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

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

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:45 pm

It's probably not sensible to think about who's pulling what Sean. This is a family forum after all. :)
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:52 pm

Can't have any whisky now, so here's a rerun.

The Cask of Yamazaki 1990 Sherry Butt #0N70646 61%.

N: Intense dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramelised sugar, oak, banana, papaya (and other tropical fruits),raspberries, coconut, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla and eucalyptus.

P: Dark chocolate, caramalised sugar, raspberry, mint, tropical fruits wood and nuts.

F: Long. First sweet with eucalyptus and fruits, then more intense dark chocolate, wood, pecan and walnuts.

If I scored my drams this would be in the high 90's, best whisky I've had. :thumbsup:
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:55 pm

Ok I've finished the small vat of the 99, but I'll have to go digging for other 90s bottlings. This might take a while.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:21 am

Good evening. :)
Had a bit too much garlic and pepper paste tonight to write decent notes. :mrgreen:
Cragganmore 1991-2010 52.8% Bladnoch
n: sweet, vanilla, round, fruits, fruit blossoms?
t: fresh, citrussy, wood mingled with malty notes.
f: citrus with red pepper. good finish pleasant firey feeling. anis too.
c: I'm having trouble finfding the right words to describe the taste here. Very good whisky imo. Normally it tastes more malty if I remember well.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:51 am

Highland Park 1991-2008 Signatory UC-collection 46%
n: wet leather, fruits, panforte, grand marnier(a lot), marmelade
t: wet paper soon changing to fruits then grand marnier, marmelade
f: marmelade, too short...
c: this was the last dram from the bottle. I used to rate this whisky very high, at this moment I seem to like it a lot less. maybe because it was the last drop.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:07 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:I used to rate this whisky very high, at this moment I seem to like it a lot less. maybe because it was the last drop.
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So you turn on a dram when its on the way out. That's harsh man, really harsh.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:18 am

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

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:38 am

Old Pulteney 1998 57.9% G&M Reserve selected by Van Wees ref. sherry hh.
Quiet a lot of sherry and peat, nice. :D
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:52 am

Mmm sherry cask Pulteney. That sounds really good. :)

I had to look through so many samples to find a 1998 that it was a bit late to get started again (of course I found 2 together). I found heaps of 97 of course :roll: .

Anyway I'll pop back later and get started properly. :D
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Fscott » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:54 pm

Well, I couldn't participate last month, as I don't have any bottles from the 80s. But the 90s, that's a different story. I grew up in Seattle, where grunge ruled and where one differentiated between dress flannel and casual flannel. Ah the 90s...

The Unchillfiltered Cask Selection 9yo Clynelish (46%). Distilled 2nd February, 1999

Nose: Pear, lemon zest, hint of smoke
Palate: Green apple, cinnamon heat, creme brulee sugar
Finish: Whiff of green smoke. Long, pleasant

One of my favorite bottles.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Fscott » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:21 pm

This next one goes way back. Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice and The New Kids on the Block ruled the airwaves...

Signatory Vintage Tormore 1990 19yo
Distilled 4th April, 1990. Matured in Hogsheads. Natural color.

Color: White dessert wine
Nose: Marzipan, oranges, alfalfa hay
Palate: Velvety, savory, candied almonds
Finish: Rich, smooth
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Fscott » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:59 pm

If a man sips a dram in an empty forum, do his notes make a noise?

Balblair 1990. Distilled 1990, bottled 2008. 46%

Nose: Jelly beans, flowers, lemon furniture polish
Palate: Hot, peppery, floral
Finish: Pop rocks, buttered popcorn, long, spicy

This one takes a while to open up. It's a tricky one to pin down.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Fscott » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm

Last one for now.

The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Signatory Vintage 1992 Auchentoshan
Distilled 18-05-1992; Bottled 19-07-2007
Matured in Bourbon Barrel. 46%

Nose: Flowers, cream, dry grass, red licorice
Palate: Black pepper, toffee, oatmeal cookie
Finish: Short

Time for dinner. I'll check back tomorrow.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Fscott » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:38 pm

Glen Elgin 12 is one of my daily drams. Unfortunately, it's the only expression I've ever seen here. Sounds like a good one, C57.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:03 pm

Evening all. I meant to come in a bit earlier but got distracted at a nice wee bar in Crieff.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:03 am

I went up to Glenturret to get some bottles that I had purchased Sean, but by the time we got there (due to an apparently necessary detour via shoe shops) it was closed. My consolation prize was a visit to a local bar.

