MacDeffe wrote:Batch 3 just came out!
I'd do the hard job and taste it for you guys in a few weeks
rayor wrote:Nice notes...I enjoyed reading and I'm gonna taste some of them
Why you stop writing? I want more
johan brugge wrote:Hey Sean, how do you compare these new batches against the old version of the Laphroaig CS?
The Third Dram wrote:Fascinating to cross-compare your notes of the 'Rendezvous' with my own, Sean...
Batch No. 44, Bottle No. 825 – 46%
Nose: Quite exceptionally delicate, complex and alluring. Toffee coated apples. Caramel. Turkish Delight. Vanilla icing. French toast. Lemon oil. Leather. Moist grass. Mentholated tobacco.
Palate: Clean with intense sweetness. Then bittersweet notes accompanied by spiciness. Buttermilk pancakes. Apple sauce. Oranges. Milk chocolate. A soft surge of Sahara-dry peppery heat rises from beneath, broadens and finally fuses with the other sensations. Vanilla. Smoked almonds. Cinnamon. The bittersweet rye aspect displays a rather subtle, gentle nature until the spices of the younger distillate begin to 'pop' near the finish. And a cooling hint of mint lingers long afterward.
Comment: Incredibly smooth, either poured over a single ice cube or served neat. There's a lot going on here. But you need to pay attention and take the time to fully appreciate the underlying complexity. Simply stunning whiskey!
Yes... I like this one a great deal!
pkt77242 wrote:Great tasting note Doug.
Drrich1965 wrote:It has been a while since I have posted here- need to do so more. Good seeing Ganga and some others I "know."
Sore 93 Sm Miltonduff 20yo (46%, D & M afficianado's Club Distilled June 199) June 12, 2011. If I had this blind, I would have thought it was a very old and outstanding bourbon cask Highland Park, or perhaps a vatting of HP with sherry and bourbon (or perhaps, best, not first filled sherry). Why? It is outstanding, with all the complexities and multiplicities that are the best HP. Nose: A deep and rich maltyness, early morning cressants. Spiced cookies. A hint of old port. Just a bit of smoke at the rare moment. Truely complex-spellbinding. Mouth: More smoke and peat than I would have thought. I deep spicyness balances a rich malty center.This is one that will just not last long- I just love it. This is one of those malts that makes me rememmber why I love whisky so damn much, and is full of complexities and suprises that only come from balance. The last few years, I have preferenced and privledged Islay whiskies, but this is one of those ones that makes you reevaluate your tastes. Stunning.
pkt77242 wrote:Caol Ila 25yo OB 58.4% 2005 release
N: Olive brine, lemon, malt and some smoked fish. hints of green bean and vanilla. Almost a smell of some roast beef.
P: similar to the nose. Olive brine, smoked fish, lemon and some barley. Hints of the green bean, cucumber and vanilla. Maybe a little root and licorice.
F: Medium long on smoked fish, olive brine and lemon. A little root and vanilla hang on till the end.
A very nice malt. A tad more complex and well rounded but not as in your face.
90 points. and yummy to me.
johan brugge wrote:pkt77242 wrote:New Belgium Somersault
What the hell is that? Are you sure this is a Belgian beer? I've never heard of it before.
pkt77242 wrote:Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale 7.2%
N: Big caramel, malts, butterscotch, a touch of hops and some vanilla. A little barley and molasses.
P: Loads of vanilla and caramel. Some butterscotch and a little oak shavings. Some malt and a hint of hops.
F: shortish on vanilla, caramel and malt. Slightly bitter.
Not a bad whisky but a little overloaded with the vanilla and caramel. 84 points