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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Scotch

Posted in scotch with tags on March 21, 2009 by Mick

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Go into any bar that has a decent booze selection and youll probably find this standard Scotch whiskey on the shelf.

 

For a standard, its taste screams quality.

 

As stated before, im starting to REALLy get into Scotch whiskey, mainly because im Welsh, and i idolized my “fresh from Wales” grandfather for years, and i do to this day….and his poison was Scotch.

 

I just felt like i wasnt OLD enough for it. And when i say old, i dont mean in the pipe tobacco and sock garter way, but beyond “lets go get shots of whiskey” days, when i would come home from work, let out the dog, pop the cork on a bottle and pour myself two-fingers’ neat of Scotch.

 

This is a Scotch i could do this with. Some people really like the leather/tobacco strength of a Scottish whiskey, where thats what kinda kicks me sideways….but if its done WELL, and well is subjective to my spit, then its beautiful. Its got the leatheryness, but its balanced with…dare i say….a smokiness that softens the blow.

 

Maybe im a pussy, for starting on the 10 years, but i wanna progress into a taste i can recognize, and see the evolution. Im getting there…..my grandfather would be proud.

 

Kinda. Hed have started me on his 25.

 

Here’s to you Bomp.

 

My score – 88 out of 100

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