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"Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

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

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:37 pm

Ganga wrote:HP 12, round shoulders

Ganga wrote:HP 12, slanty shoulder

Is this something that happens after you drink HP 12? Have you consulted a physician?
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:11 am

Damn, I missed another live tasting. :evil:
There should be an early warning system for people like me.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:56 am

Bunnahabhain 2005 4yo 57.7% The Exclusive Mallts.
The best peated Bunna I've ever had. The sweetness is just perfect. The whisky tastes young but doesn't taste as young as 4yo to me. Heavy peat with a lot of alcohol and a lot of sweetness, what else do you want?
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:10 am

Yes, Willie, I should consult a physician. These are the two predecessors to the current flask bottle.

Ras, be forewarned that February is 80s whiskies. Someone choose a date please.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:38 am

I will be on later this weekend to finish up with some Lagavulins. :iwbrnt:
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:24 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Damn, I missed another live tasting. :evil:
There should be an early warning system for people like me.

I could try to pm you on facebook, as long as I remember myself. :)
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:29 am

pkt77242 wrote:I will be on later this weekend to finish up with some Lagavulins. :iwbrnt:

I might not make it on this evening due to a wee trip to Daftmill this afternoon, but I'll try to be here tomorrow for sure.
Ganga wrote:Ras, be forewarned that February is 80s whiskies. Someone choose a date please.

We've settled on the 26th I think.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:01 pm

Thank you for that Willie.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:25 pm

Expression - Ardbeg Mor
Year - 1996 ???
Age - 10yo
ABV - 57.3%
Cask / Bottle No. - Ex-Bourbon / 25 of 1000
Colour - Honey Gold
Nose - loads of Wet peat at first , then Lemon citric . Then the Ardbeg Chocolate and creamy coffee comes through . A hint of pine nuts right at the end with peat smoke.
Palate - Huge peat at the front of the palate , then as it crosses over the tongue creamy fudge , chocolate and a touch of lemon .
Finish - long and huge peat with lemon and a hint of iodine .
Comments - 10yo , Caskstrength and in a 4 and a half Litre bottle......just as Ardbeg should be ! We need more 10yo at Caskstrength......
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:28 pm

I might need to go dig some Laga's out of the cabinet. :smoke: :iwbrnt:
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Mmm Lagafest. Bring it on Sean. :D
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:48 pm

And we are off

Lagavulin 16 L10

N: sherry, roasted nuts, peat, and embers from fire.
P: Rather peaty, with some campfire smoke, a little red fruit, and roasted nuts. Some salt as well.
F: Medium short on peat, smoke and roasted nuts.

One of the peatiest Laga's I have ever had.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:03 pm

Lagavulin 12 1995 Friends of Classic Malts

N: Light sherry, roasted almonds, slight farmyardy note and some sea breeze and smoke.
P: Much more sherried, with candied walnuts, salt and peat. No farmyard notes on the palate.
F: Medium short on sherried peat. Some brine and nuts are in the background.

Very yummy. not as sherried as the DE's and not as peaty as the regular 12's
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:24 pm

Johnny Walker Black from the 1990s.

burnt orange gold
glencairn
Nose: manilla envelope and glue, press board, vanilla, day old coals, old furniture
Palate: oranges coated in parafin, used up cinnamon stickes, shirt two days after sitting by the campfire, smokey honey
Finish: mild with much of the same elements of the palate but more lemony than orange

Nose is the most enjoyable part of this.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:37 pm

Lagavulin 12 CS 2008 release

N: Sea breez, peat and vanilla. Some lemon custard and shellfish (mussels?) in the background.
P: Big peat, vanilla and lemon. The shellfish is still there as well. :shock: Slight farmyard note, and a little seaweed and salt.
F: Medium long, on embers from a campfire, peat, brine and lemon. Just a hint of the farmyard note as well.

I love the Laga 12 CS. Pretty much any of them.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:27 am

Laga 12 CS 2010

N: Loads of lemon and peat. Some smoke, salt, oysters, sea breeze and tar.
P: Bit peat, lemon and vanilla. Very similar to the nose with smoke, salt, oysters and tar. Hint of diesel. Kind of close to and Ardbeg 10?
F: Medium long on lemony Some smoke and vanilla as well.

Again very good. I believe that I would take the 12 CS over the 16
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:02 am

Laga 12 CS 2004

N: Very similar. Salt, peat, lemon and vanilla. Some campfire smoke and oak.
P: Big peat with vanilla and lemon. Some honey and malt. Also brine and seaweed.
F: Medium long on peat, smoke, and vanilla. Some lemony citrus as well.

Most of the Laga 12's are in the same vein but all of them I have had are very good to great. :smoke:
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