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2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

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

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:05 pm

Hi guys, did you start already without me? It's still five minutes to eight in my GMT clock :)

Got a single bottle of Talisker 10yo ready... notes coming up.. and then I'll try and stretch the evening till the pacific group comes online...
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:05 pm

Have transfered it into several sample bottles , will need to remember to label them up......
Will do the next two head to head as they are both 15yo and both single casks . Enjoying the Tali's tonight , good choice for a tasting !!!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:07 pm

Gordon, your tasting notes on the Talisker 25 made me itch to open my Talisker 30....... I have too many open bottles.....

Here's a silly question: do any of you know if older whiskies need more time to "open up" - as in left in the glass for longer than younger whiskies? I'm asking becasue this Talisker (18) really changes when left for a while?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:08 pm

i don't have any DE's Musky , anyone else having to press the post button several times to get it to work on the "other" page ?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:08 pm

K-Mile wrote:Hi guys, did you start already without me? It's still five minutes to eight in my GMT clock :)

Got a single bottle of Talisker 10yo ready... notes coming up.. and then I'll try and stretch the evening till the pacific group comes online...

Clock's slow. :D
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:09 pm

I did not get a second bottle of Talisker, cause I just received a call today that I got my new home! So I need to save up a couple thousands of euro's to provide a guarantee for the rent, and turn up quite a bit each month. That will surely affect my whisky budget, so I'll stick with my current stash till I see how that works out.

Now on to my first dram :thumbsup:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:10 pm

Just stick to Jim-sans Rule for opening up Christian :wink:
1 min for Every year ......
Some can take a little while.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:11 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:i don't have any DE's Musky , anyone else having to press the post button several times to get it to work on the "other" page ?

Yeah, I'd noticed this before in the earlier tasting. If someone else is a fraction of a second sooner in posting, you have to hit "submit" again. I thought when the button went red it had sent but it appears that it goes "black" when it's sent. Otherwise, you're just staring at the post you just composed going "What..?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:13 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Just stick to Jim-sans Rule for opening up Christian :wink:
1 min for Every year ......

:lol:
Some can take a little while.

Ok, patience is encouraged then!

Nice to see you here K-Mile!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:14 pm

K-Mile wrote:I did not get a second bottle of Talisker, cause I just received a call today that I got my new home! So I need to save up a couple thousands of euro's to provide a guarantee for the rent, and turn up quite a bit each month. That will surely affect my whisky budget, so I'll stick with my current stash till I see how that works out.

Now on to my first dram :thumbsup:

Oh wow! Time to celebrate, where's that Talisker 10 again! You got the place overlooking the canal, terrific! When can we come visit? (bringing whisky of course as house warming gifts).

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

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:18 pm

Hey check out the bottom part of the screen, it's just Christian, K-Mile, a guest and me. Hey guest...can you post your thoughts on the whisky? From memory is good if you've not got a dram handy!

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

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:20 pm


Talisker 10 Years Old
Nose : Slight citrus, but really nice pepper. Maltiness as well.
Palate : A little oily, slowly pick up force while smokeyness fills the back of my mouth. Tingling on the tip of my tongue.
Finish : Pepperiness lives up at first, then slowly gets a little dry. Sweet in the end, but a bit bitter as well that might be less.
Comment : Great dram, nothing less.


Yeah, it one without a balcony, but 20% less each month, and the same view. You are all invited to come over some time.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:20 pm

Congratulations K-Mile :thumbsup:

I'm afraid I'm already into my third Talisker 18 :oops: But it really is good. It really has a fabulous nose! I cannot think I've ever experienced pencil shavings so strongly before. And fruit and smoke... Oh nice! Seems to be scents of "sweat" also - like in a matured claret?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:22 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Congratulations K-Mile :thumbsup:

I'm afraid I'm already into my third Talisker 18 :oops: But it really is good. It really has a fabulous nose! I cannot think I've ever experienced pencil shavings so strongly before. And fruit and smoke... Oh nice!


Thanks. The nose is really great on the 10 as well. I find the maltiness to increase when it's out of the bottle for a while. Not bad, not bad at all. Gets a little sweeter on the nose, but the punch is still there.

Edit: don't wait too long, cause it does get milder/slightly dull after a couple of minutes.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:28 pm


SMWS 14.12
Nose : Unlike the previous ones , really peaty , not much of the tali pepperyness
Palate : Creamy , toffee , peaty.....rather like a young Ardbeg......
Finish : Medium Smooth finish
Comment : A lovely almost Islay Talisker , not a typical example .


