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2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:49 pm

Talisker

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The theme of this tasting will be Talisker
1. Talisker 18 to get everyone started
2. Talisker 10
3. Any other Talisker you have to hand

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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:12 pm

Hi Everyone, all ready to go :D
You can try this page to upto date with the topic, but it has a couple of bugs crawling around, don't mind flies in your whisky do you...

Click here -> livex1/live.html

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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:53 pm

Oh, I do like this LiveX1 format with the Insert Tasting Note BBCode button in the "Post a Reply" format.
I'll sit back for the first round as Mr Fjeld has a Tallie 18 and I don't - couldn't find one anywhere, so I'll wait until the Talisker 10 is broached.
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While I wait, I'm having an HP 18 yo welcoming dram to console myself with.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:55 pm

Hi Guys thought i'd join in this time seeing i've a few Tali's , first up the 18yo so here goes using the bbcode.......
Talisker18yo
Nose : sweet-peatiness,peppery .
Palate : not as fiery as the 10yo but still warming with a dryness , lovely stuff
Finish : long and warming,
Comment : A lovely dram , does not disappoint ,
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:59 pm

Others i've got lined up seeing i don't have a 10yo is ....
The FOTCM 10yo
25yo
SMWS 14.12 15yo
And a OMC "Laudable" 1985 15yo
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:03 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Others i've got lined up seeing i don't have a 10yo is ....
The FOTCM 10yo
25yo
SMWS 14.12 15yo
And a OMC "Laudable" 1985 15yo

SoI:
I'm still salivating over your notes on the 18 yo. I checked the LCBO website and the closest bottle is in Aurora and they want $90 + for it. What is an 18 over on your part of the globe worth?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:05 pm

£37.20 at LFW Musky
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:08 pm

Ok, I'm just going to jump in with the Talikser 10 as that is all I have....


Talisker 10 year old
Nose : Immediate whiff of sugery smoke, almost roasted spices
Palate : Lots going on, full and filling, smoke in the background, slightly peppery with sweet fruity bits coming later
Finish : Lingers on the back of the tongue, smoke all the way, turns a little bitter, then back to sweet...
Comment : Another one I can sit and drink all night, only been open a week and half gone already while others are left on the shelf for months.


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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:08 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:£37.20 at LFW Musky

$74.00 Canadian ouch!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:10 pm

{Talisker 18}]NOSE={Just poured it so I'll concentrate on the nose first. It's not often that I detect the same scents others do but when SOI said sweet peppery I felt I could smell the same. Could be my imagination got triggered by his words but there you go. I also feel it's a little vegetal - like a Rhum Agricole from Martinique would be. Maybe some pencil shavings - I'm not sure?}
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:13 pm

Hi I'm here don't know if I've got the hang of this.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:13 pm

I wish I had the 18 :( , do you guys think it deserves the WM award of 'Worlds Best Whisky?'. I was very impressed when I tried it a while ago. From what I remember it doesn't let you down at anytime and has everything you could ask for in a whisky

Hi Les, just go for it and see what happens :)
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:14 pm

Just picked up a slight orangieness with Cream toffee .....
there's also something else i can't quite put my finger on
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:15 pm

Yep it works I lost my first post :thumbsup:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:15 pm

les taylor wrote:Hi I'm here don't know if I've got the hang of this.

We're in the same boat Les - I cannot make the code work propperly? I'd be surprised if I did as I can just about turn on the coffee machine......
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:16 pm

It's good Matt but IMHO not that good
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:17 pm

Oh yes, I'm getting toffee too - sweet cereals and toffee/caramell
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:18 pm

Christian: I've waited for a reasonable length of time so will follow Matt's lead with a Tali 10.
Talisker 10 yo (Map Carton) 45.8 abv
Nose : Iodine, smoke, a hint of floral heather and a caramel sweetness underlying all of these. I also pick up hints of malt this time around, something I never noticed before the online tastings we held.
Palate : Smooth and oily at first, drenches the tongue richly, then the firey pepper and hints of smoke start to rise. The sweetness identified in the Nose carries into the palate and is quite pronounced in this sample
Finish : Hot peppery, warming and after searing the tongue, moves to the roof of the mouth where it hangs on, prickling the mouth
Comment : Now, this is a perfect dram for the drizzling damp weather we're benfitting from today on Wooden Lake. Perfect for a cool, dull autumn day
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:18 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:We're in the same boat Les - I cannot make the code work propperly? I'd be surprised if I did as I can just about turn on the coffee machine......


