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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby jazz lover » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:26 pm

Yes, buttered popcorn.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby MacDeffe » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:49 pm

Olives. Quite dominant in both nose and palate!

For a change it wasn't just me, this flavour was picked up by others than me.

The whisky was :

1996, 11 y, 57.7 %, Straight From The Cask. Savanna Grand Arome Rum Finish. Initial maturation distilled 30'th January 1996. Matured in Hogsheads. Finished in rum butt- into cask 27th July 2006. Bottled 14th August 2007. 1 of 818 bottles.

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PS. I also remember Eucalyptus in a whisky, forgot which one thou, must be more than a week ago I had it :insane:

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby Wave » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:15 pm

I've tasted eucalyptus (Vick's Vapor Rub) in a whisky before, an Ardbeg no less. A 15yo from an independent bottler (their name escapes me atm) that I tasted at the whisky fair in Dufftown during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival '08. I rarely fail to finish a dram, this one I did without a second thought. :yuk:


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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby jazz lover » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:20 pm

Ganga I believe it was a Cadenhead's Glen Keith, late 60's (?).
Parker's Golden Anniversary Bourbon, mint and pickles and pickles..

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby hyperfuji » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:01 pm

jazz lover wrote:Ganga I believe it was a Cadenhead's Glen Keith, late 60's (?).
Parker's Golden Anniversary Bourbon, mint and pickles and pickles..


pickles? i've yet to experience that one.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:31 pm

hyperfuji wrote:Pickles? i've yet to experience that one.

Experienced the distinct taste of bread and butter pickles in a 25YO OMC Port Ellen.
First time ever coming across that particular palate sensation.
Likely an unusual perceptual mixture of Islay salt and sweet malt.

Generally, I find that individually discernible (especially fruit) flavours can be highly variable in just about any malt whisky, even if the core taste and overall balance remain fairly consistent.

Just one more excuse to keep returning to those bottles! :wink:

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby dramtastic » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:29 am

I do like a surprise, so enjoy it when I detect a new flavour or smell in a whisky.

Can't say I've detected anything too "odd" maybe others would find them odd in a whisky.
Honeydew melon I've found a few times but like Ganga not cantaloupe.
Euchalyptus I've picked up a number of times but coming from Australia that is a very familiar flavour/smell.
Hubba Bubba Gum I have found in some Japanese whisky especially Yoichi's
Cheese in a 12YO PM Nikka and I don't mean sublte, it was quite prominent.
I'm sure I pick up cherry blossoms in some Yamazaki/Hakushu
Agave is another I get every now and again
A HB CS Laph I have open now has the most maritime of noses I've smelt. I don't mean anything classic like seaspray, seaweed or kippers. Like going down to where the fishing trawlers dock and the diesel exaust fumes from there engines washes over the decks of a fresh catch(truly, it smeels fishy). Unusual but it works very well.
I have also just opened one of the most unusual tasting whiskys I've ever had. A Kirin - Seagrams Pure Malt that I just can't figure out yet. If you told me it wasn't a whisky I would probably believe you.
Vegetables like steamed broccoli, carrots or fresh potato skins I've found in some whiskys
Chargrilled marinated steak. Chargrilled eggplants. Chargrilled capsicums. And that was all in the one whisky

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby MacDeffe » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:42 am

Concerning Cooked Cabbage or cabbage

I have seen this on tasting wheels under the sulphur section so it can't be that uncommon!

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:17 am

Intense kumquat - it can also be found in many of the bottles Jim Murray has tasted.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby andyt » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:50 pm

I found a very distinct taste of coconut in Old Pulteney WK499.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby dramtastic » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:30 pm

I love finding coconut in a whisky

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby MacDeffe » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:44 pm

Aye. Coconot is is <3

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby andyt » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:07 am

Wow, glad I'm not going 'nuts then, or at least if I am I'm in good company. I will make a point of tasting the Springbank 21 Nick as I know The Grill (great local bar) has it, can anyone else give me a specific bottling that they found coconut in?

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby dramtastic » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:21 am

andyt wrote:Wow, glad I'm not going 'nuts then, or at least if I am I'm in good company. I will make a point of tasting the Springbank 21 Nick as I know The Grill (great local bar) has it, can anyone else give me a specific bottling that they found coconut in?



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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:21 pm

andyt wrote:...can anyone else give me a specific bottling that they found coconut in?

Mortlach 1972 Rare Malts Selection 22YO (bottled at 65.3%ABV)

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby andyt » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:13 pm

Thanks folks, I am now on a mission :)

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby bredman » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:36 am

andyt wrote: can anyone else give me a specific bottling that they found coconut in?

Malibu. :shock:

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby Megawatt » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:20 pm

One of the strangest I've encountered so far has to be Poit Dhubh 8 year old. I've never had a whisky that tasted so strongly of vegetables, especially celery.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby dramtastic » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:29 am

Coconut in Mars Moltage Pure Malt 8YO

I know I've found it in others but I just can't remember them all off hand.

Found distinct placticine in the Kirin 18YO I opened yesterday, don't know how unusual that is.

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby MacDeffe » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:47 am

Raspberries/Blkackberries is a very dominant note in some Newmakes

The two recent I tried - Glenburgie and Aberlour had that

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby talisker10 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:52 am

I get peanuts in Tomatin 12 (I like it!). Also coconut in Dickel No. 12

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby dramtastic » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:40 am

pkt77242 wrote:I got squash and Sweet Potatoes earlier today from a whisky. I believe it was Ancnoc 12.


Ah, it was earlier today and you can't quite remember which one!! How many have you had since? :shock:

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby hyperfuji » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:54 am

dramtastic wrote:I love finding coconut in a whisky


try jack daniels single barrel. distinct buttery coconut on the nose.

i've also nosed interesting oils in some bottling like peanut oil

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby hyperfuji » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:55 am

The Third Dram wrote:
hyperfuji wrote:Pickles? i've yet to experience that one.

Experienced the distinct taste of bread and butter pickles in a 25YO OMC Port Ellen.
First time ever coming across that particular palate sensation.
Likely an unusual perceptual mixture of Islay salt and sweet malt.

Generally, I find that individually discernible (especially fruit) flavours can be highly variable in just about any malt whisky, even if the core taste and overall balance remain fairly consistent.

Just one more excuse to keep returning to those bottles! :wink:


i know someone who just picked up an OMC PE. although i dont know the age. we will see if he is generous enough to share

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby MacDeffe » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:00 pm

Amrut Intermediate Sherry

Excellent dram and I found loads of coconut in it !

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Re: Why, that's odd

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:59 pm

Isn't this the great thing about Malt Whisky !
As well as everyone liking different distilleries we all find different things in the spirit , wouldn't it be boring if we all liked the same thing and found the same tastes and smells !
Viva la difference !


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