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I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:12 am

Anything you find Iodine in. Laphroaig is obvious............
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:31 am

Old Pulteney 12

N: Sea breeze, salted fruits (mango, peaches, honey dew, etc). A little malt and the barest hint of iodine.
P: salted fruits (mango, peaches, honey dew, and papaya, etc). A little malt and just the hint of iodine again. Slightly bitter.
F: Salted peaches and mango with some malt and the hint of iodine again. Gets a little bitter.

A very good entry level malt with just the barest hint of iodine.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:51 am

AD Rattray Bowmore 1991 18yo sherry cask 2075

N: wood smoke, salted almonds, light peat, sea air, iodine, bacon and violets/lavender. A little light fudge.
P: Wood smoke, violets, light peat, almonds, bacon, salt and iodine. A little citrus in the background and some sherry.
F: Woodsmoke and violets. Almonds, iodine and peat. Some salt, sherry with light fudge and lavender.

A different Bowmore. This has changed a fair amount as it gets lower.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:16 am

AD Rattray Bowmore 1996 14yo bourbon cask

N: Light wood smoke, violets, salt, sea air, some citrus and iodine.
P: Wood smoke and violets. Salt and citrus (lemons mostly) with a touch of the iodine.
F: Wood smoke and salt. Lemons and violets. Very lemony on the finish. Some peat as well. Lots of burn.

Clean and good, but not outstanding.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:49 am

Lagavulin 16

glencairn

nose: malt, toasted oak, whiff of sea air, some green grass and a touch of seaweed
palate: smoldering seaside bonfire, lemon rinds wrapped in seaweed
finish: long, brownies and smoke
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:18 am

Sig Islay 5 yo, 40%

glencairn

Nose: burnt oak, sweet malt, seaweed
Palate: very oily - diesel, seaweed, sea air
Finish: moderately long, very seaside
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:24 am

Bowmore Legend. 2011 bottling

glencairn

Nose: charred oak, lavendar
Palate: lavendar blossoms and orange blossoms, hint of sea air and burning oak
Finish: moderate, sweet...lavendar (in a good way) and a hint of the sea
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:32 am

Ardbeg Uigeadail, L11

glencairn

Nose: salted raw salmon, dying embers to a beach fire, oily, melons
Palate: iodine, brownie mix, fishing village, seaweed
Finish: robust, rich, lots of seaweed and charred oak
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:31 am

Some notes from earlier today

Laphroaig 10 CS batch 003

N: Citrus, wet hay, iodine, wood smoke and smoked fish. A little tar and flowers. Also a slight smell of fruity pebbles.
P: Citrus, wood smoke and smoked fish. Some peat, tar and some broccoli stem.
F: Wood smoke, citrus, smoked fish and the little bit of fruity pebbles. Also a little of the green vegetables.

A good whisky but different.


Laphroaig 10 CS Batch 002

N: Wood smoke, brine, some red fruits, citrus, iodine and peat.
P: Wood smoke, brine, salted smoked fish, with tar and peat. Some hints of red fruits and citrus. maybe a little apple peel. Also a little smoked ham.
F: medium long on wood smoke, smoked/salted fish and brine. Some tar, peat and iodine mixed in with citrus.

Tastes thicker and heavier

Laphroaig 10 CS Batch 001

N: Pears, wood smoke and brine. melon. after a minute or two some iodine and peat.
P: Wood smoke, brine and pears. Iodine, tar, kerosene, diesel, and salt. Smoked fish and smoked ham. burning embers from a fire.
F: Medium long and smokey. Burning embers from a fire, tar, iodine, smoked fish, diesel and brine.

Is there a fire in my mouth?

Very good, but in a very heavy style.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:02 am

Any favorites out of the group Sean?
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ryguy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:18 am

I have a few things hanging around that will fit well here. 8)

Laphroaig 18 OB 48%

Color: Dark Gold
Nose: Overall sweetness, dark toffee and chocolate, seaweed.
Palate: Oily, smooth, more sweetness that quickly gives way to iodine and a sweet peat fire burning in my mouth.
Finish: Finish is long and smooth, sweet smokey seaweed that lasts and lasts.

Great dram! :thumbsup:
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:17 am

I am back tonight with 2 more.

Laphroaig 18yo

N: Vanilla, brine, seaweed and some fudge. A little smoke, jerkey and a hint of orange.
P: Vanilla, brine and smoke. A nice peat fire and smoked meat/fish. A little iodine and seaweed.
F: Starts on the peat fire, smoked wood and brine and then the party is crashed by lots of vanilla and fudge.

Edit: though a couple of minutes later I can still taste the smoke and peat fire. hmmd

This bottle has really grown on me and now might merit a replacement.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:42 am

Laphroaig Triple Wood

N: Red berries, cherry wood, apples, with hints of iodine, smoke and a sea breeze.
P: Starts on red berries, apples and iodine. With some apples, smoke and vanilla.
F: Starts on smoked wood and vanilla. Then some very dry oak, cherry wood, more vanilla and smoked meat. Very Very dry.

Not sure that I will buy it again but it is interesting.
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Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 am

I've always liked the Lappy 18. It's biggest problem has been the local prices here which were north of $120 originally. :shock:
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