Muskrat Portage wrote:Don't blame it on me! Ganga and Mikey have been chomping at the bit all day, haven't you boys! Seriously thanks K-mile and y'know post your comments on the Ardbeg, you have a good grasp of whisky, and I for one would like to see what you think of the Ardbeg.
We couldn't do this alone, it's better with all of us here.
K-Mile wrote:Ardbeg TEN
Nose : Like I said in my comment, noticed some vinegar for the first time. Salt, sealike. Also something fresh and sour, lemon.
Palate : Salt, tingling on tip of my tongue. Citrus fruit. Heathery, earth smoke.
Finish : Loong, salty, with lots of peat. Lemon peel at the end, slightly bitter, tea.
Comment : The most amazing thing about the TEN is that the bottle feels like it's twice the size of the average whisky bottle. Really impressive, as is its content.
Talisker 175th Anniversary, sm brandy
Nose : This is quite pleasant. Honey and cereals.
Palate : ????
Finish : ????
Comment : ????
Ganga wrote: Hey, I was helping someone. Go look again.
Spirit of Islay wrote:Talisker18yo
Nose : sweet-peatiness,peppery .
Palate : not as fiery as the 10yo but still warming with a dryness , lovely stuff
Finish : long and warming,
Comment : A lovely dram , does not disappoint ,
Mr Fjeld wrote:Talisker 18
Nose : Just poured it so I'll concentrate on the nose first. It's not often that I detect the same scents others do but when SOI said sweet peppery I felt I could smell the same. Could be my imagination got triggered by his words but there you go. I also feel it's a little vegetal - like a Rhum Agricole from Martinique would be. Maybe some pencil shavings - I'm not sure? Oh yes, I'm getting toffee too - sweet cereals and toffee/caramell. And add peppermint to that. This one definately benefits from being in the glass for a while. Everything seems to come together and the scents get stronger in character. I love the nose and quite like the mouthfeeling of it - the finish is quite different from anything I've had so far. Oh the nose is really opening up now - it's fantastic! So much better than I remember - and I seem to remember it was quite good! Also, I find the smoke to have a certain "sour" - very nice actually - quality which I've only found in Port Ellens and Springbanks. Do Talisker malt any of its barley themselves like PE and SB did/do?
Palate : a little oily and peppery - but much less so than the Caol Ila 12 for example. It has a tougher bite than I seem to remember. Feels like there's a little sherry matured whisky in it too. Strangely enough the taste of it lasts very long in the back of the mouth and throat after having swollowed. I'm intrigued, it's very good but also quite strange! After a while it seems more fruity but the same long finish applies. it's a good whisky this one!
Finish : Loooong finish, peppery - lasts in the back of the mouth and throat for quite a while
Comment : Well, I'm pouring another - need I say more?
I've lined these up for comparison and again, similar but disimilar, as expected. This is what intrigues me most with tastings, the breadth of life experience and how it impacts your perceptions. Perhaps this would be a good dissertation for someone working on their Masters. Think of the enjoyment you'd find in the field work.Mikeymad wrote:18yo - standard US release - glencairn
Nose : Softer on the Peat, more on the sweet
Palate : Oh my gosh, spice, hony, peat across the palete
Finish : The spice remains with slowly mellowing peat in the background
Comment : Now with a bit of chocolates
Muskrat Portage wrote:I've lined these up for comparison and again, similar but disimilar, as expected. This is what intrigues me most with tastings, the breadth of life experience and how it impacts your perceptions. Perhaps this would be a good dissertation for someone working on their Masters. Think of the enjoyment you'd find in the field work.
I wish I had decent chocolates to do the comparison Mikeymad is.
Ganga wrote:Maybe we can get S'tan De'Mon to join us.
Ganga wrote:Thanks for joining in. It's nice to see what other whisky drinkers think of Scotch whisky.