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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

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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:02 pm

Evening Gordon
I'm just getting organised. :thumbsup:
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Ok Steve
see you later on.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:22 pm

Ok I'll see you over there. My line up for the night is:

Old 10,
New 10 (Original)
Lasanta
Quinta Ruban
Nectar D'or

Maybe open something else later if I'm in the mood.

Start with the Old 10
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:58 pm

Glenmorangie 10yo old style

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A lovely rich malty start interwoven with light floral notes. Underlying grist. No sign of wood that I can detect.
Malt and oak. The oak is powerful for a 10yo.
Sugary vanilla notes amongst the oak. Medium to long finish.
Don't know how many gallons of this I've drunk ver the years, but its always just a really nice light dram.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:01 pm

Hi Musky :D
just the basics of the new range plus the old ten here.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:23 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - The Original (10yo)
ABV - 40%
Colour - Yellow Gold
Nose – seems less malty and more floral than the old ten but the basic characteristics are the same.
Palate - And on the palate its similar too, but there is less wood. I wonder if there is a difference in the wood management showing up here. Certainly the malt has more room to work, but it is lighter without the oak spice.
Finish - Now the wood comes through. But it's still slower and lighter than it was in the old expression. There is more space for vanilla notes and the wood somehow seems younger and cleaner and dusted with icing sugar.
Comments - There's no real difference between this and the old ten other than the way in which the oak comes through less strongly here and in the slightly darker colour. I just had a wee swig of the old ten as a control and there is no doubt that it has a lot more wood spice. Is this good or bad? Well it's just different. The new dram is fresher and probably works better on a summer night and not so well in winter. Still good.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:28 pm

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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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:30 pm

I should say that, if that looks expensive for the 100 proof, it is a litre bottle.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:31 pm

I agree about the Signet too. Its magic, but £110 :(
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:31 pm

Hi Ras :D
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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.

Cheers


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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:35 pm

Just poured the Lasanta and first impressions are good. None of the sulphur I had in the first batch i tried.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

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

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

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:37 pm

Good afternoon good folks. Back from my morning errands. :D
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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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