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Getting Creative: Vattings

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By @Victor @Victor on 17th Apr 2011, show post

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge You have it down to a science... even in a hotel room.

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

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?

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

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.

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

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.

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Talisker 18 YO and Springbank 10 YO in a ratio of 1:2, peaty, peppery, and sweet.

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@Hewie
Hewie replied

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.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Laphroaig 10 and QC at 2:1. An excellent tune up for the 10 and improves them both.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge Very daring considering neither of those needs any help. Sounds good, though.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@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.

6 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@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?

6 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, not available in Ontario.... probably not available in Canada.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I’m reviving this thread and hoping to get some advice on a couple of questions.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. How long should I let the vatting/blend “marry” before testing it out? A month? A week? A day? An hour?

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@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.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnbound, which Lot No 40 CS, 12YO or 11YO?

Don't use the peated bottle unless you want peated Rye blend.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@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.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@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.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Are you saying you like the blend of Clark and seasoned oak better than the 2018 CS Rye on its own? Astounding!

2 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nozinan NO....but apparently I worded it that way.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

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.

about one month ago 4Who liked this?

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