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November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:32 pm

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Just proof that there are little birdies on it. (Freshly opened bottle)

Color a wonderful yellow amber.

Nose: Sea salt, iodine, clover honey, wildflowers, heather.

Taste: Salted Caramels, Honey.

Finish: Salt water solution, brown butter.

Let me just say it works a whole lot better than it sounds.

89/100
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Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby AdamMY » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:51 am

Famous Grouse

Color: Pale Straw

Aroma: Sulfur, alcohol, hay, brown sugar.

Taste: Light but a touch oily. Almost too sweet, with a hint of heather.

Finish: Nothing special, rather standard, sweet remnants, with a touch of raisins.
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Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby AdamMY » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:41 am

Old Crow 40%

Color: Tawny

Aroma: Holy hell that is a lot of mint. Mint and brown sugar muddled with perhaps a touch of spiced rum.

Taste: Minty, cleansing, and only mildly sweet.

Finish: Brown sugar, and zucchini bread, with a lot of fresh mint.


Holy hell, I think I have had mint toothpastes with less mint, but it oddly works. For 9 dollars a bottle it is incredibly drinkable.
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Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby AdamMY » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:50 am

Wild Turkey Rye (101 proof).


Color: Amber.

Aroma: Wow thats alluring, black pepper, carrot cake, shitake mushrooms, and cherry cough syrup.

Taste: Cayenne and black peppers, Incredibly sweet though too, with perhaps a cherry hard candy shell ( like the kind occasionally put on icecream cones).

Finish: Powerful peppers of all sorts, with a lingering incense touch to it.

85/100
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Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby johan brugge » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:44 am

Hi guys. It's been a while since my last post but work has consumed me the last few months. Interesting thread. Here's my (limited) input: Bowmore Legend (old label). I had this one many years ago an never bought another one so don't ask me for detailled notes. All I can remember is a lot of smoke in the nose. Dito for the palate along with briny and seaweedy notes. I didn't really like it that time. Too young and too hefty for me back then.
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Re: November 2011 - Fowl Whiskies

Postby TUFKAC » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:25 pm

Just a little input on the Fowl whiskies.

I was not very creative in choosing one, it became a Famous Grouse miniature (43% and flat 3.9 cl bottle, 80's)
Nose: Time has not been nice for this one. OBE present, background some smoke and sweetness (malt or even corn?), everything is quite thick and needs time to open.
Taste: Smooth and sweet, bit creamy with little spices.
Finish: short and soft.

Hidden underneath should be a good one, but time has spoilt it a bit, although bottle and fill was still in good condition. No rating.
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