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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 1:10 am

pkt77242 wrote:Talisker 25yo 2004 release 57.8%

N: Light sherry, cocoa, sweet peat, and some fresh ground black pepper. hints of red fruits, walnuts and leather.
P: Much peatier in the mouth than on the nose. Sweet peat and black pepper. A little melon, strawberry and walnuts. some smoke and polished oak.
F: Loads of black pepper, and smoke. Peat, cumin and a little fruit (the melons and strawberries). Medium long, also with hints of the leather and walnuts.

:smoke: :thumbsup:

I heart Tali 25. Reminds me of my past impressions of various Tali 25s.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:15 am

Laga 12, 2009

glencairn

Nose: peat log fire with tossed in lemon rinds, passion fruit, pears, vanilla extract, strawberry blossoms
Palate: oak bbq, plaintains and dried bananas, heating oil
Finish: long, late night seaside fire
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:22 am

So what is your favorite Bowmore?

Second question, what distilleries have we skipped so far?
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:24 am

Bladnoch Forum 29yo Caol Ila 55.1%: 21/05/80-15/06/2009 Refill Sherry Hogshead #4939

Nose: Smokey strawberry jam and fresh peaches. And now spearmint :o
Palate: Rhubarb and seafood with salted seaweed dressing.
Finish: Salted lemon sherbet that sizzles on the tongue.
Comment: Sherry casked Caol Ila. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby johan brugge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:26 am

Ganga wrote:Laga 12, 2009

glencairn

Nose: peat log fire with tossed in lemon rinds, passion fruit, pears, vanilla extract, strawberry blossoms
Palate: oak bbq, plaintains and dried bananas, heating oil
Finish: long, late night seaside fire

Well, this is the first Laga I'm not very fond off. I think it's way too sweet and smokey.

Here is my favourite Bowmore. A Bowmore 19yo 1990 SV 46 %.

Nose: Fruit (peach, apricot), heather fragrance, salty, very little smoke.

Palate: Peat, pepper and green tea. Very very good.

Finish: Long, dry, salty, some pepper and again green tea.

My first flawless Bowmore and I love it.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:27 am

Don't recall any PE or Kilchoman either. I will do a peated Benriach later tonight. Why? Because I can...and enjoy it.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:38 am

Johan, I really like the smokey, bourbon characteristics of Laga 12. I only find small hints of sweetness in the tsunami of smoke and fire. But to each their own.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:40 am

dramtastic wrote:DL Double Barrel Bowmore/HP 46%
After about 20 minutes I note some spearmint.


Willie JJ wrote:Bladnoch Forum 29yo Caol Ila 55.1%: 21/05/80-15/06/2009 Refill Sherry Hogshead #4939
And now spearmint :o


I'm not surprised :)
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby johan brugge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:45 am

I like my Laga 12 when it's maritime like the 2007.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:47 am

johan brugge wrote:
Ganga wrote:Laga 12, 2009

Well, this is the first Laga I'm not very fond off.


You asked me a while back JB if I prefered Laga 12 or CI Natural Cask Strength. My answer at the time was definitely the CI. Nothings changed.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:49 am

Ardbeg 10, L9

glencairn
Nose: sweet earthy peat, melons, strawberries, diesel oil/fishing village
Palate: oily mouth feel, diesel, dieing embers of a beach fire, honey dew
Finish: long, oily yet sweet
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:51 am

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


You mean you have a sealed bottle? :lol:
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby johan brugge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:53 am

I'm off guys. It's nearly 2 AM over here. I'll come back tomorrow with some more notes.
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby johan brugge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:54 am

Ganga wrote:You mean you have a sealed bottle?

:mrgreen:
Touche!!
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Re: "Keep the Peat Logs Burning" January Live Tasting

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:54 am

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!
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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
1996-05
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 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 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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