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looking for a whisky comparable to Laphroaig 18 Year

pete k Nov 13, 2012 05:02 PM

Can any of you hounds recommend something similar to the Laphroaig 18 Year Old Islay Single Malt that's in the same price category or even lower? I'm looking for something in the $50-$100 range.


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  1. yarm RE: pete k Nov 13, 2012 06:16 PM

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask

    Caol Ila 12 Year
    Ardbeg 10 Year


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    1. re: yarm
      ncyankee101 RE: yarm Nov 14, 2012 12:38 AM

      I was going to recommend the quarter cask also, I actually like it better than the 18 - especially now that PA (where I am going over Christmas) has raised the price on the 18 yr to $70 from $60, whereas I can get the QC for less than $50. (Oddly enough, right now it is on sale in PA cheaper than the 10 yr).

      Laphroaig triplewood is also good but usually runs about the same price as the 18 yr at $70, though PA has it for $60 and I might pick up a bottle while I'm there.

      1. re: yarm
        pete k RE: yarm Nov 14, 2012 04:18 AM

        Excellent...thank you as always.

      2. Veggo RE: pete k Nov 13, 2012 06:32 PM

        Why would you change?

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        1. re: Veggo
          pete k RE: Veggo Nov 14, 2012 04:19 AM

          Not necessarily a change, but something more friendly on the pocketbook.

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          DrinkinLife RE: pete k Nov 13, 2012 08:33 PM

          Just stay on Islay for a peaty substitute. Along with yarm's recommends, maybe Lagavulin 16 year.

          1. k
            kagemusha49 RE: pete k Nov 13, 2012 09:43 PM

            Ardbeg 17 year

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            1. re: kagemusha49
              ncyankee101 RE: kagemusha49 Nov 14, 2012 12:48 AM

              Ardbeg 17 yr? If you can find it more like $300-400. Unless you're talking Murray-McDavid in which case $150+.

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