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The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT


Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:39 am

I've got a CS OB Mac here that I've had sitting on the shelf for 10 years or more. It looks good (Ruby Red), but I think I'll just have another of the Cads. It's yummy.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am

Macallan 7 comin' up.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am

Was ready much earlier. Have been reading the posts during work. Lucky my computer monitor is facing away from the office door... :P
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am

Ganga wrote:I'm here!

Welcome!
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 12:41 am

I am home....

We will see what is on tap

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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 12:41 am

Ganga wrote:I'm here! :D Interview went well. How well, we'll find out in the next two weeks.


Excellent news. We'll keep our fingers crossed. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:42 am

Sherried Malt wrote:Have been reading the posts during work. Lucky my computer monitor is facing away from the office door... :P


I just keep my office door locked. :)
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 12:43 am

It's good to be here with my drams. They missed me.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:44 am

Ah now we're warming up. :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:46 am

Ras have you got a dram? Are you with us?

Edit:
seems like he just left.

Edit, Edit:
He's here :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 12:47 am

Willie JJ wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:Have been reading the posts during work. Lucky my computer monitor is facing away from the office door... :P


I just keep my office door locked. :)


My door locks but the bolt/latch doesn't line up with the hole.

No wise comments please! :oops:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 12:48 am

Macallan 12

Nose: Not as prominently sherried as I would have imagined. Sweetness, yes with just a touch of sherry.

Palate: Light on the palate. Don't get the sense of oiliness others have picked out... Nice hit of sweetness on the initial attack, which fades surprisingly quickly and then moves on to the finish...

Finish: Dry with some astringency and bitterness. Spicy with a bit of nutmeg.

Overall: Nice drink. May be even very nice depending on my mood that day... Not sure I'd be happy with this as my everyday dram tho.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 17, 2008 12:48 am

The spider diagram on the Macallan site is peaking on spicey, dried fruits and vanilla. Nice to see that someone else also tastes vanilla.
I keep picking up the walnuts... Johnny Guitar where are you when we need you?
Raisins, later more an old building smell. Coffee, chocolate, mocca, tea after some time you get the whole spectrum. Now tobacco,... figs. I have to stop nobody will believe this.
Comment: If you see the 58.8% CS 10yo buy it!
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 12:49 am

Ardbeg nosing glass

Nose: little spirity, citrus (orangey lemons), lighter side of spices
Palate: still a little spirity, some nutty (almonds), caramel with some chocolate, spices, oranges
Finish: Moderately long with a spiced caramel just sitting there on the palate.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 12:51 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:The spider diagram on the Macallan site is peaking on spicey, dried fruits and vanilla. Nice to see that someone else also tastes vanilla.
I keep picking up the walnuts... Johnny Guitar where are you when we need you?
Raisins, later more an old building smell. Coffee, chocolate, mocca, tea after some time you get the whole spectrum. Now tobacco,... figs. I have to stop nobody will believe this.
Comment: If you see the 58.8% CS 10yo buy it!


If recollection serves me, there are at least two 58.8 CS released to the US. One in the older style and one in the newer style. I think they were release 4/5 years apart.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 12:51 am

Okay opens:

18yo OB 1986
12yo Whisky Galore 1990 46%
25yo Murray McDavid 1972 46%
18yo Kirkland (Costco) Sherry Cask 40%
10yo Trader Joes Sherry 40%
36yo 1969 Duncan Taylor 41.5%
27yo 1971 Signatory vintage 53.4%
18yo OB 1979 Gran Reserva

I think that is it for open ones....

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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:52 am

Raisins, later more an old building smell. Coffee, chocolate, mocca, tea after some time you get the whole spectrum. Now tobacco,... figs. I have to stop nobody will believe this.


Au Contraire, I do believe you. Sounds like great stuff and I am now looking for it. :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 12:54 am

Ganga wrote:
Ras Mazunga wrote:The spider diagram on the Macallan site is peaking on spicey, dried fruits and vanilla. Nice to see that someone else also tastes vanilla.
I keep picking up the walnuts... Johnny Guitar where are you when we need you?
Raisins, later more an old building smell. Coffee, chocolate, mocca, tea after some time you get the whole spectrum. Now tobacco,... figs. I have to stop nobody will believe this.
Comment: If you see the 58.8% CS 10yo buy it!


If recollection serves me, there are at least two 58.8 CS released to the US. One in the older style and one in the newer style. I think they were release 4/5 years apart.


My CS is 57.8% but I love the nose! More later.

Am being summoned for dinner and an episode of House. Will be back.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 12:55 am

Didn't see it in your post ganga 'what is in the ardbeg noser?'
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 12:56 am

mikeymad wrote:Okay opens:


18yo Kirkland (Costco) Sherry Cask 40%


Cheers,

Mikey have you tried the Kirkland 19yo, because that is still in Costco here?
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 12:57 am

Yep, didn't like it as much as the 18yo.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 1:00 am

Then I'll hang on for the 18.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:00 am

mikeymad wrote:Didn't see it in your post ganga 'what is in the ardbeg noser?'


Macallan 7. Working on it in the Glenmo hybrid now.

Finished up my writeup from the interview. Files, ya know.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:01 am

The 19yo Black label really didn't have the flavors and texture that I was looking for. It was an okay dram for the price, but it was not in the Macallan tradition. I find the new 18yo, much more like a Macallan, just a bit lighter, and come across as younger than it is.

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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:01 am

Willie JJ wrote:Then I'll hang on for the 18.


Definitely. Assuming that it is the same product released both places.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:01 am

Having Roquefort with the whiskies. A very nice combi especially with the sherried CS.

Ganga:
The one I am drinking is the 10 years old version. As far as I know the nas is sold in the US only and this one isn't.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:05 am

Glenmo hybrid.

Nose: still a little spirity but less so in this glass, vanilla???? and some varied spices, citruses
Palate: Raisinettes (raisins encased in chocolate-waxy kind), nuts, light spices, some citrus-towards orange
Finish: seems shorter now. spices and the raisinettes
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:06 am

Mini time. Mikey, got any Mac 12?
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby sampaiocaleia » Sat May 17, 2008 1:06 am

My Macallan is "cask Strength", but yesterday the Macallan Fifties that I've tasting is very good (see: http://thewhiskyscapesociety.blogspot.c ... fties.html)
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:07 am

How cute. :lol: Mini looks like a cross between the new HP style bottlings and the new Macallan bottlings. My god, they're breeding. :shock: And it comes with a cork :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:11 am

Ganga wrote:Mini time. Mikey, got any Mac 12?


Got a couple of 12yo minis, I picked up a month ago (with cork)
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:11 am

Willie !!!!!!!!!!! Still going strong I see! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:12 am

sampaiocaleia wrote:My Macallan is "cask Strength", but yesterday the Macallan Fifties that I've tasting is very good (see: http://thewhiskyscapesociety.blogspot.c ... fties.html)


Nice. you make me want to open my 'fifties'
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:13 am

Now this is the Macallan I know. :thumbsup: Four glasses now.

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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:16 am

Ardbeg noser.

Nose: orangey caramel, spices, grains-barley
palate: carmelized sugar, oranges, grains, a little rubberiness
Finish: rich spicey caramel
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