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May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby Ganga » Thu May 10, 2012 4:39 am

Agreed on the Ardbeg 10. Think the last one I had I finished 2 years ago. :shock:
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 am

Dalmore 12

I wonder if this will change for the worse, initial impression are quite favorable, but then I love strong sherry flavors, and this is loaded with them. The only downside is somehow it comes across as slightly soapy. But definitely plenty of warm spices.
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 11, 2012 1:16 am

97/13 SV Cragganmore UCF Cask 1130

Lots of tropical fruits on the nose, almost reminds me of pineapple juice mixed with spiced rum. But there is also a good bit of oak on the nose, almost coming across as sawdust.

The taste is quite awesome, apples, pineapple, butterscotch, and caramel.
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 4:23 am

95/15 SV Glenlivet UCF FF sherry Cask 144361


Nose: Roasting spiced nuts, very warm and comforting, with hints of Caramel apples.
Taste: Loads of spices, figs, hints of oranges,but mostly spices, not the most complex but incredibly satisfying.
Finish: A bit rough and over powering astringency, but a heck of a lot of spices, and figs.
Balance: Finish is a bit rough but not that bad.

I quite enjoy this whisky although it is somewhat simple in its appearance, or at least it is when "newly popped"
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 5:12 am

Talisker DE TD-S:5MY

Nose: Carrots, Wax, Kerosene, slight touch of sulfur. Also hints of hard candies, both butterscotch and caramel.

Taste: Incredibly rich and full bodied, good bit of peat but not over powering, mostly reminiscent of hard candies, with a touch of wax and vegetables.

Finish: Incredibly smooth, medium in length, but so very sweet and caramelized candy like. The peat is actually very subdued but so plesant.

Balance Impeccable, and basically perfect.
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 5:30 am

Glenlivet 16 Nadurra CS Batch 1111Q. 54.2% ABV

Nose: An abundance of butterscotch, green apples, slight hints of pear,and a lot of fresh spices, also apple juice.

Taste: Powerful, lots of fruits, and spices, bits of butterscotch and caramel. Absolutely delicious, with bits of pear, green apple, and kiwi.

Finish: Loads of kiwi, and mango, but a heck of a lot of sweetness and spice.

Balance: quite incredible.


An amazing whisky!
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby Ganga » Tue May 29, 2012 3:08 am

I killed my OP 12 a while ago so was interested in opening up a replacement. Think the last one was from around 2009. This one is from 2011.

Nose: sweet malted barley, light sea breeze, fermenting pears, oak sawdust, mango peal, straw notes
Palate: Big dried grassiness, cracked barley, white pepper, Bartlett pears, mangos
Finish: moderate, grist and white pepper
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby pkt77242 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:48 am

OP 12

N: Lots of salt, barley, dried mangoes and a touch of canned pineapple. A little apricot and wheat.
P: Salted dried mango, with canned pineapple. Some barley and hints of soft smoke. A faint touch of vanilla.
F: Salted dried mango with some canned pineapple drizzled in vanilla. A little barley as well.

Not quite as tropical as the last bottle but still damn good.
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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:47 am

Popped an Ancient Age today. I know it is June but oh well. Not as sweet as many bourbs with a lot more rye and spice notes. Vanilla too.
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