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November 11, 2021


But One other World Session
These are trickier and but funnier to do. We’ll preserve crusing the place the wind takes us, however as we frequently love to do (so long as we have French whiskies within the containers), we’ll begin this new session from France.

Armorik 12 yo 2009/2021 (57%, OB for LMDW, France, sherry, cask #3343, 660 bottles)

Armorik 12 yo 2009/2021 (57%, OB for LMDW, France, sherry, cask #3343, 660 bottles) Four stars

Once I say France right here, I imply Brittany, or Bretagne. Bagpipes, Celtic flutes, whisky, langoustines, scallops, haggis… No, not haggis, however does not all that ring a bell? Armorik/Warenghem are the pioneers of the modern-quality whisky tradition in France, so all hail Armorik! Rather less positive of this new Evian-style label, however who cares… Color: amber gold. Nostril: old-school French malt whisky, and meaning lots. Once I say old-school I imply whisky made because it was made in Scotland, with correct gear and with out slicing any corners. And with out utilizing simply any unlikely wine casks that will have crossed the distillers’ path. Very good nostril, stuffed with beers, desserts, breads, dried fruits, walnuts, dried figs, additionally broom, dandelions, honeysuckle, with a drop of soy sauce and a wee porcini on prime of all that. And maybe a wee glass of outdated Banyuls? With water: cigarette tobacco (there, Gauloise Blonde – boy they will advantageous me or jail me at some point), leather-based, raisins. Mouth (neat): oh good! Nice punch, with some complexity, certainly a little bit triple-sec, some earthy quasi-peat, a whole lot of citrus, pipe tobacco, mead, williams pear eau-de-vie, heather honey… The citrusy aspect retains it actually tight and targeted, even is mainly, it is fairly complicated whisky (what?). With water: will get a tad lighter, virtually as a Lowlander. End: somewhat lengthy although, nearer to Jerez. Extra walnuts, leather-based, oranges and tobacco. Ducados? Feedback: I simply knew this was going to be wonderful. I believe I will now play that outdated LP by Alan Stivell that I’ve nonetheless acquired someplace… Tri martolod yaouank (tra la la, la di ga dra), Tri martolod yaouank o voned da veajiñ…

SGP:551 – 87 factors.

We cannot have to drive for too lengthy to succeed in Switzerland…

Seven Seals 'Peated Double Wood' (58.7%, OB, Switzerland, +/-2020)

Seven Seals ‘Peated Double Wooden’ (58.7%, OB, Switzerland, +/-2020) Three stars

As I perceive it, that is from each first fill and refill bourbon. At Seven Seals they appear to have a motto that claims ‘Time does not matter, style issues’. Which can recommend that they are dashing issues indirectly. Come on, it is like saying that the scale of the engine of a sports activities automotive does not matter and that solely the pace does. Only a tautological assertion for those who ask me, even when certainly, there are a lot of very younger whiskies which are completely wonderful – and small-engine vehicles which are enjoyable to drive. Good, allez… Color: gold. Nostril: chilly fire, bacon, lamp oil, briquettes. Fairly good I’ve to say, it jogs my memory a little bit of these early NAS peated Benriachs or Tomintouls. With water: burnt herbs, sage, tarragon, oregano, rosemary, pure tar… Mouth (neat): more durable. Linoleum, outdated candle, smoked fish and lemon, charcoal… Some sides are nice, particularly this petroly smokiness. Sucking burnt pinewood (I’d think about) and a painter’s inked charcoal or one thing. With water: actually a sense of burnt pinewood. End: lengthy, with some bacon once more, in any other case assorted burnt herbs and woods. Feedback: we have tried this fashion earlier than, I simply cannot keep in mind who already did this. Maybe these loopy individuals at Misplaced Spirits, within the good outdated US of A? Shock-surprise, I do somewhat like this, partly as a result of it is vitally un-boring.

SGP:456 – 82 factors.

Since we have been having un-boring whisky, let’s hop to Japan!

Yanagita 2019/2021 'Mizunara' (41%, OB, for LMDW, Japan)

Yanagita 2019/2021 ‘Mizunara’ (41%, OB, for LMDW, Shochu, Japan) Three stars

Good, this isn’t actually whisky, it somewhat classifies as shochu, however I simply adored this wee drink once I first tried it at Whisky Stay Paris, so let’s strive it shortly. What’s extra, positive it is shochu, however it’s shochu that is integrally made out of barley and distilled in a pot nonetheless. And aged in mizunara oak, which appears to work like a turbo on some spirits. Color: white wine. Nostril: you can’t not consider high-class sake and of something fantastically fermentary. Banana wine, manioc, sake certainly, sourdough, orange riesling… Mouth: a bit extra unlikely, with burnt olive oil and a few rice water, somewhat rustic sake certainly, maybe kombucha, weissbeer… Oh and manioc once more. End: medium, somewhat extra on greens and roots. Celeriac, turnips and stuff. Feedback: not too positive in spite of everything. The tales and the individuals are nice, and as soon as once more you possibly can intellectualise something (even a Java Chip Frappuccino® from Starbucks) … We might lack references, we might must ask our Japanese pals… Conservatory rating then… (waving a warning flag)

SGP:372 – 80 factors.

Two Brewers 'Peated Release No.19' (46%, OB, Canada, single malt, +/-2021)

Two Brewers ‘Peated Launch No.19’ (46%, OB, Canada, single malt, +/-2021) Four stars

These very advantageous individuals are situated in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. That is near Alaska. Our outdated pal Davin, uebermaster of Canadian whisky, handed them many awards and medals already, which to me is healthier than a Palme d’Or in Cannes or than an Oscar in Hollywood. Color: gold. Nostril: love this enjoyable, this pleasure, this bubblegum, these luggage of marshmallows (many barbecued) and this sense of getting smoked banana foam over juniper wooden. And these large a great deal of banana skins. Mouth: maltier, somewhat toeing the road this time, with cereals, breads, bitter beers and ales, fruit peel, apple juice, then candy breads, vanilla, cinnamon rolls, and solely a light peat, considerably ‘inexperienced’. End: medium however well-knit, with a fruity sweetness + peat mixture that is not all the time this profitable elsewhere. Pine needles within the aftertaste. Feedback: very positively shocked. It’s not a simple path to attempt to smoke such a better form of distillate, so, kudos.

SGP:645 – 83 factors.

Catoctin Creek 'Roundstone Rye Distillers Edition' (46%, OB, Rye, USA, +/-2020)

Catoctin Creek ‘Roundstone Rye Distillers Version’ (46%, OB, Rye, USA, +/-2020) Two stars

We’ll have many extra Catoctin Creeks from Virginia within the coming weeks, simply saying. So, that is only a foretaste and 100% rye, so most actually not sourced elsewhere (like, in Indiana). Color: gold. Nostril: younger, extraordinarily tarry, virtually plastic-like (not in a foul approach) and completely singular. Whiffs of geranium, bicycle inside tube, teak oil, and ‘the exhaust of a two-stroke engine’. Extra smoked bananas too. Mouth: the oak’s a little bit loud for me. Ginger, juniper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg… Typical very younger distillate that is been considerably force-fed with new oak. End: identical feeling. Feedback: sitting on the fence right here. Some elements are enjoyable, actually, and the nostril was fairly nice, however I am not an enormous fan of those younger oak juices on the palate. I am positive we’ll quickly discover ‘higher’ ones in our stash.

SGP:562 – 76 factors.









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