Okay was tuned out for a while ....
Right lets get some order to proceedings
I presume we are going with a few regular bottles as previously discussed.Blends
Jameson's 12yo (Adrian aka IWC Check
Bushmills Original Pure Pot Still:
Redbreast 12yo (IWC Check)Single Malt:
Tyrconnel NAS Single Grain:
Greenore 8yo (IWC Check)
People that have not ruled themselves out for the swaps are as follows. Remember you can always do this tasting before or after and post your thoughts after the fact. Further you don't feel under pressure to have one of everything listed so even if you have only 3 or 4 that is fine.
On info I have received from totally unreliable sources
maybe we can get the swap bottles bit rolling
Maybe something like this.Europe
Willie JJ : International Man of Mystery Malt
Collector57 : Connemara Cask Strength (probably the best in the range on price/value ratio)
Cathach : ??? possibly Greenspot or Knappogue
Irishwhiskychaser : Cadenhead 13yo or Milroys Grain or Redbreat 15yo or SMWS 118.1 (Cooley Peated, ) or ... or ... or ...
I'll let the European panel decide.
Aidan : ???
Ras Mazunga : ???
IainB : ??? (maybe IainB you could do RB15 you'll have at least me off your postal list for that one
So basically people can add or
I'd vote to go with the SMWS from my lot .... Looking forward to this whether it is opened for the tasting or not. Actually the Cadenheads 13yo is probably not far from this type either. Quite different to the Connemara I feel.
So just to whet your appetites...
SMWS notes .....Nose:
noticeably phenolic: smoky-bacon crisps with carbolic soap. The mouthfeel at full strength is oily and the flavour very sweet, with traces of sheep dip. 'Fruity teryaki marinade' was also noted. Water reduces the impact, softens and sweetens the whisky, although the carbolic remains. Taste:
The flavour starts sweet then becomes very smoky/charcoal-likeFinish:
less carbolic and a trace of chocolate in the finish.
By the way if people would like to discus this, I can organise a conference call with joint Irish & UK land line numbers (So national call rates for all) .... just a thought.