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  1. #811
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Laphroaig has a unique taste. At $38.99/bottle I'd buy several bottles.

    My suggestion is buy one then immediately taste test it, if you like it go back and buy what your budget can afford.

    In MI it it >$50/bottle.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_scientist View Post
    That's a great price - those introductory offerings can vary by so much (in DC, for instance, Lagavulin 16 can be found as low as $58 and as high as $95) and the price you found is at the low end for Laph 10.

    Anyone like Aberlour A'bunadh? I saw some old batches at a local store for $50, but if it's a typical sulfur sherry bomb, I don't want anything to do with it.
    A'bunadh is probably the thickest, sherriest scotch I've ever had. So much so that I had to pass on the sherried drams for a while after opening the bottle. Not that it's bad. You just have to be in the mood for what it is, I guess. And I'm rarely in need of that kind of sherry fix. I'm not sure that the earlier batches were anything special, either (although I may be overlooking one batch that scotch-ists drool over).

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Decided to expand my scotch horizons a bit and picked up a 50mL sampler pack of The Balvenie 12, 15, and 21. Also bought a Balvenie 17 Rum Cask and after enjoying Glenfiddich 12, got the Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix as well. Lastly, found two 50mL bottles of Macallan 18 for 8.99 each, so I grabbed those too.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    Laphroaig has a unique taste. At $38.99/bottle I'd buy several bottles.

    My suggestion is buy one then immediately taste test it, if you like it go back and buy what your budget can afford.

    In MI it it >$50/bottle.
    Thank you for the encouragement. I did buy it today, will taste test tomorrow.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    If I could get it for $39 I'd go on a Laphroaig rampage!
    If you're gonna be a lamb, you might as well be a sheep.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    Thank you for the encouragement. I did buy it today, will taste test tomorrow.
    I've taste tested right outside the store. Come prepared.

  7. #817
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked up a bottle of Teacher's Highland Cream yesterday. Been wanting to try this for a while, and for $18 I couldn't pass it up any longer. I rather like blended Scotch, especially for those times I don't feel like thinking about what I'm drinking, and Teacher's fits that perfectly. It's very light; there's a little smoke on the finish, and that's about it. It is nice that the grain doesn't stand out in a bad way, as often happens with blends in the <$20 range.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I found a bottle of Laphroaig 15 earlier this week. I'll have to compare it to the 18 and 10 down the road.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by roostercogburn View Post
    I rather like blended Scotch, especially for those times I don't feel like thinking about what I'm drinking, and Teacher's fits that perfectly.
    This is precisely why I keep a bottle of blended Scotch around. And I like Teacher's, too, although I've had it come across as a little green.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Tomintoul With a Peaty Tang. This is how I like peaty Scotch to taste: medicinal, but not too ashy; sweet and well-integrated.

 

 

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