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September 27th live & online with Malty

Online tasting with Malty on Sept. 27th

1. Irish
2
7%
2. Summer Fruits
2
7%
3. Full Bodied
2
7%
4. Peat & Smoke
3
11%
5. Islands
1
4%
6. Woods
0
No votes
7. Regions
1
4%
8. Landlord's Choice
10
37%
9. Malty's Mania
4
15%
10. A different selection (Specifiy what you would like in your post)
2
7%
 
Total votes : 27

Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby orangedogofglory » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:47 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:Any more for any more?


I will be getting a PM out to you shortly... within a day or two.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:03 am

A few people have PM'ed me with some requests and I hope to source the sample bottles in the next few days.

Would anyone else like to join?
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:47 am

All who PM'ed requests now have return PMs.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby les taylor » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:38 am

MT I'd love to do this with you. But I'll be away, and won't have any internet access whilst I'm away I'm afraid.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:25 am

After speaking to most who hae enquired, the tasting WILL go ahead as planned.

So, if you nwant to join us, just let me know your preferences.
MT

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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:28 am

Excellent stuff! I'm looking forward to this. :thumbsup:
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:39 am

Latest E-Mails now sent out :D
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:02 pm

So, all requested packages have been sent out.
One person ordered, but hasn't confirmed or paid, so this has not been sent.

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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:46 pm

Probably tomorrow will post here the full details of all whiskies sent out.
The sample bottles only show the names and no strength or further details.

Unfortunately this will be a very small tasting, but it will happen and I look forward to it.
Should some not arrive by Saturday, you can add your notes when they do arrive. In fact, certainly one recipient will have trouble tasting tham ALL on one evening (I think).

I thank in advance those who have joined in by ordering and am sorry many other enquirers couldn't manage the event this time around.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Kernow » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:20 pm

For some reason have missed this thread to late now :( . Sounds fun , maybe next time. Have a good time everyone.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:31 am

My samples arrived yesterday. Thanks Keith.

Do we have a start time?
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:58 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Do we have a start time?


If you have to ask, you're already late! :D
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:02 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Unfortunately this will be a very small tasting, but it will happen and I look forward to it.
Should some not arrive by Saturday, you can add your notes when they do arrive. In fact, certainly one recipient will have trouble tasting tham ALL on one evening (I think).

I thank in advance those who have joined in by ordering and am sorry many other enquirers couldn't manage the event this time around.
MT


MT, I think you deserve a nice round of applause for doing this! :thumbsup:

Have a great time tonight. I will chime in when I can.

Cheers!
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:47 pm

Well I have left the house and am back at Blair Atholl. As usual I was rushing so I never thought about bringing more than the planned landlord's choice selection. This consists of:

An Cnoc 1991
Blair Atholl F&F
Talisker 18yo
A'Bunadh batch 20
Ardbeg Almost There


However I did pop into Edradour on the way and pick up a bottle of Cragganmore 10yo and a bottle of 16yo North British single grain. Then I popped into Robertson's in Pitlochry and picked up a bottle of the Blair Atholl F&F, because I knew when I tasted it I would want more. So I do have some post tasting drams. :D
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:12 pm

Hi Nick
are we just starting then?
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:28 pm

Ok. I don't know if Keith is coming so I'll hang on for a wee while and have something else in the meantime.

Hope your turn doesn't come anytime soon but I fear that the way the industry is going, many turns are coming. :(
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:00 pm

That's not good then. Hopefully the US Govt. will find a way to approve this bail-out deal and free the situation up a little.

On a lighter note that Redbreast sounds great. I've decided to hold mine until the Irish tasting.

I've got some of this North British 16yo at 48.9% here. It says its matured in a California sherry cask and the wine influence is certainly very strong.

Nose: (This is tricky because I forgot I don't have a nosing glass up here) It is like sticking your head in a newly opened bag of raisins, then there's a citrus rush, followed by dates. Its all fruit. I can't detect any grain at all.
Palate: I can't remember having such a fruity dram. The wine influence is extraordinary. Its like drinking marmalade diluted with Cointreau. Amazing.
Finish: Only here does the grain assert itself, coming through with the spiciness of the wood. Dried fruits are still all over it though.

Well that is something to think about. A very surprising dram that has huge cask influence. Not at all unpleasant but certainly unexpected.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:04 pm

Hi to all, I just arrived home after a totally draining day.
I spent all day yesterday at the pub, arrived home, ate and went to bed for 10pm. Up again at 2am today and in the bar at 4am cooking breakfasts for the expected crowd of Aussies (AFL Grand Final day!!!).

I have some messages to say that some folk didn't get their samples yet, but anyonme who did, or anyone with a few drams who wants to just join in, please feel free to do so.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:07 pm

Hi Keith
Glad you made it. What shall we do? Just free dramming, or do you want to order the drams in some way?
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:10 pm

C57,
be careful, that Royal Brackla is excellent, but quite light. Don't overpower it by the stronger ones first.

