Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedI give this a 4.5 because I’ve finally found the peaty punch in the jaw I’ve been looking for. I still prefer Laph 10 or Laga 16 more regularly, but this one is inexpensive, very tasty and a nice ABV45.0 USD per Bottle
Lagavulin 16 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedPeaty, meaty, but not too sweety. One of my absolute favorites. A legend for a reason.75.0 USD per Bottle
Big Peat Blended Malt
Peated Blended Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedVery tasty and very peaty which you get from younger whiskey. Blend of Islay
Sensei Japanese Whiskey
Blended — JapanTastedTasted like flower flavored rubbing alcohol. Best thing about it is the remnants of the Laphroaig 10 that I didn’t rinse out of the glass. Might literally dump the bottle out otherwise it will sit on my bar until I can trick friends into finishing the bottle over the next few decades. Good thing I got it for free!
Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedI’m a big peathead. This certainly has enough smoke to pop the cork off itself. For the price range, it doesn’t get better than Laphroaig 10 or Ardbeg 10 in my book. Bandaids and smoke on the nose, smoke and BBQ on the palate, and a lingering campfire in your mouth..55.0 USD per Bottle
Dalmore 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedLots of raisin, sherry and orange on the nose. The ex bourbon casks really come out on the palate along with cherry and honey. Fairly viscous so that is pleasant. Finish is long and sherry sweet. I give a 3.25 because I am a peat head so something like this could never be above a 3.5 for me, but it will be a treat to have at my bar for most other guests who don’t share my view on peat! My scale.. 1- Freshman year on campus stock 2- Senior year off campus stock 3- First year out of college stock 4- Now we’re talking 5- I’d rather just look and admire than drink it65.0 USD per Bottle
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedVery tasty. A sweeter version of Corryvreckan with softer peat. Think a smoky raisin nose with a sherry berry oily mouthfeel and a sweet soft lingering burn on the finish. My scale: 1- Freshman year on campus stock 2- Senior year off campus stock 3- First year out of college stock 4- Now we’re talking 5- I’d rather just look at it than drink it You can fill in the in-between a as you could imagine.83.0 USD per Bottle
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017 Cask Strength Quarter Cask Edition
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedThis is a better one than the 2018, but still falls to the Lore or even the 10. What is very interesting about this one is a coconut note that you get and it has a nice body to the palate. Smoky and briny that we know and love from Laphroaig, and very happy I have it on the shelf. You won’t be disappointed with the purchase and if you’re a fan of Islay, this is a great one to have in the collection. Love that tropical twist on the peat monster Laphroaig. However, I love the band aid taste of the 10 which this lacks, although this one is just on another side of the Laphroaig spectrum.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 Fino Cask Finish
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedFirst off, I’m a big peat head. Although this is a tasty dram to sip on, I prefer the 2017 Cairdeas over this one for more body to the sip, and it doesn’t necessary hold a candle to the basic Laphroaig 10 which I would take any day over this for nearly half the price. That being said, it has a very briny nose which is nice, and the sweetness of the scotch overall is not something I would turn away. I would tell you that I get a seaside mist and barbecued meats out of it, but that wouldn’t surprise you from a Laphroaig and it’s all subjective anyway. As far as Laphroaigs are concerned, buy yourself two 10s or a Lore instead. Much more worth your $.
Laphroaig 10 year cask strength batch 007
Single Malt — I slay, ScotlandTastedA sharper, less funkier Laphroaig 1080.0 USD per Bottle