Ah, you need to complete the full tasting notes, if it doesnt see all the NOSE= PALATE= etc then it doesn;t like it. Also you can delete the { and }... Don't worry the cleaners will tidy it up later
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:19 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Oh yes, I'm getting toffee too - sweet cereals and toffee/caramell

And add peppermint to that.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:19 pm

Matt Page wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:We're in the same boat Les - I cannot make the code work propperly? I'd be surprised if I did as I can just about turn on the coffee machine......


Ah, you need to complete the full tasting notes, if it doesnt see all the NOSE= PALATE= etc then it doesn;t like it. Also you can delete the { and }... Don't worry the cleaners will tidy it up later

Ok Matt, thanks!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:21 pm

I think you have to click disable bbc code. Well I have a distillers edition to bring to the party Not tried it yet ever. Also doing some bbqed chicken wings in chineses marinade. I know its dark but we have 500w lamp for the grill. Also the rugby third place match is on. It's all good. :)[code][/code]
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:26 pm

No that was wrong.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:26 pm

Mouth: a little oily and peppery - but much less so than the Caol Ila 12 for example. It has a tougher bite than I seem to remember. Feels like there's a little sherry matured whisky in it too. Strangely enough the taste of it lasts very long in the back of the mouth and throat after having swollowed. I'm intrigued, it's very good but also quite strange!

This one definately benefits from being in the glass for a while. Everything seems to come together and the scents get stronger in character. I love the nose and quite like the mouthfeeling of it - the finish is quite different from anything I've had so far.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:30 pm


Talisker "Friends of the classic Malts" bottling
Nose : The full peat / smoke / pepper experience at CS . Not as sweet as the 18yo , slightly nasal hair tingling .
Palate : This is the 10yo supercharged , Peppery as the fires of hell , straight from the lava of the Cuillins . very dry .
Finish : Very , very , long and Warming , smoky .
Comment : Why aren't all Tali's released at CS ? Incredible ! Fantastic Mouthfeel and finish .


Had a disaster the corks fell to bits .... :shock:
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:34 pm

Wow, sounds nice SOI. Is this the one which can be bought at the distillery or is it an exclusive offer to the "friends" ?

Also, I find the smoke to have a certain "sour" - very nice actually - quality which I've only found in Port Ellens and Springbanks. Do Talisker malt any of its barley themselves like PE and SB did/do?

Oh the nose is really opening up now - it's fantastic! So much better than I remember - and I seem to remember it was quite good!
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:40 pm

Les:
I'll try again, hit the wrong button.
First, access the Livex1 screen through Matt's first post. The screen is split and on the left bottom are two buttons;
Post Reply
Return to Topic after posting
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Click on Post Reply and at the top of the posting screen is a button
Insert Tasting Note BBCode,
Click on it and you'll get [TASTING=????]NOSE=???? etc.
Highlight the ???? and start keyboarding for each field in place of the ????.
Hope this helps and hope I don't hit the wrong button twice and lose it again!
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Oh! and very important, don't hit the Post Reply button to the left when you are done. I've lost a post that way. Go to the bottom of the posting screen and hit Submit. (Did I feel dumb)
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby les taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:42 pm

ok musky going back on the live button.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:49 pm

Sorry Christian , just been running round trying to find a replacement cork , no luck , Diageo must be a rogue size .
Yes it was available thru the FOTCM but i picked this one up at Glenkinchie where for some reason it was up for sale
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:52 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Talisker "Friends of the classic Malts" bottling
Nose : The full peat / smoke / pepper experience at CS . Not as sweet as the 18yo , slightly nasal hair tingling .
Palate : This is the 10yo supercharged , Peppery as the fires of hell , straight from the lava of the Cuillins . very dry .
Finish : Very , very , long and Warming , smoky .
Comment : Why aren't all Tali's released at CS ? Incredible ! Fantastic Mouthfeel and finish .

