By @Victor on 17th Apr 2011, show post
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@OdysseusUnbound, heat it, or soak it, or fill the bottle with hot water
10 months ago 3Who liked this?
@paddockjudge You have it down to a science... even in a hotel room.
10 months ago 1Who liked this?
A variation of my favourite summer long drink is leading to innovation.
I was about to pour a glass of PC diet tonic water with ice and lime, but there were lemons on the table and it was easier to get one than to find a lime. It's not bad (I like the lime better).
My next vatting will include both lime and lemon. Who knows where we'll go from there?
9 months ago 1Who liked this?
Adding lime to the lemon adds a slight bitterness, but ultimately in this case I would have to say the original lime, ice and PC diet tonic is the best.
As I discovered yesterday, vatting ECBP (70.1% batch), OGD 114 and Stagg Jr (Batch 8) seems to bring out the best in all of them. I may need to do some more experimentation.
6 months ago 1Who liked this?
Talisker 18 YO and Springbank 10 YO in a ratio of 1:2, peaty, peppery, and sweet.
4 months ago 4Who liked this?
Arran 10 and Port Charlotte HP in a ratio of approx. 3:1 in my glass. Better than the Arran Machrie Moor I tried the other night - but that was after a couple of straight gins at a tasting. This is damn good.
4 months ago 2Who liked this?
Laphroaig 10 and QC at 2:1. An excellent tune up for the 10 and improves them both.
4 months ago 1Who liked this?
@paddockjudge Very daring considering neither of those needs any help. Sounds good, though.
@BlueNote, you are absolutely correct, Talisker 18 and Springbank 10 are both great on their own. The blend of T18 and Hazelburn was something special, it made the Hazelburn better.
4 months ago 0
@paddockjudge I happen to have some Hazelburn 10 and I’d love to try that vatting but the last time I had a bottle of Tal 18 was 2011, and I had to bring it back from the Motherland. Is it available in Ontario?
@BlueNote, not available in Ontario.... probably not available in Canada.
I’m reviving this thread and hoping to get some advice on a couple of questions.
If I’m planning to reuse a 200ml bottle that contained peated single malt to vat Lot 40 Cask Strength Rye with Wiser’s Seasoned Oak, should I rinse with hot, soapy water and run the bottle through the dishwasher? Or is that overkill? I’m just hoping to avoid peaty notes in my Canadian vatting/blend.
I can’t find where @paddockjudge made his suggestion so perhaps he could chime in with his suggested ratio. I think it may have been 1 part Lot 40 CS to 15 parts Wiser’s SO.
How long should I let the vatting/blend “marry” before testing it out? A month? A week? A day? An hour?
15 days ago 0
@OdysseusUnbound In my experience, even thorough washing may not get the peat out of the glass. There are some bottles I simply use for peated samples or decanting after they become peat-infused.
15 days ago 2Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound, which Lot No 40 CS, 12YO or 11YO?
Don't use the peated bottle unless you want peated Rye blend.
15 days ago 1Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound15:1 is a good measure to use; however, I prefer W Clark Alumni Rye over Lot No 40 CS 11 YO when blending with Seasoned Oak.
@paddockjudge it’s the 11 year old
@OdysseusUnboun, oh, good! I opened a fresh bottle of CS 2018 just for this...not that I wouldn't have eventually opened it. I like the result of Clark 11YO, in a ratio of 1:15, with Seasoned Oak 19YO better than Lot No 40 CS 11YO. I didn't see that one coming. The natural progression is to now increase the amount of W Clark 11YO.
@paddockjudge Are you saying you like the blend of Clark and seasoned oak better than the 2018 CS Rye on its own? Astounding!
@Nozinan NO....but apparently I worded it that way.
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