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Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:21 pm

Welcome to the Glenmorangie Live Forum Tasting.

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  • Friday 20th February 7:00pm GMT - Sunday 22nd February

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For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting forum for past events.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:47 am

Anyone else out there?
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:50 am

Hmmm
It's Friday Feb 20th and 1 am in the UK. Guess everyone is off to bed - even JJ!

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:16 pm

This is weird. Everybody seems to have forgotten about this one, or is no one interested in Glenmorangie?
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:27 pm

it's only 20 past Five Raz , just got in from work give me a chance :wink: :D
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:50 pm

I will be in tomorrow evening for a couple, got called into work tonight :evil:
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:00 pm

First one of the night , unfortunately don't have an open old 10yo so straight into the new Stuff.....

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Original
Age – 10yo
ABV - 40%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon Barrels /
Colour - Honey Gold
Nose – Honey at first then a burst of Citric (Lemon) . Something i've never noticed before , slightly Floral .
Palate - Soft across the palate , Honey again , loads of Vanilla , a bit of spice as well .
Finish - A gentle Sweetness of medium length , honeyed and Vanilla .
Comments - A nice , gentle Glenmorangie , easy on the palate and a pretty good session malt . Lacks a bit of oomph for some peoples taste .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:02 pm

Hi folks

I'm away out this evening to the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen to see a comedy show, the Al Pitcher Picture show. I'll pop in at the end of the evening.

Have fun
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:13 pm

Evening Willie , will be in the chatroom as well .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:23 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Quinta Ruban
ABV - 46%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon and Port Cask Extra Matured /
Colour - Burnished Copper
Nose – Orange Essence at first , then Dark Chocolate , vanilla and Christmas Cake Spices .
Palate - Again Dark Chocolate , Vanilla , Subtle orange . A hint of Terrys Chocolate Orange .
Finish - A nice orange Chocolate finish , not too long .
Comments - This was my least Favourite Finish but i'm getting to like it more with every taste . A really nicely balanced cask finish .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:37 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - Golden Rum Cask
Age – 12yo
ABV - 40%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon and Golden Rum Cask /
Colour - Golden Syrup
Nose – Very fruity (apples and pears) , flowery , a little bit spicy .
Palate - Vanilla , Honey and light Rum .
Finish - Not too long , Sweeter than ordinary Glenmo and the rum seems to come out more in the finish .
Comments - Not too bad of a finished whisky , probably the most subtle one of the lot .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:57 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Lasanta
ABV - 46%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon and Sherry Cask Extra Matured /
Colour - Bright Amber
Nose – Spicy Fruit Cake , Creamy Fudge and Vanilla .
Palate - Very Orangey at first , again Vanilla , dried fruits , cake mix .
Finish - Long and warming , Chocolate Orange .
Comments - A really nice Glenmo , subtle sherry not overwhelming the spirit .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:58 pm

I was so despondent at no one being here(edit: Last Night) - not even Ganga or Willie that I drowned my sorrows in 'wobbly pops" instead of whisky. Or Whiskey.

Maybe I'll crack open a dram or two tonight. Whatcha got?

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:04 pm

I guess I was impatient. Happy to see you all here.
Let me look for a Lasanta on the attic.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:19 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Nectar D'or
ABV - 46%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon and Sauternes cask Extra Matured /
Colour - Polished Gold
Nose – really spicy , Coconut , Orange , Lemon , ginger Cake .
Palate - Really Creamy Fudge , Short Crust Pastry , Bakewell Tart !
Finish - Long , slightly Citric , Creamy Vanilla iced Cream .
Comments - Must say this is my Favourite of the "Extra Matured" Glenmo's , superb stuff , nicely balanced .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Giovinetti » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:21 pm

Greetings to all.

I am not drinking any Glenmorangie at the moment so my stay here will probably have to be short. I went to a couple of the best whisky shops in town and none had the 4x100ml pack that people were talking about for this upcoming event. However, I did see the Nectar d'Or and an interesting Astar '100 proof' (57.2%?). I wanted to read the reactions/observations of the various Glenmo bottles tasted here before I decide to take the plunge.

I am not usually so cautious in buying whisky, but my past experiences with this distillery have not, with one exception, been positive. To date (and none have been the newer expressions) I have had the 10yo, Madiera, Portwood, and the 18yo. All of these scored low. None of them seemed "balanced" to me, by which I mean that I always seemed to find some off note that dominated the overall taste.

The one exception to this was the Glenmorangie Traditional 100 Proof (57%?) that I sampled about 4 years ago. This was a bold whisky that really seemed to come alive in my mouth. It possessed a wonderful full-body that made one believe they were tasting a special whisky. Unfortunately, I have never been able to find a bottle of this.

