Posts Tagged “Islay”

Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

Laphroaig shines beautifully once you get it beyond the entry levels (Select, Four Oak, QA Cask and even the much loved regular 10 year old). So yes, it’s really easy to say that at at a higher ABV whisky is good, and frankly, that’s not really saying much and it isn’t really a whisky critique….

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

The Four Oak is yet another of Laphroaig’s experiments that began its life on the duty free circuit, probably replacing the horrible QA Cask which has disappeared from the listing on the Laphroaig website. Thus, this seems to be an attempt to bring Laphroaig to the masses by “dumbing down” the fabulous Triple Wood, using…

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

The jewel in the crown of the 2018 Whisky Live bottlings is Tomer Goren’s 37 year old Port Ellen. Tomer is the proprietor of the Whisky Live franchise in Israel, and to celebrate the show’s fourth return to Israel, Tomer bottled a refill sherry cask of a 1979 Port Ellen under his own private label….

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Kilchoman 2007, 10 Year Old TWE Exclusive Sherry Cask (58.5%)

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Kilchoman 2007, 10 Year Old TWE Exclusive Sherry Cask (58.5%)

Peat and sherry were just made to go together. Much like apple and cinnamon, like caramel and salt, or Abbott and Costello… I like what Kilchoman is doing and how nicely their spirit matures. In fact, when visiting Kilchoman I tasted the new make and would actually buy a bottle of it, it’s that good….

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Laphroaig 30 – 2016 Version (53.5%)

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Laphroaig 30 – 2016 Version (53.5%)

There were few drams I dreaded tasting like this one. Seriously, I did absolutely nothing to acquire a sample of it when it came out, and I avoided it like the plague. Until it came to my Malt Mongers Israel whisky club in Tel Aviv, and I really had no choice but to partake. Laphroaig…

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