View Full Version : $cotch $nob? I'd rather drink 10 yo Laphroaig than just about...

04-28-2013, 11:12 AM
~any other Scotch at almost any price.

Neat. Room temp, and unadulterated, even by water!

I certainly appreciate the new 18 yo, (the 15 yo is now gone I guess). But there is something about this brand that I enjoy so much that I'd rather have some 10 yo than almost any other Scotch at almost any price.

Once the price goes so high it becomes a numbers game, I'd probably try some just to say I did, and to know what it tasted like.

I started out in the late sixties with single malts, after I tired of J&B and Famous Grouse. (Not down on them; The un-official Dirty Harry we invented in Sinop, Turkey in 1971 , is simply J&B mixed 2 against 1 Jack Daniel's Black, over shaved ice. It is a far better tasting refresher than it sounds. The Famous Grouse is good for company that may not be too ready for the funkier stuff...)

But I just love Laphroaig's version of smokey peaty-ness.

I guess I'll just never be a Scotch Snob. :)


John Chambers
04-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Laphroaig is spectacular, no need to be apologetic about loving it. I sure as hell am not! :)

Brent Yamamoto
04-28-2013, 03:41 PM
I fail to see how drinking what you enjoy qualifies as snobbery. you're only a snob if you act like an ass while drinking it! :-)

Mike Heckathorn
04-28-2013, 05:17 PM
Laphroig 10yr is my favorite scotch (had it the first time in Scotland).

04-28-2013, 05:30 PM
I do like the 10 year, but I would really like to try this one:


I took this pic in a Paris duty-free. I stupidly didn't buy a bottle (no room in my carry on), and have not run across it since.


Jack Rumbaugh
04-29-2013, 05:38 AM
We all have our faves.I'm not an Islay fan so you can keep them all. Give me a Highland or Speyside and I'm happy.

05-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Quarter cask is great too.