Well, this has been my limited experience of Glenmorangie. I look forward to reading your comments here on your experiences and happy dramming! :thumbsup:

BTW - if anyone will be sampling the Astar during this tasting I would be very interested on how it might compare with the old Traditional 100 Proof even if the Astar is not a descendent of it.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi Giovinetti ,
I wasn't the biggest fan of Glenmorangie but i must admit the recent releases have raised my opinion of the Distillery . The new finishes are great , the Astar is Fantastic and the Signet is unbelievable ! I've also taken a great likeness to the SMWS Bottlings !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:30 pm

Sofar the only Glenmorangie I tried is the old 10 a few years ago and I didn't like it very much. This Lasanta is so much better. Malty and nutty.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:32 pm

Good Evening All,

A bit like Giovinetti, I am not having any Glenmorangie at the moment, but am interested in seeing your comments. I may have a dram or two of the Nectar D'or (thats all I have) later on but at the moment I am waiting for my palate to clear (Kievs for dinner), I personally haven't known a whisky to have garlic notes before.

Happy tasting everyone.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:34 pm

Hi there.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:35 pm

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Tonight I'm only going to drink Lasanta. It's a litre bottle so no need to worry. :angel:
Haven't done that for a while, drinking only one whisky. It's a good way to get to know a whisky I think.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:47 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Astar
ABV - 57.1%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon /
Colour - Bright Gold
Nose – Loads of Vanilla , spices , Coconut , Honey and a strong Sweetness (Confectioners Sugar) .
Palate - Again very sweet , Digestive biscuits , Battenberg Cake , Almonds .
Finish - Long and Creamy .
Comments - Superb Glenmorangie , a great step up from the 10yo , could smell and drink this all night !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Giovinetti » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:51 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Giovinetti wrote:BTW - if anyone will be sampling the Astar during this tasting I would be very interested on how it might compare with the old Traditional 100 Proof even if the Astar is not a descendent of it.

Gio I don't have the Astar here tonight, but it isn't really much like the old 100 proof. However, it is an excellent dram and well worth trying.

Probably the reason you didn't find a bottle of the old 100 proof is that it was travel retail only. If you really want it, TWE have it for £69.99:

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/B-40-Glenmorangie.aspx

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Thanks for this info Willie JJ! It explains why I wasn't able to find it. Maybe TWE is the way to go given the current exchange rate between the euro/pound. I certainly would be spending the equivalent for the Astar.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:52 pm

Hi Ganga
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Giovinetti » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:53 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Expression - Glenmorangie - The Astar
ABV - 57.1%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon /
Colour - Bright Gold
Nose – Loads of Vanilla , spices , Coconut , Honey and a strong Sweetness (Confectioners Sugar) .
Palate - Again very sweet , Digestive biscuits , Battenberg Cake , Almonds .
Finish - Long and Creamy .
Comments - Superb Glenmorangie , a great step up from the 10yo , could smell and drink this all night !


Thanks for these notes. I think I will have to give this one a closer look.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:58 pm

Certainly am Rich , moving onto the SMWS ones !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:05 pm

Expression - SMWS 125.12
Year – 1995
Age – 12yo
ABV - 57.6%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon Hogshead /
Colour - Bright Gold /
Nose – Pineapple Cubes sweets , Vanilla and ripe Bananas .
Palate - Again Bananas , Loads of Vanilla , after a while Banoffee pie .
Finish - Long and Butterscotch .
Comments - Distilled June 1995 . Another Excellent SMWS Cask , keep them Coming !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:06 pm

No struck matches or sulphur at all in this Lasanta. Clearly there is difference in batches.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:14 pm

Hey Nick !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:20 pm

Expression - SMWS 125.13
Year – 1995
Age – 12yo
ABV - 55.9%
Cask / Bottle No. - Bourbon Hogshead /
Colour - Gold
Nose – Another one with loads of Vanilla , very buttery and Creamy as well . A few spices just for good measure as well .
Palate - Again lots of Vanilla , Apple Pie and Custard , Cinnamon .
Finish - Long , Vanilla and very spicy .
Comments - Distilled June 1995 , Bottled April 2008 . Cracking Glenmo , but then again the society hasn't disappointed so far.....
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:38 pm

Expression - SMWS 125.16
Year – 1996
Age – 12yo
ABV - 58.8%
Cask / Bottle No. - 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel / 1 of 247
Colour - Golden Syrup
Nose – Bags of vanilla , touch orange , creamy fudge , absolutely wonderful !
Palate - A superb fresh cask , loaded with Vanilla . In Fact top class Homemade Vanilla Custard .
Finish - Long , vanilla Custard .
Comments - Distilled April 1996 . Well the quality just keeps a coming from the SMWS . Wonderful !
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:42 pm

Hi Nick,

I enjoy the Nectar D'or so I will be interested to see what you think!

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:54 pm

Expression - SMWS 125.18
Year – 1995
Age – 13yo
ABV - 56.9%
Cask / Bottle No. - 1st fill Bourbon Hogshead / 1 of 298
Colour - Gold
Nose – absolutely brimming with Chocolate and Orange , a little bit of smoke .
Palate - Wow ! if that's not Liquid Terrys Chocolate orange i don't know what is ! A touch Vanilla as well .
Finish - Silky , creamy Chocolate that goes on forever .
Comments - Distilled June 1995 . This is the second weirdest Glenmo i've had (Signet was the first ) , A superb Glenmo....
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:01 pm

Nick i love the Nectar D'or , definitely the best of the Glenmo finishes IMO .
Willie and myself were discussing how the Sauterned Matured Ardbeg might be earlier in the chatroom....
Need to find out !
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