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Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:46 am

Aberlour 16yo - Sample from Matt
-Glencairn

Nose- classic nose for me, Oranges and spice, malty
Palate- Cereal notes, spice and oranges again
Finish- Medium to long, fruit candies, and spice finishing further back in the Palate

- I like this expression a lot.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:58 am

Aberlour 18yo - Sample from Matt
-Glencairn

Nose- Large Orange and cinnamon nice and mellowed and blended
Palate- Apple pie, nice cinnamon, oranges in the background
Finish- Almost long finish, cinnamon and orange marmalade on the end

- This is a fine beverage. well done. Hope that it is released.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:22 am

Mikey says it's back to work. Aberlour a'bunadh batch 17. Bottle is :dead:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:26 am

Crack that whip - joining in on the batch 14.... just got 13 down to 6 to go.

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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:29 am

Batch 17, glencairn glass

N: orange cream chocolates, toffee and cinnamon
P: musty oranges, caramels, spices
F: long, spiced caramel
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:34 am

Decided to try this in the Ardbeg nosing glass before the bottle is gone.

N: oranges, toffee, milk chocolate, brazil nuts-salted
P: rich chocolate and peanut brittle, oranges
F: long, spicey
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:46 am

Aberlour Batch #14
-Glencairn

Nose- Oranges and heavy spice
Palate- Hot spice, cinnamon, orange zest, toffee
Finish- medium and dry full of rich price and cooked oranges
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:04 am

I'm doing a mini tasting tonight of a few Aberlour samples received from Matt and Ganga. Thanks again to both of you!!

For starters I'll be tasting the 10, 12, 16 and 18yo. :D
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:22 am

Aberlour 10yo OB

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: Very light, some citrus fruits, also a hint of fresh cut wood.

Palate: Nice and sweet, but a bit thin, with a mix of oranges and also some nuts.

Finish: It has a short finish, but it's still a tasty dram. A very light and easy drinker.

Did I mention I love the SMWS glass! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:33 am

Aberlour 12yo OB

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: Some spice and also a hint of vanilla along with honey and dried fruits and something bitter??

Palate: This has a little bit more body than the 10yo, but still pretty thin. More of the rich spices are present as well, and larger range of mixed fruits.

Finish: Still a fairly short finish, although more of the spices fill the mouth.

Comment: Another light and easy going dram. It has been a long time since I have tried this, it doesn't seem to be as sweet as I remember.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:51 am

Aberlour 16yo OB

Glass: SMWS glass

Nose: Lots of oranges and spiciness here. This is more along the profile of Aberlour that I like.

Palate: Some malt, more spices and orange peels a hint of burnt toffee.

Finish: A much more pleasant finish than the previous two. Longer and sweeter with some nice lingering spices. Tasty! :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:06 am

Aberlour 18yo OB

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Some oranges and a hint of cinnamon spice. Not as powerful as I'd imagined it would be, very subtle. Some leather and a whisp of wood too.

Palate: More rich spices, along with some dark chocolate and dried dark fruits. A bit dry I'd say too.

Finish: Longer and full flavored, with a nice and sweet, pleasant finish.

Comment: Too bad we can't get this here in the US yet, well not in my area anyway. I can only get the 12, 16, and a'bunadh here. I can honestly say I prefer the nose on the 16yo, but the palate of the 18yo. It left me wanting more though, so it must have been good, I'd like to try this again.
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:11 am

Going through a couple samples of a'bunadh tonight.

Aberlour NAS ( 59.9%, a'bunadh batch #7 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Lots of apples, spices as well.

Palate: Very nice on the palate, more like spiced apples I'd say and some dark toffee.

Finish: Nice and long, spicy. Reminds me of the fireballs I used to eat as a kid.

A very nice batch here, really enjoyable for me. Thank you to Ganga for this sample!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:32 am

Aberlour NAS ( 59.8%, a'bunadh batch #11 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Sweet orange peels

Palate: More of the sweet carmelized oranges, and a mix of spices.

Finish: Oooh, this is really nice, long with lots of dark bitter chocolate.
Thanks again to Ganga for this sample!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:45 am

Aberlour NAS ( 60.0%, a'bunadh batch #12 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: The nose is a little less powerful than some of the others with some dried fruits and a hint of vanilla.

Palate: Much sweeter for me than batch 11, more toffee and chocolate.

Finish: Lonnng, sweet, and also spicy at the same time. Very, very nice!!
Thanks Ganga!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aberlour Tasting - 19th July - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:08 am

Aberlour NAS ( 59.8%, a'bunadh batch #13 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Something slightly floral about this, along with zesty orange peels, it's all a bit sour on the nose for me.

Palate: Very smooth with lots of toffee and baked apples and oranges.

Finish: Shorter than others, and somewhat dry. Some spices linger.
Many thanks again to Ganga!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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