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Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:40 am

J&B Rare with water. and now some Cutty Sark with water.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:41 am

Hello Sean! I'm interested to see where those two fall for you with the addition of water. I'll be in and out grilling dinner for the wife as it's her birthday.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:51 am

J&B Rare, got worse with water, making the bitterness and pledge flavor even more pronounced.

Cutty sark, seemed to mellow out with water and became very lemony (but in a nice way). Much improved with water.

Now I am on to Chivas Regal 12 with water.

A definite spiciness comes out with the addition of water. Not sure it improved or got worse with the water but it definitely changed.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:53 am

Ganga wrote:Hello Sean! I'm interested to see where those two fall for you with the addition of water. I'll be in and out grilling dinner for the wife as it's her birthday.


Ganga, you had some really nice notes today. It was interesting what ice or a chilled glass did to the blend.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:08 am

Very much agree with you Sean. And I can honestly say that words don't do justice to the differences in the aproach to the whiskies.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:14 am

Ganga wrote:Very much agree with you Sean. And I can honestly say that words don't do justice to the differences in the aproach to the whiskies.


Also a happy birthday to your wife.

Dewars white label with water: Much more lemony, but in a bitter, sour way. Overall a little worse.
Dewars 12yo. The water added a touch of smoke, and some salted almonds. Slightly better with water.


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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby mikeymad » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:17 am

Adelphi "Loyal Old Mature" Blend - 40%

Had this sample for a long time.

There is a peat influence that you get right off the nose, along with some pear notes....

Slight bit of oil on the palate, and then melts into a nice combo of spice and cooked pears, with the peat notes following it all up

nice little medium short finish...

Good drinking dram
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:22 am

pkt77242 wrote:
Ganga wrote:Hello Sean! I'm interested to see where those two fall for you with the addition of water. I'll be in and out grilling dinner for the wife as it's her birthday.


Ganga, you had some really nice notes today. It was interesting what ice or a chilled glass did to the blend.

Sean

I agree. Really interesting stuff.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:45 am

JW Red: the pepper becomes more prominent with water, but the finish becomes more bitter.

JW Black: Good with and without water. I get slightly more honey with water but lose some of the pepper.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:52 am

JW Gold with water to end my blend tasting. Water brings out a definite graininess, along with a touch of smoke and salt. Very interesting. Not quite sure if I prefer it with water or without.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:54 am

Well, it's been very pleasant to run through these whiskies with everyone. Thanks to Sean, Willie and Mikey for joining in today.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:03 am

Ganga wrote:Well, it's been very pleasant to run through these whiskies with everyone. Thanks to Sean, Willie and Mikey for joining in today.


Ganga,

Thank you for leading the tasting and providing such great notes.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ryguy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:39 am

I'm finally getting around to tasting a couple blends that I had handy, Teachers and Dewars White Label for tonight...so here goes.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ryguy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:45 am

Dewars White Label 40%

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Very light on the nose, not much to offer here. A faint hint of citrus fruits but not much else going on.
Lemon peels, it's all a bit bitter really, not the least bit smooth. It becomes 'flat' really, like a soda pop that's lost it's fizz.
Short and very light.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ryguy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:58 am

Teachers Highland Cream

Teacher's Highland Cream

Teacher's
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Hints of honey with some light fruits.
Very light, fruity, with lots of bitter orange peels.
Medium finish with some drying fruits and hints of grain.
Better than the previous dram, but not by much. Clearly blends are not my thing.
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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:34 am

Ryguy wrote:Dewars White Label 40%

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Dewar's
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Very light on the nose, not much to offer here. A faint hint of citrus fruits but not much else going on.
Lemon peels, it's all a bit bitter really, not the least bit smooth. It becomes 'flat' really, like a soda pop that's lost it's fizz.
Short and very light.
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I agree Ryan, not a very good whisky, and very bitter.

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Re: Blended Whiskies - April 3-12

Postby Ryguy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:00 pm

I read my notes from last night, and I noticed I said "clearly blends are not my thing". What I should have said was, these two blends are not my thing. I have had some very enjoyable blends, including Campbelltown Loch and JWG, but for the most part, I prefer single malts.
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