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  1. #1901
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Balvenie Double Wood, this evening.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7 View Post
    Dont get too excited, I may have mislead do to inexperience in terminology. it has some faint smokiness, no more.
    Well damn! I was all excited to try a peated Auchentoshan expression!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    I'm drinking a glass of this as I type, and I have to say, this is the stuff of dreams. I don't get as much peat as you opine about, at least not in the sense that talk about. I get A LOT of earth, but it's beautifully balanced by briny, jellied fruit. It's very interesting how all spice in this ignites and then quickly expires like dirt dumped on a flame, but the sweet, briny fruit bounces back in to fill in any empty spaces. I really, really love the spongey nature of this whisky that surrounds a still unadulterated Springbank center.

    I still consider myself a malt noob, but for me right now, this is bunker material.
    I'll add my $0.02 to the mix and just an FYI, I tasted this completely blind. Had no clue what it was.

    Color: Very light yellow.

    Nose: Earth. Dirt. Decaying vegetation. Light smoke. Wet leaves and potting soil mix.

    Taste: Wow, a blast of soot, dirt, and ash, like I just fell face first in a spent firepit with my mouth wide open. Yum! Over cooked vegetables. Light smoke and a dash of salt. Damp tree bark.

    Finish: A bit peppery with lingering vegetation notes. Dried earth. A salty aftertaste that leaves you a bit parched for water.

    Rating: This might be the earthiest dram I've ever had. Just a mouthful of dirt. A bit on the excessive side but I admire the uniqueness. Did they throw dirt in the cask? Mmmm. I'm scoring this one a 91.

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  5. #1905
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    Well damn! I was all excited to try a peated Auchentoshan expression!
    Sorry! I do highly recommend this though; simply a fantastic whiskey, especially at the price point- about $65 in DC.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyjd75 View Post
    Ardbeg Uigeadail. My first try at an Islay malt. Different, to say the least. But I "think" I like it. Time will tell for sure.
    Give it time and a few more spins. AU is an awesome whisky and once you're into that level of peat/smoke, there's no turning back. You'll be craving all things Islay before long and your wallet will be cryin'!
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    I'll add my $0.02 to the mix and just an FYI, I tasted this completely blind. Had no clue what it was.

    Color: Very light yellow.

    Nose: Earth. Dirt. Decaying vegetation. Light smoke. Wet leaves and potting soil mix.

    Taste: Wow, a blast of soot, dirt, and ash, like I just fell face first in a spent firepit with my mouth wide open. Yum! Over cooked vegetables. Light smoke and a dash of salt. Damp tree bark.

    Finish: A bit peppery with lingering vegetation notes. Dried earth. A salty aftertaste that leaves you a bit parched for water.

    Rating: This might be the earthiest dram I've ever had. Just a mouthful of dirt. A bit on the excessive side but I admire the uniqueness. Did they throw dirt in the cask? Mmmm. I'm scoring this one a 91.

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    Nice tasting note there, Josh. Hard to go wrong with Springbank/Longrow, that's for sure!
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I had the AD Rattray 21 year Auchentoshan last night. The nose was superb, the initial taste was good and the later tastes were ultra-malty and not so good. I need to give it another shot, but as of right now I'm kind of disappointed for the price of $75.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist last night at a local restaurant and it was" peat o' licious."
    One of the best Ardbeg expressions! I know this bottle gets criticized for having less peatiness and punch-in-the-face than other Ardbegs, but then again, Pappy 20 also gets criticized for being "too smooth".

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    One of the best Ardbeg expressions! I know this bottle gets criticized for having less peatiness and punch-in-the-face than other Ardbegs, but then again, Pappy 20 also gets criticized for being "too smooth".
    The Ardbeg was paired with a Kobe burger and Maytag Blue Cheese potatoes nice play on all the flavors,really came together, a true umami for the soul.

 

 

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