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"Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:55 am

Good night Johan. Look forward to seeing more of your notes.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:55 am

Bladnoch Forum 29yo Caol Ila 55.5%: 21/05/80-18/06/2009 Sherry Hogshead #4937

Nose: Isaly scallops straight from the barbecue and doused with lemon juice then stewed rhubarb.
Palate: Barley sugar and sugar and sugar and mmm.
Finish: Short but intense and spicy.
Comment: Fine stuff.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:56 am

johan brugge wrote:I'm off guys. It's nearly 2 AM over here. I'll come back tomorrow with some more notes.


Good night Johan, thanks for stopping bye and for the great notes.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:58 am

Ganga wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:This is one hell of a whisky. Glad I have a back up bottle.


You mean you have a sealed bottle? :lol:


:shock: shocking I know. but at least it is a back up.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:59 am

dramtastic wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:A.D. Rattray Bowmore 17yo 1991/2009 sherry cask 2059 58.1%

N: big sherry, bacon, walnuts, smoke, peat, and figs. Some walnuts, strawberries, and leather. a hint of chocolate as well.
P: Big notes of sherry and bacon. Some smoke, peat, figs and walnuts. A little dark chocolate as well. Very rich.
F: Medium long on sherry and bacon. Smoked bacon. Also some chocolate and peat.

This is one hell of a whisky. Glad I have a back up bottle.



Now that sounds tasty Sean. Mmmmm bacon!


Bacon and Sherry go great together. :smoke:
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:00 am

Willie JJ wrote:Bladnoch Forum 29yo Caol Ila 55.5%: 21/05/80-18/06/2009 Sherry Hogshead #4937

Nose: Isaly scallops straight from the barbecue and doused with lemon juice then stewed rhubarb.
Palate: Barley sugar and sugar and sugar and mmm.
Finish: Short but intense and spicy.
Comment: Fine stuff.



Ok, I think I need to order some Bladnoch Forum bottlings.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:01 am

Still light here. I think I need to go find some more bottles.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:02 am

Ganga wrote:Still light here. I think I need to go find some more bottles.


Yes you do.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:04 am

Be back in 20, I need to grab some food.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:14 am

Well I'm having fun here but my palate is getting a bit knackered so I'll leave the notes for tonight and try to get some more in tomorrow. The trouble is that I haven't finished the first distillery yet. So much more to do.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:17 am

Willie JJ wrote:Well I'm having fun here but my palate is getting a bit knackered so I'll leave the notes for tonight and try to get some more in tomorrow. The trouble is that I haven't finished the first distillery yet. So much more to do.


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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:17 am

11am. What the heck, one before we go down the coast for lunch by the water.

Hakushu 12 43%

Nose: Very fresh and clean as a whistle. Seems to be untainted by any wood influence at all. Banana, vanilla custard, lychee, soap flakes, peat. Invigorating.

Palate: Pepper as if it's straight from the shaker into the malt. Earthy peat, banana over oats, toffee, some orange and lemon.

Finish: Is medium length, dominated by peppery spice, and underpinned by clean malt and lingering earthy peat.

Very well crafted. A good one for displaying the difference between the taste of peat and smoke.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:18 am

Goodnight Willie
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:22 am

Hey, he didn't say anything about stopping dramming...just the notes. :P

I'm boing to have a peated Bruichladdich next.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:22 am

Good Run Willie - I forgot this was out here.

Cheers,
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:28 am

mikeymad wrote:Good Run Willie - I forgot this was out here.

Cheers,


Well, then get started Mikey
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:28 am

Bruichladdich First Born 2001-07, 46%
Cask 522, Ridge Zin finish

glencairn
straw gold
Nose: sour and pungeant, lemons, acetone and glue, straw, dough
Palate: burning straw, wood glue, wax, currant, peaches
Finish: moderate, smokey, bell peppers (the only hint of the zin anymore)
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:32 am

That does not sound appealing Ganga
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:39 am

It's ok. First opened it was completely dominated by zin. 3 to 6 months it was quite enjoyable. At this point, it is on the way out.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:49 am

I've been ordered to pour again.

Therefore I will be pourting the flask HP 12 next.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:51 am

Ardbeg Beist, a UK Bottling (from TWE) L8 253

N: Lemon, peat, wet rock, some smoke and tar. A little vanilla, oak and diesel. A little shellfish as well (say mussels, clams, oysters, etc). very Ardbeg.
P: A bunch of lemon and diesel. Some smoke and tar in the background to go with a little vanilla. peat is there but just kind of hanging around.
F: Medium on lemon, smoke, and shellfish. A nice night on the beach with a bonfire.

