How Much Peat for Your Scotch?

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buster

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My wife went on a three week trip to Vietnam with her mother. She asked me what I might like her to bring home for me. I told her to check the duty free shop on the way back for a scotch. She texted me and asked me about brands. She mentioned Laphroaig 4 oak. I had never heard of 4 oak so I googled it. It's made for duty free shops and not available to the US market. I think she paid $60 for a liter? It definitely has the characteristic Laphroaig smoke up front but had a lighter less iodine flavor. Mid palette has a soft sweetness then finished with the heavy smoke. If your ever in a duty free shop you might want to pickup a bottle to sample. If you're into Islay malts.

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Oban. I’ll order a Famous Grouse down at the corner pub from time to time.

 

gerryp

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I usually go for an Islay when I buy Scotch. There's nothing like Laphroaig when the weather is cold and damp. Ardbeg is my favorite though.
If you want to give Islays a try but don't want to spend a lot on a test bottle, try McClellands Islay. I believe it's 8 year old Bowmore and it's not bad at all. Price is about $20.

 

headhunter

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I have tried many, many single malts but always come back to Laphroaig. I call it my “Crack Scotch”. I don’t think I have purchased anything but Laphroaig.for years.

 

brian64

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I had a wee bit of Talisker yesterday evening with a bowl of Billy Budd. Nirvana. But I'd like to try something peatier next time.

 

huntertrw

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Put me firmly in the peaty camp...

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