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My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO

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My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO

Postby bamber » Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:57 am

Last night, following a massive curry myself and a friend sampled the following whiskies:

Sazerac 18YO x 1
Weller 19YO x 2
Ardbeg Uigeadail x 2
Safeway Islay (to wind down)

Right now that Ardbeg and the Weller are without doubt my 2 favourite whiskies. The Weller smells of almonds, dates, spices and oak and has so many levels of wood complexity on the palate that after 2 glasses I still don't really get it. I feel priveleged to have tried it.

The Ardbeg is just pure intensity in a glass. I don't think there are many whiskies that can follow a 19YO bourbon but this is actually even more robustly flavoured. The sherry influence adds an extra thread of complexity to the already brilliant 10YO Ardbeg. I will say that the first time I tried it, I added water but it is better neat. Sip it slowly and enjoy the ride :)
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:21 pm

That tasting was a bad idea.

An Indian meal will kill whisky stone dead.

Try it again with a clean palate.
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Postby robs42 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:23 pm

You could try the new Indian single malt - Amrut whisky

see http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=993382004

However, I think it would take a pretty spicy meal to dominate the taste of an Ardbeg!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:39 pm

My Indian meal killed a Dalmore 12, a Mortlach 16 and a Springbank 10.

Whisky and Indian meals do not go back to back.
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Re: My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO

Postby Ash » Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:49 pm

bamber wrote:Safeway Islay (to wind down)



Out of interest, what d'ya reckon it is?

JM bible probably lists what it is, but I won't buy a copy. :twisted:
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Postby robs42 » Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:44 am

Without having actually tasted the Safeway Islay (so I may be incredibly wrong) I would guess that it was produced by Caol Ila. They produce way more spirit than any other Islay distillery and do not have such a well recognised taste such as Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin etc. mainly because 98% of their spirit is used for blending.
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Postby Ash » Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:53 am

Yes, I suspect Caol Ila for this reason, but just wondered if anyone knew.
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Postby Aidan » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:05 pm

Can't find its makeup in JM's Whisky Bible.
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