Marvin wrote:Any idea where I'd find a barrel that size in UK? Wouldnt mind trying the old vatted malt/blended thing myself.
maverick wrote:I'm new to all this terminology but from what I understood vatted malt is when you mix different whiskeys together? Am I correct? It's like a whiskey coctail then!
Reggaeblues wrote:At a large private dinner party 2 yers ago I smuggled in a flask of Ardbeg 10 which i duly poured nto my wine glass. Everything was fine until the wine waiter, assuming my glass needed refilling, filled it...
Another unintentional vatting with Ardbeg... this one definitely NOT recommended!
Marvin wrote:Where do you get the barrel from?
Bulkington wrote:So any recommendations for something to mix with Aberlour a'bunadh? My palate has shifted away from sherry monsters, so I'm willing to experiment (one glass at a time). Maybe mixing it with a peat monster? One part Aberlour to two of something else? Aberfrog?
Di Blasi wrote:I have some opened whisky I've been planning on blending, looking forward to it! After my "master blending" experience this August at Glengoyne, (certificate to prove it!!) I'm ready!
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Had an aughfull Tamnavulin 12yo which I mixed with an equal part Black bottle but did not improve either so I've added another part Talisker 10 which I fear the only thing it's going to do is ruin the Talisker I'll leave it a few days and see...
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Okay I could not leave it....
But I must say that I'm very pleased with the result.
Remember equal parts of Tamavulin 12yo (which I did not enjoy at all) Black bottle (which I found too sweet) and beautiful Talisker 10 to hopefully to brink it all to gether.
Well firstly and strangely the very Grassy and Malty nose of the Tamnavulin still stands out quite clearly, then there is sweeness which is quite fruity (apricots) whih would not be evident in any of the 3 ???
Taste is not bad at all which pleasently surprised me. The talisker charachter seems lost in the taste but yes the smokeis there with a touch of gobstopper sweetness from the blackbottle. Mouth feel is quite oily but dry and dusty at the same time????
The finish is probably the strangest part with all the parts fighting each other. The spice from talisker probably wins but the pepper is really subdued. So the finish is quite unbalanced but is that because I know what is going on I cannot say. But one thing I can say is .... a quality malt will make a lot of crap taste good
So was the experiment a success. Well in the sence of the original idea yes. I made 2 drams that I did not enjoy into a quite enjoyable dram. However was it worth sacraficing Talisker 10? I'm so sure on that score but the fact I have 2 bottles in reserve I would have to say yes.