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Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:34 pm

Ian will you be at whisky fringe and/or WL Glasgow?
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:34 pm

Good night folks,
Ian make yourself know if your in town. Willy, thanks muchly for the GG, I'll add it to the (shortened) tab. Hope you boys in the states have a pleasant afternoon.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:35 pm

Willie,

I will be at the Pernod Ricard stand at Whisky Fringe, will see what I can find for Aberlour or Glenlivet samples for then.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:36 pm

jmrl wrote: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.

bye Mark. I'll call you tomorrow, or Monday.

Cheers
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:40 pm

Mark,

Will do, thank you
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:40 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Willie,

I will be at the Pernod Ricard stand at Whisky Fringe, will see what I can find for Aberlour or Glenlivet samples for then.

Also I am quite happy to drink Longmorn and Strathisla, not to mention Scapa and Glendronach and If you can find a nice Tormore I would be delighted (as would everyone else :wink: )
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:41 pm

Thanks for everything Ian.

working on being able to get somewhere in about an hour.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:47 pm

Ok, Aberlour thread, ( he says, shaking himself)

I have a 12 yo in the Glenkeir Treasures range.

note coming
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:47 pm

Ian... do you make it out to the US for any shows (later this year more specific)?

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:49 pm

Okay I think that I will start on some early batches. (got a lot of samples)

Batch #6 on it's way.

Or I have to open more bottles... oh no....
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 pm

Mikey,

Sadly no, I dont get to the US as often as I used to. Last week I trained 5 new regional brand ambassadors to cover the US, these will cover all the shows etc and 99% of other events also. I only come over for specific events such as product launches or things along those lines.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:53 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Ok, Aberlour thread, ( he says, shaking himself)

I have a 12 yo in the Glenkeir Treasures range.

note coming


Looks like an interesting pour Willie...

Cheers,
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:55 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Mikey,

Sadly no, I dont get to the US as often as I used to. Last week I trained 5 new regional brand ambassadors to cover the US, these will cover all the shows etc and 99% of other events also. I only come over for specific events such as product launches or things along those lines.


Ah thanks Ian, would be glad to see you over here. I tend to hit the WOW-SF, WhiskyFest-SF, and SMWSA shows here. Always good to know the people....

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:56 pm

It's a 12 yo from 95-08.
Its sherry but from a refill I think. Very orangey on the nose, but something that i can't pin down that, getting away from 1st fill sherry, makes me think that Aberlour new make must be a treat.

This sample smells old beyond its years. Real marmalade.

The palate is wonderful. Really brings out that wonderful marmaladey character. Much less spicey than the OBs. Actually reminds me of Glen Elgin a bit ( no offence Ian).

The finish is really soft. A bit shorter than some of the OBs, especially the 18yo .

That's where this dram falls I think. Not a bad finish, but not as good as it could have been.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby TheShrink » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Aberlour 10 yr old

Colour : A warm gold

Nose : Sherry, sweet fruits, a mix of soft tones (I can see why folk have said vanilla) and harder ones (spicy notes) blending together. I really like this, it smells fantastic and really inviting.

Palate : What you'd expect after nosing with no particular surprises. In truth, after the riot of enticing elements of the nose, the taste is a touch disappointing.

Finish : Fairly short and not too exciting. At the end the sweetness is lost for more spicy slightly peppery quality but overall it's a touch disappointing for me.

A decent and balanced SMW to my mind, but it reminds me that when I'm fancying something sherried, why I'm a massive fan of The Macallan 8)
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Ok I'll be back in a minute because I have to go and find the other IB that I have
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:00 am

Welcome TheSrink... thanks for the notes... others in your lineup today?

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:02 am

How would you rate Aberlour new make Ian?
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:04 am

Emptying my glasses:
The 10 lost a lot of the sherry now. It's like a Glenfiddich 12 now. Still the 10 is one of my favourites.
The 12, a bit more wood and some vegetable soup. The 10 is good enough.
The 16 has a nice sweetness, lots of bourbon cask in this ine I guess.
The 18, here it is getting serious, leather and sandalwood followed by tobacco and some chocolate. Didn't like this in the beginning. This is a typical bottle for having evaporation problems, in this house stories about flies drinking my stash will not be taken serious. :mrgreen:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:05 am

Willie,

I'll bring some to Whisky Fringe. Big tall wide still are giving a lighter spirit that you would expect . Lovely note of soft fruit, raspberries and strawberries.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:06 am

Ok I found it, (thought I was going to have to call in Indiana Jones for a minute).

It's a Cadenhead's (too bad Mark has gone) Aberlour-Glenlivet 12yo from 1995-Sep 2007, from a Port Hoggie with a 252 bottle outturn.

Note coming.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:09 am

Ian Logan wrote:Willie,

I'll bring some to Whisky Fringe. Big tall wide still are giving a lighter spirit that you would expect . Lovely note of soft fruit, raspberries and strawberries.

Ooh, now I'm excited. I love to try new make. Cheers Ian. I'll try to bring along something interesting that you might not have tried. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:13 am

I think I need a little food (3:50pm here) have not eated today....

Should be back dramming soon.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:16 am

mikeymad wrote:I have not eated today....
Cheers,

It seems that you may have drunkted today though :wink:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby debs » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:17 am

Think it's bedtime in Switzerland... Enjoy the fab Aberlours! :D
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:19 am

night debs. Glad you could join us.

Come back soon :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:31 am

Ok a note on the Cad-Aberlour:

The port cask has transferred the spice of the palate to the nose. Really quite peppery, but in a refreshing way. There's something of the soft-fruit in the nose of this one. Not as citrussy as the OBs.

On the palate its delightful. Maybe a dram for the curry lover as there is spice everywhere.

The finish is strange. It disappears for a while and then a hoard of barbarian spices rush over your palate. Fascinating. Do it again! :D
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ian Logan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:43 am

Folks,

Its time to say goodnight. Thank you all for talikng the time to drop in tonight, I really do enjoy these events but it might be some time before I am back again. If you have any questions or queries on Aberlour ar any of the Chivas brotherd whiskies please send me an e-mail or PM.

Thanks again

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:46 am

Ian its really been a pleasure to have someone who answers questions frankly.

Look forward to seeing you at WF.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:46 am

Many thanks Ian

(and Matt and ganga)

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:51 am

Thank you Ian for being here tonight and for the samples of course. Hope to meet you some day offline.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby TheShrink » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:53 am

Sadly, not being at my home, I've no other Aberlour to draw upon tonight. Grrrr. But since I generally favour The Macallan sherried SMW to Aberlour, it gives me a valid reason for not toiling through more Aberlour SMW tonight

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby DanAir » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:04 am

Hi everyone, I've just joined. There are far too many posts to read them all but it certainly looks like most of you have been enjoying yourselves! Must admit Aberlour isn't my usual drink but I have the samples of 10, 12, 16, and 18 here, and have recently had a Batch 22 A'Bunadh.

So, here goes the 10
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:10 am

Cheers Dan.... Welcome and enjoy...

Looking forward to your notes.

Cheers,
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:11 am

Hello DanAir, good to have you around.
I'm not sure how long I can be around, the A'bunadhs are knocking me out.
My tip for tonight give the whiskies some time to open up. In my opinion they get less watery then.
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