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Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:43 pm

Ok one more St. Maggie, I've tried the rest, so why not this last one.....Thanks Tross!

St. Magdalene 31yo 1975/2006 (46%, G&M CC, Cask #16, 286 bottles, exclusive to Royal Mile Whiskies)

Smooth, more wood overall, a whisp of smoke on the nose, along with fresh leather.

Nice and easy, light, but with a long finish of yummy sweetness.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby TheTross » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:54 pm

Continuing with my and Ryan's St Magdalene-fest:

Linlithgow 25yo 1982/2008 (46%, Single Malts of Scotland, Cask #8902)

Nose: Wood and sawdust, a very faint hint of glue and the typical St Magdalene fruity, grassy character. A touch vanilla, mint and wood-smoke. Slightly winy.

Palate: Oily and drying. Grass, wood and fruit. Quite sweet. Vanilla.

Finish: Wood, oak and smoke, along with some grass and fruit and perhaps a faint hint of yeast.


Think it's time to move onto a different distillery now - too much of a good thing, etc!
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:09 pm

Have to say, you guys have been good about staying on theme. :thumbsup:
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:11 pm

Finlaggan Old Reserve.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby TheTross » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:13 pm

Ganga wrote:Have to say, you guys have been good about staying on theme.:thumbsup:


Might as well do things properly Ganga :D

In other news, my wireless mouse has decided it needs charging :roll:

I'll be back in a bit!
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:25 pm

That's alright Tross. I will be leaving in a bit too as we're going to the in-laws.

Finlaggan has a wonderful charcoal and brownie flavor.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby TheTross » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:13 pm

Just a quick tasting before I have to go again:

Port Charlotte 5yo 2002/2007 (46%, RMW Ian Buxton bottling, Cask #299)

Nose: Soft peat and peated new-make. Slightly rubbery and smoky. Lemon, a little citrus and white pepper. Faint hints of green vegetables. Dark mint-chocolate. Subtle eucalyptus/honey every so often. A little fishy? Certainly briny and very salty. Reminiscent of a weak Ardbeg, actually.

Palate: Peat, smoke and rubber. Very soft for its age. Slightly fizzy and sweet. Lemony again.

Finish: Mint. Smoke and light peat again, becoming sweet and with a little citrus fruit coming through after a few moments. A little meaty and vaguely grassy.


I really like this bottling! Very, very good and belies its young age.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:16 pm

Nice to have had you here Tross.

I will be closing down shorty to go out for the fireworks. One last dram for me. Lismore NAS. Rumormill says that the newer bottlings are Glenfarclas.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:26 pm

Lismore NAS, circa 2007-08.

N: astringent, wood shavings, tangerines
P: malt, oranges, more wood shavings

Really nice for under $20.

Ok, folks, you'll have to continue on without me. As we're loading up to go.
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Re: Live Tasting 7/4/08 - Independence

Postby Ryguy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:49 pm

Good idea Ganga for starting this up and thanks to The Tross for participating too. The St. Magdalene's were fantastic! :D :D :D
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