Laphroaig 10 - Cask Strength


Pardon my math, but doesn't that cut an approximately 60% whisky to about a 10% whisky? If you want to drink a 10% whisky, then just buy the 40% Laphroaig (cheaper to start with), and add a modicum less water (you save cost both on the whisky and on the water).
If you want to appreciate what makes the cask strength the cask strength, then drink it neat.
(If you don't appreciate it neat, however, then cask strength might be a waste of money, unless you are just adding a literal drop or two of water to possibly help "liberate" the bouquet.)
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Douglas W. Hoyt
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Far too much. Are you *sure* that's what it says? On their website, for the CS it says this:
"Adding a little water releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea."
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Steve Loft

The only way to drink a malt is the way you like it. You find that spot by trying it first the way it comes out of the bottle, and then adding just a few drops of spring water, tasting it again, and so on.
But I have never drunk a malt whose best qualities would not be destroyed by adding two parts water to one part whisky. If that's how you like it best, I think you're wasting your money, as you would be if you bought a $300,000 Ferrari or Lamborghini, and only ever drove it at 30 mph to buy milk at the corner store.
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bill van

Thanks for all the replies, people.
Just checked the packaging, and while it doesn't say so on the tube, it does say 1 whisky to 2 water on the bottle. Honest!
I did try the stuff neat to begin.......fantastic! Really good.
Then put a few drops of water in....(prob about a teaspoon tops)....and it was good.
Put more in and you get that taste mentioned by the people here...just far too diluted.
I have some now, in front of me, neat...and boy, is this special.....
...and, finally, replying to Robert Crowe specifically, yeah, I was taken a back by the price, too!!! Couldn't resist!
Anyways, glad to hear that everyone else feels this to be a bit of extreme.....neat is best!
Chris.
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Extracoconut

A good many years ago (1950s -- 60s) the folks who distributed Teachers' (blended Scotch) in the US used to advertise that "nothing improves the flavour of water like Teachers'". But it looks like most of us are in agreement that nothing ruins the flavor of SMS like water!
HS
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Howard

That's right. Everyone knows that scotch should be served in a short glass of milk.
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pltrgyst

Hi, Please do the math again, you will cut it to about 20% wich is still to much watter content. Drink it with a few drops of water, 60% is to strong for my palet.
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Fredrik

No, no. You do not WANT me to do the math. :>
But if you would please post the actual equation for how a liquid that is 60% something is affected by adding 200% of the thing that was originally present at only 40% of the original liquid (the water) I would love to see how it is done!
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Douglas W. Hoyt

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This equation works fine, if you're interested:
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For the purpose in question, "n" will be the unknown. "v" any chosen size dram, let us say 2cl, and "x" will have to be 2*"v" which here will then be 6cl. Fill in, calculate, and "n" will be shown to be 20%.
Gunnar
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Gunnar Thormodsaeter

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