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  1. #641
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Saw Black Bottle locally and I only know of this by reading. I'm not a big Island fan but have read some good stuff on this brand. My question is how peaty is this compared to, say, Bunnahabhain?

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    picked up a bottle of Redbreast 12yo today. I had it once at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Really enjoyed it. It's not easy to find in my area so when I saw it I grabbed it.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked up a Snow Phoenix the other day. Quite tasty for a vatted malt.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Talisker 10 was on offer for 21 so it went into the trolley, not convinced with it though.
    The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    Picked up a Snow Phoenix the other day. Quite tasty for a vatted malt.
    Vatted? I thought it's a Glenfiddich single malt. Perhaps a better question is, why would you expect a vatted malt to be any less tasty than a single?

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    Vatted? I thought it's a Glenfiddich single malt. Perhaps a better question is, why would you expect a vatted malt to be any less tasty than a single?
    Its a single-malt with no age statement from some of the undamaged casks after the roof collapsed. Rumour has it that some of the scotch is >30yo wish I'd bought a bottle when I had the chance at 50.
    The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Saw Black Bottle locally and I only know of this by reading. I'm not a big Island fan but have read some good stuff on this brand. My question is how peaty is this compared to, say, Bunnahabhain?
    A fair bit more peaty... you'd be hard pressed to find any peat in the last bottle of Bunny 12 I had, though there were hints of it.

    Black Bottle is meant to be a Islay style blend (so, peaty). Is this the NAS or the 10 year old? (I don't even know if the 10 is available at the moment).

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Thought it would be, I mentioned Bunna as I understand it may be a large part of the blend. I'm familiar with the Island Malts generally though I haven't had any in years. Uncertain about the age, will check on that.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    That doesn't surprise me. Bunnahabhain strikes me as a very good foundational malt for a blend: sweet, malty, and salty, and a great background for the peatier malts to play off of. It doesn't take a lot of peated malt to leave a significant mark on a blend.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Returned from a cruise with 2 bottles of Johnnie Double Black and 1 bottle of Glen Elgin (Haven't tried it before, but I loved Compass Box Double Single and it's the malt half of it)

    Tom

 

 

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