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Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:01 pm

If you decide to visit us at the distillery there are only two tours a day so its important to pre-book. Tours are at 10.30 am and 2pm, set aside a couple of hours for the "goings on".
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:04 pm

23 is good Willie. I'll add to my que of ones that are really worthy.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:04 pm

If you can believe this, I'm down to one sample.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:07 pm

16y.o more body, even richer, mid-palate has more to say. Lingering finish, especially for a 40%er (no strength stated on sample bottles, this could easily be a 43%). Is this on general release? Great mouth-feel too.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:07 pm

Batch 20, 60.5, courtesy of Nick

N: caramel, stewed apples, spices
P: caramel, oranges, stewed fruits, pepper, spices
F: moderate, lovely oranges with just a touch of pepper.

I can understand why Willie likes this one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: for this one.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:08 pm

jmrl wrote:Looking forward to our holiday in Speyside next week. Have long meant to visit aberlour nor least to pick up a bottle from the cask, Sherry and bourbon. 16yo next


Hey Mark! :thumbsup:

Enjoy the holiday.

Can pick up the GG for you, but did you order it and tell Raymond I would collect it, because I have ordered 2 and he may think I'm being greedy if I take a 3rd.

debs I'm glad for you that A'bunadh is coming to Switzerland. I was trying to look at your website, but it seems to know that I'm not from Switzerland, or Lichtenstein. :)
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:08 pm

Willie, Batch 20.... :dead:

Fits right in with 8 and 14. 23 is special. As good as 6,7, 12 but has a uniqueness.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:09 pm

Just compared the 23 to a drop of the 17 I had left. The 23 is much better, softer, less stingy alcohols.

I have a close 20 and a 8 standing in front of me. I'll open the 20, so I can buy a second one if I like it.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:10 pm

jmrl,

If you head up the hill a little you will probaly find Keir has it in stock at RMW.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:10 pm

Ganga wrote:Batch 20, 60.5, courtesy of Nick

I can understand why Willie likes this one. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: for this one.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby debs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:12 pm

Yeah, I think you have to say you are Swiss or it doesn't let you in... It works for me, even though with a surname like Stewart I am definitely Scottish :wink:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:13 pm

I did love the smell of shortbread in the town of Aberlour (for those that know)

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:14 pm

jmrl wrote:16y.o more body, even richer, mid-palate has more to say. Lingering finish, especially for a 40%er (no strength stated on sample bottles, this could easily be a 43%). Is this on general release? Great mouth-feel too.

Mark its £42.95 retail at RMW

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000038408

'spect you'll have an idea what you would get it for. The 18 is better I think.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby debs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:15 pm

mikeymad wrote:I did love the smell of shortbread in the town of Aberlour (for those that know)

Cheers,


Last time I was there I brought back loads of the mini chocolate chip... Everyone in the office loved it!
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:17 pm

I must admit to cheating and 'sipping' the drams after they arrived. The first three didn't move me, although we're able to get to grips with them much easier tonight and they come across so much better, the 18yo was obviously class. Yummity. How much?

What an increase in depth. this is luxury!

Willy. I'll let Bladnoch know your not on the make.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:19 pm

Aberlour 12yo (40%, Original Bottling, Old bottling C-90's)

Glass: Glencairn
Nose: Light fruit (oranges), nuts, durum (pasta)
Palate: lemons, nutty, oranges, all light and mixed
Finish: light, medium length,

Aberlour 12yo (43%, Original Bottling, Double Matured C-2008)

Glass: Glencairn
Nose: leather little smoke, oak, very light fruit notes and caramel
Palate: nutty, herbal, fruits, slightly astringent
Finish: light spice plays, medium length, some orange zest


I must admit I like the drinkability of the older 12, but there is more complexity with the new 12yo, no clear winner. but they are different beverages that is for sure.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:19 pm

Ok, I've finished all my Aberlours. Only took 4.5 hours. 8)
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:20 pm

Opened batch 20, I'll let it breathe a bit.

I really like the wax that seals the bottle, all whisky bottles should have that. The shape of these bottles is nice too.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:21 pm

debs wrote:Yeah, I think you have to say you are Swiss or it doesn't let you in... It works for me, even though with a surname like Stewart I am definitely Scottish :wink:


What, you have to lie to get in? Well I'm definitely not doing that!

Nice website by the way. :)
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:21 pm

Matt said he had shipped the 10, 12, 16, 18. I'll organize for a mini tasting for us that get them late. Try to get a PM to yo Ian so you ca see what the rest of us think.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:22 pm

Ian are there any plans for new releases in the not too distant future?
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:22 pm

Agreed Ras.. seal them all....

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby les taylor » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi guys i'm away for the weekend staying at my daughter's in the midlands. And bought my samples of 16 and 18 with me. We had a bbq this evening with friends and then had a sampling. So this is what we thought.

Aberlour 16

Nose

Oak Woody Floral, Brown sugar, bananna, and believe this or not pre packed celery from the supermarket.

Taste

Treacle, Toffee, (burnt) chilli heat which mellows out.

Not a long finish


Aberlour 18

Nose

A little richer more depth and complex, sweet tobacco, Get this Leather like when you go into Timpsons shoe repairers.

Taste Raisins especially like the little packets of sun maid raisins. Sticky toffee pudding.

A longer finish.


Guys these are the observations of the Caddington Jury on an away fixture. I look forward to reading what else you have to say. As I'm away it would be rude to contribute more. Hope the rest of the evening goes well.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:24 pm

Nice Les... thanks for poking in and your notes.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:25 pm

Ganga,

Please let me know, if I am around I will join in but if not will certainly catch up afterwards.

Willie,

Couple of things in the pipeline for the distillery shop only but sorry to say I cant mention any more at this time.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:26 pm

Les,

Good to hear from you, have a good weekend. You know where I am if you have any queries.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:26 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:Opened batch 20, I'll let it breathe a bit.

I really like the wax that seals the bottle, all whisky bottles should have that. The shape of these bottles is nice too.

Ras I only have one bottle of 20 left and I'm scared to open it because the 3 before suffered from serious evaporation problems. Think I still have a couple of batch 15s. Maybe I'll get one of them.

i'll try the indies first
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:26 pm

I suddenly feel soporific. Must have been the sparkling and vino. This idea of sending whisky to people gratis is brilliant. Hope it doesn't catch on or I'm out of a job. Thanks Matt. Have a good night folks and see you in cyberspace/Aberlour distillery soon.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:28 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Ganga,

Please let me know, if I am around I will join in but if not will certainly catch up afterwards.

Willie,

Couple of things in the pipeline for the distillery shop only but sorry to say I cant mention any more at this time.


Will do Ian. PM at this site work for you?
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:28 pm

jmrl,

Thanks for dropping in, I need to come visit the shop the next time I am in Edinburgh.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:29 pm

Ganga,

That would be great or e-mail to ian.logan@chivas.com , the choice is yours.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby debs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:30 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Willie,

Couple of things in the pipeline for the distillery shop only but sorry to say I cant mention any more at this time.


Ian, What do we have to do to make you talk?!?
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby debs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:31 pm

Ian, the PM doesn't seem to work for you, it doesn't seem to be an option.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:32 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Ganga,

That would be great or e-mail to ian.logan@chivas.com , the choice is yours.

I'll send it here. Probably a week or two out.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:33 pm

Debs,

:oops:,Hmmm...... let me think about that.
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