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Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:46 pm

jmrl wrote: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.

G'night


h'b'day to the little one. Thanks for playing with us jmrl...

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:55 pm

This Mortlach has good Sherry notes.
A little sulphur but not too bad.
Carmel,Slight maple,Chocolate and Celery?
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:59 pm

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The Ultimate Mortlach

Mortlach
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after enough breathing: white chocolate
figs, read this on whiskyfun and since I don't seem to taste anything else. It's nice
Black pepper with figs
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full golden
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17 Years Old
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:01 am

Willie JJ wrote:OMG this is another fantastic cask. Are all the best Morties going West?


I don't think all but I think that we have been pretty lucky with the Morts coming in here. I have not really found one that is even close to bad over here. All have had good character and flavors.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:05 am

jazz lover wrote:This Mortlach has good Sherry notes.
A little sulphur but not too bad.
Carmel,Slight maple,Chocolate and Celery?


Hey Jazz... no I have not had that sherry one. I have a 17yo Hart Brothers from 1980. But it is a bourbon...(or a third fill sherry, pretty light)

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:06 am

F&F, very winey. Almost like it is finished in port. :P

Thanks for the sample Willie.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:07 am

Wow... Ras got the notes working. I gave up months ago....

Good job...
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:08 am

76.31
Much heavier fruits on the nose here. Stewed oranges, almost caramelised. I get that hint of smoke that Nick found. Yes a little hot on the palate but at this time of night its no problem. Delicious though. Smoke emerges again on the finish. Fairly sizzles away. Actually tastes like gravy from the bottom of the roasting tin. Most enjoyable, thanks Nick.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:17 am

Nice to have you around Nick.....

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:18 am

Night Nick :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:19 am

Okay I have had some food and kicked back for a while. I think I will have a couple more... :-)

I will start off with a small sample (from ganga (from Willie)) of the F&F.....
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:21 am

Flora & Fauna

Mortlach
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very winey like white port(?) Full and round with apple syrup. 'perfection' comes to mind.
winey whisky
winey
winey! I like it
full golden
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16 Years Old
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43%
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:24 am

mikeymad wrote:Okay I have had some food and kicked back for a while. I think I will have a couple more... :-)

I will start off with a small sample (from ganga (from Willie)) of the F&F.....

Jeez it must be tiny. I would have sent you some, but I thought you had tried it.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:27 am

76.37 for me now
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:35 am


F&F 16yo OB 43%


I really like the COLOR right off the bat. Very nice rich looking amber gold.

At first NOSE I get malt, and then followed by some light fruit, lemon. A little bit of varnish smell during a long try. Another woody character comes out, kind of like bark. And then some nuts

Interesting on first taste, very slow. Very nice long warming characteristics. Builds on it self very well. Not a lot of big bold flavors coming through, overall balanced and refined. Slight bit of oil on the PALATE that lets you know other stuff is going on. I get some spice and fruit as well. Almonds and white pepper FINISH it out for me.

Overall not a bad OB... would make a good drinker at the right price.

Many thanks Willie for the samples to the US.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:36 am

76.37
Stewed oranges, but only through the eau of struck matches. It kind of masks any other aromas. Quite powerful sulphur on the palate like the fruit has been burnt on to the pan and left to carbonise. A drinkable dram, but too heavily sulphured for my taste.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:37 am

Willie JJ wrote:
mikeymad wrote:Okay I have had some food and kicked back for a while. I think I will have a couple more... :-)

I will start off with a small sample (from ganga (from Willie)) of the F&F.....

Jeez it must be tiny. I would have sent you some, but I thought you had tried it.


It was just enough..... :)

NP willie

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:38 am

G'night from me too Nick! I'm going to take a little break myself to get some dinner and be back later with the heavy hitters. :wink:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:46 am

Ok gonna finish with the 76.57
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:49 am

Wave wrote:G'night from me too Nick! I'm going to take a little break myself to get some dinner and be back later with the heavy hitters. :wink:

Cheers!

