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by numen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: TheCognacForum / CognacFans.com
Topic: Forum down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Forum down?

I was wondering whether anybody else had trouble logging onto or accessing the site over the past two weeks. Anybody know what the problem was?
by numen
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Cognac Reviews and descriptions
Topic: Which Are Your Favorites - Cognac & Aragnac
Replies: 11
Views: 5354

Re: Which Are Your Favorites - Cognac & Aragnac

My favorite cognacs under $100 - Daniel Bouju Royal Brut de Fut -- his stuff isn't for everybody, and there can be large differences in batch quality, too. - Maison Surrenne Ancienne Distillerie. This really isn't valid anymore because they raised the price by almost $100. What used to be $48 is now...
by numen
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%

@BSinTX, I also seem to have missed the transition from KY to TX! The broken collar bone sounds terrible, but the triathlon sounds intense and pretty incredible. I remember reading the stories and seeing the photos of you and your bike! @Pierre, thanks! It's nice to be back a bit. I'll probably be s...
by numen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Nikka Yoichi 20 Year Genshu "New Cask" #100126 (60%)
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Nikka Yoichi 20 Year Genshu "New Cask" #100126 (60%)

I think that there are probably a few stinkers out there (there's that one awful one out there, for instance) [http://www.thecognacforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=895&p=2530&hilit=Usuikyou#p2530] Thankfully, I'm getting to sample some really nice and hard to find stuff from trades with pe...
by numen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%

Thank you! I had to take a few months away from it due to acid reflux, and posting would have just been too much temptation, so I steered clear for a while. Things seem to be back in order. I wanted to take some time to do my tasting notes and have a few in hand before posting again. Took some time,...
by numen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Yoichi 20 Year old, 52%

sample from a friend Nose: Faint, not the most pungent here. All the same, there is beautiful integration. Pear, quiet apple and lemon, graphite. Oil (putty, I like this). Ginger. Stones and something almost coastal, but not fully. Sandalwood in the far rear, with just the slightest of spice and sal...
by numen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Yoichi 15 Y.O. Genshu "Sherry vat" cask 412195, 59%
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Yoichi 15 Y.O. Genshu "Sherry vat" cask 412195, 59%

sample from a friend Nose: Some of that sweet spice and fine aged wood that so reminds us of incense. Graphite and pencil shavings. The sherry influence is clear, balanced and not overwhelming the characteristics of the malt. Cherries, strawberry liqueur, just the tiniest drop of pressed coffee and ...
by numen
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Casks (rel. 2013)
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Casks (rel. 2013)

Nose: Now this is a sherry bomb that really lets itself go. Lots of bitter coffee overlaying prunes, drizzled with little nibs of fig. More espresso. Chocolate liqueur with a maraschino cherry. Decadent and heavily sherried, showing a surprising amount of the heavy and dark elements at what I think ...
by numen
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 48%
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 48%

Nose: Rich and fudgy malt, obviously sherried, chocolate, and then dashes of sweet red fruit behind it. Kirsch at first with damp forest floor. Fairly typical baseline Karuizawa. Faint notes of rubber/sulphur, but hardly 'off' or wrong. Strawberry eau-de-vie (and sweet) emerges as the main fruit, an...
by numen
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Whisky and Bourbon
Topic: Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old "Peaty and Salty" Distillery (55%)
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old "Peaty and Salty" Distillery (55%)

Sample from a friend. Nose: Light peat, clean and refreshing. There's some smoke and salty nori. Faintly sweet malt and lemon, both fresh and candied. Oil, almost verging on putty, and I do like it! Some ginger and white pepper, and touching on wet pebbles and oysters. (with water) Slightly flatter,...

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