Very good. Not the most in your face Ardbeg but rather complex.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:56 am

HP 12 flask

glencairn
Nose: smoked heather honey, well used cinnamon sticks, oranges, peanut shells
Palate: caramel covered oranges, a drizzle of honey (sage), chocolate, leather
Finish: mild, loads of caramel and honey with a touch of cocoa
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:58 am

I find that the Beist is "bright" in its flavor profile. I find a lot of fruits in it too.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:13 am

Ardbeg Rennaisance 10yo CS

N: Vanilla, lemon, fish, and smoke. Some tar and smoked oysters in the background. Seaweed is also present.
P: Big notes of lemon and vanilla. Also some honeydew, peat, smoked oysters and salt. A little tar and diesel in the background but it is dominated by the sweet and smokey flavors.
F: medium in length on smoked oysters. Also some lemon and vanilla. Rather smokey peat.

Very good. I wish they normally bottled the 10yo at CS, would be fantastic.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:20 am

Ardbeg 1978

glencairn
Nose: watermelon, honey dew, herring, diesel and tar, multi grain buns
Palate: liquid chocolate, creosote tar, grilled honey dew, lemon rinds
Finish: long, rich, dark, tarry melons
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:29 am

Haven't done a Bowmore yet so the 17 is up next.

glencairn
Nose: violets, lavendar, smoldering wet wood
Palate: charcoal (good), rose petals, lavendar
Finish: mild, sweet charcoal

This is improved.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:40 am

Sig Clynelish 9
cask 222
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43%

glencairn
lemon gold
Nose: lemony-waxy smoke, lemon herbs-dry
Palate: oily straw, lemon spritz, hot grease, occasionally dusty
Finish: mild, oily cooking smoke
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:42 am

After getting one upped by Ganga, now onto some Ardbeg Rollercoaster.

N: Very green. Green vines, green beans, asparagus and peat. tar, diesel and smoke. Slightly bitter.
P: Asparagus, green vine notes, tar, and diesel. Some smoke and peat. Also a little lemon, and salt. Still slightly bitter.
F: Medium on green vines, diesel smoke and peat. a little salted lemon lingers.

Tastes rather young (and it is) but still enjoyable.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:01 am

I find the RC really lives up to its name: Rollercoaster. It seems to go up down and all around when you are trying it.

I'm still pondering the Sig Clyne. There is a briney characteristic, along the lines of pickled/salted herring.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:12 am

Ardbeg Corryvrekcan

N: Big peat, tar, diesel, smoke and shellfish. Salted melon and lemon. Hints of lime.
P: Still on big peat, tar, diesel and smoke. Some shellfish and fruit linger in the background. Rather oily in texture.
F: Medium long on the peat, tar and diesel. Smoked oysters, and salt. Somewhat dry and not fruity.

Still very enojoyable but lacks the complexity and balance of someother ardbegs.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:22 am

The PLOWEDRiach

Glencairn
Nose: dark coffee, currant, cherries, tropical fruits, crushed nuts, straw, caramel, plums
Palate: caramel from the freezer, black coffee, salted hazel nuts
Finish: long, caramel and coffee
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby AdamMY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:31 am

I visited my Parents and Grandmother this weekend, as last week Monday my grandmother took a fall and gashed her head. She is doing well now, but its when things like that happen that you realize you really need to spend more time with loved ones.

So this upcoming week I will try and contribute notes for The Black Bottle, McClelland's Islay, and Bowmore Legends.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:35 am

Indeed Adam. My wife's grandmother is not doing so well. Not expected to last much longer. Try for some quality time. The remnants in the glass to your grandmother.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:52 am

I've seen a couple of blended/vatted malts come through. I decided it is appropriate to put a blended whisky in the mix. White Horse 12 coming up.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:53 am

Ardbeg Uigeadail L9 097

N: Sherry, almonds, peat, kerosene, tar and peat. Nice combo of sherry and peat.
P: Rather sherried (much more then when it was first opened), almonds, walnuts, cherries, peat, tar, and some nice smoke.
F: almonds, kerosene, tar and peat. Medium long. Some lemon as welll.

Getting better the longer it has been open.
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