By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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@Nozinan, ethyl mercaptan is a substance added to odourless (colourless) gases such as propane and natural gas to warn of exposure.. The odour has been described as rotten eggs, skunk, and boiled cabbage.
Ethyl mercaptan is also injected into mine air systems as a warning of danger and a signal to take refuge. Having been exposed to this several times, I can confirm that the odour is different from propane or natural gas and, in my opinion, it more closely resembles dehydrated onion soup mix in a HIGHLY concentrated form. The odour sticks around for a while, sometimes days, when it is undisturbed or trapped... needless to say, I haven't eaten much onion soup lately.
also known as Ethanethiol, Ethyl sulfhydrate, Mercaptoethane
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@Victor, I am inclined to believe that Collingwood 21 YO Rye suffers from a touch of sulfur. You have often described this one as "boiled cabbage". I cannot get past the maple notes. Maple "staves" were used to treat this whisky. Maple is known to "mellow" whisky...I also believe that maple is code for "fixing" whisky....as in a last resort effort to rescue 6,000 bottles worth of 21 year-old malted rye whisky.
@paddockjudge That compound, interestingly enough, contains SULPHUR
@Victor & @hewie:
Clearly, the solution to the problems in the above discussion is latent in the discussion itself: Drink your sulfured malts while you smoke your cigars!
Old Pulteney 21 year old - now that it's discontinued I wanted to grab a bottle before they disappear :-)
2 days ago 1Who liked this?
I just bought a bottle of Maker's Mark as I'm out of bourbon. I thought I'd take a break from Rye mashbills as I have Lot 40, Dissertation and Wiser's Double Still Rye in the bar at the moment.
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Longrow Red 11 Shiraz
Springbank 9 Gaja Barolo
Longrow 7 Gaja Barolo
Just adding to the Campbeltown collection. I went through a bottle of the Longrow 7 Gaja last year. Fantastic stuff.
yesterday 2Who liked this?
Octomore 7.4 one for the club, one for the stash. Mother in law was coming from Edmonton, took the chance to ask her to be our mule, she usually says no. I won't ask what happened to change her mind.
Now, I just have to wait till mid September to try it...sigh.
@KRB80 , so you found your first Longrow 7 Gaja Barolo good enough to buy another? Great! Any chance you'll come through with a review, like you did on that Springbank 14 Fino?
When do you expect to open your new one?I have one in my stash, but it'll stay there until April 2019.
@MadSingleMalt Indeed, I did enjoy it enough to buy another! I'm not sure when I'll break it open as I have a fair amount open currently but when I do, I'll be sure to write down my impressions. I'm sure it'll be before April of 2019 though! LOL
@KRB80 , alright—sounds good. Even if you can't do a formal review of the first one you already finished, I'd like to hear your quick take on it.
Maybe I should explain the curious "April 2019" target date for mine: I pick the monthly new whisky for my whisky club that I'm always blathering about, and we're starting an annual "Springbank Spring Break" tradition where April is a Springbank bottle. The one for 2018 is already on the books (Springbank Local Barley 11), so it's not until 2019 that I plan to bring out the Hazelburn Gaja Barolo 9. When I do, I will pop the Longrow Gaja Barolo 7 to taste alongside it.
And yes, I probably devote more thought than is necessary to planning these bottle picks. :)
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