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The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

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

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:24 am

Try and see if you can find a silver label A'bunadh, it was done for the millenium as was a 2000bt limited edition. This one was a straight 12yo and another step up for A'bunadh whereas the standard vattings are around 8-12yo.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:28 am

Ian Logan wrote:ganga wants to know when we are doing Aberlour :thumbsup:


Sounds good :thumbsup: , for me thats a mysterious whisky, never quite got a taste for it. Had trouble with water, too strong or lost the depth.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:28 am

Ian Logan wrote:Try and see if you can find a silver label A'bunadh, it was done for the millenium as was a 2000bt limited edition. This one was a straight 12yo and another step up for A'bunadh whereas the standard vattings are around 8-12yo.


I wish that I could for a good price. I had it at a show many years ago, and it was great. But it is hard to find at any price these days.

Always hoping.

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

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:29 am

Ian Logan wrote:Try and see if you can find a silver label A'bunadh, it was done for the millenium as was a 2000bt limited edition. This one was a straight 12yo and another step up for A'bunadh whereas the standard vattings are around 8-12yo.

Thanks. :roll: As far as I can tell, it was never a US release. But then again, MikeyMad and I did sample this at one of the WOW fesitivals. I think I am only short Batches 1-5...and 19 and 20.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:30 am

Matt,

More than happy to help, might need a few weeks to recover from the past couple of weeks!!!!! :lol:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:30 am

Matt Page wrote:Had trouble with water, too strong or lost the depth.


It is all about straight from the bottle for me.... :wink:

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

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:32 am

Ian Logan wrote:Matt,

More than happy to help, might need a few weeks to recover from the past couple of weeks!!!!! :lol:


I've always wanted a liver than I can have on-call. :D :shock:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:38 am

Mikey - Enjoy the 33, you lucky *** and cheers for opening tonight :wink: You've got some nice evenings ahead of you with that one, maybe not straight from the bottle, oh go on then!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:40 am

Boy it makes me want some. Yeah, I can open some things but why?
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:43 am

Folks,

The time has come for me to call it a night. Thank you to all of you for making this so enjoyable over the last couple of weeks.
If any of you have questions regarding any of the Chivas Bros portfolio dont hesitate to send me a PM and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Enjoy the rest of the evening and thank you again.

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

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:44 am

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

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:47 am

Thanks Ian. Until next time.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:47 am

Thanks again Ian and look forward to seeing you back soon, enjoy the rest of your Friday night, well Saturday morning. :D :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:53 am

So what were your favourites?
For me it would be the Nadurra for its lively character, full of candy, then probably the 18 - a winter Glenlivet more warming.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:28 am

Matt Page wrote:So what were your favourites?
For me it would be the Nadurra for its lively character, full of candy, then probably the 18 - a winter Glenlivet more warming.
Gee, I'd have to say the Glenlivet 12 yo seeing as how I live in the Nort' Woods!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:37 am

K-Mile wrote:Image

K-Mile:
Since when did the 12 start coming in a tube? I've only ever seen the square box. Pretty posh my friend.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:11 am

Considering I had neither the 18 nor the Nadura I'd have to say the 15 for tonight. There are some truly hidden gems from this distillery though that you have to search out. October presented me with a couple of very auld sherry cask versions that i really enjoyed.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:11 am

Matt Page wrote:So what were your favourites?
For me it would be the Nadurra for its lively character, full of candy, then probably the 18 - a winter Glenlivet more warming.


Mine might be a bit unfair but the:

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

was my top of the evening. I must admit that the 15yo French Oak is a top beverage for me though.

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

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:14 am

One of these evenings, I'll have to play catch-up as the samples, courtesy of Matt arrived this morning at my front door, around 9 am. I wanted to get into them immediately, but I had to go to work instead - and I don't abuse sick credits.
Maybe if it's quiet Friday night...

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

Postby Matt2 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:57 am

Look forward to your notes and hope you enjoy the samples :D, shame they didn't arrive in time.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby les taylor » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:07 am

Well done LSD it would be good to hear the story about your brothers some time.

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

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:46 pm

Okay, here it goes, (thanks Matt!!)

Glenlivet 12y: the nose initially makes me think of nice fresh juicy white wine, fairly full-bodied. Then the malt sneaks in from the back. The slight alchohol hints on the nose again remind me of a juicy white wine, nice.
Very nice round smooth in the mouth, fresh and refreshing, and not nearly as sweet as I remember. This is one of those whiskies to have stocked in the house to easily enjoy frequently.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:59 pm

Next up, the 15y, and first whiff, nice! That same white wine juicy characteristic but the malt sneaks in quicker and closer in this one. And a bit of sweet malt on the nose too. And in the mouth, a bit fuller and again malty and juicy. Now a piece of dark chocolate before tasting the next ones, the 18y and the Nadurra...
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:15 pm

Oh, forgot to apologize for being a week and a half late, and striking up this topic again. Time for the 18y!
A bit less of the brilliant yellow color from the previous 12 and 15 years. The 18y goes towards a brilliant copper. Malty and well toasted wheat bread on the nose. Similar to the previous two. My congestion and sickness I've been fighting the past week isn't allowing me to get the small nuances out of these unfortunately, but I am truly enjoying them all, good drinking whiskies! Wow, this 18y is good! A slight slight spicy tingle on the finish, not peppery at all like Talisker is, but still a little spicy. Nadurra up next!!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:18 pm

And yes, "velvety" in the mouth, a perfect descriptor, thanks lawschooldrunk for that, just referred to your notes regarding the first two especially!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:28 pm

Maybe I'm rushing a bit through these, I really I could've joined in live when the tasting happened, to better enjoy these whiskies with the others that enjoyed the tasting. Cause now that I go back to the 18y, sitting in the glass a bit longer, a bit more sweetness is coming out, and sweetened well toasted wheat bread, maybe spread with something. And still that nice velvety-ness in the mouth, and the spice sneaking in again in the finish. Moving on to the Nadurra.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:33 pm

My goodness the last sip of that 18y!! Beautiful sweet velvety-ness, paired perfectly with the spiciness! Good stuff!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:47 pm

Oh yes, whew!! That's a big one!! This Nadurra is big stuff, and nutty on the finish!
Let's go back to the nose. Wow, nice stuff! Finally, I can taste what so many are raving about.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:51 pm

Can't figure out what I'm getting on the nose, but it's pleasant. And the mouth, whew, gonna have to add some water to this one. But the initial sweetness is nice. And what the heck, while I'm at it, I might as well pour myself a newly received Innis and Gunn to go along with this one.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:59 pm

The Innis and Gunn is good beer, really good! The last time I tasted it a month ago it was a bit sweet, but maybe due to the salty dinner beforehand or something. Now it's just good!! And with a bit of water added to the Nadurra now, it's a bit easier drinking, but might need a bit more water.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:26 am

Okay, that's it for me, and thanks again to Matt for these nice samples!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:31 am

Well, sorry I wasn't there for you. Or is it I'm sorry you didn't have your samples a week and a half ago. Looks like you really enjoyed your dramming. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:41 am

Woody and spicy on the finish that Nadurra. Tonight, in this tasting, it needed water. What's the alcohol on this thing??
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby woodhill » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:45 am

Hi I presume thats the standard 48% you've got there

Isn't it great?

I just got a botttle of the Cask Strength as well - -WOW
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:01 am

I thought the Nadurra was a cask strength, 57 + percent or so...
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