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July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:31 am

One must...Signatory (Binny's)

Benrinnes 11

Nose: butterscotch brittle, harvest straw, something green-freshly crushed but not mint
Palate: hot, sweet but coarse straw, thick butterscotch syrup
Finish: long, hot, sweet
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:37 am

What I meant was that one must try it both ways. A repour but with a capful of water.

Nose: straw has receded bringing more of the butterscotch to the fore and still that greenness
Palate: not as hot, nice butterscotch candy, late summer cut grass
Finish: while shorter, far more pleasant. Still butterscotch and straw
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:56 am

Lombard Littlemill 13

Nose: squash, marshmallows, summer meadow, sour apple candy
Palate: cantaloupe with sugar sprinkle, sour patch candies, heated marshmallows, green grass
Finish: long, sweet/sour combo
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:11 am

Lombard

Teaninich 12

Nose: acetone-model glue, light flour notes, tinge of lemon, some kind of coal/charcoal, tarry note
Palate: old grains, lemon, old oak, hints of the acetone and glue
Finish: short, grainy, woody
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:41 am

OMC

Glenrothes 19

Nose: herbal, anise, lemons, bread-heavier kind
Palate: herb infused bread, licorice (black), lemons
Finish: long with licorice and lemons
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:19 am

SMWSA 35.35

Glen Moray 13, 56.6

Nose: menthol, fresh chutes of grass, blue hard candies (think they're supposed to be blueberry), hints of grape bubble gum
Palate: cinnamon sticks (candy), blueberries, and now for that menthol
Finish: long, sweet and acetic (berry-like)

Very unusual. I do like it for that very reason. I would also say..."not for everyone".
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:34 am

SMWSA 78.18
Glen Ord 22, 58.8

Nose: gristy, crushed mint leaves, barnyardy (animals and old straw)
Palate: new straw, cracked grains, little bit of pepper, little bit of a menthol note here too
Finish: hot, doughy with pepper
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Re: July 2011 - Independent bottlings

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:37 am

Adding a capful of water.....

Water seems to make the aromas integrate into a unit. Palate becomes buttery with some herbs and spices mixed in. Yummy. Ok, water really makes this one go. :thumbsup:
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