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 :-)
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.
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.
6 months ago 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.
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@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. :)
Just bought a bottle of Bushmills Black Bush because I did a review of the bottle I had out east on vacation. I want to see if my assessment was influenced by the situation I was in. So far, my notes are pretty accurate. Nice stuff for under $40 CAD.
I purchased the Hibiki 17, 2000's Miyagikyo and Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask in the same trip. Big fan of Japanese whisky, marked way below fair market value, and dwindling supplies.
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Gorgeous bottle. Makes the Glenlivet bottle look pretty ordinary.
Well, as a follow to my post I made back 22 days ago (or at least around that time), I was able to pick up (today) another bottle of the 16yo Nadurra Batch# 0613; 54.7%ABV. I went back to the same small liquor store, and the last bottle was still on the shelf. I told the gentleman working there that I had picked up the second to last bottle, and was pleased to see the last one still on the shelf. This goes to show, to never count out the small liquor stores in having a treature of a find. I admit I did get suck into going to the larger, wharehouse size, liquor stores since their selection are quite vast. I am glad to have been in going to another store nextdoor and decided to see what this small liquor store had on its shelves. Lesson learned.
@ajjarrett I forgot to mention how much I paid for it. 78.99 USD
@ajjarrett Happy ending to a nice story. now that you have 2 of the same batch you can open one and tell us how it is.
Smaller "mom and pop" stores are becoming a rarity, and with little affordable good finds being brought to market, what you describe is less common. But It was in such stores that my brother in law discovered a cache of Mac CS, and in another store a few years ago I came across a couple of Springbank Claret woods, and then last December found 2 of a well-reviewed batch of Nadurra 16, still at around original price (< $90 CAD out the door). In yet another store I found Solan, not a classic by any stretch, but an education nonetheless.
@Nozinan I will certainly open one, and give a report. It might take a while before I do. I already have a bottle of 0712U, 55.5%ABV opened.
Five bottles of Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength, four batch 009 and one batch 008 that was trying to hide from me on the back of the shelf.
Because @Victor made me.
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@MadSingleMalt, you made a good choice.
I just returned from a trip to Scotland and Islay... my last purchase was a few bottles, Laphroaig PX, Laphroaig Brodir, and Lagavulin Jazz Fest 2017... the reason is I like these distillers and I cannot get these expressions at home.
@dcbill, you live about 15 minutes away from me. Drop me a "follow".
Been traveling recently and while the whisky selection wasn't that exciting I scored two bottles of vodka!
@MadSingleMalt so jealous limited release in U.K. And only managed to get one bottle of the batch 009.
@Victor I guess you liked his purchases....
@Nozinan, I like his purchases assez bien. I also like that I might be able to drink with him without having to drive 600 miles each way to do so.
@Victor ah, I see.... So a replacement for us. Do much for loyalty...
@Nozinan, well, if you are fishing for a "You are irreplaceable!", that is of course true...but we've still done 80% of the shlepping with our Canadian friends. There is no guarantee that we will ever travel to Canada again, much less at the twice per year pace that we have for the last 6 years. Our Canadian friends seem to assume that we will continue to do so.
To be fair, you are an astonishingly much-schlepping host, when we have visited chez vous. We of course do the same when people come here.
@Victor I would never make the assumption that you, @dramlette or @maddie would come, but that doesn't stop me from hoping, and celebrating each opportunity to see you.
To stay on topic, you have influenced my buying choices (in a positive way) and in addition have imparted knowledge and friendship along the way.
Not to mention wisdom...
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