Whiskey is better!

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  1. Dr. Higgs

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    I picked up a bottle of Knappogue Castle 16 on the way back from my last trip in Ireland, and it really knocked my socks off (which I don't say too often about single malt Irish whiskeys).
     
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    I've got through most of a bottle of Laphroaig Select, and I've not been that impressed with it. I'm a big smoke/peat-head, so take that into account. It doesn't have the massive smoke and TCP of the 10 year old, or the QC for that matter, and that's really what I'm looking for in Laphroaig. Honestly, it feels like a way for them to move some of the sub-par casks through a marketing move.

    To be fair it does open up and improve with a little water, so it's not bad, just a bit disappointing if you'rte after bandages and bonfires. I see Whiskey Exchange rates it a 3.5, which is about right.

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    Talisker 10 is my go to bottle of Whisky too. It has a hint of sweetness that balances the peat, that I find more acceptable than Lagavulin or Laphroaig. I recently pickup up a bottle of the Distiller's Edition which has some finishing in Sherry Cask's. It is a little bit richer. While a nice dram, I do prefer the straight 10 year.

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    Nice thread! I'm a big fan of Glenmorangie Signet.
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    I also love the Bunnahabhain 18 a couple of folks have mentioned.
     
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    I'm just starting to explore nicer whiskeys and discovered I'm a Rye Guy. I'm probably on the lower end of things but I bought my first bottle of Few and my untrained taste buds think it's pretty great.

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    I'm traveling to the UK in a couple of weeks. Started looking stuff up already, but if anyone has any suggestions for whiskey that can only be bought over there. That would be awesome.
     
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    Got myself a bottle of Hoebeg which I found to have the right amounts of smoke and peat. And is from an independant bottler.
    And a bottle of Glendronach 1995 for special occasions.
     
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    When I was growing up my grandfather always had a bottle of Cutty Sark below the sink for when he got home from work. A few years ago I bought him some Laphroaig. The first time he tasted it he remarked, cursing for the first time in the 30 plus years I've known him, "That's damn good Scotch." The Cutty Sark has never been seen since.
     
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