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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #795 on: February 24, 2017, 04:01:26 PM »
I didn't even look at the price on the EW.  Their black label is so putrid I can't bring myself to make that leap yet.  Maybe another time.  I'll probably try JTS Brown bonded beforehand, though.

Instead, I picked up some Elijah Craig on sale.  Haven't had it in years and recall being unimpressed.  But it was a good sale so I'll give 'er a whirl.
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« Reply #796 on: February 24, 2017, 04:37:35 PM »
EC is good stuff. Often at $24-25 it is a bargain.
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« Reply #797 on: February 24, 2017, 08:26:22 PM »
On sale for $27.  $34 at full price is too much.
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« Reply #798 on: February 25, 2017, 06:34:24 AM »
Cracked open the Ardbeg 10 YR last night. I have a sinus infection and ear infection so I figured the smoky phenols would be more subdued. Found I preferred it with a splash of water. It will be interesting to see how much my impression changes when my condition clears up. I really didn't find the phenols subdued, ;)
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« Reply #799 on: February 25, 2017, 07:56:45 AM »
I almost always drink Ardberg with a little water. Just put a few drops in, smell it, and continue till it kinda opens up some. It's really good stuff.
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« Reply #800 on: February 25, 2017, 08:36:01 AM »
I almost always drink Ardberg with a little water. Just put a few drops in, smell it, and continue till it kinda opens up some. It's really good stuff.


Yeah, tasty stuff.
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« Reply #801 on: Today at 11:28:32 AM »
I almost always drink Ardberg with a little water. Just put a few drops in, smell it, and continue till it kinda opens up some. It's really good stuff.

That's my MO for tasting any scotch. Sipping might be done on ice, but when I really want to dig into the flavor and aroma. it's neat with a splash of water.

I waffle back and forth a bit, but Ardbeg is possibly my favorite Islay distillery. I find Ardbeg to have the most peaty/smoky character out of three south coast Islay distilleries, which are generally the peatiest of all the Islay distilleries.
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