Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

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Visiting Islay

Last night a few folks came to help me sample some whisky, including the two new bottles I bought last week. The highlight of the evening was opening the 1984 version of the Lagavulin Double Matured Distiller's Edition. The 1980, given to me as a thank-you gift for watching Lars and Kate's pets on one of their trips about three and a half years ago, is what I've considered the best whisky I've ever tasted. My dwindling supply was one of the key reasons I wanted to go to Scotland this past spring, and Denise and I discovered that the Talisker distillery, owned by the same company, had the Lagavulin for sale.

We'd meant to go to Islay (pronounced roughly "EYE-lah") on our trip, but the ferry schedules didn't cooperate. So, I was very pleased to find that Talisker had the Lagavulin Distiller's Edition. (None of the stores we stopped in had any.)

Last night was the first time opening the 1984. We had a little of the remaining 1980, and then tried the 1984. It was somehow... better.

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