I have the 10 also. But i think i did choose the right one. Smoothed out the ladder a bit which I like by itself but the combo was very good.I can see how that would be a good pairing. Neither the cigar nor the Scotch are extreme in their strength and smokiness. I have the Ardbeg 10 in my cabinet and the 10 would probably overwhelm the Jacob's Ladder.
I have the 16 and 8 Lagavullin but havent tried yet. Ill keep an eye out for the Benromach 10. Havent seen it the shops around me.Lagavullin for sure. If you haven't tried it and want just a hint of peat give the Benromach 10 a try. If you can find the Imperial proof so much the better.
Thanks! Watching video now.As some have mentioned, you'll definitely want to pair with a cigar that can stand up to the peat.
We just did a show last week with Simon Brooking who is the brand ambassador for Laphroaig as well as Jeff Borysiewicz from Corona Cigar Company and Florida Sun Grown. Simon talked a lot about Islay in general as well as Laphroaig.
Picked up a quarter cask today. Also picked up a laphroig 10 cask strength. Looking forward to trying them.If you plan to buy Laphroiag, do buy the Quarter Cask bottling.
More intensity of what you bought the bottle for.
The 100 proof is also very intense if you can find it.
Ardbeg is lighter for a south coast Islay, elegant and approachable...
There is also a 10 year old Lagavulin out there,a different treatment of a huge classic.
Young Bowmore is a treat, the 25 year is sublime.
While we are on the subject, Springbank makes Longrow, a little peat in a top shelf dram.
Nope 2 redlight town. Im SE PA. I snuck over the Pa line to md. Anout a half hour drive. This store has a pretty good selection of Islay stuff. Highland, speyside, Irish, you name it. plus tons of bourbon. Been by this place a 1000 times. Hardly saw any cars ever. But Alas 1 day i stopped.$$well done sir !!
don't drink them all at one sitting.............
you must live in a pretty big city to find both of these.............