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Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:36 pm

Thanks for the Mort 50yo sample ganga....

It is a treat, nice balance and long finish.

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

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:37 pm

jmrl wrote: I've heard it translated as :

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

or

big beauty - I know my preference


Oh yeah it has to be the ducks.

jmrl wrote:19yo Wine Society 40%

40%?! Tut

Actually they bottled it at both 40% and at CS. Trouble is that the CS bottle is not open and I couldn't find it. :oops:

Pity, because at CS its sensational.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:41 pm

Thank you for sharing and toasting my anniversary.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:43 pm

Willy if you can't find bottles maybe there is something to this 'tidying up' lark Mrs JJ is suggesting. I can guess the full strength example of the Wine Society is of note. Are they part of the Times Wine Club or such like? Been up the loft so G&M 1954-1998 40% next. Always with the 40%, tut tut.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:45 pm

In a slightly distracted fashion I've slurped my way through 5 glasses of the Wine Society Mortlach. Really getting into it.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:47 pm

What'd you do Willie? Hide the Mortie in the Renaissance bottle?
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:48 pm

Willie JJ wrote:In a slightly distracted fashion I've slurped my way through 5 glasses of the Wine Society Mortlach. Really getting into it.


I see a trend here......
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:48 pm

jmrl wrote:Willy if you can't find bottles maybe there is something to this 'tidying up' lark Mrs JJ is suggesting. I can guess the full strength example of the Wine Society is of note. Are they part of the Times Wine Club or such like? Been up the loft so G&M 1954-1998 40% next. Always with the 40%, tut tut.

No Mark its a venerable organisation from 1874 based in Stevenage:

http://www.thewinesociety.com/Society.aspx

Costs £40 to join but its a one-time payment.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Ganga wrote:What'd you do Willie? Hide the Mortie in the Renaissance bottle?

Ha ha, its bloody typical though. I managed to find about 9 closed Morties, but not that one.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:56 pm

Ok gonna try the Andreas Jacobs 16yo 1988 59.8%

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

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:59 pm

The Ultimate, Mortlach 1990, 17yo, sherry butt no. 5959
Full golden coloured whisky, sherried but not as much as the F&F. This one has a nice oakiness.

I hope to post some decent notes later, for now

My whisky dealer noticed something funny this week in the store. Two ib's standing next to each other with following cask number. A Signatory from cask 5958 and the Ultimate cask 5959. Both are distilled on the same day, the Sig is from a refill butt and is much lighter than the Ultimate bottling.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:01 pm

GM 1954 - 1998 40%

Nose:- damp bung cloths and green tea, blood oranges

Palate:- oily and lip smacking, luxurious dark chocolate apricots and plums. Tannins and bitter fruit skins

Altogether a different dram to the others. Old but not knackered. A Cliff Richard of a dram?
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:02 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Ok gonna try the Andreas Jacobs 16yo 1988 59.8%

Cheers Mikey


Cheers Willie, that is a hot one... but I like it a lot.

Too bad I could never find that one again (at least for the price that I got it)

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:06 pm

Andreas Jacobs 16yo
Wow, this is another excellent Morty. Really good bourbon cask, like the 76.57, but older. Oranges sprinkled with custard powder on the nose. Its just such a great dram without the sulphur. the palate develops beautifully. Real power vanillas mixed with the fruit. Stewing fruits in the finish. I love this. A teeny spot of water just turns it into something you could happily swallow all night. What a beauty!

Mikey if it is hot then my palate is sufficiently jaded not to notice. Brilliant!
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:12 pm

Willie, I have to agree. The AJ is a tremendous example of bourbon matured Mortlach. Unfortunately, I finished the sample from Mikey many moons ago.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:13 pm

Up now is a Mortlach 17yo 1980 Hart Brothers 43% - Freshly opened too.

