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The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT


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

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:19 am

Cheers Guys!! :D :D

Kicking the night off with

Macallan 12yo ( 43%, Original Bottling )
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:21 am

Good to see you are still around Willie. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:22 am

Hey Ryan. good to see you.

I'll be here only until a friend arrives. Pre-lube for a night of consumption.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 1:24 am

Ok guys, that's me for the night. Much dramming will ensue when I get to Ayr at 1.00pm BST tomorrow.

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

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:25 am

Glass: Large Snifter

nose: Sweet fruit and some spice
palate: Oranges with some spices too
finish: fruity with a whisp of wood smoke in the finish

Good Night Willie!! Thanks for keeping it going!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:26 am

Moving right along. The glencairn glass.

Nose: rasins, caramel, spices, apples?, oranges, sawdust?
Palate: caramel covered apples, cinnamon and spices, citruses
Finish: long with lots of spicey caramel

No rubber this time.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:26 am

Cheers Willie for your dramming.

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

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:26 am

Good night Willie. I'll catch up with your posts a little later.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:27 am

Mikey, home yet?
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 1:27 am

Oh hi Ryan.

Well maybe just one more then.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:28 am

Yep got home a little while ago.....
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:29 am

Sample # 2, Macallan 12 OB

Glass: Glencairn

Nose: Less concentrated, not as fruity as with the snifter
Palate: Fruity, english tea bags?,
Finish: Nice but short, with chocolate and spice
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:30 am

Small brandy.

Nose: more apples than other glasses (red delicious), spices, some oak, citrus - not really identifiable
Palate: spices (ginger? nutmeg?), lots of carmelized sugars, some oranginess
Finish: Nice caramel
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:32 am

Sample # 3, Macallan 12 OB

glass: Riedel crystal SM glass

Nose: Very little on the nose, some fruits
Palate: yummy, does this get better and better as you go?
Mixed dried fruits, light spice and some orange peels
Finish: very warming, and spicy
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:34 am

12 yo in the Glenmo hybrid.

Nose: much less distinguished. sawdust-oak, light caramel and citrus.
Palate: more oaky, a little bitter with some spices. Citrus, caramel, and nuts but really light. Strange.
Finish: shorter, light spices
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:35 am

Enjoy Ayr Willie. It was nice tasting tonight> :thumbsup:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:37 am

Willie JJ wrote:Oh hi Ryan.

Well maybe just one more then.


What's next Willie??
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 1:41 am

I'll try this old CS OB 10
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:44 am

Sample # 1 Macallan 15yo Fine Oak ( 43%, Original Bottling )

Glass: Large Snifter

Color: Straw
Nose: Sweet and fruity, some floral notes?
Palate: Sweet honey, some wood notes (no smoke just wood, oak maybe?) hints of spice, light sweetness
Finish: Lingering finish, reminds me of a light bourbon, with a hint of chocolate, orange and dried fruits

I actually enjoy this, good stuff.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:47 am

Glenmo hybrid and the Macallan 10 from Trader Joes (Alexander Murray)

Nose: NUTS-mixed christmas nuts, little oaky, some caramel and oranges
Palate: Oaky, slight astringent, burnt carmel, lightly spiced
Finish: short and astringent with a little bit of spice
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:47 am

Moving right along.....

Sample # 2 Macallan 15yo Fine Oak ( 43%, Original Bottling )

Glass: Riedel Crystal SM

Color: Straw
Nose: Oakey and hints of spice
Palate: Yumm! Woody, with sweet honey
Finish: A spicy/woody lingering finish with notes of chocolate
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat May 17, 2008 1:49 am

I shall return to finish the rest of the Macallans. Good night to all...that will be going to bed soon.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Sat May 17, 2008 1:49 am

Promised myself a quick look in before bed...

Went to get a dram of the only Macallan in the house - a wee sample of all that remains of the 1986 18 OB bought for me by Lucie two Christmasses ago. One of those bottles you don't want to finish.

