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H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

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Poll ended at Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:52 pm

Jamieson 12 yr (1780)
2
20%
Red Breast 12 yr
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80%
 
Total votes : 10

H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Drammed » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:52 pm

Time for a slight detour from the SMS, for a trip to the Emerald Isle :D

Another close call but only one can win.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Gov » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:53 pm

Boy this is a close one, but J12 by an eyelash!
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby jazz lover » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:01 pm

J 12 (1780) for me.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:13 pm

Gov wrote:Boy this is a close one, but J12 by an eyelash!


My inverted reflection. RB by a hair.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Aidan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:45 am

I went for Redbreast, but I'm not sure. Two great whiskies, in my opinion.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby lockejn » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:48 am

Wow, I'm surprised it's such a close match. I wouldn't put the J12 in even the same class as Redbreast.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:33 am

I'll go for the Redbreast, although, when writing this........
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:00 am

RB 12 by a solid margin.

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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:29 pm

Do I need to anwer this one - but that Jameson 12yr old is right on the coat tails - it's a beautiful whiskey. In effect, I think it's probably fair to say, without knowing truly the proportions of heavy and medium pot still the distillers use in either whiskey, or which type of Pot Still ends up matured in which way, that Jameson 12yr Old could be described as very close to Redbreast 12 year old lightened a few notches with the inclusion of about one third part grain whiskey. But then it has that fat delicious extra sherry cask contribution.

So Redbreast then unsurprisingly, but no walkover, not by any means.


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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Aidan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:34 pm

Redbreast is made up with a pretty heavily sherried 13 or 14 year old pot still and two different bourbon pot stills of around 12 or 13 years. I think it's in equal proportions, but I can't remember. We had Barry Walsh present a class in how to make it. He brought the cask-strength ingredients and we mixed them. The proportions are how I remember it anyway.
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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:52 pm

Aidan wrote:Redbreast is made up with a pretty heavily sherried 13 or 14 year old pot still and two different bourbon pot stills of around 12 or 13 years. I think it's in equal proportions, but I can't remember. We had Barry Walsh present a class in how to make it. He brought the cask-strength ingredients and we mixed them. The proportions are how I remember it anyway.


Wow, thanks, very interesting. That would make it about a third sherry cask if you mean equal proportions as in one part shrry, one part bourbon type A and one part bourbon type B. I beleive Jameson 12 is about 2/3's sherry cask which I assume to be the pot still side. Which would fit the higher sherry tones.

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Re: H2H DM pt 5 - Irish!

Postby Aidan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:59 pm

That's how I remember it anyway, although one of the bourbons could be a second fill sherry cask either. I'm not 100% sure.
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