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by Arctic Wolf
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?
Replies: 41
Views: 43967

Re: Favo(u)rite Whisk(e)y?

Highland Park 12 is a magnificent whisky that showcases the fantastic Orkney peat and how it can transform a whisky. It is my standard peated whisky which I serve friends who are new to the peat experience. Your othe choices are solid as well including the Glenfiddich 15 which has spent time in a so...
by Arctic Wolf
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22575

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

From MJB quote "I am a historian by profession with much of my professional career spent studying the Holocaust/Shoah and other genocides. If I have learned anything from the last decade of research it is to be weary of crazy theories posing as science, even clocked with so-called evidence. If someo...
by Arctic Wolf
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22575

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

In the case of the Bruichladdich, the bitterness seems to be an expression of Vanilla or perhaps which is coming from the bourbon barrel. I have encountered it before (though rarely) and only in Whisky. My memory remembers the other occasions were with a Scotch aged in American Oak as well. Now I al...
by Arctic Wolf
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: The Drawing Room
Topic: Learning about flavours
Replies: 7
Views: 14379

Re: Learning about flavours

One way I tease out a flavour (actually an aroma) is that I leave a tiny amount of whisky (or rum) in a small glass and let the liquid evaporate over a few hours. The residue left will have very little alcohol taint and give a glimpse into some of the left over aroma. Adding a touch of hot water wil...
by Arctic Wolf
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22575

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

Its funny, where you see challenge, I see opportunity. If indeed a professional reviewer was susceptible to this particular quirk, and 25 % of the population was also. I would think that would give his (or Her) reviews a sizable audience. Now I do not know if I am susceptible to that particular pala...
by Arctic Wolf
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22575

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

I am fairly sure that my observation was not associated with alteration in this case. It seems more to be a matter of the the time and geographical distance that the reviews were apart. The Count's review is obviously near the start of the time period that this whisky became available. My review was...
by Arctic Wolf
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Whiskey Cellar
Topic: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens Bou
Replies: 16
Views: 22575

Re: Whisky review: Whisky review: Bruichladdich The Sixteens

Welcome back Count! I must admit I had a rather different experience with the Bruichladdich 16 Bourbon Cask. My review on my blog tells the story of a whisky which unfortunately contained an odd bitterness that kept denying me pleasure. In the end I relegated the dram to the status of Mixer, as it w...