My own order for your 'flight' (I hate that term too!) would be:

(Save Redbreast 15)

Royal Brackla
Blair Atholl
Glenlivet Nad CS
Mac 10 CS
PE 2nd
Almost There
Oogling (Don't try to drink any other AFTER this one!)
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi Willie,
I am quite happy for you to dram freely, but as I have just done for C57, I am also happy to offer my own suggestions for your order, which you may choose to follow or ignore.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:12 pm

I ahve brought two samples home for myself; the now infamous (at least in The Arc) An Cnoc 1991 & the even more infamous Batch #20.

But forst I am enjoying a wonderful, unfiltered Wies'n beer.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:13 pm

Go ahead and order. Its your selection so there's no point in me disrupting it with my thoughts. :thumbsup:
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:14 pm

Willie,
the order you have posted is exactly the order I would choose for your drams:

An Cnoc 1991
Blair Atholl F&F
Talisker 18yo
A'Bunadh batch 20
Ardbeg Almost There
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:14 pm

In fact, give me a minute or two and I'll join you with the An Cnoc
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:15 pm

Great minds think alike then :wink:

I'll just clean my glass.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:27 pm

An Cnoc, 1991 in a (clean) Spiegelau Glass

Nose: Immediately fresh, becoming more intense on further nosing.
The fresh notes are almost akin to mint, but in a lovely perfumed floral kind of way.
Don't be put off by this, the nose is very pleasant and promises much.

Palate: Initially feels weak, but this soon explodes into massive flavour comprising dry nuts, slight liquorice and slightly sharp pears.

The finish seems to want to be short, but only gently fades and keeps on coming back. All the flavour is on the front of the tongue and in the cheeks, with almost nothing on the back of the throat.
Did I mention how long this is? How it keeps returning?
Well, it is and it does.


I really like this 1991. In this years Munich Whisky Fair I attended the An Cnoc Masterclass and we were presented with two drams; the 1993 and the 12y.
With only two of us in attendance we opted for an informal passing around of the bottles and an intimate discussion of the two drams.
I found the 1993 to be not so long or complex as the 1991 and the 12y to be good, but probably the lesser of the three.
As the 1991 seems to be all gone now, I think I'll have to source some 1993 for the bar when this runs out.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:38 pm

Right, pouring the An Cnoc 1991 then.

I don't have a nosing glass so i've put a coaster over the top to allow the vapours to collect for a minute.

Nose: This has a typical An Cnoc nose: light, fresh and loaded with honey. Vanilla notes infuse the background and the rich malt is only enriched by the wood.
Palate: Wow! This is amazing for the strength. The vanilla rushes in and produces a wonderful effect with the honey. Surprising amount of oak for the age of the dram, but it really works for me.
Finish: Bit short. The spice is a little hot too.

Up front this is a typical An Cnoc with all the quality that that brings. I'm getting the return on the finish that you are talking about Keith, but I'm not finding it terribly complex or attractive. The finish lets it down a little imo but its a hugely enjoyable dram nonetheless. Lucky for us its an under-rated distillery and its cheapish to buy.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:44 pm

Willie, I can see what you mean by honey, although I wouldn't have identified it as such.
As for the finish, for me it just kept on returning. As I mentioned, not in the usueal throaty way, but it just remained on the front of the tongue, returning and returning and retu...........

I agree, a hugely enjoyable dram.


I referred to it as being more complex than the '93, because I found the '93 to be a little more one-dimensional and more along the lines of the standard 12y.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:45 pm

Perhaps it would have been more accurate to describe it as having more character than the '93 or 12y, rather than saying it was more complex.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:50 pm

I have tried the 93, but not recently and not in a H2H with the 91 or the 12 so I can't make a sensible comment on that. I do think this 91 is significantly better than the 12yo, which is already very good in my book (I've drunk a few bottles of that since it came on the market).

Right I'm going to move on to the Blair Atholl now 'cause I've drunk the An Cnoc. :)
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:54 pm

I hope you enjoy that one!

As a nightcap before retiring, I am treating myelf to a Batch #20.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:15 pm

Blair Atholl, Flora & Fauna, 43%

Probably should say something about the colour here. The dram is a wonderful tawny, polished mahogany colour indicating the sherry cask heritage.

Nose: The sherry influence is immmediate. There's stewed orange, with candied fruits and a hint of barley sugar, but that's supported by hints of Oloroso and a lovely nuttiness. There's wood too. Comes across as cigar boxes and a little nutmeg
Palate: The themes of the nose continue on to the palate. The concentrated fruits dominate the foreground, but then develop into chocolatey flavours that delight the palate. I can find no trace of sulphur in this and I just love it.
Finish: Mouth watering, tongue tingling malt and slightly bitter fruits, along with a slight mustiness, but it all hangs together beautifully.

I love it.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:22 pm

Ok Keith
have a good sleep and we'll carry on.

I'll try the Talisker 18 now.
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Re: September 27th live & online with Malty

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:54 pm

Talisker 18yo

Nose: Wonderful soft peat layered with malt. Lint and light tar, along with wonderful fresh shellfish. Fabric softener and fruit as well as some tannins. It all sounds so improbable as a working combination, but it is just sensational.
Palate: Salt and citrus. Resins and Sandalwood. Grist and Cocoa. Strong tea and Linseed. I'd forgotten how exceptional this is.
Finish: A relentless interplay of flavours that keeps you interested for, ... well I'll let you know when it has stopped.

Magic.
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