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Lounging in the Glens

Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Sat May 15, 2010 10:37 pm

I thought that it would be interesting (ok, a few of us thought that) to bring in any whisky that is a Glen. Doesn't matter if it is Scotch, American, Canadian, whatever. And guess what, this isn't setup for any particular evening. Come one come all and spend some time lounging in and with a Glen.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Wed May 19, 2010 4:56 am

Ok, I thought I would kick it off with one of those low-rent type whiskies. Glen Eden is an undeclared malt.

Nose: metal filings mixed into the grist, lemon, oakiness/astringency
Palate: Oaky/astringent, cracked barley, metalic
Finish: moderate, pungeant barley

Better than the first few times I tried this one. Still ranks down there with the worst of them.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Thu May 20, 2010 5:34 am

Tonight I thought I would try something new, Glen Almond. It says 1986-94 but also says selected finest malt whiskies. I guess this falls under the blended malt category.

Nose: slight metallic, malty, fresh oak planks
Palate: heavily laden with malt drizzled in honey, graham crackers, after awhile it develops into a strawberry/orange marmalade
Finish: long, sweet and sour

Weeds Season 5 for entertainment.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 3:31 am

Decided that tonight's whiskies will revolve around Glen. Starting of with a wee drop of Glen Eden. Boy the metallic is coming through tonight.

And now the Glen Almond. I didn't like this at first but it is getting tastier.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 4:04 am

Moving along to something a little different, Glneforres 8. Another malt scotch whisky which I will take to mean that it is another blending of malt whiskies.

This one has peanuts, buttery creaminess, spritz of orange. Reminds me a little of Chardonays from the 1990s.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 4:19 am

How about a couple of Glen Garioch? Yes? Ok. First up an OB 8 yo from the 1990s.

Nose: some rich caramel and nougat, but there is something along the lines of scented soap
Palate: Ivory soap and lavendar
Finish: short, malt and lavendar

Finish isn't so bad but the palate sucks.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 4:29 am

Need something to cleanse after that one. It was worse when I took a large drink of it. Let's try the Glen Garioch 1987, 8 yo.

Ah much better. :) Malty, a bit of oak, salted nuts.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:00 am

Whoops, PlowedRiach interruptus since everyone on chat was having a dram. Now back to the Glens.

Connoisseurs Choice Glenesk 14, 1984, 40%

Nose: wood-polish-wax, some fruitiness, malty, light cinnamon
Palate: polished wood, parafin/waxed fruits, dry mouth feel
Finish: long, malty
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:12 am

Time for a hot one. Glenhaven Glenmoray 11, 1984, 59.7%

Nose: model glue, lemon shavings, straw
Palate: whoa! Nyquil, eucalyptus leaves
Finish: LONG, with the straw and cocoa coming out long after the palate.

I did add a cap of water to this.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:28 am

Ah yes, my own vatting. Glenlaggan. 2 parts of the aforementioned Glenmoray and 1 part Finlaggan 40%.

This is tasty. Some of the menthol and lemon from the Glenmoray and that earhiness from the Finlaggan.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:32 am

Glenkinchie 10 from several years ago.

Pretty simplistic. Few notes of barley, wax. Pleasant.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:38 am

I wonder if I can make it to page 2 before we get some others in here. :smoke:

Glendulan 12 (singleton)

lots of malt and apples.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Fri May 21, 2010 5:44 am

Ganga wrote:I wonder if I can make it to page 2 before we get some others in here. :smoke:

Glendulan 12 (singleton)

lots of malt and apples.


I will be joining in a minute with some Glenmo Astar but you are doing a great job going it alone. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:46 am

The answer would be NO! But hey, it's better to have some company. Next up, Glencadam 15.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 5:55 am

Ok, poured the Glencadam 15.

Beautiful sherried nose. :thumbsup: Palate not quite as clean but gives you dark chocolate with cherries, Mars bars. Very nice whisky.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Fri May 21, 2010 5:56 am

Glenmo Astar,

N: vanilla, honey and some white wine. Malt, and hints of oak.
P: Vanilla and honey. Polished oak. Lots of malt and some champagne.
F: Medium on vanilla and polished oak.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 6:08 am

Whisky Galore Glenlossie 10.

This is on the herbal side with lots of cooking spices. This is one of those whiskies that doesn't smack you in the face but you really should pay attention to.

PS. Nice to have you here Sean. :mrgreen:
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 6:15 am

Do you know we haven't had a Bladnoch bottling? Well, this is the Bladnoch Glen Grant 27, cask 20291.

This is very nice but still needs a little more to get to exceptional.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Fri May 21, 2010 6:21 am

Fiddich 15 to end the night.

N: Vanilla, raisins and oak.
P: Creammy vanilla and some roasted nuts.
F: Shortish. Vanilla and slightly bitter oak.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 6:35 am

Sean, we'll have to revisit this one. I have two 'rothes for tonight but then there remains GLENmorangie, GLENlivet, GLENfiddich....

So Hart Bros. Glenrothes 10, b:'99, 58.3

herbal-loads of licorice/anise, hot, citric, malt more towards the background.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Fri May 21, 2010 6:46 am

I have Glenfarclas, Glendronach, and Glenrothes still left. Probably be back at it sometime this weekend. Goodnight.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 6:50 am

One more Glenrothes. OMC 19 yo, 50%, 1982.

This is so much more. There are freshly sliced apples in here. Herbs are much reduced. On the palate it is more fennel than anise. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Fri May 21, 2010 8:52 am

We're back and fresh.

Glenlivet 12!
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Sun May 23, 2010 5:08 am

A dram of the Glenmo Ten, older bottling.

Nice malty dram with some citrus to top it off.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Sun May 23, 2010 5:41 am

The Glenmorangie Original.

This is sweeter than the older Ten.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby Ganga » Sun May 23, 2010 5:47 am

Topping off this evenings Glens with the Glenfarclas 11 bottled for Traversos.

Over the top sherry. Cherries, caramel, spices.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:58 am

Glenrothes is on tap tonight in the Glens.

So first up is the Glenrothes Select Reserve

Peanut brittle, some rubber, hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Unfortunately very bitter. One of my bottom 3 malts so far.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Mon May 24, 2010 3:13 am

Glenrothes #2 is now up, better know as 1991/2008.

Much better. More in your face and spicy.
Cinnamon, vanilla, orange, and just a little oak. Slightly tannic with some cooking spice. An enjoyable Glenrothes.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Mon May 24, 2010 3:42 am

My final whisky while lounging in the Glen tonight is the Glenrothes 1985/2005.

Wonderful. Dried berries, cinnamon, buterscotch and vanilla.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby ClubSmed » Mon May 24, 2010 2:36 pm

The GlenWonka 'Eleven'.
Nigel Tufnel, of The Spinal Tap fame, helped the master ear select the casks for this brand new botting that goes to eleven - that's why they called it 'Eleven'. Cask strength, naturally! This whisky is three years and eleven days old. 40.3% vol. 70cl.

Nose: The aroma, smell it - I don't smell anything - Well you would though, if I had poured some.
Palate: It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever! Enough of this could turn your skellington green!
Finish: It's like, how much more longer could this be? And the answer is none, none more long!
Comments: In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people... the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing..but they should have been making this!

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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:56 am

Tonight is Glendronach 12 and 15 Revival.
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:22 am

Glendronach 12 (thanks for the sample Jeff).

Vanilla, caramel apples, and some cashews. Nice
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Re: Lounging in the Glens

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:45 am

Glendronach 15 Revival.

Just a great whisky. Chewy cherry, raisins, walnuts, toffee and brown sugar. Just a hint of smoke in the background.

More please.
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