Ok Here's my 1998 dram:

Golden Cask Miltonduff 1998-2009 57% #cm140

Nose: Lemon puffs, grapefruit juice and malt
Palate: Sharp citrus, kiwi fruit, sugar crystals.
Finish: Long, drying, spicy and a little hot.
Comment: A very pleasant dram
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:20 am

The 1991 'rothes is decent, but I actually prefer the more citrussy 1994. Especially after a few drams, it is very refreshing.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:29 am

I agree about the pricing. I wonder what will happen there now that Berrys have taken over the brand.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:40 am

G&M Connoisseurs Choice 11yo Bunnahabhain 1997 43%

Nose: Gooseberry, green grapes, fruit salad. Malt concentrate.
Palate: Malt concentrate and barley sugar
Finish: Fizzing sugar and soft spice.
Comment: An excellent Bunn from G&M.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:15 am

1996 time

Beinn A Cheo 1996-08 Ben Nevis 57.5%
Nose: Sharp, slightly smokey camp coffee with a medicinal twang
Palate: Sour fruits, gooseberries, herby liquers, coffee and chocolate
Finish: A mouthful of cocoa powder with drying cinammon and other spices
Comment: This stuff is amazing. One of the early bottlings from this company while they were still punting them out for around £30. I wish they still were.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:30 am

Glen Scotia 1992 16yo 52.1% Creative whisky company
n: spirity, glue(bison kit), acetone, white pepper, sherry notes appaer, wet grass, dirty water, time for drinking I guess. after some water more notes of fruits.
t: same as the nose with some rubber notes too. after water taste of plums?
f: not too bad after the taste.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:49 am

Imperial 1997 61.6% ff sherry G&M.
Tasty whisky to say the least. :thumbsup:
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:52 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:glue(bison kit)

Why on earth do you need to glue a Bison?
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:53 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Imperial 1997 61.6% ff sherry G&M.
Tasty whisky to say the least. :thumbsup:

Oh yeah! That's the stuff. :thumbsup:
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:02 am

I don't suppose the Bison enjoyed it much either
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:10 am

Putrid is the right word I found out after looking it up.
I'm sure it will never be a bison's favourite, not enough grassy notes.

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

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:21 am

Gordon & MacPhail 1995 Blair Athol 43%

Nose: I think trying to do two online tastings at once is telling on me. I can't get much off this. There's citrus, herbs and floral notes, but the herbs are dominant.
Palate: Barley sugar and herbs.
Finish: nicely balanced
Comment: This is pretty decent, I need to try it on a fresh palate.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:30 am

Right I'm done for tonight. See y'all tomorrow :D
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:38 am

Goodnight Willie.
I'm going too.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:46 am

I just got home from a tasting - 15 yo Glen mo, which counts as the 90s. Very good no tasting notes. Too much whisky in too short a time.

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

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:07 pm

pkt77242 wrote:A very nice Rosebank. I could drink this all day long.

We're all going to be very sad when we've drunk the last of the Rosebank. :cry:
Muskrat Portage wrote:Too much whisky in too short a time.

I heard worse complaints :)
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:02 pm

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

Postby dramtastic » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:39 pm

pkt77242 wrote:Back with 1-2 more whiskies.

Signatory CS Rosebank 1990 15yo cask 1509

N: lemon, vanilla, creme brulee, and grass. A little lemongrass, cooking spices and white pepper.
P: lemon yogurt, vanilla, grass, sugar and white pepper.
F: Medium long on lemon, vanilla, and white pepper. a little lemon is there but doesn't really show up till the very end.

A very nice Rosebank. I could drink this all day long.


Certainly sounds like a Rosebank, and I haven't met a Rosebank I didn't like.
Is this one of the most consistantly good distilleries of all time of what?
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:03 pm

I'm back from cub scout camp. Unfortunately, it's time for the monthly pack meeting. However, I plan to be here a little later this evening as I dug out three more from the 90s.
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Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:57 pm

Glen Elgin 1996 46% 12yo Virgin oak barrel Van Wees.
n: citrus, vanilla, caramel, toffee, chocolate
t: lemonade, apples, pears, some maltines, bourbon, oak
f: citrus
c: somehow I'm suprised this whisky doesn't taste/smell more like a bourbon. nice but a bit plain.
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