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2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:18 am

Hard to say. What I was having is certainly well under $100. I go for something a little less sweet than the Bourbons I've had.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:04 am


Macallan CS 57.8 new bottling, glencairn glass
Nose : lots of caramel, very sweet, some mild spices
Palate : apples? spices with layers of caramel
Finish : caramel covered sulphur
Comment : ultimately a very pleasant dram.


Now what happened? :x
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:09 am


Macallan CS 57.8 New bottle, sm brandy
Nose : this is more balanced in this glass. stillthe caramel and maybe some sulphur.
Palate : not as pleasant as the glencairn glass. Some caramel and maybe some sulphur. Spices play across the palate.
Finish : long. the sweetness hangs a long time.
Comment : give me the first glass.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:15 am


Macallan CS 57.8 New bottling, Ardbeg nosing glass
Nose : caramel very prevalant. sulphur not so much. Curry spice?
Palate : lots of spices with tapering caramels.
Finish : sulphery, caramel finish.
Comment : still very pleasant
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:20 am


Macallan CS 57.8 new bottling, Celtic Malts glass
Nose : Not so much caramel but marzipan. almonds. cocoa.
Palate : tingly. caramel, sulphur and nuts (almonds)
Finish : long and chewy.
Comment : This is it. I'm happy now.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:45 am

You guys really hung in there :)
But are you sure all those differrent styles aren't just an excuse to have another dram? ;)

Great session, thanks for joining in everyone who did, and as for the spectators, have a dram with us at The Glenlivet tasting that's coming up :thumbsup:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:21 pm

Despite not getting the live thing to work it was really good last night I went to bed just before midnight there was about 90 posts made. This morning nearly 150. Well everyone that was involved it made for an enjoyable evening. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:02 pm

Looks like you all had a good time, some great notes posted and intersting comparisons. Another marathon tasting session and I'm sure some of you are :dead: today.

Pour yourselves a nice dram, you deserve it :mrgreen:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:28 pm

A damn good nights Drammin' .
Enjoyed it thoroughly !
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:11 pm

That was a most enjoyable evening and it was great when Ganga, Mikeymad and Oldrip57 were able to join in from their timezones. I wish I had K-Mile's obvious stamina! To be honest I thought it would still be going strong this morning, provided someone from the Pacific had joined in. (Japan, Australia)

I'm certainly glad to have participated and shared drams with as fine group of whisky lovers as I've ever shared notes and perceptions with. It was, again, a great experience.

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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:32 pm

BTW to all the drammers.

If you didn't know ganga and I did the on-line taisting while we were on the phone having a conversation at the same time. Highly recommended procedure.

So find a live taster in your area and either get together or at least have a phone call.

Great fun all....

Cheers,
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:43 pm

It was a great tasting indeed! Such a nice company and interesting notes. I'm sorry I didn't last untill the west coast tasting but I thoroughly enjoyed reading your tasting and conversations afterwards. I'll certainly try stay awake next time!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:03 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:That was a most enjoyable evening and it was great when Ganga, Mikeymad and Oldrip57 were able to join in from their timezones. I wish I had K-Mile's obvious stamina! To be honest I thought it would still be going strong this morning, provided someone from the Pacific had joined in. (Japan, Australia)

I'm certainly glad to have participated and shared drams with as fine group of whisky lovers as I've ever shared notes and perceptions with. It was, again, a great experience.

Musky


I second that Musky!

My advantage is that I haven't been drinking for that long :) Ask me again in a couple of months, if I continue to drain the bottles as I do now (although a lot of you seem to be able to handle a lot more ;))
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