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What whisk(e)y are we drinking? (Part 2)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Ah, now. This is a whisky thread.
    This is a personal account, I can't be pimping my wares but I am happy to answer any questions!

    Puca will be back in Aldi for father's day, too.

    I've no objection to others pimping my wares, though!

    Any comments or updates on the blackwater peated distillate? I read its approaching octomore levels of ppm?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    L Mulligans tastings as part of Feis Ile - three Scotch tastings around June bank holiday weekend for Ardbeg, Jura and Bunnahabainn.

    Signed up for Jura.

    http://www.lmulliganwhiskeyshop.com/category-s/191.htm

    I've tasted about 95% of them :mad: The Ardbeg Blaaack is one I've been looking to try but I've had the other Ardbegs numerous times :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,834 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Cazale wrote: »
    I've tasted about 95% of them :mad: The Ardbeg Blaaack is one I've been looking to try but I've had the other Ardbegs numerous times :confused:

    Yeah started to notice that, interesting tastings coming up but I've tasted at least 50% of the samples already.
    Might be worth the price of admission though for the craic with raconteur Michael at the tastings :)

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,834 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    June bank holiday weekend is busy with tastings... maybe as it's the last weekend before the pubs reopen?

    Mother Macs are running a blind tasting of American whiskey on Saturday 5th June, 6 x 50ml samples.
    The tasting costs €42, and can be collected from Mother Macs in Limerick; or there is shipping within Ireland available at a cost of €6.50.

    https://mothermacs.ie/index.php/product/american-whiskey-blind-tasting-event/

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,754 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Cazale wrote: »
    Any comments or updates on the blackwater peated distillate? I read its approaching octomore levels of ppm?

    That's probably Peat The Magic Dragon.
    I haven't tasted that in a while. It's insane how the perceived level of peatiness changes over time - both up and down.
    I don't make the whisky, so I'm not really the person to ask


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    That's probably Peat The Magic Dragon. I haven't tasted that in a while. It's insane how the perceived level of peatiness changes over time - both up and down. I don't make the whisky, so I'm not really the person to ask

    Love the name. Im enjoying the Irish peat renaissance but some of them are a little tame. Understandably so but I'd love a proper bastard of an Irish peated whiskey to come along. If you ever hear anymore on it let us know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    odyssey06 wrote:
    Yeah started to notice that, interesting tastings coming up but I've tasted at least 50% of the samples already. Might be worth the price of admission though for the craic with raconteur Michael at the tastings

    It's not the worse complaint to have. Yeah you might have twisted my arm!


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭1901Rory


    Having a sample of Lagavulin DE 1999 this evening. Not enjoying it as much as the regular Lag16. It's like Toy Story 4. Good but not hitting the same heights as before. You could say the problem is it's too Woody :rolleyes:
    [I'll get my coat]


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭tyler71


    Cazale wrote: »
    Love the name. Im enjoying the Irish peat renaissance but some of them are a little tame. Understandably so but I'd love a proper bastard of an Irish peated whiskey to come along. If you ever hear anymore on it let us know.

    i wouldn't be an expert on this, but have heard that the triple distillation takes out more of the peat character, making it harder to get really peaty Irish whiskies - any truth to this does anyone know?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 3,032 Mod ✭✭✭✭Black Sheep


    Acquired a bottle of Kilchoman Machir Bay and Ardbeg Corryveckan. Got sick of having no Islay on the shelves.

    Last night, a large Highland Park 12 and a large Highland Park 21.

    The 12 is a fine whisky in its own right but the 21 is really, really good, it’s got a crazy depth to it. I hope the current 12 is as good at age 21.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,754 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    tyler71 wrote: »
    i wouldn't be an expert on this, but have heard that the triple distillation takes out more of the peat character, making it harder to get really peaty Irish whiskies - any truth to this does anyone know?

    All of our whisky will be double distilled, not triple.
    What you say about triple distillation would be true, though.

    And just to head off some questions, no, Irish whisky does not have to be triple distilled.
    And, no, Irish whisky does not have to and has not always had an "e" in the spelling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    The UK subscription service whisky-me.com was on dragons den the other night and received a 75k investment from three of the dragons. They have gone from 4k members to 6.5k since Thursday. They have also launched a World Whiskey subscription along with the Scotch Whiskey one.

