First of all it tastes nothing like any other whisky I've ever tried. In fact it does not taste like whisky (IMHO). I thought it was like a cross between some weird brandy / grappa and a cheap rum. I felt I could still detect smell a hint of 'white dog' on the nose and I found the mouthfeel to be oily in a way I did not like ! Sure the stuff has a lot of flavours - just not very nice ones (IMO)
Personally I think it would benefit from *a lot* longer in the wood. Myself and a friend stacked it up against Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Glenlivet 18yo and Laphroaig 10yo CS and it was like moonshine in comparison (IMHO).
Ok I've only had one pour and I'll come back to it, but right now I don't like it and I think it is a rip off
It may yet grow on me too. There is a lot of flavours there, and it may prove to be an acquired taste. I had trouble naming flavours as it did not fit into a 'normal' whisky experience.
I'll have a few more pours over the next 4-5 days and post any change on perspective, but right now it's not for me.
bamber wrote:I think it's 10-SRW-ARM-B (I don't have the bottel to hand). JM gives the 'A' version of this 93 and is very positive about it.
So you're saying this stuff will get worse now its open !! Doesn't sound too hopeful.
So you have an essay 10. It should be better than my old essay 7s were, and maybe it will improve with bottle aging/oxidation. Frankly, I really want to love Old Potrero, but now I am very wary of it. Of course, it helps that it is not available anywhere near me and internet ordering is illegal where I live (as in most US states). Ed V.
Still really hard to verbalise the tasting notes - carraway / 'Aidan's aniseed' seems to be there and some honey. Will try again tomorrow (tough life )
bamber wrote: Myself and a friend stacked it up against Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Glenlivet 18yo and Laphroaig 10yo CS and it was like moonshine in comparison (IMHO).(
thats some hefty competition there!
i really enjoyed the old potrero, admittedly though i only had it at two tastings and havent bought a bottle. definitely a unique taste though.
I've noticed that it seems to change a lot after being opened and the cork is extremely tightly fitted - need to wedge it with a spoon to save the skin on my hands ! I wonder if this is to protect it from oxidation.
All in all I'm glad I have a bottle and have tried it, but I'm not sure it is worth the money unless you really want to try something completely different.
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