite.
    I really, really, really REALLY like this one! Usually I prefer a more peaty flavor over sweet, but damn this is good! Not as much bite (which I do miss), but a really nice flavor. It's almost marshmallowy.
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