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The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:07 am

BTW, my compliments to the chef...er distillers...er blenders on the Aberlour a'bunadh batch 7. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:08 am

Sigh...
Mrs. Musky is home and it's time to go shopping. See you all later....

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Danny » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:08 am

Musky, will do.

Well I have to sign off and finish up my house work before the missus gets home. :wink:

Enjoy your evening and the weekend.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:10 am

Ganga,

That would have been David Boyd around the year 2000 sometime, he is now deputy Production Director.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:17 am

Thanks. Batch 7 and 8 are just abosutely wonderful. Ok, so is batch 14 and 17. :D
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:18 am

Ok, I've got some Tormore 12 yo to sample...and more Glenlivet if we some more folks around.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:20 am

It seems to have gone a little on the quiet side. There has been several people looking in but no-one posting....shame.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:22 am

Tormore is reminescent of the Glenlivet. Sweet maltiness with toffee.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:24 am

I have struggled with Tormore, probaly read too much about before I tasted it. For me its an everyday speysider, good but not stunning.
I did get a cask sample done for an colleague that was retiring and it came fro a 25yo 2nd fill butt, that was a lot more fun.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:25 am

Ian Logan wrote:It seems to have gone a little on the quiet side. There has been several people looking in but no-one posting....shame.


I agree whole heartedly. I think the tastings of the last two weeks has given me a much better insight into what the Glenlivet has to offer. This is a beverage that should not be written off based on the price range nor that it is one of the most available beverages worldwide.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:26 am

Ian Logan wrote:I have struggled with Tormore, probaly read too much about before I tasted it. For me its an everyday speysider, good but not stunning.
I did get a cask sample done for an colleague that was retiring and it came fro a 25yo 2nd fill butt, that was a lot more fun.


Yeah, the first couple of times I tasted Tormore I said, "So what." I think this one takes a little appreciation to appreciate.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:26 am

Ganga,

we need to keep gpoing, 5 more posts and thats you through 1000 :D
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:27 am

Hi there,

I am finally tuning in after a hard week at work and at my new appartment. Some things aren't working out as I hoped (stuff being delayed or delivered in the wrong order) so I have been unable to post or dram at all last week.

Time to catch up with a flight of Glenlivets, if there are still some of you around. Will make it quick, since I have to get up early tomorrow, but I have the 12yo, 16yo Nadurra, 18yo and 21yo lined up before me, a wee dram of each...

Will post updates as I go through them, and read the rest of the topic while I'm at it.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:27 am

Okay Team you have to give me a vote on this

Do I open a new beverage... I have had it for a while.

Glenlivet 33yo 1967 ( 46%, Original Bottling, Celler Collection 67-00 sample code 2GC8001 in box )



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Thoughts???

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:28 am

K-mile,

Good to see you, fire away. If there is anything that comes to mind after you log off send me a PM and I will get back to you in a couple of days.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:29 am

K-MILE!!!!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:30 am

To Mikey, you must just for K-Mile. :D

I think I can make it for another few posts, after all the sun is still up. :shock:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:32 am

Mikey,

Here are my notes and you can make up your mind from there what you think.
Nose - Rich, full, sherried, nuts and coffee
palate - Cherries and toffee up front, dry, leather and resinous oak spices
Finish - Very long and dry

This was the first of the Cellar Collection range bottled in Sep 2000 and just over 2000 bottles globally
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:38 am

Where'd K-Mile go? Let me know when you are doing the 15.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:38 am

Thanks for the welcome :)

Mikey, that looks like a fine bottle. Are you sure your palate is fresh enough to completely appreciate (and thus justify opening) a bottle like that?

Ian: I will if I have any questions or comments. I only briefly tried the 12yo last week, and I am very, very curious to the other expressions. Do you feel like I am missing out on the French Oak? I didn't get it since I thought 5 might be a little over the top, but it's not that expensive so I might try and get it anyway. That would give me the complete lineup of 'standard' expressions, right?

Well, on to that 12yo :thumbsup:

edit: Ganga: I'm still around, had to pour myself a dram :) Don't have the 15yo though...
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:38 am

Thanks for the notes Ian:

I did not know that it was the first. I got it for a steal over here. Ganga and I were over there in October/November 2000.