REALITY CHECK:

Made the "mistake" of turning on the news en route to the whisky table, and seeing chinese mothers crying for their lost children, crushed under their fallen school. With two young children of my own, it made me want to weep, and almost felt too sick to do this.


But we who have life must celebrate it and give thanks continuously. So i shall finish off the remains of this wonderful gift I have guarded too long, in honour of all here, and in honour of LIFE itself...

1986 Macallan 18 OB.

Nose. Sherry strong but not as dominant as in the 10 YO on which I cut my teeth @ 1999. It was a better dram then. Last year I bought an "old package" sherry 10. It was flat and one dimensional. this year i was given a "new package" sherry 10. It didn't last long! Much more rounded and drinkable - seemingly from better "stock" , but perhaps lacking in complexity as others have mentioned...

This 18 also has oak, polished floors, leather , dried fruit and sponge cake on the nose...even a hint of peat.

PAlate: the classic Macallan hit! Sherry, but it doesn't end there...not as sweet as the ten as I recall, but more subtle. Spices, dark chocolate...and a hint of lemon, or even thick cut Cooper's orange marmalade.

finish. Fades nicely, cleanly. final return of sherry...not as long as i'd like!

this was a most enjoyable dram, but I recall that the 1985, which was waiting for me in the bedroom of the turnberry hotel at the macallan weekend gifted me by the same gal who bought me this '86, as being exceptional. And the 84(half the price of the 85!) was also very good. I also once had a 1980, found in a drugstore in Majorca(!) which was much drier, with a shorter finish.

ah, the joy of vintages! this really does remind me of the joys of when I first discovered Macallan! And i spoke too soon - there's still a lingering clean sherry dryness on the toungue after all this typing!!

nice sharing this with you.

goodnight...and spare a thought for those poor souls in china and burma, and may God, or whisky, or whatever, open the hearts of the cruel Burmese junta who do not deserve the title of "human being", holding self-serving referendums and withholding aid to their own people.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:51 am

Cheers Ganga, talk to you later! :smoke:
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 1:52 am

Still here gang. I am having an allergy attack. I am reading along, and will going in with beverages when I am better.

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

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:53 am

Mikey, I hear that. If it weren't for my meds I'd be a mess. For the last month 8 Sudafed a day and an Alegra wasn't even close to enough for me.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 1:54 am

Nice note Ras,,,,Good Night! Glad you could make it.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 2:00 am

Hello again. Dinner turned out to be Chinese hot and sour soup with sausage and pepperoni pizza. Worked pretty well. Be right back with something on the CS...
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sat May 17, 2008 2:01 am

Ok I really must catch some sleep now. Talk to you soon guys, it's been a lot of fun.

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

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 2:04 am

Good Night Willie!!
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 2:04 am

Hey Willie. Thought I had missed you. Thanks for staying up so late! Have a good night.
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 2:06 am

Sherried Malt, good to see you! :D
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sat May 17, 2008 2:06 am

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

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat May 17, 2008 2:08 am

Macallan Cask Strength NAS

Nose: Now that's a Macallan! Give me my sherry! Still get the cereal and malt too, so the sherry doesn't drown out the other things there... Some alcoholic heat but really had to look for it before I noticed it.

Palate: Less full than the 12 on initial attack. Get the sherriedness and very sweet fruits of some sort. Also got a blast of alcohol throughout. Palate fades fairly quickly.

Finish: Hot and spicy.

Comment: Seems a bit one-dimensional. Not sure I'd want to spend an entire night with it. The nose is the best part of this drink.

PS: Think I'll try this with some water...
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Re: The Macallan - 16 May 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 17, 2008 2:12 am

Ok moving along now to Sample # 3 (last of this expression, for now)
Macallan 15yo Fine Oak ( 43%, Original Bottling )

Glass: Glencairn
Color: Straw
Nose: Hints of spice
Palate: Seems more oakey as I go with this one. Still light sweetness though
Finish: a nice fruity woody finish. Gives me the same tinge as a bourbon
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