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The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:57 am

OMC Glenrothes 1992-01, 19

Nose: bananas, herbs, cinnamon, lemon-fennel oil, leather
Palate: mild anise, dried spices and herbs, lemon juice
Finish: soft, lemon and licorice

This used to be a much bigger hit on the licorice. Probably a negative to those that like that component while for those that don't it is probably a positive.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:06 am

Sig Scapa 9, 1990-00, cask 3999

Nose: lemons, fresh and dried herbs, freshly cooked bread, cooked squash
Palate: peanut butter cookies, fresh herbs
Finish: light, herbal

A very nice representation of young Scapa
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:24 am

Ganga wrote:Sig Scapa 9, 1990-00, cask 3999

Nose: lemons, fresh and dried herbs, freshly cooked bread, cooked squash
Palate: peanut butter cookies, fresh herbs
Finish: light, herbal

A very nice representation of young Scapa


Is this the Scapa I have a sample of? if so I will pour some.

Happy Birthday.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:26 am

G&M Dailuaine, 1997-09, cask 12612

Nose: lime, basil, leather, wax, yellow cake (not radioactive), neccos (peppermint)
Palate: spearmint, neccos (chocolate), fresh mint leaves, dried eucalyptus leaves and bark
Finish: very long, chocolate/neccos and mint

Wow, I really love this whisky tonight. I usually just like it.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:27 am

pkt77242 wrote:
Ganga wrote:Sig Scapa 9, 1990-00, cask 3999

Nose: lemons, fresh and dried herbs, freshly cooked bread, cooked squash
Palate: peanut butter cookies, fresh herbs
Finish: light, herbal

A very nice representation of young Scapa


Is this the Scapa I have a sample of? if so I will pour some.

Happy Birthday.


Why yes it is. And thank you. It will be interesting to see your notes. I notice I have some slight changes in perception with this one from night to night.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:28 am

Chat? I willl pour the Scapa and get my notes up in a minute. :iwbrnt:
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:31 am

I've got a few more on tap for tonight. A note: we've covered 2000-09.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:36 am

Sig Scapa 9, 1990-00, cask 3999

N: Big lemon, pie crust, green banana and slight white pepper. Touch of thyme?
P: lemon juice, lemon meringue pie, a touch of cooking spices (thyme?) and the green banana shows back up. Pie crust?
F: Medium long on lemons, a little salt and some white pepper. slight doughyness at the very end.

The best Scapa I have had
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:39 am

G&M CI 11, 1996-08

Nose: vanilla, fishing harbour-kelp fish brine diesel oil, charred lemon rinds
Palate: charcoal briquets, lemon juice, seaside bonfire
Finish: lingering oiliness and simmering embers

As I continue to dram this whisky, I get some brownie or fudge mix...you know, when you first mix it up.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:41 am

Interesting notes Sean. I can see Thyme. I was getting a mixture of the herbs/spices.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:41 am

Ganga wrote:G&M CI 11, 1996-08

Nose: vanilla, fishing harbour-kelp fish brine diesel oil, charred lemon rinds
Palate: charcoal briquets, lemon juice, seaside bonfire
Finish: lingering oiliness and simmering embers


Now that sounds damn good. :thumbsup: :smoke:
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:43 am

Fresh it wasn't as rich. Much better now.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:59 am

Kilchoman Summer 2010 Release. Must have been distilled sometime during the 00's.

N: Big coal smoke, lemon, smoked fish, peat and beef jerkey.
P: Starts on lemon that is quickly overrun by the coal smoke, briney fish and beef jerkey.
F: Medium on the lemon, fish and coal smoke. Some salt as well.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:01 am

Next up Bruichladdich First Born
2001-07, finished in Ridge Zin

Nose: huge vanilla hit, wax, grains, some vegetables
Palate: burnt earth-moving to dried peat, vanilla, lemon cupcakes
Finish: huge, burning peat that fades into dried kelp

This is so much more enjoyable than a fresh bottle. Almost all the zin is gone now.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:02 am

pkt77242 wrote:Kilchoman Summer 2010 Release. Must have been distilled sometime during the 00's.

