Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm
First, yes TT. i'm afraid Kimi will walk the Grand Prix for Ferrari...unless it rains which will spice up what is normally a bit of a dull race, and give Lewis the chance to "Do A Button!"
OK, OK enough motorhead bizness!
Time for a 15/30 head to head!
Revisitting 15 after a sliceof buttered toast...so nice! but the 18 had
the better finish IMO
NOSE: Toast, Polished floors..grassy, reminiscent of the 18. late sweetness, like wine gums! Warm freshly baked spongecake...
Oh b*ll*cks! I posted notes on the 15 but they're gone! Too late to repeat. sorry! Brief |resume...lovely dram. smoothest of all so far. But finish not as good as 18. There!
GLENFIDDICH 30 YO:
Bloody hell!! It's only bin standing ina de glass for 5 minutes...but it make me sit back in my chair!
Love this kinda nose!
Old oak. sitting in a library in leather armchairs. Freshly polished floors, and bookshelves rising high. Someone in th corner lights a pipe of sweet cherry tobacco...someone walks in with freshly made tea and scones. Could sniff this all night , but I'm playing bass in church at 9.15.
Maybe i should pour this into my flask and save it for the service...
On second thoughts, I'd miss the nose...oh well. Jah forgive I mi 'angover!! Here goes...
PALATE: So much for unholy thoughts...i managed to SPILL a good few drops!!
Slurped the spillage off my desk in desparation . Oh My!!
Now this is a dram I could write a book by...
this has all the qualities I love about the 15 and 18, but with the underlying thread of age, which has given it a roundness, a sweetness, and an underlying oak and lemon theme that lasts all the way...fading into a clean, sweet, close your eyes and you're back in the library...sweet lemon and a hint of island (HP) saltiness at the death...even a hint of smoke, like distant kippers on a fresh breeze. Lingering sweetness...smoked orange(if such a thing were possible) Truffles...Keeps on giving...still sweet, still dry salt behind the sweetness. Reminds me of an old Longmorn I had - the SMWS Rasta malt...but milder(THAT was 53%!!)
This nose is orgasmic! Now there's chocolate mixed in with the sweet oak.
My last sip of the night folks. It's been a pleasure and a privilege. thanks to Matt for the samples. What a treat!
The 30 is the clear winner for me, if "winner" there has to be! I could drink a case of this!
But tonight proves how underrated GF is. so much more than a "layman's intro malt."
Will catch up with the thread tomorrow.