Later Wave :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:51 am

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Mortlach
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mellow new made,banana's, hay,lemon honey. sometimes boring and simple, sometimes fine. Not stingy anyway.
dry tasting malt,
better than expected. like Sprite...
A subtle whisky, a bit thin for my taste but interesting enough.
light white wine
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15 Years Old
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Signatory

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:59 am

76.57
sweet malt, full on vanilla, bananas and other more citrus fruits. Just delightful. Peppered vanilla on the palate. There is some heat here but it is in no way unpleasant. Bright and fizzy on the finish. Lemony and delicious. Really good stuff. Only 8yo too.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:10 am

Mortlach 13yo ( 58.9%, Gordon and MacPhail, Cask #5972, Refill Sherry Hoggie, 1993/2006 )


The COLOR is so light and clear it is hard to think about this one being in Sherry cask at all, so I will take their word on it for now... comes off as a nice lemon gold color.

On my first NOSE full (no I didn't pour it into my nose...... (yet)) It came off with nice straw and light fruits. Very pleasant floral notes. Almost reminds me of some crisp white wines on the nose. There is some oak and almost like some tree sap in there for me. I really do like the smell even if I cannot break it down that well.

OMGosh (not to copy willie) that comes to the PALATE strong and very nice. Much larger burst of flavors comes out of this beverage that it leads on in the nose. The nose let me know that everything was nice and there was no harm... .then BANG.... Huge burst of spice, candy, cooked fruits,... wow...

Hmmm it does anesthetize the tongue a little bit... maybe needed a couple of drops of water (or more in the glass :D )

At the FINISH it is all staying in my mouth working it over letting me know it was there.

Very good beverage - many thanks Ryan for sharing. (this one might need a bottle)
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:14 am

I liked that we had so many SMWS bottles seem to make its way out tonight.

This seems to be one of the most diverse set of bottles for a tasting that we have ever had. I guess when there is only one OB (the F&F) that just about everyone get something different (other than all the sample swaps - which helps).
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:31 am

Agreed! Its been a good one, but I can't sensibly introduce more drams into my repertoire tonight. (Not that sensible is a word that's applied to me very often)

I think that it is good to try so many IBs and still have that distillery character coming out all the time.

Must sign off now I'm afraid

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:35 am

Good night Willie.
You're right about the distillery profile, but then I had only three samples but remember some from the past and I agree.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:05 am

I agree Mikey and Willie on the G&M bottling. It just seem to get better and better as time went on. Lots of strength, and very full flavored. I'll be re-tasting the end of this one soon, along with one I haven't seen listed yet tonight.

Mortlach 15yo ( 43%, Signatory Vintage, 5.10.91/9.25.06, Sherry Hogshead Cask #4164, 91/366 )

Many thanks for the sample Orangedogofglory!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll get to this shortly, I want to browse the notes first. And hopefully I get some company soon, it's not as fun drinking alone.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:20 am

I had a small session earlier, but now it's time to have a second look at some of these.

Starting with SMWS 76.50, a 10yo ex-bourbon Morty. :D
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:30 am

Okay the Ry is back. the 76.50 is poured... let's get it on.....!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:37 am

Back again after a much needed pitstop and food! Starting off this 2nd round with
Mortlach 24yo 1975 Hart Brothers 54.9%

C: Light gold
N: Red fruits, honey, spices lightly smoked
P: Creamy and sweet honey, almost sugary
F: Chewy, spicy and sweet, some smoke like that of dying campfire embers. Nice length.
Conclusion: YUM! :P

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:37 am

Mortlach 10yo ( 59.8%, SMWS, Cask #76.50, Sept-1996 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Flowers, some honey and also vanilla.

Palate: Sweet with more floral notes, some citrus fruits and still a bit of dryness.

Finish: Medium to long, sweet and citrusy.

A peculiar Mortlach, nice, but after tasting several earlier, I def prefer the sherried ones over the bourbon.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:38 am

Good evening Wave, glad to have you back! :smoke:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:39 am

ryguy wrote:Good evening Wave, glad to have you back! :smoke:

Good to be back m8!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby mikeymad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:43 am

Welcome back Wave... nice HB addition there

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:52 am

mikeymad wrote:Welcome back Wave... nice HB addition there

Cheers,

My second HB of the day, it's younger 'brother' was nice too. :D

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