Had a disaster the corks fell to bits .... :shock:

I'm a "Friends of..." as well but don't seem to be able to easily access these offerings. Another reason we should never have been tossed out with the rest of the Commonwealth. Slightly nasal hair tingling? how hard to you inhale? :D Sounds delightful. :headbang: wish it were moi!
As for the corks, I've had several crumble from my Lappies, so I cellowrapped them and stuck the cork remains back in the bottle neck.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:54 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Sorry Christian , just been running round trying to find a replacement cork , no luck , Diageo must be a rogue size .
Yes it was available thru the FOTCM but i picked this one up at Glenkinchie where for some reason it was up for sale

Hope you find a cork eventually - if not there's the obvious solution :wink:
It's discontinued by now then I suppose. Well, when I go to Scotland in a year or two I'll certainly keep my eyes open for something like this - or similar.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:00 pm


Talisker 25yo (59.9%)
Nose : Sweet , Sherry , still bags of smoke . quite tingly on the nose .
Palate : Very Mellow next to the previous two , definitely a strong sherried presence , the pepper doesn't appear till later along with a lot of spices and a slight christmas cake mix ..
Finish : Long , warming , glace cherries , white pepper .
Comment : Still got a lot of the Talisker kick , better than the older versions of Lagavulin but not up to the 25yo Caol Ila.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:00 pm

I've "collected" my notes and will have a go at the codes.........


Talisker 18
Nose : Just poured it so I'll concentrate on the nose first. It's not often that I detect the same scents others do but when SOI said sweet peppery I felt I could smell the same. Could be my imagination got triggered by his words but there you go. I also feel it's a little vegetal - like a Rhum Agricole from Martinique would be. Maybe some pencil shavings - I'm not sure? Oh yes, I'm getting toffee too - sweet cereals and toffee/caramell. And add peppermint to that. This one definately benefits from being in the glass for a while. Everything seems to come together and the scents get stronger in character. I love the nose and quite like the mouthfeeling of it - the finish is quite different from anything I've had so far. Oh the nose is really opening up now - it's fantastic! So much better than I remember - and I seem to remember it was quite good! Also, I find the smoke to have a certain "sour" - very nice actually - quality which I've only found in Port Ellens and Springbanks. Do Talisker malt any of its barley themselves like PE and SB did/do?
Palate : a little oily and peppery - but much less so than the Caol Ila 12 for example. It has a tougher bite than I seem to remember. Feels like there's a little sherry matured whisky in it too. Strangely enough the taste of it lasts very long in the back of the mouth and throat after having swollowed. I'm intrigued, it's very good but also quite strange! After a while it seems more fruity but the same long finish applies. it's a good whisky this one!
Finish : Loooong finish, peppery - lasts in the back of the mouth and throat for quite a while
Comment : Well, I'm pouring another - need I say more?
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:01 pm

Added some water to the Tallie 10, added too much. Added more Tallie
Hey! K-Mile is here! Great!
... the nose fades to a lighter shadow of itself with more floral notes and the Palate gives off more of the malty flavour and the sweet caramel is subdued, although the finish is maintained just not as powerful on the roof of the mouth.
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Re: 2nd Live Tasting - Fri 19 Oct 8.00pm GMT

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:04 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Talisker 25yo (59.9%)
Nose : Sweet , Sherry , still bags of smoke . quite tingly on the nose .
Palate : Very Mellow next to the previous two , definitely a strong sherried presence , the pepper doesn't appear till later along with a lot of spices and a slight christmas cake mix ..
Finish : Long , warming , glace cherries , white pepper .
Comment : Still got a lot of the Talisker kick , better than the older versions of Lagavulin but not up to the 25yo Caol Ila.

Nice, very nice.
Glace cherries and white pepper. Well said! I'm going to wait for you to get to the DE as I've the 1986 and would like to do a comparison of sorts. Until then, I'll enjoy the 10 yo.
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