I say I give it a try...... :D :thumbsup: :mrgreen:

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:42 am

K-mile,

The 15yo for me is a little creamier and spicier in the main than the 12, its caused a %age going into Limousin oak cask for a time.
Nadurra is the fuitest of the range and probaly the most intense with the alcohal at 59.7%.
18yo has the ideal balance between american and european oak for my tastes.
Its really worth reading the posts by Mikey and ganga about the differences glassware can make, its opened my eyes to a new approach.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:45 am

Mikey,

There have been 7 Cellar Collections to date. The youngest was a 20yo and the oldest a 42yo distilled in 1959.
My favourite of them is the 1964 bottled at 40yo but all of them show Glenlivet at its best and what can be achieved.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:45 am

K-Mile wrote:Mikey, that looks like a fine bottle. Are you sure your palate is fresh enough to completely appreciate (and thus justify opening) a bottle like that?



I have been taking very slow, and drinking about a L of water. So I think I am up for it. If not too much, then I still have another 700ml to go to see if it is still good.

Do you feel like I am missing out on the French Oak?


I can only give my 2p worth. I think that you might be missing out a bit. It really is a good dram. And the pricing is right for it. It suprised me a little bit.

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:45 am

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The Glenlivet 12 year old
Nose : Very fresh and fruity. Even more than last week. Slightly spicy as well. A bit like Bitter Lemon? Gets a little malty after a few minutes.
Palate : Sweet, light, slight alcohol sensation.
Finish : Bread at first, then slowly the fruit comes back up. A bit bitter.
Comment : Light, sweet, very nice. The fruitiness on the nose is very good and inviting.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:48 am

K-mile,

People talk about Islays with seafood but the fresh, zestiness of the 12yo make it just as good. Just wish I had some smoked salmon around :cry:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:49 am

Great to read the various impressions on the glassware. I only have Glencairns here with me, but I can imagine a slightly different balance with other kinds of glassware.

Mikey, enjoy if you decide to open it! :thumbsup:

I might get one of the 15yo if I happen to stumble upon it. It makes a nice shelf in my new cabinet, a lineup of Glenlivets :)

Ian, I can surely imagine some smoked salmon working fine with this one. Zesty is the word I was looking for. A dram that comes close might be the Cragganmore 12yo (tried that in combination with smoked salmon, very nice!) but I can see this one being just a bit fresher.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:50 am

Time to open up the Nadurra. Any advice on this one?
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:53 am

K-Mile wrote:Great to read the various impressions on the glassware. I only have Glencairns here with me, but I can imagine a slightly different balance with other kinds of glassware.

Mikey, enjoy if you decide to open it! :thumbsup:

I might get one of the 15yo if I happen to stumble upon it. It makes a nice shelf in my new cabinet, a lineup of Glenlivets :)

Ian, I can surely imagine some smoked salmon working fine with this one. Zesty is the word I was looking for. A dram that comes close might be the Cragganmore 12yo (tried that in combination with smoked salmon, very nice!) but I can see this one being just a bit fresher.


I'm thinking grilled salmon, butter and lemon here as opposed to the smoked salmon.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:54 am

Try the Nadurra straight first but if its a sample you got from Matt its around 59.7%abv so water is a must at least 50%.
Apples and banana for me in here but with time a lot of fruit will come through.
the palate is where you will see the 1st fill american casks coming through with vanill and honey.
Its damn near chewable the mouth coatting is so heavy.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:55 am

Ganga,

Congratulations as a double gold member, where is Matt!!!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:57 am

Congrats Ganga! :thumbsup: I'll raise my glass to you!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:59 am

Thank you Ian. I believe Matt said he would be back after giving some pointers out at a bar.

I've just poured another dram of the Tradre Joe's Glenlivet 15. Cheers.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:59 am

It sounds like this was a great evening, sorry I couldn't attend.
Maybe next time.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:01 am

MT,

As I said to K-mile and it goes for any memebrs, send me a PM if there any questions etc. that I can help with on any of Chivas Bros prtfolio.
I am back in the office next week and will act on what we discussed earlier.
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