N: Big coal smoke, lemon, smoked fish, peat and beef jerkey.
P: Starts on lemon that is quickly overrun by the coal smoke, briney fish and beef jerkey.
F: Medium on the lemon, fish and coal smoke. Some salt as well.

As I recall, my "fishy" notes were more of pickled/salted herring.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:12 am

Cadenhead Bladnoch 1989 12yo bottled 2001.

N: Lemon zest, pine, nuts and a little varnish. Fresh green vegetables maybe some zucchini?
P: Similar to the nose. Some lemon zest, pine tree and nuts. Zucchini and a little vanilla.
F: medium on lemon zest and pine with a touch of zucchini.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:17 am

pkt77242 wrote:Cadenhead Bladnoch 1989 12yo bottled 2001.

N: Lemon zest, pine, nuts and a little varnish. Fresh green vegetables maybe some zucchini?
P: Similar to the nose. Some lemon zest, pine tree and nuts. Zucchini and a little vanilla.
F: medium on lemon zest and pine with a touch of zucchini.

I usually get some green grassy notes in Bladnoch including this bottling.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:21 am

Ganga wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:Cadenhead Bladnoch 1989 12yo bottled 2001.

N: Lemon zest, pine, nuts and a little varnish. Fresh green vegetables maybe some zucchini?
P: Similar to the nose. Some lemon zest, pine tree and nuts. Zucchini and a little vanilla.
F: medium on lemon zest and pine with a touch of zucchini.

I usually get some green grassy notes in Bladnoch including this bottling.


Agreed, but I kept getting the pine and it was throwing me off.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:34 am

Lagavulin 12, 2009

Nose: LEMONS, burning oak, buns, vanilla, seaweed
Palate: lemon pie (not meringue), hug bonfire, dried seaweed, pickled herring, brownie mix
Finish: huge and long, dying fire and melted chocolate
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:35 am

Ganga wrote:Lagavulin 12, 2009

Nose: LEMONS, burning oak, buns, vanilla, seaweed
Palate: lemon pie (not meringue), hug bonfire, dried seaweed, pickled herring, brownie mix
Finish: huge and long, dying fire and melted chocolate


Love that whisky.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:38 am

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Ganga wrote:Lagavulin 12, 2009

Nose: LEMONS, burning oak, buns, vanilla, seaweed
Palate: lemon pie (not meringue), hug bonfire, dried seaweed, pickled herring, brownie mix
Finish: huge and long, dying fire and melted chocolate


Love that whisky.

Some bandaids are coming through on the nose now. Interesting. Also, the bonfire intensifies as you take more whisky onto the palate and the finish becomes longer.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:06 am

Suntory Shinanoya
Gota Corta Cask
Yamazaki
9 yo

Distilled: 1999 so bottled 2008 or 09

Nose: cinnamon, cherries jubilee, pecan pie
Palate: bing cherries, cinnamon, bread notes, plum wine
Finish: big, cherry pie
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:07 am

Laphroaig 18 L9 141

N: Vanilla, sweet peat, pistachio, baklava, and some smokey briney seaweed.
P: Vanilla, and the sweet peat. Golden raisins, baklava and some briney olives. A little hard oak around the edges. Maybe a touch of Granny Smith apples?
F: Medium long on salted golden raisin and apples with some sweet peat and a vanilla sauce drizzled on it all.

This is growing on me. I don't love it yet but I am now firmly in the enjoying it category.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:11 am

pkt77242 wrote:Laphroaig 18 L9 141

N: Vanilla, sweet peat, pistachio, baklava, and some smokey briney seaweed.
P: Vanilla, and the sweet peat. Golden raisins, baklava and some briney olives. A little hard oak around the edges. Maybe a touch of Granny Smith apples?
F: Medium long on salted golden raisin and apples with some sweet peat and a vanilla sauce drizzled on it all.

