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The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:11 pm

Worse than Loch Dhu? Glen Eden? Drumguish? :shock:

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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:13 pm

Expression - 7.51
Year - 1984
Age - 24yo
ABV - 57.4%
Cask / Bottle No. - Ex Bourbon Refill Hoggie / 1 of 184
Colour - Polished Gold
Nose - Ripe Bananas , bags of green fruits then chocolate orange , a dream of a nose .
Palate - Lemon and a load of spiciness , touch of chocolate orange later......
Finish - Very long , honey and spices .
Comments - A Longmorn Distilled in October 1984 . A superb Longmorn , as most SMWS one's seem to be !
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:14 pm

I was going to stop there, but can't leave it at that. :yuk:

I have another old foe from the 80s so I'll have a go at that. It's going to seem pretty good after the HP.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:17 pm

Ganga wrote:Worse than Loch Dhu? Glen Eden? Drumguish?

No contest in my opinion, although I've not had Glen Eden. Loch Dhu and Drumguish are at least drinkable if there's nothing else.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:27 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Ganga wrote:Worse than Loch Dhu? Glen Eden? Drumguish?

No contest in my opinion, although I've not had Glen Eden. Loch Dhu and Drumguish are at least drinkable if there's nothing else.


Holy *$^#@! That is bad. I don't consider Loch Dhu drinkable although the other two I can choke down when better whisky is the reward. Loch Dhu is like licking an ashtray.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:28 pm

Hello guys. Time for me to join the party. I'll start with a Caol Ila 1984 (- 05/2007), 45 % Samaroli.

Nose: minerals, wet stone, some peat in the background, slightlly seaweedy and some faint citrus too.

Palate: salty peated citrus flavours gently merge with some smokeyness. No need to add water. This is very yummy!

Finish: very gentle, slightly salty with some peat.

Very very good!!
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:34 pm

Signatory Linkwood 13yo 43% 1988-02

Nose: Richly sulphured. Plenty of matches and burning rubber. I suppose there's some underlying fruit.
Palate: Rich sweet oranges and barley sugar. Lovely. Unfortunately it's all ruined by the rubber.
Finish: Long with lovely oloroso notes and RUBBER.
Comment: This would be great whisky if it wasn't ruined by the sulphur. :twisted:
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Hi Johan and Nick. :D
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Expression - Glenfarclas 1987 "Quarter Casks"
Year - 1987
Age - 19yo ?
ABV - 46%
Cask / Bottle No. - Quarter Casks 3704 - 3707 and Quarter Casks 3859-3860 / 520 of 1299
Colour - Deep Amber
Nose - loads of sherry on the nose , typical christmas cake , dough , spices dried fruit etc .
Palate - Again bags of Sherry , orange Marmalade , spices and dried Fruits/ cake mix .
Finish - Long , dry sherry .
Comments - Quarter Casks 3704 - 3707 Distilled 3rd July 1987 , Quarter Casks 3859-3860 Distilled 11th Sept 1987 . Bottled April 2006 . For the German Market . An interesting Farclas though not as interesting as most of the regulars and Family casks.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:41 pm

Think that's my lot for tonight may add a couple tomorrow .
goodnight all !
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:42 pm

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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:52 pm

Next up is a Bruichladdich 15yo 1986 Murray McDavid (bourbon cask) 46 %.

Nose: Medicinal, peated saltiness, seaweedy but nothing is really dominant. There is a slitght fruityness to it as well (prunes). Perfect balance I'd say.

Palate: some cereals, peat that grows stronger and stronger, salt (but just a bit). Again a very good balance! It's quite an oily dram and I really like it.

Finish: very good and long enough, more on peat than in the nose.

Once I put some water in the glas when I finished this whisky and let it rest over night. The next morning, when I drank the water, I could definately smell and taste dried prunes. Quite extra ordinary.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:55 pm

Woohoo! After 9 years I've finally finished the stinky Linkwood. :D
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:56 pm

Rather you than me!! :mrgreen:
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:56 pm

Hi Sean. How is Elmo?
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:15 am

Clynelish 27yo 1982 51.5 % cask 5895 (very important detail because there are two single cask vintages but cask 5894 is apparently not that good).

Nose: very fruity, fresh, sweet and yet you can smell the bourbon influences. I find it hard to stop putting my nose in the glass.
Palate: hmmmm, again fruity, sweet, soft tannins, luscious. Dangerously drinkable at 51.5 %. The more I drink it, the more it's character changes, especially if water is added. I taste some peat too. Very very good again.
Finish: very long and powerfull, fruity again.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:24 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:Comments - Just where are TWE getting these incredible Japanese casks from ?


