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Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:52 am

Yes, any whisky for which you can get a hunting license is fair game. In the US, or at least a fair bit of it, hunting season is November. So go ahead, pull a license and hunt a whisky. Remember, someone may ask to see your license so please have it available.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:32 am

Be very quiet, I am hunting Gordon and MacPhail.... :mrgreen:


G&M Dailuaine 11, cask 12612

Loads of dried spices - cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg. Malty. Waxy.

This is a good example of a distillery that we don't find often (enough) in the US.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:34 am

This Weekend I am going Stag Hunting, may through a bird or two in there.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:04 am

I have a couple of licenses to fulfill tonight. First up will be the Glenfiddich 15, 43%, glencairn.

N: cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, baking bread
P: vanilla, caramel, nougat, cinnamon
F: moderately long, with red apples and cinnamon

I have always liked the 15 and still do.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:15 am

G&M Longmorn 15
46%
cask 8188

N: very similar to the Glenfiddich 15 although I would say the notes are richer. Creamy, buttery.
P: light cinnamon, oak notes, vanilla bean
F: moderate, creamy oak and vanilla extract
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:26 am

Apparently I forgot about the stag hunting last weekend. But startin tonight.

A seagul accidenlty got hit. Might as well have an OP 17 in its honor.

This whisky is really hitting the spot tonight.

Getting a lot more of the classic OP character, but a lot more spices and other complexities from the extra age.

Mango, salt, dried apricots, and some subtle spices linger throughout.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:06 am

01-09 GM Tomatin Cask 3143 1st fill Bourbon barrel.

Good bit of black pepper today. Its nice and easily drinkable, but its very sutble fruit with a lot of black pepper, and some simple syrup. Perhaps a touch of creme in there too.

Like I said very simple but easily enjoyable.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:28 am

99-09 GM Dufftown Cask 8787 56.4%

The dram known as the Spiked Tropical Fruit Punch Dram.

Do I need to say much more, other than it continues to live up to its name?
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:31 am

99-12 GM Glenallach cask 501049 61.6%


Butter and oil, with a good bit of toasted coconut, and some nice peaty flavors in there. A solid peaty whisky, though not what anyone who loves the Islay beasts are looking for. But for someone like me who likes peatlight so to speak, a solid exposure to peat, and very enjoyable.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby AdamMY » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:17 am

04-06 GM Caol Ila Cask 306445 60.3%

As it has been opened it is now a lot more bareable without water, though still incredibly harsh. Some nice deep golden toast, and fried eggs with lots of fresh cracked black pepper. With a healthy side of nice tart green apples, and coconut shavings. But a heck of a lot of alcohol burn. With a touch of ash in there too.

Dilute it with a touch of water, and it comes alive:

Oily, green apples, and coconut, with a good bit of vanilla, still got the cracked pepper but a lot sweeter and no longer burning the whole time.
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Re: Live Tasting November 2012 - Hunting Season

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:52 am

Ah yes, another license procured for deer.

Dalmore 12, 43%, circa 2008

N: grains in the field, grist, oranges, touch of oak, cinnamon
P: lemon wax, oak, cinnamon, stewed oranges, nutmeg
F: mild, with dry spices
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