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The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm


Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby les taylor » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:00 pm

I've just enjoyed the 15 whilst watching the second half. Extra time to go.

I have to agree with Nick Oranges and toffee an absolute delight. One thing these tastings show me is how good so many of these whiskies are and we don't explore them enough. :)

18 next for extra time.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:01 pm

Hope to see you later Ryguy.
Hi Nick, glad to see you enjoy the 18! You're very welcome.
Andy, I'm with you in spirit (bad joke)
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:05 pm

les taylor wrote:One thing these tastings show me is how good so many of these whiskies are and we don't explore them enough. :)

Absolutely!

Well that's it for me. Thanks all, for the opportunity to enjoy a brand I wouldn't normally have thought to buy. G'night :)
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:07 pm

ryguy wrote:Cheers Everyone! I'll be back later for more drams, but for now my boys are awake and ready to play outside. Enjoy! :D :D

enjoy the fun Ryan. See you later maybe.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:08 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:
les taylor wrote:One thing these tastings show me is how good so many of these whiskies are and we don't explore them enough. :)

Absolutely!

Well that's it for me. Thanks all, for the opportunity to enjoy a brand I wouldn't normally have thought to buy. G'night :)

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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:08 pm

Hi Arkle
It seems like I am really just not getting the 21 and 30 year old tonight. Tonight the 21 makes me think of a dessert wine. The 30 is a bit broader on the nose for me but also along the same lines. I certainly enjoyed the nose on both and am going to call it quits tonight and come back to them another day.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:11 pm

Night Treacle. Thanks especially for the notes on the 30 year old. I fancy some ginger snaps and some Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate now. Lovely!
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:19 pm

Collector57 wrote:Hey Willie! How's things?

Hi Nick. Sorry I never noticed this? Things are great here at the moment. What's you're favourite so far and where did you get the CS?

I intended to go out in search of an IB Glenfiddich last week, but never got round to it.

Ian are you still with us? Any Glenfiddich news?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Dram fine idea » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:19 pm

I'm getting bumped off the pc now. Away to have an Ardbeg 10 (as is my want). I'll try and muscle back on the pc later but no promises. Once again, thanks for the samples! Really enjoyed the drams and the chat. Take care!
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:26 pm

Night Steve
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby andyt » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:27 pm

Hope you make it back later DFI, Cheers.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:30 pm

Man, what a drive. Afternoon/evening ladies (?) and gents.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:34 pm

Starting off with the Glenfiddich 12.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Hey Nick. How's your experiment with Glenfiddich going?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby les taylor » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:42 pm

Collector57 wrote:15 Solera

n> orange and oak. spicy.
t> spicey, oaky and honey. Some of that orange is still here
f> Not as long as the 15 CS. Sweet and malty with a ouch of bitter dryness



Nick in the grand scheme of Glenfiddich things. Where would you put the Solera?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby andyt » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:43 pm

Finishing up with the 18YO. Once again a lot more attractive than I remember, maybe absence does make the heart grow fonder. Not just orange, more mixed peel with a lovely fudgey note too :P
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:43 pm

18yo now.

First real signs of wood on the nose. Vanilla notes in amongst the oranges. Rhubarb.

Vanilla custard with stewed oranges ... This tastes older than it is, but not in a bad way. The wood has really added to the whisky at this point, giving it real depth and complexity. I can see why everyone is impressed with this. I hope the father's day deal on this has not disappeared 'cause I'm getting some.

Finish is shorter and slightly less exciting than the 15, but the palate more than makes up for it. Sensational dram.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:48 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Hey Willie! How's things?

Hi Nick. Sorry I never noticed this? Things are great here at the moment. What's you're favourite so far and where did you get the CS?

I intended to go out in search of an IB Glenfiddich last week, but never got round to it.

Ian are you still with us? Any Glenfiddich news?

Hard to say Willie. I really liked the 18, he 15CS and I love the Toasted Oak.
30 yo to go and then I have to decide. How about you?

I've enjoyed the 12 and 15 so far, but the 18 is really excellent. Sound's like I'll have to lay my hands on a toasted oak though as I don't have one. Just been working through Matt and Ian's samples up to now. Will try something else later.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:48 pm

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich
12 yo - not Special Reserve
Malt, lighter side of oranges (tangerine?), herb/spice (oregano?), hint towards an apple
mixed fruits (apples and oranges) fresh, malty, a touch of wood spices
moderately long, tingly spices
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Ripe Wheat
46

12 Years Old
NA
40%
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Single Malt
Speyside
No
No
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:50 pm

Collector57 wrote:Where was the deal on Willie?


That's a good question Nick, but I thought I saw someone citing a supermarket deal. I'll have to look.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:51 pm

What a lovely way to open up the dramming. :D

I planning to go back through the four I have with a different glass.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:52 pm

Now the Glenfiddich 15 (mine does not say Solera).
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby tarjatuunanen » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:53 pm

As a Finnish lady,

my favourites this far are:
Glenfiddich 18yo
Glenfiddich 21yo
Glenfiddich 15yo
Glenfiddich 12yo..
unfortunately do not have any CS at home at the moment.. but
I think I will leave the GF 30 till tomorrow when Kimi Raikkonen will win the Formula 1
French Grand Prix.... :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:56 pm

Hi Ganga. Nice to have you on board

TT I think it is Kimi's turn to win one. Should be an interesting race.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:59 pm

Hey, Willie. How's the Glenfiddich?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:01 pm

Glenfiddich 15

Glenfiddich
15 - does not say Solera
Overripe oranges, wood spices (cinnamon?), some grain
Loads of spices - it's like Christmas cider, oranges (navel), cereals
long, cinnamon and oranges
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Reddish gold
55

15 Years Old
NA
40%
Original Bottling

Single Malt
Speyside
No
No
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ian Millar » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:02 pm

TT
Think it could be time for the old Scott to win, Coultard for an outside bet.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby tarjatuunanen » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:05 pm

Ganga and all..

since Glenfiddich changed into new packaging in September 2007,
the company started using only the age statements on the packaging for 12yo, 15yo, 18yo, 21yo etc. However, the liquid is exactly the same as before, for example the GF 15yo is still Solera.
Hope this helps.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:05 pm

I really dig this 15. Definitely a repurchase.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ian Millar » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:07 pm

Dram Fine Idea,
Correct, it`s the Macfarlane tartan as we Millars are affiliated to the clan.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:08 pm

The 18 yo I just picked up in the new canister still says "Ancient Reserve".

I've found the 12 and the 15 to have changed somewhat since I first had them back many moons ago. Although I don't notice a real difference in the 18.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:10 pm

Ian,

Is there any difference between the 21 distributed in the US and the 21 distributed elsewhere?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:11 pm

Ganga wrote:Hey, Willie. How's the Glenfiddich?

Really enjoying it so far. Can't believe I've been ignoring it for so long.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby andyt » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:12 pm

Does anyone know if Glenfiddich still use screwtops for any markets?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby tarjatuunanen » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:15 pm

Ian..
OK... let's have a bet re. Coulthard and Raikkonen..
if Coulthard wins, I will get you a bottle of GF 30YO.. and if Raikkonen wins, you will give me the same! I dare you to accept.... :P
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