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
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@paddockjudge You have it down to a science... even in a hotel room.
about one year 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?
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.
Talisker 18 YO and Springbank 10 YO in a ratio of 1:2, peaty, peppery, and sweet.
10 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.
10 months ago 2Who liked this?
Laphroaig 10 and QC at 2:1. An excellent tune up for the 10 and improves them both.
10 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.
10 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?
6 months 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.
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@OdysseusUnbound, which Lot No 40 CS, 12YO or 11YO?
Don't use the peated bottle unless you want peated Rye blend.
6 months 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.
Over the weekend, I combined my last 1/3 bottle of Kilkerran 8CS and Hazleburn 12 then threw in a little bit of Clynelish 14 for good measure. Just trying it now, and I gotta say, it's actually better than any of the three on their own.
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