I bounced off the OBSK last night and into the waiting arms of Lagavulin 12yo CS: a wonderfully refined sweetness leading to soft burnt smoke. I then stepped down the peat to CB Flaming Heart, which came off as a little too transparent after the Islay single malt. Stepped off the peat even more with a few CB GKS NY Blend, and that one hit the spot. I need to bring home another bottle of the Artist's Blend - it's cheap enough to not feel too bad about slugging it when I'm in the mood!
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Just picked up the Bunnahabhain 12 and an Ardbeg 10. Tonight will be my first taste of each of these two Islays.
Nikka 10 to kick off the night while chattin' w/ the SB peeps.
Bunnahabbhain 12 and Ardbeg 10. These two Islays could not be more different. Both are excellent. The Ardbeg is a powerhouse but amazingly complex. I think I enjoy the Lagavulin 16 a bit more as it seems a bit more refined but the Ardbeg is nothing to sneeze at. The Bunnahabbhain is just lovely in all respects. Could easily become my favorite everyday malt.
I mix mine internally.