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The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm


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

Postby Ryguy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:35 am

Having the 15 CS now, almost the rest of the sample I had. But I'm saving a bit for my Brother to try, he'll appreciate this stuff. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:38 am

I love the CS. There's that unquantifiable element.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:40 am

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich
18 - Ancient Reserve (circa 2008)
Caramel/nougat, barley, citrus
Back to the cinnamon and assorted spices. More barley and oak. Subdued flavor of cooked apples
Shorter from this glass. Lingering spices
-
Dark Gold
47

18 Years Old
NA
43%
Original Bottling

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Speyside
No
No
Cadenhead Noser
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:43 am

Moving along to two more samples of the 15 CS.

This where your at Ryan?
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:45 am

Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength 51%

Glass: Riedel Crystal SM
Water: None
Color: Light gold

Nose: Sweet, mix of rich moca and toffee.

Palate: This is just better, still rich with hints of oranges as well as some spice, cinnamon I think.

Finish: Long and warming, mixed spices hang around too. OH this is gooood!

I really like this, I'd buy a bottle in a second if I saw one.
Thanks Ganga!!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:48 am

Duty Free. Maybe if you go to Canada you can get one.

I can currently get the 15 40% for $30. Such a steal. The CS is quite a bit more but I think it is worth it.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:50 am

I think Ryan is influencing me. :lol:

Glenfiddich 15 CS

Glenfiddich
15 CS
Toffee with a mix of light spices. Some citrus and barley
CINNAMON. Hints of cocoa and toffee, barley. Cider like.
Long and spicey
-
Medium gold
57

15 Years Old
NA
51%
Original Bottling

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No
No
Celtic Malts Glass
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:52 am

Oooh, water good. Opens up and intensifies. Really nice.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:58 am

Yeah I'll keep my eyes open for a bottle, but last time I was at the Duty Free on my way to Quebec, they had no exclusive bottlings.

That 15 CS was very enjoyable! Thanks again. :thumbsup:

I'm going to sign off now, thanks for sticking around with me. :smoke:
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:00 am

Thanks Ryan. Also keep an eye out for the two duty free bottlings of Dalmore - black pearl and black something. Supposed to be available through the Canadian duty free. Mikey and I are interested in this pair.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:03 am

Glenfiddich 15 CS

Glenfiddich
15 CS
Malty, lemony, slight oakiness
Warming spiciness, not as hot as the other glasses were. Oak sneaks in along with a bit of caramel, and cooked apples.
Long and warming. Lots of cinnamon.
-
Medium gold
52

15 Years Old
NA
51%
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Single Malt
Speyside
No
No
Cadenhead Noser
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:33 am

I'll keep this up an running for awhile for anyone that shows up late.

Cheers to all that showed up throughout.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:27 am

Well I have made it back... looks like a lot of good tasting went on around here.

Have to see if I need to have some samples tonight

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:36 am

Why yes, I think you do. :D
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:19 am

Ganga:

Are you still on? If so, sorry that I missed the "festivities" today/tonight. Logged on and read all the comments. Outstanding notes by all! Drammed NAS Special Reserve (after what turned out to be a "conditioning" malt - Glenfarclas 12 OB - what a beautiful "catalyst" it turned out to be)... delicious!
Then followed with a 15 Solera Reserve, 18 Ancient Reserve (unfortunately, the small amount left in the bottle had gone bad) and a 15 Cask Strength from about 8-9 yrs ago, but nearly full. Also delicious! Great dram. It'll be interesting to compare with the NZ duty free you have! :iwbrnt:

Slainte!

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

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:21 am

Okay I have the following lined up... we will see how far I get:

12 SR
12
15
15 CS
18

In that order. I will be using a glass that I got from the tasting at St George Distillery.

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:24 am

We're here. Getting ready to run through some Fiddich again.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:31 am

First up is a beverage I have not had for many years.

Glenfiddich 12yo (40%, Original Bottling, Special Reserve)

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:46 am

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich
12 yo - not Special Reserve
Lemons and malts, lightly spiced
Cinnamon sticks, barley, cooked orange peel
Moderate, lingering spices
-
Ripe Wheat
41

12 Years Old
NA
40%
-

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

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:48 am

Glenfiddich 12yo (40%, Original Bottling, Special Reserve) - Noser glass

Nose: From first sniff it had a mustiness to it, Being in the glass and opening up a bit it has changed and is coming through with a lot more malt, the lemons and slight bit of limes is getting stronger.

