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What is your favourite Islay malt?
Ardbeg
28%
 28%  [ 121 ]
Bowmore
10%
 10%  [ 44 ]
Bruichladdich
6%
 6%  [ 29 ]
Bunnahabhain
6%
 6%  [ 28 ]
Caol Ila
5%
 5%  [ 25 ]
Lagavulin
20%
 20%  [ 88 ]
Laphroaig
13%
 13%  [ 57 ]
Port Ellen
7%
 7%  [ 32 ]
I don't like any Islay malts
0%
 0%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 428

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William
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: What is your favourite Islay malt? Reply with quote

What is your favourite Islay malt and why? Top Malt:

Don't forget to say which expression of Islay malt you lve so much.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just got so many favourite Islay malts.

The Ardbeg 10 y.o is great and such great value but the Ardbeg 1977 is the best Ardbeg (maybe even Islay) I have tasted.

Bowmore 17 is superb and is a classic as far as i am concerned. It is complex, fruity and balanced, with some peat, but it is not medicinal like some Islay whiskies. In my opinion Bowmore probably offer the biggest range of decent whisky on Islay.

Lagavulin 16 y.o is my choice from the Lagavulin distillery.

I dont think i have tasted an Islay malt which i havent very much enjoyed but the above stand out for me.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davy wrote:

Bowmore 17 is superb and is a classic as far as i am concerned. It is complex, fruity and balanced, with some peat, but it is not medicinal like some Islay whiskies. In my opinion Bowmore probably offer the biggest range of decent whisky on Islay.


Totally agree Davy. Bowmore does have a great range.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have just got so many favorite Islay malts.


Same here, ask me on a different day and i will probably tell you a different favorite. But today i am going for the Lagavulin 16.

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The Ardbeg 10 y.o is great and such great value


Based on what you are getting for your money i would agree the Ardbeg 10 has got to be the best buy Islay.

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Bowmore 17 is superb and is a classic


This would be my choice from the Bowmore distillery. They do have a good range of bottlings.


Smoky
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lagavulin 16 would be my choice of Islay malts.

Ardbeg 10yo and the Laphroaig 10yo are also very good choices IMHO and very good value.

Also Bowmore do have a great choice as already mentioned here.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
Lagavulin 16 would be my choice of Islay malts.

Ardbeg 10yo and the Laphroaig 10yo are also very good choices IMHO and very good value.

Also Bowmore do have a great choice as already mentioned here.

Matt


I would agree Matt, Lagavulin 16 is my choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just do not like the peaty Islay Malts.

Jess
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laphroaig 10 year old and Laphroaig Quarter Cask are very good.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lagavulin 16 year old is definitely my favourite Islay malts.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lagavulin 16 would be my first choice of Islay malts.

Then i would go for the Ardbeg 10 year old and the Laphroaig 10 year old.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like i am the first to vote for it but i like Bruichladdich whisky.

Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the first for Bunnahabhain - the first Islay malt I ever tasted (when I was on Bute, but thats beside the point)... however, my favourite has to be Jura (and in particular Superstition!)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lagavulin 16 is an excellent whisky and always my first choice of Islay malts

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lagavulin 16 year old is in a class of its own IMO.

Lenny
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I simply do not like heavily smoked, peaty whisky just not to my taste. When a whisky is heavily smoky i think it over powers and kills the other flavours in the whisky.

I have always found it strange why so many whisky drinkers love the heavily peated/smoky whiskies produced on Islay. It would be interesting to know the average age of these smoky whisky drinker. I have a theory they will not be young and due to there age have a weakened sense of taste hense they require a more powerful tasting whisky to stimulate there taste buds.
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