pkt77242 wrote:Will be back with some Speyside 12 soon.
Is that a threat?
Ganga wrote:Tomatin 12 (it was handy)
Nose: nutmeg (is this from reading notes above), cinnamon, banana nut bread
Palate: pumpkin, all spice, oranges, cedar shavings
Finish: bold, rich and spicy
Ganga wrote:Glenfiddich 12, bought in early 2011
Nose: malt, green apples, light dry spices
Palate: cinnamon over sliced Granny Smith apples, cracked barley, straw
Finish: Moderate, but the maltiness builds.
Ganga wrote:Sean's just trying to save it for himself.
Ok, I can be encouraged to add one...the one most handy.
Old Pulteney 12 (from Xmas gift box-2010)
Nose: gristy sea air, heather honey, peaches and cream
Palate: sweet bread (not sweet breads), honey, honeydew with sprinkled salt
Finish: long, salty and sweet
Really is the best OP 12 I've had. The aromas and palate just POP.
Ganga wrote:pkt77242 wrote:Glenfiddich 12 bought around Christmas 2010
N: cinnamon apples, granny smith apples, spices, a little barley and some vanilla. A touch of oak.
P: Dutch apple pie with a touch of vanilla. Apples, apples and apples, cinnamon and maybe a touch of brown sugar.
F: medium short on apples, vanilla, cinnamon and some barley.
Much better than my bottle form 4-5 years ago. Not a great whisky as it lacks complexity but rather enjoyable.
Just checking your notes versus mine. Note the apples in both...green apples. I like the fruitiness of the 12 compared to the malty structure in had 10 years ago.
pkt77242 wrote:Nice notes Johan, I love how the Ardbeg 10 smacks you in the face with it's peatiness. Did you get any citrus from it?
dramtastic wrote:Nikka Pure Malt White 43%
This whisky is a vatting of Yoichi malt and an Islay whisky.
Nose: There is a good whiff of peat as well as walnuts, wet moss, leather, sea spray, pepper, wood stain (after breathing for a while) and nectarines. After some time, there is a hint of lemon.
Palate: Nicely oily (nut oil). The peat comes through big time. Also charcoal, pepper and a slight bitterness. The second sip adds walnuts, creamy macadamia and a kind of minted toffee to the picture.
Finish: Medium length with earthy/vegetal peat dominating; macadamia, spice and mint. Slightly drying.
pkt77242 wrote:Highland Park 12 flask style bottle
N: Big notes of honey, heather, smoked ham, and a little peat and orange.
P: Big honey, heather and smoked ham (close to the nose). Then some very sweet orange, a hint of raisin and some peat. Some salt as well.
F: Medium on sweet orange, honey and lots of salt. keeps getting saltier as it lingers on the tongue.
Less sweet than when I first opened the bottle
Ganga wrote:I find that I much prefer the Lappy 10 to the QC (to each his own). At various times it has been a big beach bonfire with brownies other times it's a bonfire with apples (very fruity).
Ganga wrote:From this I get the impression that the whisky was not what you wanted rather than a poor whisky.
johan brugge wrote:Ganga wrote:From this I get the impression that the whisky was not what you wanted rather than a poor whisky.
Exactly. I'm glad I tried it and I like it, but it's not really my style. Mind you, it's a good whisky ... if you don't mind the pepper. I feel the same about the Talisker 10yo. If you like this one, you'll like the Longrow CV as well. I've also tried the Springbank CV and that's got even more white pepper than the Longrow. At least IMHO.
johan brugge wrote:Ganga wrote:I usually have found some fresh oakiness to the Chivas. Is there any of this that is apparent.?
No, not in my bottle.