This is growing on me. I don't love it yet but I am now firmly in the enjoying it category.

I do like it. It's just weak compared to the Sig Cask Strengths I've tried alongside it. Amazing how similar yet different the notes can be.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:32 am

Talisker 18yo bottled in 2009

N: black pepper, salt, hints of chili pepper, smoke, and some fruit (melon and banana).
P: Salted melon, chili pepper, roasted meats, with some flambeed banana and a light sprinkling of black pepper.
F: Medium length starting on salted melon and chili pepper. The black pepper keeps building in the background before taking over at the very end. Some polished oak and white fruits (peaches maybe?).

Nice complexity and has a nice spiciness to it.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:36 am

pkt77242 wrote:Talisker 18yo bottled in 2009

N: black pepper, salt, hints of chili pepper, smoke, and some fruit (melon and banana).
P: Salted melon, chili pepper, roasted meats, with some flambeed banana and a light sprinkling of black pepper.
F: Medium length starting on salted melon and chili pepper. The black pepper keeps building in the background before taking over at the very end. Some polished oak and white fruits (peaches maybe?).

Nice complexity and has a nice spiciness to it.


Really good Talisker there Sean. I always find the 18 to be much more subtle than the 10, DE or 175th. Ok, even the 20 and 25s I've had. But it is complex...really good.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:40 am

Ichiro's Malt
Final Vintage Hanyu 2000
10 yo
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Nose: intense. malty, cinnamon candy, some light meaty fruits
Palate: plum wine, raw barley from the field, light pepper, mashed red apples, cinnamon
Finish: long but light, sweet
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:51 am

Ganga wrote:Ichiro's Malt
Final Vintage Hanyu 2000
10 yo
#6092

Nose: intense. malty, cinnamon candy, some light meaty fruits
Palate: plum wine, raw barley from the field, light pepper, mashed red apples, cinnamon
Finish: long but light, sweet


Interesting how you and many people find Plum and plum wine in japanese whiskies. Wonder why?
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:52 am

Signatory Rosebank
Cask 1509
d: 22.6.90
b: 20.2.06

Nose: straw, some green grass too, light dried spices, doughy
Palate: nice mild dough...no roughness at all, honey dew, freshly mown hay
Finish: long and subtle, straw and grain
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:58 am

Macallan 18, 1991. I'm guessing this was bottled near the end of 2009 but may have been early 2010.

Nose: cinnamon, oranges, caramel, red apples
Palate: chocolate covered cherries, cinnamon, caramel, blood oranges
Finish: moderate but rich, just a touch of rubber waaaayyy at the end


This is really starting to get back to the profile of the late 1970s.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:12 am

Ganga wrote:Macallan 18, 1991. I'm guessing this was bottled near the end of 2009 but may have been early 2010.

Nose: cinnamon, oranges, caramel, red apples
Palate: chocolate covered cherries, cinnamon, caramel, blood oranges
Finish: moderate but rich, just a touch of rubber waaaayyy at the end


This is really starting to get back to the profile of the late 1970s.


Love this whisky.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:14 am

Knockando 18, 1983, bottled 2001 or 02

Nose: floral...heather...meadow, light gristiness, lemons?
Palate: overly flowered dough, lemon spritz
Finish: short and doughy
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:16 am

Yes the Macallan 18s are very good. I know much has been said about the quality of the 1980s vintage 18s but the 1990s vintages are really moving back towards the richness (olorosso?) of teh 1970s.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:20 am

Ganga wrote:Knockando 18, 1983, bottled 2001 or 02

Nose: floral...heather...meadow, light gristiness, lemons?
Palate: overly flowered dough, lemon spritz
Finish: short and doughy


Like, neutral or dislike? Doesn't sound very good to me.
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Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:20 am

Scott's Knockando 1980-04

Nose: much more floral than the ob 18....actually domintated by floral/heather/meadow aromas
Palate: salted almonds, more heather, meadow flowers
Finish: long, floral
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