Islay

Ardbeg

Grooves The Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Really amazing caramel color with slight hints of burgundy. Typical smokey nose with sweet notes of vanilla and popcorn. Tastes like smoked pear candy. Really unique Ardbeg! — a day ago

Laphroaig

10 Year Original Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1815

Color of nice clear caramel. Nose is attractive fragrance of round peaty notes, smoke, baked bacons, hidden beneath this fragrance is hint of sweetness from baked apple, a bit leather, and spicy strength of alcohol in the nasal cavity. Taste is similar with again beautiful smoke and peaty notes, some zest or iodine mineral, quite dry with just a hint of sweetness after stirring it with tongue. A beauty and queen of peaty flavors. — 22 days ago

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Lagavulin Distillery

Aged 16 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Slightly lighter than the Distillers Edition. Also slightly lighter than it used to. Vanilla, dates, lapsang souchong, brine, tobacco and of course, smoke.

Its character changes slightly over the years but it’s still my go-to whisky under $100. Fantastic value for money.
— a month ago

Caol Ila

N.V. Caol Ila Malt Moch

Light gold colour but body full of tobacco smoke and seaweeds taste — 16 days ago

Bruichladdich

23 Year Old Black Art Unpeated Single Malt Scotch 1990

Finally got myself a bottle after tasting a glass — a month ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Lagavulin is another peaty smoky Scotch from the West. @Shay A
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Yeah I’ve had many Lags, distillers edition & few other bottling’s

Bowmore Distillery

Aged 17 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Excellent Islay malt. Lovely. warm color. Medium peatiness with creamy and fruity notes. Lingering spice and smoke. — a month ago

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Laphroaig

10 Year Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

One of the great Islay whiskeys. Throwback to my days in Asia when I drank a lot of these Islays. Powerful, smooth, delicious. Having this one on way to exploring UC Berkeley. — 5 days ago

Ardbeg

Perpetuum Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2015

What a peat monster. Bit of peper. Draws nice tears in the glass. Chocolate film. — a month ago

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