Archive for December, 2008

Samuel P. Huntington

December 28, 2008

Why isn’t the clash of civilizations common knowledge yet?

Laphroaig 15 yo

December 21, 2008

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I never used to like whisky. But, those were the days when whisky equalled Johnnie Walker and whiskey was just the American spelling. However things changed when I had ardbeg with a friend about 3 years back. I must say I immediately developed a taste for single malts, especially Islay malts. Over the years, I have tried many malts and could fairly tell one from the other.

This weekend I decided to find out if I could write like a professional taster, identifying the taste and flavor notes. So I bought a bottle of Laphroaig 15 yo. I had tried their 10yo and 10yo cask strenghts previously and liked them both.

smell – peat (ofcourse), medicinal – tincture/iodine and sulphur.

taste – Initial burst of deceiving sweetness, followed by smoke and spice – overall richer and smoother than the 10yo ones.

To summarize, a highly recommended and pleasing Islay malt. A ‘must have’ in the wine rack.

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December 19, 2008

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