Glencairn glass
C: Golden
N: Raisons and honey. Cantaloupe? A couple of drops of water and a little smoke becomes evident
P: Creamy and tongue-coating with some honey and light fruit
F: Long and Honeyed and lightly spiced, some smoke towards the end

The MMD was Ok, probably just needs to oxidize a while, but this Hart Bros is mighty fine indeed! I could suck on this one all night! :thumbsup:


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

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:16 pm

Back on track now. Gonna try the 13yo cask #5972 from G&M at 58.9%.

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

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm

Hello All
Thought I'd drop in with a sample
of Mortlach 22 yr. 1972 Rare Malts
130.6 proof. This is a real fruit bomb!
Excellent whisky.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm

Wave, that HBs sounds like my kind of Mortie.

I could suck on this one all night!
Sounds so much like this is from Harold & Kumar. :lol:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:18 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:My whisky dealer noticed something funny this week in the store. Two ib's standing next to each other with following cask number. A Signatory from cask 5958 and the Ultimate cask 5959. Both are distilled on the same day, the Sig is from a refill butt and is much lighter than the Ultimate bottling.

It really is a coincidence that they ended up on the same shelf side by side. Amazing. :o
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:19 pm

Hey Jazzy. Good to see you here. Fantastic, yet another different bottling of Mortlach. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:19 pm

Hey Jazz Lover! Nice to see you. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:21 pm

I'm off , enjoy the rest of your tasting , i'll see you tomorrow Evening Willie when you can join in with Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde .......
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:22 pm

Cheers Gordon. Keep us a couple of seats if you get there first. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:23 pm

Finally the Cadenheads 19yo Butt cask strength

Pale gold

Drinking chocolate, sulphur teases but never comes to anything, sweeter than dry, mild heat and spice. thankyou jerez.

Mortlachs now spent.

I'm down to Arran 11yo sherry, Clynelish 15yo bourbon or Michel Couvrier Bere barley.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:30 pm

Gentlemen, it's been a real pleasure to share some very enjoyable drams. I need to get the boys ready to go so I will check back here tomorrow to see what the rest of the folks brought forth.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:33 pm

OMG this is another fantastic cask. Are all the best Morties going West?

The fruits on the nose of this are stunning. This dram has never even heard of sulphur. Fantastic sherbetty fruit development. Magnificent! And the finish doesn't disappoint either. Ryan this is fabulous. Many thanks.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:33 pm

Cheers Rich. Make sure you look after your good lady tonight.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:34 pm

Ganga wrote:Wave, that HBs sounds like my kind of Mortie.

I could suck on this one all night!
Sounds so much like this is from Harold & Kumar. :lol:

Lol! I could be happy with this one for the rest of the night but I have a couple of cask strengths for later including another HB (24yo) that I've been saving just for tonight that's simply divine!

Later SOI, enjoy the rest of your night!
And too Ganga, have a happy wedding anniversary, you've lasted much longer than I did! LOL!

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

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:38 pm

Just opened a Mortlach 12 yr. 1990
Sherry Hart.Bros. I will let this one
breathe a little first.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:40 pm

jazz lover wrote:Just opened a Mortlach 12 yr. 1990
Sherry Hart.Bros. I will let this one
breathe a little first.


Let the morty/sherry goodness comeout to play.... nice...

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:41 pm

time for the 76.31, courtesy of Nick
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jmrl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:42 pm

Really enjoyed it folks, thanks again Willy. The wee one's birthday tomorrow so better not push the boat out too far, well maybe one little one ....

Looking forward to Bladnoch next month as much as I was this one. What a great concept.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:43 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Ras Mazunga wrote:My whisky dealer noticed something funny this week in the store. Two ib's standing next to each other with following cask number. A Signatory from cask 5958 and the Ultimate cask 5959. Both are distilled on the same day, the Sig is from a refill butt and is much lighter than the Ultimate bottling.

It really is a coincidence that they ended up on the same shelf side by side. Amazing. :o


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

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:44 pm

Night Mark

see you Thursday.

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