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Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

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

Tonight, I have an older expressoin of Ten and the Nectar d'Or.
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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

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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 Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:55 pm

Hi Gordon. Looks like you are having some good Glenmos.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:01 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - Lasanta
ABV - 46%
Colour - Chestnut
Nose – First impressions were mistaken. The struck match scent has appeared, although its not too bad. Its settling down now and there's a lovely orangey tang to the malt, like a rich orange cake dusted with icing sugar.
Palate - The first taste, brought back the sulphur, but perseverance allows the malt to come through. The oranges are there, but I'm not really getting much more than that. I think the sulphur is just killing it. I wonder if this mini was from the early batch
Finish - Long enough, but not very exciting.
Comments - Its not really doing it for me I'm afraid. I know some folks are having good experiences with this and I've had a couple myself, but this particular one is a duffer imo.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:01 pm

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

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:04 pm

Just gonna rinse out with some of the old 10 before I try the Quinta Ruban.
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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 Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:07 pm

Glenmorangie Ten

Glenmorangie
Ten-Older Bottling
coconut meat, sweet maltiness, touch of coocoa powder, light spices, vanilla
biscuity, lemons and tangerines, cinnamon, florals and grasses
a beautiful balance of lemon and dough
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canary yellow
0

10 Years Old
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43%
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single malt
Northern Highlands
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Glencairn
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:08 pm

Hi Willie. Spending some time educating my mothern-in-law about some of the nuances in whisky.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:11 pm

Oh hi Nick :D
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:13 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:No struck matches or sulphur at all in this Lasanta. Clearly there is difference in batches.

There really is Ras, because I've had good and bad. This one is really not good.

Ganga wrote:Hi Willie. Spending some time educating my mothern-in-law about some of the nuances in whisky.

Lucky man Rich. My mother-in-law was never a drinker. Sadly she's not with us now. I tried to tell her it was the water of life, but she wouldn't listen. :(
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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 Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:29 pm

Nectar d'Or

Glenmorangie
Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or
sweet biscuitiness, vanilla, bees wax, light cinnamon powder
sweet, green grasses, cinnamons
gentle grasses on a summer breeze
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citrine
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12 Years Old
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northern highlands
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:30 pm

Afternoon Nick. 8)
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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 Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:40 pm

Vatting of Ten/Nectar

Nose is interesting and strange at the same time. It isn't quite as balanced as each on its own.

Palate is a very similar experience. I enjoy them but I would rather have each individually.
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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 Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:56 pm

Expression - Glenmorangie - Quinta Ruban
ABV - 46%
Colour - tawny
Nose – None of the Lasanta sulphur here. Its as clean as a whistle. Lovely maltiness, but with Linseed and Fennel. Hint of marzipan amongst the floral notes. Oaky too, but it is light. It's the port that supplying the spice, not the oak.
Palate - Mixed peel and chocolate; tastes like carnations would (I guess). Wonderful union between the spice of the oak and the port. Almost fizzing on the palate. Yummy.
Finish - Long, lingering, spicy and delicious. The oak doesn't re-emerge on the finish for me, but my palate may be fading.
Comments - I love this. I appear to have drunk about 8cl in the writing of this note and that's always a sign that there is a lot going on and I need to think to sort it out. But, it's not complex in an unbalanced way. It all seems to hang together in wonderful harmony. Time to stop messing around and buy one of these I think.
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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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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:02 pm

Collector57 wrote: My goodness, have things improved since the '90s and early 2000's!? ... Are all the new ones as good as this? ... Do I need to revise my opinion of Glenmorangie?

Nick it is my opinion that Bill Lumsden and Rachel Barrie are doing great work. The duff Lasantas are a blip I think and the other expressions are excellent. If you really want convincing then try the Astar or the Signet. I know they are more expensive, but ...

Things at Glenmo are definitely looking up I think.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:06 pm

Collector57 wrote:it's quite deliciously grassy and full of Greek sweets.

I have to know; what are Greek sweets like. I've been to Greece several times, but always concentrated on the drinks for some reason. :)
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:07 pm

Totally Agree Willie , Bill and Rachel have been doing a great job .
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:12 pm

School's out! :lol:

Time to work over some whiskies.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:12 pm

Collector57 wrote:Well, Willie, Rachel Barrie is certainly a sign that things are looking better :wink: :P

:D If I'd said that I would have got thumped. I take it Dawn is not occasionally looking over your shoulder to see what is going on?
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:14 pm

Collector57 wrote:Greek Delight and those sticky honey-pastry-pistachio things that I can't recall the name of...

I don't know what Greek delight is, but the pastry things are called Baklava by the Turks. Not sure about the Greeks.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:15 pm

Ganga wrote:School's out! :lol:

Time to work over some whiskies.

Welcome back brother Richard. :)
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:16 pm

Go Gordon. That would be a really interesting finish on a mid teens Ardie. Speaking of which a sample of Glenmo's sister distillery...just because.

And thank you Willie.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:19 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Well, Willie, Rachel Barrie is certainly a sign that things are looking better :wink: :P

:D If I'd said that I would have got thumped. I take it Dawn is not occasionally looking over your shoulder to see what is going on?

No!!!

Then again, she would take it in the spirit it was meant. She's good like that.
One of the (many) reasons I love her so much.

Yeah Audrey would know what I meant, but would take the opportunity to give me a thump anyway :D
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:21 pm

Collector57 wrote:They must be Greek as well, or they wouldn't do that, surely? And I assume there is aa Greek equivalent of Turkish Delight

Actually they have so much in common its amazing and they are in general lovely folk no matter which side of the border you are on, but for all kinds of historical reasons they don't get on. Very sad imo.
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