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The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:01 pm

Got in late so I'm not sure I can do much tonight. Might manage something. :D
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:45 pm

Good evening Sean and Willie. :-)

Glenfiddich 15 51%
I guess this whisky was casked somewhere in the nineties.
It's really wonderful whisky. Don't know if it's better than the regular strength version but it's damn good.
No need to write note yet, I've almost got a liter to go. :coffee:
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:02 am

Evening Ras

Golden Cask Mortlach 1994-08 55.1%

Nose: Grilled steak and lemon juice. Fresh broken bread and a little smoke.
Palate: A big citrussy thump and fizzing sherbet.
Finish: Sour lemon and sweet sugar.
Comment: Really nice bourbon casked Morty.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:15 am

Yeah it's a nice one Sean. Just what you expect from Mortlach.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:21 am

Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills 4.12 (1993 Bowmore) 45%

Nose: Gentle peat, sea shells and hemp rope.
Palate: Lavender water and coal smoke.
Finish: Sooty and spicey.
Comment: Nice enough, but strangely unsatisfying.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:42 am

Cadenhead's 14yo Mannochmore 1992-06 54.6%

Nose: This is weird stuff, like sour gooseberry bubblegum with fresh tobacco and well stewed tea.
Palate: The immediate sweetness quickly breaks down into sour fruits and tannins. Coffee notes too.
Finish: Long, sugary and fizzy.
Comment: Its working for me tonight.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:45 am

I'm back. Never left but maintenance to the connection kicks me offline all the time.
Old Pulteney 1998 57.9% ref. sherry hh G&M Reserve Van Wees May 2010
A very good, definiently above average kinda whisky. The only problem is before I can write a note my glass is empty again...
n: maritime, the sherry has a nice influence on the smoke, shells, sea sand, peat, fruits like mango, more peat, :-)
t: a fantastic sherry sweetnes very well balanced with peat taste.
f: like a fresh winter sea breeze
c: 90+ points for sure.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:45 am

pkt77242 wrote:I talked myself into one more before taking a break as Willie is still going strong

Don't mind me. I just forgot it was late. :)
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:I'm back. Never left but maintenance to the connection kicks me offline all the time.

Hi Ras. Another cracking Pulteney by the sound of it.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:52 am

pkt77242 wrote:I talked myself into one more before taking a break as Willie is still going strong


That's the spirit! :thumbsup:
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:56 am

pkt77242 wrote:Sounds interesting but different. Willie have you had any of the Signatory CS Mannochmore South African Sherry butts? If so can you compare? Thanks

I don't recall trying trying those Sean. That last one is a strange one though. Dark as treacle, but much nicer than Loch Dhu.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:00 am

I'm very new to Old Pulteney. Opened my first 12yo ob last week and a few days ago this cracker that I tasted last week at a tasting. I was convinced right away the G&M bottling is something special.
Looking forward to buy some other OP's. Would you recommend any of the other ob's too?
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:02 am

Ok I have an early start so I'm going to leave the last two years for another night.

Cheers guys
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:03 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Looking forward to buy some other OP's. Would you recommend any of the other ob's too?

The 17yo OB is my favourite Ras.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:05 am

Ok, I'll go for that one then.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:04 am

I'm back. :D

G&M Scapa 10
1984-94
40%

Nose: lemon, dough
Palate: dough, slight herbal, licorice, burnt caramel
Finish: long, with cooking caramel
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:12 am

Next up, a bit of an odd distillery that not many talk about. Inchgower

Glenhaven
9.77
6.97
19 yo
54.8%
Nose: lemon, straw, fresh bread, hints of parafin and honey
Palate: Ivory, straw, squeezed lemons, bread, poplar
Finish: long, lemony bread
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:25 am

Inchgower 1977-97 w/ water

Nose: very lemony, lemon rind shavings, oak, wood polish, light dry spice
Palate: all spice, water lemons, old oak
Finish: shortish, dwindling lemons

While the nose opens up quite a bit (much more interesting) the palate loses alot.

On the last drops from the glass some cocoa powder comes out.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:36 am

To finish the 1990s for me and Irish.

Knappogue Castle 1991
40%

Nose: white grapes, cherry tomatos?, breeze of air off the Atlantic
Palate: white wine (rather sweet-muscat?), cinnamon buns (no icing), lemons
Finish: moderate and sweet
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:43 am

Really, I never get bacon with Bow. But to each his own. :thumbsup:

I would like to thank everyone that showed up this weekend. Always great to have such a robust variety of opinions and whisky.
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