Palate: Nice bit of spice works across the palate, medium body, malt lingers, ends with a light pepper

Finish: Medium short, a little oiliness remains.

Notes: Overall a nice dram, I will be interested in see how the other expressions play on this variation.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:50 am

Glenfiddich 12yo (40%, Original Bottling C-2008)

So we will see how the new 12 is.

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:52 am

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich
12 yo - not Special Reserve
spiced oak, cocoanut, citrus (oranges and lemons)
Woody, spiced cocoa, pineapple, slight toffee
Moderate, spiced toffee
-
Ripe Wheat
46

12 Years Old
NA
40%
Original Bottling

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No
No
lg brandy
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:03 am

Glenfiddich 12yo (40%, Original Bottling C-2008)

Nose: Interesting, there is a small bit of mustiness in the nose but nothing near the SR. So this comes right out with the Malt and much more lemon and I am getting a little nuttiness

Palate: Lemons and spice with malt to back it all up.

Finish: Medium short, a lemon note and less oil than the previous versions

Notes: I like the newer bottling a bit better than the Older Special Reserve. Find it just a tad more on the drinkable side.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:04 am

Glenfiddich 15

Glenfiddich
15 - does not say Solera
spicey (cinnamon), oranges, wood, malt
Oranges, spiced cider, barley/grist
mod long, spicey
-
Reddish gold
50

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

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:05 am

I am making the jump to the 15yo (C2008)

Glenfiddich 15yo (40%, Original Bottling)

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:14 am

Glenfiddich 15

Glenfiddich
15 - does not say Solera
Intense. Strong wood spice, oranges
cinnamon caramel, apples, barley, oranges
mod long, spicey
-
Reddish gold
52

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

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:23 am

Glenfiddich 15yo (40%, Original Bottling c-2008)


Nose: Grain, cereal, and lemons again, these are in different concentrations vs. 12 and 12 SR and they are richer in the 15

Palate: Very nice spice lemons and oranges this time, lighter mouth feel

Finish: Much cleaner on the finish, medium in length and with a bit of spice to let you know it was there

Notes: Really did enjoy this dram. Could see a re-buy on this.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:24 am

Glenfiddich 15 CS

Glenfiddich
15 CS
Barley, vanilla, spices, woody, citrus-oranges
Lots of spice and a woodiness, cooked apples and oranges
Long and spicey
-
Medium gold
56

15 Years Old
NA
51%
Original Bottling

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

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:28 am

Thanks to ganga's family connections for the next beverage:

Glenfiddich 15yo ( 51%, Original Bottling, Green cardboard tube, NZ duty free, purchased 1/08 )

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:33 am

Glenfiddich 15 CS

Glenfiddich
15 CS
nougat with nuts, malt, loads of spices - think Italian food, cooked fruits
loads of spices - mixed Italian spices, cooked apples
long warming spices
-
Medium gold
59

15 Years Old
NA
51%
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No
No
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:43 am

Glenfiddich 15yo (51%, Original Bottling, Green cardboard tube, NZ duty free, purchased 1/08)

Nose: Now we are talking... Lots of nice spice and fruits jump out of the glass, almond extract.

Palate: The extra strength really helps out here. Much more alive, and the spices come through stronger and with more weight. Woodiness, caramel, nutty, and light malt very tightly together.

Finish: Shorter than the standard 15 for me, just slightly dry in the finish, with the spices, and the lemons coming out.

Notes: I like this dram. And the one that I would choose so far out of the flight, wish I didn't have to fly out of the country to get it.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:48 am

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich
18 - Ancient Reserve (circa 2008)
Overripe barley, lemony, slight woodiness
Woody, spicey, very malty, orangy lemons
moderate with oranges, lemons and a spice
-
Dark Gold
51

18 Years Old
NA
43%
Original Bottling

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

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:49 am

Water mellows the spices and brings forth the oranges.
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:13 am

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich
18 - Ancient Reserve (circa 2008)
Malty, aged wood, citrus - lemons
Ripe malt, tangerines and lemons and melons, light spices
Long but weak, spices dance across the palate.
-
Dark Gold
48

18 Years Old
NA
43%
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No
No
lg brandy
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Re: The Glenfiddich Tasting - 21st June - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:21 am

Okay, it took a while to get to the last in my line:

Glenfiddich 18yo (43%, Original Bottling, Ancient Reserve)

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