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Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:55 pm

Much gratitude to Sir Willy of JJ for tonight's samples:-

G&M 15yo 40% (sulpher making an unkind appearance eventually)

76.57 8yo

19yo Wine Society 40%

and thought I'd take some work home with me:

Cadenheads 19yo Butt 57%ish
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:55 pm

Ganga wrote:Mikey, you ready then?


Someone is chomping at the bit......
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:56 pm

Ganga wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Happy anniversary Rich. Err ... why are you here? :o


She was busy this morning. She just got back home a very short while ago and is taking a nap. 4 PM is go time.

My slightly befuddled brain has just calculated that you don't have to go yet.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:57 pm

Oh hi Mark :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Agreed, he can pick out things with his experienced chef nose that I cannot touch - nore his wife.


Then again it's part of his job to smell things , i bet for people who have a job where smelling isn't involved , women would come out better . It's surprising at tastings , tours etc how much better the fairer sex are at it !
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm

The G&M 15 40 keeps opening up, plum duff and pot boiling raisins, chewy deep and luxurious. Chill filtered but still warm. When can we do 76.57? I'm itching to try it!
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm

Hello Mark. Come join in the fun.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:00 pm

jmrl wrote:The G&M 15 40 keeps opening up, plum duff and pot boiling raisins, chewy deep and luxurious. Chill filtered but still warm. When can we do 76.57? I'm itching to try it!


Some of the gents have already tried it. No set lineup for this tasting.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:01 pm

Ganga wrote:I really don't think it has to do with sex.

I'm glad we can keep the sex and the drinking separate. :o
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:02 pm

Gents excuse my apparent ignorance my initial 'hello everyone' post seems to have got lost in the mail.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I'm glad we can keep the sex and the drinking separate. :o


Yeah , end up with Malt all over the sheets......
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 pm

:shock:

Who sleeps in the barley spot? :P
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:05 pm

mikeymad wrote:Mortlach 12yo 1993 ( 46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah Enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie cask, /1800 bottles, in tube )


This beverage is becoming like an old friend... I really like it every time I come back to it. Might even need more reserve bottles.

Mark have you any thoughts on where we might lay hands on a bottle of this 'cause Mikey is torturing me with it?
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 pm

Ok, Mikey is ready to try something special.

G&M 50, 17.10.36, 10.86, 40%
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 pm

Good afternoon all (or good evening to me UK mates) just home from work and see that the tasting is off to a fine start. 4 pages already, WoW you guys rock! :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Mark have you any thoughts on where we might lay hands on a bottle of this 'cause Mikey is torturing me with it?


Try Mary they have M.McD's on the shelf
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:08 pm

jmrl wrote:Has anybody tasted a bad Mortlach?


Collector57 wrote:Is there such a thing as a bad Mortlach?

I have the evil Mortlach here. :x

I didn't send it to anyone for obvious reasons.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:09 pm

Hey Tom, glad you could make it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:11 pm

Cheers Wave....

The 50yo sample (thanks to ganga). It should look a lot like this.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:11 pm

Oh do tell about the Evil Mortlach.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:12 pm

mikeymad wrote:Cheers Wave....

The 50yo sample (thanks to ganga). It should look a lot like this.

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Hey its very pale.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:13 pm

76.57

butter toffees, little cask donation beyond soft sweet vanilla, very pale to be ready so quick. Water mellows the whole to take you back from the edge of the seat expectancy of 'where's the party?' although a curious mustyness comes and goes. Should have had it first. Yum

Will loook into the MMcD willy.

Yum Yum
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:16 pm

G&M 50, 17.10.36, 10.86, 40%
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N: lots of vanilla, cocoanut, light tropical fruits, bees wax, nuts
P: mellowed spices-cinnamon, bees wax, vanilla
F: surprisingly long for an oldie, waxy vanilla
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:17 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
mikeymad wrote:Mortlach 12yo 1993 ( 46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah Enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie cask, /1800 bottles, in tube )


This beverage is becoming like an old friend... I really like it every time I come back to it. Might even need more reserve bottles.

Mark have you any thoughts on where we might lay hands on a bottle of this 'cause Mikey is torturing me with it?



Sorry Willie. I should have sent you a sample of this..... maybe a bottle in your future. :-)

Cheers,
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Ach! Where are my manners? ....and to my Euro mates as well, Howdy!

Starting off with something on the lighter side and saving the big guns for later this evening. Beginning with a freshly opened.....
Mortlach 13yo 1990 Murray McDavid 46% Fresh Sherry

Color
Medium walnut

Nose
Chocolate and nuts, some dry rubber notes

Palate
A dry sherry and slightly creamy

Finish
Medium length with a bit of spice, drying.


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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Hi Wave,

I think you'd better take some of the EVIL ONE with you on Thursday Willie. I've got some G&M 1954 up the loft come to think of it. Hows the 50yo? A patient, I mean, customer wanted some 1936 for his Pa-in-law's 70th, I suggested trying a mini first before investing, he was glad not to buy the bottle ~£1000
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Could be it was a N/American - Canadian Bottling only , some are , give the Laddie Shop a ring
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:24 pm

G&M 50, 17.10.36, 10.86, 40%
Large brandy

N: wood spices-cinnamon, parafin, vanilla, spot of honey, cocoanut
P: slight marzipan flavors coming over a vanilla, bees wax, little bit of honey too
F: sweet mixture of vanilla, honey and bees wax
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:25 pm

Ganga wrote:Oh do tell about the Evil Mortlach.

The evil Mortlach is a 12yo OMC from 1992. It looks like this:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:27 pm

Good evening fellow nosers.
Just read through the posts, didn't read anything about a bad Morty yet. Just had a little Glengoyne 10 to get used to the alcohol.
Starting with Signatory vintage 1991-2007, 15yo, 43%, hogshead, cask 4168+69.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:28 pm

Hey Ras. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:29 pm

Willie, willing to do a tasting of it for us? :)
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:30 pm

Heya Ras, just in myself. 8)

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:31 pm

19yo Wine Society 40%

40%?! Tut

More honey on the nose than the previous offerings, sulphur doesn't make much of an appearance, those 19 years lend a depth and length the 15yo fell short of, why did the community build a church and name it Mortlach when the distillery was there?

Incidentally Mortlach could be my favourite name for a still. It just sounds proper. almost like something from the underworld, a character from Tolkein. I've heard it translated as :

bowl of dead ducks - after a scrap with the Danes nearby

or

big beauty - I know my preference
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:33 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Could be it was a N/American - Canadian Bottling only , some are , give the Laddie Shop a ring

Yeah I'll do that just in case some of it stayed at the distillery, even if the rest of it went West.
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