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The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby johan brugge » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:21 am

Ledaig 8yo 2001 - 2010 Heavily Peated 50 %, Kintra Single Cask Selection.

Nose: Soft, wet moss, grassy, peat. Very good. With water: more smoke and ashes and something strange like burnt plastic.

Palate: Very direct with lots of peat, smoke, BBQ, prickly, silky too. I've added a few drops of water but it's better without it.

Finish: Clean, salty and peaty. When there was water added I tasted more smoke.

This is a very nice surprise and highly drinkable even at 50 %!
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:36 pm

johan brugge wrote:OK, another one that is distilled in 2010 but like the HP 1997 it's way too good to be left out. This time it's a Laphroaig 11yo 1999 The Nectar of the Daily Drams 59.5 %.


But it was maturing during the naughts.... Props for:

1. stretching the envelope! :smoke:
2. providing such interesting drams for us to drool over. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby johan brugge » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:42 pm

Ganga wrote:providing such interesting drams for us to drool over.

My pleasure. A lot of the tasting notes I've posted are about 2 months old. I swapped samples with I_SPEY early this year and he only sent me non peated whiskies, and they were all brilliant.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby dramtastic » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:42 pm

Japanese whiskys! Unpeated whiskys! My how your horizons have broadened for the better over the last 12mths or so JB. :wink:
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:20 am

johan brugge wrote:Finally I made it. Here's my first one of the evening. A Bowmore 1991 17yo Dewar Rattray 56.2 % (bottled 3 Nov. 2008).

Nose: Burnt plastic at first (not very pleasant) but after breathing for about 15 minutes it becomes very different. It's all about softly peated fruity sherry with a maritime touch. That about covers it all. Really nice.

Palate: The flavours of the nose seem to continue in the palate. There is much more peat than you would expect from a Bowmore. The sherry stays on the background but it gives a very nice touch to the palate. I really love it!

Finish: sweet sherry and gentle peat that lasts and lasts.

Brilliant whisky. So far the best Bowmore I've had.



Johan, do you know what cask number this is from? I have had 2 AD Rattray Bowmores from 1991 cask 2059 (amazing) and cask 2075 (very good).
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby johan brugge » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:05 pm

It's cask number 2060, so it's a sister cask of the one you have. Can't be bad, huh?
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:25 am

What do you know? I found another one.

Tamdhu 8, G&M

Nose: tangerines and leather, mild oak, malt
Palate: green oranges, astringent oak
Finish: bitter
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:37 am

Oh, another one

Balblair 16, ADR
1990-07

Nose: Big hit of barley, almond paste, faint hints of citrus, pine shavings and some resin
Palate: Barley sugar, finished oak, crushed almonds, lemon lime soda
Finish: long, lots of grain notes but smooth
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:38 am

Ganga wrote:Oh, another one

Balblair 16, ADR
1990-07

Nose: Big hit of barley, almond paste, faint hints of citrus, pine shavings and some resin
Palate: Barley sugar, finished oak, crushed almonds, lemon lime soda
Finish: long, lots of grain notes but smooth


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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:42 am

I like that one much more than the 1997 or 91 OBs. The OBs are "heavier" but not as clean. I like the clean malt and citrus this one has.
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