Karuizawa Japan I think.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:25 am

Ok I'm going to stop now because the antibiotics say that I shouldn't eat for a couple of hours before I take them and while I haven't eaten for hours I suspect that whisky may count. So, I'll see what everyone else is drinking for a while :mrgreen:
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:46 am

Sounds pretty good to me.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:51 am

Next up is a Brora 1981 Duncan Tayor 27yo 53.8 %.

Nose: very good, fresh hay, wet moss, peat and salt (but mostly peat).
Palate: soft peat, salt, vegetal, sweet. Quite complex actually. There is more to it than you may think at first. This whisky has really grown on me. I had to get used to it but now I love it more and more.
Finish: soft, peaty, long and lingering.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:23 am

Talisker 25yo release 2007 (distilled in 1982) 58.1 %.

Nose: very briny, salty and peaty. A bit of smoke too. It's like I'm on the beach. Very maritime. I like it a lot!
Palate: the same as in the nose, but the balance is just right! I absolutely love this dram.
Finish: long, peppery yet smooth, salt an peat emerge again. This was worth every Euro!
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:25 am

That's it for now. I'm off. Tomorrow I'll be back with some more stunners, including a H2H of Glenfarclas single cask editions (at cask strength) for Belgian whisky shops.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:33 am

I entirely agree. Aged Talisker is great.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:34 am

Ok I'm off too now. Enjoy the tasting Sean.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:36 am

As if by magic, he appears. :)
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:02 am

I'm going with this being a bourb bottled in the 1980s.

Wild Turkey 8
with tax label, 750 bottle and "80" embossed in the glass
Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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Color: bronze
Nose: loads of caramel, lots of straw, maple wood shavings, can you ferment vanilla?
Palate: huge rough straw with some cracked wheat and barley, drizzle of caramel, kind of spicey
Finish: big, bold and spiced caramel
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:09 am

Karuizawa Single Vintage Cask 1989 12YO # 7410 61.3%

Nose: Heavy notes of baked goods such as warm pie crust and scones, sherry, bar wood like you'd expect to smells in 'Cheers', vanilla, varnish, sandlewood.

Palate: Massive spice attack, sandlewood, playdough, vanilla, bubblegum, strawberry, and something like roast chicken.

Finish: Sweet, nutty, fruity and looooooooooooooong!

A fantastic and very rare(well even more rare), Karuizawa.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:22 am

Karuizawa Vintage Cask 1982 #2510 58.2% 20YO

Nose: Both bold yet clear. Sherry at first sweet then dry. Fresh biscuits cooling on the kitchen bench. Raisins, valencia oranges, mixed peel, cherry chocolate and mint.

Palate: Perfectly drinkable neat. Well layered flavours that basically follow the nose and with some lovely sweet spices. From one hell of a sherry butt.

Finish: Beautifully rounded, warming and long. Spicy sherried goodness.

I've never tasted a better sherried whisky. Incredible balance. Seems 1982 was a good year at Karuizawa.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:23 am

Hey Sean!
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:26 am

Very nice Dram. :thumbsup:

Found another bourbon from around the early 80s

Bourbon de Luxe 4

color: copper gold
Nose: VANILLA, light caramel, some grains, fresh crushed mint
Palate: minty caramel, thrashed straw
Finish: mild, caramel
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:37 am

As Sean says, we're out at SOI.

Scapa 10
G&M
1984-94
40%

Color: medium gold
Nose: dough mixed with straw (scottish bricks :P ), some herbal notes, sea air, sugar cubes
Palate: straw, grist, some artificial notes of carmel (but light)
Finish: really mild and gristy
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:42 am

Karuizawa Vintage Cask 1985 17YO #6885 60%

Nose: Big on vanilla also licorice, grated carrot, dried pear, apple skins, sawdust, slightly perfumed.

Palate: Custard on apple pie. Black pepper, licorice, nutmeg, peanut shells, yeast kinda like marmite.

Finish: Long and warming with a slight bitterness and some curry powder heat on the top palate.
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:46 am

Aberlour 12
43%
old square bottle from the 80s

color: bright gold
Nose: barley sugar, vanilla beans, slightly herbal, salted nuts
Palate: licorice (black whip)-so very dominating that it is hard to pick out other things, little bit of fresh bread underneath
Finish: long and licorice
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:59 am

Something we haven't done yet. An 80s blend. :o

White Horse blend bottled for the 1987 America's Cup
43%
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color: orange gold
Nose: parafin wax, cedar smoke, citrus, cinnamon sticks
Palate: waxy smoke, cedar shavings, herbal, licorice
Finish: mild, smoke and licorice
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Re: The 80s (Feb 25-27, 2011)

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:15 am

OK Ganga I think I can sneak in another blend. Hibiki 21 bought last year
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