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  1. #591
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014



    Pulled out a Springer 10y, 100p compliments of AaronWF (I believe)

    Nose: Wet leaves and damp, smoldering tree bark. Sweet undertones of powdered sugar and sugar cane.

    Palate: Wow, a mouth full of wet dirt and soot packed together like a mud pie slaps you across the face! Excellent! That is a bold entry. Moderate ppm phenol content here as the smoke does not dominate. Very mouth-coating and oily, one of my favorite characteristics of a good Springer. It's fat and juicy. A lasting candied, sweet note on exit as this one transitions well into the finish.

    Finish: The finish is all dirt and ash. Hangs around for a considerable amount of time as you find yourself licking your palate and smacking your gums like a mouth full of peanut butter. The oily residue refuses to go away.

    Rating: This is one dirty dram and I dig it! Smoke and dirt and lots of it. What else do you need? But this one brings an added, welcomed sweetness that speaks to the depth and complexity of a good Springer. Right in my wheelhouse! Thanks Aaron!
    Josh

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  2. #592
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    Have you had the Power's John's Lane 12y? Fantastic Irish juice! Love that one. You might give it a try over the RB CS. I don't like a ton of wood or oak either (although I don't personally get that from RB CS and enjoy it). But the Power's is all sugar cookies and icing. Vanilla wafers and just a great example of a pure pot still Irish character.
    I have had PJL and really enjoyed it but remember it feeling a little weak, though to be fair it has been a good 9 months since I tried it. I need to get a bottle of my own and try it side by side.

    Once I'm back home I'm going to try that RB 12 CS again to see if it changed at all.

  3. #593
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    I have had PJL and really enjoyed it but remember it feeling a little weak, though to be fair it has been a good 9 months since I tried it. I need to get a bottle of my own and try it side by side.

    Once I'm back home I'm going to try that RB 12 CS again to see if it changed at all.
    Just poured an extinction dram of PJL right now for the Pacers/Heat game.

    Yup, vanilla wafers and white icing. Very sweet but far from cloying. A very nice Irish pour.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

  4. #594
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    *taps*

    Godspeed soldier, Godspeed.

  5. #595
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I am doing some serious tasting tonight. I'm going to start with the K&L Chieftains Mortlach 22. I'm expecting good things...
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    I am doing some serious tasting tonight. I'm going to start with the K&L Chieftains Mortlach 22. I'm expecting good things...
    Moving on to some Talisker 25 (2004). This baby is a serious dram. I'm not usually a smoke guy, but this one gets it done nicely.
    Last edited by Max Power; 12-18-2013 at 19:22.
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  7. #597
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Yamazaki 18, followed now with a Longrow 7. Good times.

  8. #598
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    First time out to sea with Old Paultney 12...excellent dram for the $...cannot find a thing to complain about here. Just a very nice & slightly salty, briny malt...loving it!
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post

    Pulled out a Springer 10y, 100p compliments of AaronWF (I believe)

    Nose: Wet leaves and damp, smoldering tree bark. Sweet undertones of powdered sugar and sugar cane.

    Palate: Wow, a mouth full of wet dirt and soot packed together like a mud pie slaps you across the face! Excellent! That is a bold entry. Moderate ppm phenol content here as the smoke does not dominate. Very mouth-coating and oily, one of my favorite characteristics of a good Springer. It's fat and juicy. A lasting candied, sweet note on exit as this one transitions well into the finish.

    Finish: The finish is all dirt and ash. Hangs around for a considerable amount of time as you find yourself licking your palate and smacking your gums like a mouth full of peanut butter. The oily residue refuses to go away.

    Rating: This is one dirty dram and I dig it! Smoke and dirt and lots of it. What else do you need? But this one brings an added, welcomed sweetness that speaks to the depth and complexity of a good Springer. Right in my wheelhouse! Thanks Aaron!
    Well done sir! You discussed most of what I adore about Springbank. Too bad the 10/100 is no longer produced and prices throughout the line are increasing quite a bit from year to year.

    I did a SBS of Talisker 25: '04 vs. '11. I'll expound in more detail in the Talisker FWotM thread when I'm not so brain-dead tired, but I will say that the 2011 had little chance against the 2004. Definitely different styles, but the elevated proof brings out energetic nuances in the '04 that the '11 cannot equal with its heavier sherry influence acting to subdue the more bracing character of the malt expressed in the '04.
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  10. #600
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I've been enjoying my first bottle of Lagavulin 16 and the Glenmorangie Ealanta. Like them both a lot. I like the Lag16 more than Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig 10, but I don't know if I like it $30 more. I'll probably pick one up occasionally to get my peat fix.

 

 

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