Ganga wrote:How long before you participate Dram? You've gotta be able to add at least one to the mix.
Willie JJ wrote:Sticking with 1970
Dallas Dhu 1970 G&M Connoisseurs Choice 40% Old Brown Label
Nose: Delightfully floral with orange sherbetty notes. Oloroso is evident and its driving the aroma. Plenty of dried fruit and cake.
Palate: Sweet spiced oranges with plenty of oak. The floral spirit is a bit subdued by this mighty cask.
Finish: Long drying sweet spices that keep returning wave after wave. Really mouthwatering.
Comment: Not really a typical Dallas Dhu, it's mainly about the excellent cask. It really works for me.
Ganga wrote: My experience is similar to you with those older Conn Choice bottlings. Only a few that seemed to be on the downside.
pkt77242 wrote:Ganga wrote:White Horse Blend, NAS
Color: medium gold
Nose: fresh baked bread soaked in honey, sweet grassiness
Palate: peat smoke, roasted vegetables (think shish kabob), little bit salty and iodine
Finish: big smokey earthy finish
sounds pretty good for an entry level blend.
Ganga wrote: I've been told the older White Horse blends included Lagavulin.
Willie JJ wrote:Ganga wrote: I've been told the older White Horse blends included Lagavulin.
No doubt about that. Probably until fairly recently I would have thought
johan brugge wrote:Hi Willie. It's been a while already, huh?
Ganga wrote:I have a soft spot for Glentauchers. Each I've had has been fun but they are few and far between here.
pkt77242 wrote:G+M Longmorn 30yo from about 2008 which means that it would have been distilled in the late 70's.
N: Big sherry and wood varnish. A little wood spice, and cinnamon. A little oak and leather
P: Big sherry and wood varnish. Wood spice and vanillla. Cinnamon with a touch of raisin.
F: Medium on sherry and oak. Some varnish, cinnamon, orange and leather.
Simple but very enjoyable.
Willie JJ wrote:johan brugge wrote:Hi Willie. It's been a while already, huh?
Indeed it has johan
Caol Ila 1972 G&M Connoisseurs Choice 40% old style map label
Nose: Distant camp fires in a lemon grove. The gentle peat offers some hospital notes with hint of bleach and hemp rope.
Palate: Gentle on the palate with the smoke hitting before the sugared lemon drops.
Finish: Now the spice kicks in with cracking peppers and popping pods, but it's all so gentle that it's utterly charming.
Comment: This is stuff from the old distillery before it closed in April 1972. Like other CI I've tried from that era it doesn't seem to be as heavily peated as the make from the new distillery. It is great whisky.
pkt77242 wrote:G+M Secret Still 2.2 Speyside (Cragganmore) 1966 40yo sherry cask 45%
N: Beautifully sherried with a touch of walnuts and oak. light raisins, figs and red fruits. A touch of wood varnish as well.
P: Smooth sherry (raisins, figs, walnuts, etc) with some oak, wood varnish and cinnamon. Hints of white pepper, grass and just a faint whiff of smoke.
F: Medium long on raisins, oak, and some white pepper. Gets a little spicy on the finish (white pepper, cinnamon and just a faint chili note).
I could drink this whisky for the rest of my life. The perfect combo of complex yet easy to drink