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July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:36 am

That's it, time to break out the summer drams. You know, those drams you want on a warm summer's eve. Ok, not really applicable to Scotland but for us folks down in the southwest it gets warm and who wants one of those big peaty thangs.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:41 am

Let's get this party started

OP 12
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glencairn

Nose: sea breeze, tropical fruit mix, pumpkin meat (where'd that come from)
Palate: honey dew, grist, salty iodine, pineapple
Finish: big, sweet fruits and sea influence. way down the road, squash

How can you not like this dram. Great whisky that comes with a budget price.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:32 am

Great King Street Blend

N: Barley sugar, cantaloupe, peaches, honey and some grains. A little vanilla and creme brulee. A hint of salt and smoke.
P: Honey, barley sugar, malt and cantaloupe. Some vanilla and white fruits.
F: Barley sugar, honey, malt and some salt. Vanilla and creme brulee with a hint of peaches and cantaloupe. A little smoke at the very end.

A rather enjoyable blend and works well when it is hot outside.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:57 am

Old Pulteney 12yo

N: Salted peaches, mango, barley and honey. Slight bitter note as well.
P: Salted peaches and mango. Some barley and honeydew. Honey and a little wood smoke.
F: Salted peaches and mango. Some honey and wood smoke with a growing saltiness.

Just a great whisky for the price.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:24 am

Ancnoc 12yo

N: Honey barley, honey, lemons, limes and nectarines.
P: Honey, barley, nectarines and lemons. A little salt and vanilla.
F: barley sugar, honey and nectarines. A little salt, vanilla and some wood spice.

A very nice whisky and it works well in the warm weather of summer.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:52 am

I seem to get a waxy note with the an Cnoc.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:54 am

I've got to remember to get in here tomorrow. I'll be out at the end of the month. Should have some nice Livet and Fiddich to add...and maybe some others. :thumbsup:
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:45 am

finishing the absolute dregs of a bottle of Glenlivet 12

N: vanilla, pineapples, mango, touch of wax, dry spices
P: coconut, tropical fruits, lively spices
F: satisfying and fruity
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:02 am

Glenmorangie 10

N: sweet bread (not sweetbreads), little bit of straw, dried spices, dried peaches
P: buns dipped in honey, salted mango, vanilla, pineapple juice
F: moderate, sweet meaty fruits contrasted with citric fruits
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:11 am

Tamdhu 10

N: grassy yet notes of straw, squash (pumpkin?), sweetness like dough
P: squash (summer), more straw, dough
F: longer than the Glenmo, lots of sweet malt
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:51 am

Signatory Rosebank 12, 1991

N: sour grass, ground barley, cinnamon sticks
P: green summer grass, melon, dry spices
F: long, fruity and grassy

I think this is much improved from when it was opened about 9 mos ago. Tasty beverage.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:08 am

Knappogue Castle 1991

N: peaches and straw, little bit of ground grain
P: more peaches, hint of cocoa powder, grain
F: short, peaches and grain
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:14 am

Royal Lochnagar 12yo

N: Honey, heather and grains. Some straw and some slightly sour melon.
P: Honey, heather, and barley. Some peaches and melon with a touch of caramel.
F: Honey, peaches and melon with some barley.

More honey than I remember.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:33 am

That RL sounds like an Irish whiskey. How odd.
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Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:49 am

Signatory CS Rosebank 1990 15yo

N: Lemon creme pie, lemons, vanilla, barley, and a hint of oak. Slight grassy note.
P: Lots of lemons and all type. Lemon juice, lemon rind, lemon yogurt, and lemon creme pie. Some vanilla and a little oak.
F: Medium long on lemons (all types again), vanilla and a growing grassy note.

A rather nice Rosebank, simple but enjoyable.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:51 am

interesting contrast compared to the one I just had. Mine featured lots of grass but no lemon. Enjoy.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:54 am

AD Rattray Balblair 1990 16yo sherry cask

N: lemon yogurt, strawberries, vanilla and some wood varnish.
P: lemon yogurt, strawberries and vanilla. Barley, wood varnish, oak, and sour lemons. Rather mouth puckering like a lemon warhead for the first few seconds.
F: medium long on strawberries and lemons with some vanilla and oak. Sour and slightly bitter.

A nice Balblair that even from a first fill sherry cask still tastes of summer.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:57 am

pkt77242 wrote:AD Rattray Balblair 1990 16yo sherry cask

N: lemon yogurt, strawberries, vanilla and some wood varnish.
P: lemon yogurt, strawberries and vanilla. Barley, wood varnish, oak, and sour lemons. Rather mouth puckering like a lemon warhead for the first few seconds.
F: medium long on strawberries and lemons with some vanilla and oak. Sour and slightly bitter.

A nice Balblair that even from a first fill sherry cask still tastes of summer.


Now I am having some food with this and it is adding some cinnamon and brown sugar.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:58 am

Ganga wrote:That RL sounds like an Irish whiskey. How odd.


Actually it reminded me of a HP without the peat.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:59 am

Ganga wrote:Glenmorangie 10

N: sweet bread (not sweetbreads), little bit of straw, dried spices, dried peaches
P: buns dipped in honey, salted mango, vanilla, pineapple juice
F: moderate, sweet meaty fruits contrasted with citric fruits


I don't think I have ever got, salted mango or pineapple juice from Glenmo 10. Hmm. I might need to buy a bottle again sometime or sample from your bottle.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:00 am

Very interesting combo of flavors for a sherry casked whisky. Sounds yummy.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:01 am

pkt77242 wrote:
Ganga wrote:Glenmorangie 10

N: sweet bread (not sweetbreads), little bit of straw, dried spices, dried peaches
P: buns dipped in honey, salted mango, vanilla, pineapple juice
F: moderate, sweet meaty fruits contrasted with citric fruits


I don't think I have ever got, salted mango or pineapple juice from Glenmo 10. Hmm. I might need to buy a bottle again sometime or sample from your bottle.

I haven't sat down and really examined a glass in awhile either. I remember getting some tropical fruits previously but I don't think it was specific fruits when I did. Just some perceptions tonight.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:02 am

Ganga wrote:Knappogue Castle 1991

N: peaches and straw, little bit of ground grain
P: more peaches, hint of cocoa powder, grain
F: short, peaches and grain


I have never had this but it sounds interesting. I love peaches in my whiskey
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:08 am

Stop by, will get you some. :iwbrnt:
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby AdamMY » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:29 am

97-13 SV UCF Cragganmore Cask 1130

Getting massive amounts of candy and green apple from this today, both on the nose and on the palate. This Cragganmore has a bit of a finish, reminiscent again of green apple, and hard caramel candies. In addition to the green apple, there are subtle hints of other fruits, touch of mango, kiwi, and pineapple to really liven it up. More sweet and candy like than fruity, but a wonderful summer dram.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby AdamMY » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:14 am

99-09 GM Dufftown Cask 8787


Its reputation remains as the Tropical Fruit punch dram. Though it is starting to loose that, developing a slight cream flavor and richness to it, along with more temperate fruits. Good dose of strawberries in the dram today. Aroma though is a little spirity, but it is a CS whisky.
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Re: July 2012 Tasting - Summer Breeze

Postby AdamMY » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:12 am

95-15 SV Imperial cask 50314

Nose is light, full of malt, with a good bit of candy and cookies. Taste is mostly malt, but hints of vanilla, and coconut, with more of the coconut and vanilla coming out on the finish.

Surprisingly light for 57.4% abv.
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