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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Now I'm onto a wee dram of Bruichladdich Rocks. I can't seem to figure this one out, there is no peat on the nose or in the palate, which I would expect given that it's an unpeated malt. However, in the finish I get some really subtle phenolic tones, like there is peat or a peat essence there somewhere. I also get something like rotting vegetation in the nose. Again, very subtle, but there... It's tasty but this is making me a bit batty trying to nail it down.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    Now I'm onto a wee dram of Bruichladdich Rocks. I can't seem to figure this one out, there is no peat on the nose or in the palate, which I would expect given that it's an unpeated malt. However, in the finish I get some really subtle phenolic tones, like there is peat or a peat essence there somewhere. I also get something like rotting vegetation in the nose. Again, very subtle, but there... It's tasty but this is making me a bit batty trying to nail it down.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    Now I'm onto a wee dram of Bruichladdich Rocks. I can't seem to figure this one out, there is no peat on the nose or in the palate, which I would expect given that it's an unpeated malt.
    Is this something new? I was under the impression even the unpeated version was slightly peated. Of course it's been at least a decade since I bought any.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Is this something new? I was under the impression even the unpeated version was slightly peated. Of course it's been at least a decade since I bought any.
    My impression as well. I think even the water on Islay is a bit peaty!
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    My impression as well. I think even the water on Islay is a bit peaty!
    I don't know anything about the history of this expression (Rocks), only that it clearly states unpeated on the label, so I had just assumed there was no peat. However, given that yes, the water on Islay does run through peat bogs and actually adds a measurable amount of phenolic parts per million, I guess it makes sense that I would taste something. It's a pretty fun expression to explore given the very different pallet from most other scotches.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I believe the unpeated version still has something like 3-4 ppm but that's enough to notice.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Is it the water?
    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    My impression as well. I think even the water on Islay is a bit peaty!
    The Caol Ila unpeated is a great example of how peaty even unpeated Islay can taste! I definitely think there's something in the water.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    The Caol Ila unpeated is a great example of how peaty even unpeated Islay can taste! I definitely think there's something in the water.
    Whoa whoa, Caol Ila is unpeated!?!? Now thats impressive, I get very strong peat in it, though I also happen to be pretty sensitive to that. If thats what just the water can do... dang!

 

 

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