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/former-nottingham-bartender-accepts-three-5401219


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Acquired a bottle of Kilchoman Machir Bay and Ardbeg Corryveckan. Got sick of having no Islay on the shelves.

    Last night, a large Highland Park 12 and a large Highland Park 21.

    The 12 is a fine whisky in its own right but the 21 is really, really good, it’s got a crazy depth to it. I hope the current 12 is as good at age 21.

    Some great whisky there. That Highland Park 21 is mighty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,709 ✭✭✭cloudatlas




    What a cheese fest!

    Whisky marketing makes me despair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,921 ✭✭✭✭BonnieSituation


    Cazale wrote: »
    The UK subscription service whisky-me.com was on dragons den the other night and received a 75k investment from three of the dragons. They have gone from 4k members to 6.5k since Thursday. They have also launched a World Whiskey subscription along with the Scotch Whiskey one.

    https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/former-nottingham-bartender-accepts-three-5401219

    They're great. Brexit had to go and ruin it all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    They're great. Brexit had to go and ruin it all.

    They are gonna expand the service internationally. I'm gonna restart my subscription now I can get up north again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,407 ✭✭✭Wailin


    Fercullen 14 lads. Absolutely beautiful Irish whiskey and reminds me of Glenmorangie 10, only nicer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects


    Is it too late to sign up for the Redbreast Dream Cask ballot?
    I see the countdown timer, but nowhere to register. Thinking I might have missed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Effects wrote:
    Is it too late to sign up for the Redbreast Dream Cask ballot? I see the countdown timer, but nowhere to register. Thinking I might have missed it.

    It's not opened until 2pm but you shouldn't bother so I have a better chance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭FileNotFound


    Cazale wrote: »
    It's not opened until 2pm but you shouldn't bother so I have a better chance.

    :D:D:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects


    Ah ok, I thought it was closing at 2!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭2011abc


    Tesco has their own brand Finest Irish SM in stock again at 35 .Maynooth has some but not loads .It’s simply the best out there for the money in my opinion .

    I’d guess it’s real good Cooley stuff (10 years age statement after all) I haven’t had as ‘steady’ a thirty something favourite since West Cork Dha Chasca two years ago before it got dearer and ‘younger’ (?)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,709 ✭✭✭cloudatlas


    Anyone tried the new Dingle? Verdict?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    For anybody near the midleton distillery shop they have midleton 2021 and blue spot for sale. 1 per person so bring the family with you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭killbillvol2


    Cazale wrote: »
    For anybody near the midleton distillery shop they have midleton 2021 and blue spot for sale. 1 per person so bring the family with you.

    Interesting. I have to go to Youghal with the brother on Thursday!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Effects wrote:
    Ah ok, I thought it was closing at 2!

    Crashed straight away. Ballot application is open for seven days which gives me plenty of time to come up with as many aliases as possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,906 ✭✭✭Cazale


    Cazale wrote:
    Crashed straight away. Ballot application is open for seven days which gives me plenty of time to come up with as many aliases as possible.

    Working now. You need to enter a verification code sent by text which hopefully will help limit multiple entries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects


    Cazale wrote: »
    Crashed straight away. Ballot application is open for seven days which gives me plenty of time to come up with as many aliases as possible.

    I forgot about it there until a few mins ago. Signed up with no issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36 Scuba_tom


    First time poster, just looking at Waterford Hook Head 1.1. At 75 euro is it worth it? I like to support local but is that just a very expensive 4 ish y.o?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,834 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Scuba_tom wrote: »
    First time poster, just looking at Waterford Hook Head 1.1. At 75 euro is it worth it? I like to support local but is that just a very expensive 4 ish y.o?

    The Waterford offerings are hit and miss for me.
    I wouldnt get too hung up about the age statement... they are trying something different with terroir.

    The Ratheadon is wonderful, sheestown was v nice.
    Disappointed with gaia and bannow island.
    Dunno about Hook Head though.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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