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Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:24 pm

Ok, we've been lax since the summer ended. Time to gear up again. Let's go seasonal for the thread. It would seem birds are a theme for Thanksgiving (US) and don't forget that Xmas Goose. So bring forth the bird beverages.

And lest we forget, it is Sherry Xmas too.

So double options here. Birds and sherry.
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:30 pm

You know what? I make the rules. It is any winged creature. Griffins count.

Ballantine's NAS

N: lots of cereals with just a hint of smoke, citrus
P: smoke much more evident. hints of anise and cereal. old cereal
F: longish. brings forth both the nose and palate.

Still comes off as a bit young.
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:34 pm

OP 17. Yup there are gulls.

N: sea air, cereal. sweet, wood glue
P: nice maltiness. iodine and sea salt,fleshy tropical fruits
F: long but light. sea air and tropical fruits
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:35 am

Sherry.....

Macallan Elegancia 12

N: Caramel, button mushrooms
P: sautéed mushrooms, caramel, cinnamon
F: short, like the palate

I quite like. Reminds me of the Speymalt Macallans.
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:45 am

I will join in with a couple between tonight and this weekend.
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:31 am

G&M Longmorn 30yo

N: Lacquered oak, wood spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and dates.
P: spiced oranges, cinnamon, and wood spices. Dry.
F: Medium on cinnamon, nutmeg and very dry oak.

A very good whisky.
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Re: Live Tastings - November and December 2013

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:19 am

Springbank 12, 54.6

N: cinnamon, cedar shavings
P: oranges, tomatoes, cinnamon
F: long, robust, cinnamon

This is a fantastic offering from this distillery. I will be sad when this is empty.
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