OMC Laudable
Nose : really medicinal , no Tali trademarks at all !
Palate : Again Iodine but with a plastic taste , have had something like this before......It's like a Society Croftengea !
Finish : Germolene ! and a touch of plastic ......
Comment : Probably the worst of the night Definitely not a typical Tali !


Just shows you how Distillers make up a house style to what they want , the SMWS is a great bottling , the OMC maybe should have went into a blend.....
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:29 pm

The Talisker 18 is quite different form anything I've had before but if pressed I'd say it resembles Lagavulin 16 more than others.....
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:31 pm

Welcome C_I :)

Croftengea Gordon, isn't that the one no one speaks highly of....
Maybe blending is an art after all?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:34 pm

C_I wrote:Calm down, calm down... I am about to join... first finish my Golden Promise....
Had a bit of a slow start..

aww.. I disappeared from the list below...

turned invisible..


Welcome, relax and enjoy your dram! That's what we do :p

Mr Fjeld wrote:The Talisker 18 is quite different form anything I've had before but if pressed I'd say it resembles Lagavulin 16 more than others.....


I am very curious to this comparison. There is nothing of the 'earthy' peatiness in the Laga 16 that I find in the Talisker 10yo.

Nothing of the toffee that is sometimes mentioned here as well. I am having a little bit of a cold I suspect, so that will affect my senses as well.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:35 pm

You'se guys are making me thirsty. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:35 pm

it's an "Unusual" peated malt Christian ......
i think i've got the first 3 Society bottlings , the first , if i remember rightly, was the first ever bottling of it .
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:36 pm

Ganga wrote:You'se guys are making me thirsty. :mrgreen:

SO? Go home sick, it is Friday!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:38 pm

Ganga wrote:You'se guys are making me thirsty. :mrgreen:

Just hang on for a while, we'll wait for you :)
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:39 pm

Guys when I go to the live button I caant see how I can post a comment?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:40 pm

I'm posting and refreshing in normal mode I'm ready to open Distillers edition if anybody else is game.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:41 pm

les taylor wrote:I'm posting and refreshing in normal mode I'm ready to open Distillers edition if anybody else is game.


I'll join you for my second 10yo...
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:46 pm


Talisker Distillers Edition TD-S:5 AM (1986) 45.8 abv
Nose : Oily, with a sea breeze thrown in, redolent of Jeraz Amoroso sherry, succulent aroma of cherries, with an undercurrent of Malt
Palate : Sweet, malty with a tinge of iodine, a hint of chocolate at the end
Finish : Long and warming, the mouth salivates at the after effect of the sherry and alcohol. Has a nice mouth prickle to it.
Comment : Mr Copeland, you distilled a fine dram
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:48 pm

les taylor wrote:I'm posting and refreshing in normal mode I'm ready to open Distillers edition if anybody else is game.

:oops:
Ooops! Uh. . . I'm there already with my 1986. Looking forward to hearing about your newer edition while I sip my old one.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:53 pm

How am I supposed to keep up with you guys! I go to the toilet for 5 min. and when I come back you've written a whole novel......

Gordon: thaks for the info on the botteling.

Les: I'll open my Talisker DE too. I'll post my notes soon!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:56 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:How am I supposed to keep up with you guys! I go to the toilet for 5 min. and when I come back you've written a whole novel......



At least you didn't read one while you were there......
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:56 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:How am I supposed to keep up with you guys! I go to the toilet for 5 min. and when I come back you've written a whole novel......



At least you didn't read one while you were there......


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

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:57 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:How am I supposed to keep up with you guys! I go to the toilet for 5 min. and when I come back you've written a whole novel......

At least you didn't read one while you were there......

Well at least it wasn't War and Peace!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:01 pm

Matt, if you're still in here, the new layout is really great. We're really getting somewhere on these tasting sessions, and the modifications to the board are (mostly, you still having problems les?) holding up pretty great.

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

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:02 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:How am I supposed to keep up with you guys! I go to the toilet for 5 min. and when I come back you've written a whole novel......



At least you didn't read one while you were there......

:D

Oh, I feel the need for a slice of bread and a cup of coffee coming up. Will be with you in ten min.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:15 pm

Right, I was just tempted into opening my Talisker 1993 DE "Amoroso wood-finished" . No more shelf space for open bottles....
I'll come back with notes in a short while....
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby K-Mile » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:19 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Right, I was just tempted into opening my Talisker 1993 DE "Amoroso wood-finished" . No more shelf space for open bottles....
I'll come back with notes in a short while....


This will be a long night, but we'll stick by you as you clean more shelf space :)

I am still wondering what I''ll take next. I don't have any more Talisker open, but can go for Laga DE, Mac 12, HP 18 (or finish the last dram in that bottle of 12yo), a few Bowmores...
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