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
pkt77242 wrote:Ganga wrote:Interesting differences in these two bottles Sean. Or maybe it's just our perceptions or the fact that mine was just opened.
Yours sounds better.
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).
pkt77242 wrote:Caol Ila 12
N: Coal smoke, smoked fish, kippers, beef jerkey, big time salt and a touch of citrus.
P: Smoked fish, coal smoke, loads of salt and some citrus (Mostly lemon but with some lime, grapefruit and oranges). Some peat and greenness (kind of reminds me of young vegetation?).
F: Medium lenght on smoked fish, coal smoke and a huge salt note. Lemony with a touch of white pepper.
A very malt.
pkt77242 wrote:Glenlivet 12
N: Pear and apples. some floral notes (carnations?), and a touch of butterscotch.
P: Starts on the pears and apples, then a big floral notes followed by some spice. Nutmeg, vanilla, and white pepper.
F: Shortish fiinish flowers, apples, apple peel and some white pepper. A touch of caramel.
Nice more floral than I remember.
johan brugge wrote:Would I buy one of these? No, don't think so. Too much pepper to my liking.