Would like some tasting notes on this whisky, to compare against my own, if anyone has tried this specific bottling, or Port Ellen of comparable age.
Theres oily peat to start, then, well, seems to be detergent!! maybe its from my glass?? will have an extra rinse out with cold water tonight and try again. After heavy rain here, the chlorine levels in the drinking water seem to rise !!
Rubber, thats it. Not detergent as i first thought, but rubber. Like a brand new bike inner tube covered with chalk powder when you were a kid!!.
And very drying in the finnish. my pallate needs alot of work and hints to pick out these flavours, but thats the fun, right??
Di Blasi wrote:Yea, that rubber innertube nose I too have smelled recently, but can't remember what whisky it was.
There's plenty of "bicycle innertube" in Ardbeg Ten. It was the first single malt I found it in. It's an effect of phenols I believe as I've never found it in anything but smoky single malts - and the innertubes I used to patch up on a weekly basis when I was into mountain biking.
Interesting, not offensive, similar to the petroleum that's found in riesling.
That's an excellent example! Some may hate it but others will be intrigued by it and maybe even like it - as I do!
The cost of these PE's, compared with the OB releases, makes them all the more appealing.
(I tried the 5th release PE last week - bloody nice whisky! )
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