Spirit of Islay wrote:Expression - Berrys Own 1982 Glenlivet
Year - 1982
Age - 27yo
ABV - 52.2%
Cask / Bottle No. - Refill Sherry Butt #4340 /
Colour - Deep Amber
Nose - Huge dry sherry to start with then dark fruits , dried fruits and spices cake dough , basically yer archetype Christmas cake .
Palate - A lovely sherry taste across the palate , pretty much as the nose regarding flavours......
Finish - Long and sherry with dark fruits .
Comments - This is how a sherry cask should be , not one bit of the nasty 'S' word . Another superb selection from Berrys !
Collector57 wrote:By my calculation Gordon, the Laddie XVII should be late 80s - is that right?
Spirit of Islay wrote:Collector57 wrote:By my calculation Gordon, the Laddie XVII should be late 80s - is that right?
Trying to think when it was bottled Nick , would have thought so though
Ganga wrote:Spirit of Islay wrote:Collector57 wrote:Tempting to open one then But maybe I'll be good
Go on , go on , go on........
Seriously, I'm not recruiting help.
johan brugge wrote:One more. A Japanese stunner this time (another one). It's a Yoichi 1986 59 % cask 112112.
Nose: very fruity (bananas and other exotic fruit), sweet, remarkably soft for it's 59 % vol. After a while I smell more wet leaves and a wiff of smoke, smoldering ashes. With a few drops of water I can smell the bananas again but that fades fairly quickly. I pick up a scent but don't ask me what it is. I just can't put my finger on it. There are no unpleasant scents of varnish, wax or anything like that. I find it very intriguing.
Palate: lots of liquorice, tingling, fruity. With some water it's still prickly, but it becomes more oily-like. Again very fruity. I like it!
Finish: prickly, sweet, fruity and tannins
I spent more time with my nose in the glass than with the whisky in my mouth. Very good again.