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Old 04-02-2016, 03:54 AM
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Took me 15 minutes to go from not liking Laphroaig 10 to needing more.
John b answered well but for me it's the oak that is the main ingredient. Can't make whisky without wood. Of course the big Islays get their main characteristics from other than wood but I'll bet you wouldn't want to drink one that was aged in stainless steel, or (cough) plastic.
I once said (different forum) God's 2 greatest tree gifts to the culinary world were the Olive and the Oak trees. I think some thought I was nutz with that one.
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