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The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:02 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:It sounds like this was a great evening, sorry I couldn't attend.
Maybe next time.
MT

Well for some of us it was merely an afternoon. :D Suns still up after all. 8)

And thanks K-Mile. :smoke:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:04 am

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The Glenlivet 16 years old 'Nadurra'
Nose : Apples, smooth, smells really 'full', like banana.
Palate : Very smooth for a 57.2% ABV. A bit dry on the edges of my tongue, but I can even tate the fruitiness. Really full body. Banana.
Finish : Apples again, vanilla, lingers on quite long. Pear.
Comment : This is batch 0606A. Very tasteful for a CS dram. There is a taste explosion right after swallowing that I cannot define properly. Very nice, but short lived. Will need a second and third visit ;)
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:06 am

Ian Logan wrote:Try the Nadurra straight first but if its a sample you got from Matt its around 59.7%abv so water is a must at least 50%.
Apples and banana for me in here but with time a lot of fruit will come through.
the palate is where you will see the 1st fill american casks coming through with vanill and honey.
Its damn near chewable the mouth coatting is so heavy.


You're absolutely right on the chewable part. That's really nice. I have batch 0606A at 57.2% ABV, but I didn't feel the need to water it down just yet. Very tasteful neat.

The images I post with my notes are the actual bottles, and are clickable for a larger version.

Now where's that 18 year old... ;)
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:07 am

Sorry for the delay, I had to pause for a small photo shoot:

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Opening..........

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:09 am

K-Mile,

You should have some fun revisiting this thread at a later date. I tried several different bottlings in numerous glasses. There are lots of notes included the "bananas". Enjoy the 18.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:10 am

MT,

We're waiting. 8) :smoke:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:12 am

Cheers Mikey!

MT: That are quite some Glenlivet's there. It's fun to compare the current label on the 12yo with the earlier ones. They are alike, but very much different as well. It does has a distinct style to it, though.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:15 am

Ganga wrote:K-Mile,

You should have some fun revisiting this thread at a later date. I tried several different bottlings in numerous glasses. There are lots of notes included the "bananas". Enjoy the 18.


I will! I read through the notes quickly, because there are so many of them and I didn't want to be too much influenced up front. I will read and compare them with my own notes later, see what different glasses bring out that I couldn't find or couldn't get my finger on.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:18 am

As I mentioned previously, I really love the French Oak but I have not as yet tried the Nadurra.
After reading this discussion I think I will try it soon.
I may even choose this one for the shelf in The Arc.
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PS, Sorry Ganga, those are not for opening, they are my Whisky "rente" (it sounds much better in German than English!)
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:22 am

This is a great beverage:


Glenlivet 33yo 1967 (46%, Original Bottling, Cellar Collection 67-00 sample code 2GC8001 in box) - Nosing glass
Nose : caramel, almonds, vanilla, simple syrup... nice balance
Palate : spice (pepper, thyme), caramel, coating smoothness, almost like a cream liquor,
Finish : slides down very smooth coating along the way, slight dryness in the back of the tongue, finish is medium-long
Comment : This dram is a treat, I believe that it is the best expression of The Livet that I have had.


:thumbsup: :smoke: :D

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:25 am

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The Glenlivet 18 years old
Nose : Also fruity, but more wood notes. Still a hint of freshness, though. Malty, banana
Palate : Very rich, quite some 'deeper' flavors than the 12 and 16. Still that estery flavors, though, but not that tropical fruit.
Finish : Has a nice boost that I like in a finish, but less challanging aroma's than in the younger expressions.
Comment : This one is quite different. Could be my palate, but it has a more 'deeper' rather than 'fresher' flavor. Still like it though, but different.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:26 am

Wow! I think I need to try this one. :wink:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:31 am

Mikey,

Delighted to see that you are enjoying the 1967 and thank you for opening it here.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby K-Mile » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:31 am

mikeymad wrote:This is a great beverage:


Glenlivet 33yo 1967 (46%, Original Bottling, Cellar Collection 67-00 sample code 2GC8001 in box) - Nosing glass
Nose : caramel, almonds, vanilla, simple syrup... nice balance
Palate : spice (pepper, thyme), caramel, coating smoothness, almost like a cream liquor,
Finish : slides down very smooth coating along the way, slight dryness in the back of the tongue, finish is medium-long
Comment : This dram is a treat, I believe that it is the best expression of The Livet that I have had.


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Cheers,


That sounds nice. Glad you like it!

I think the 12 and 16 year olds were better than the 18 years old since I like the light freshness that they have. The 18yo is a bit heavier, and at the moment I feel I cannot completely appreciate it.

I will save the 21 years old for another day. I am quite tired, and need to be on my feet early tomorrow morning (it's 1:21 am here).

Enjoy your drams Mikey and Ganga (and MT if you get a chance to pour yourself one), it was a pleasure to be here with you! And Les, who's been lurking in the 'Who is online' section in this topic ;)

Ian, thanks again for being here tonight. It was a real pleasure going through your comments, answers, and insights in this thread :thumbsup:

Slainthe! And good night!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:34 am

Ian Logan wrote:Mikey,

Delighted to see that you are enjoying the 1967 and thank you for opening it here.


Cheers Ian,

It was very much my pleasure. and it comes with my highest recommendations.

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:35 am

K-Mile,

Thanks for dropping in, hope everything goes well with the new house. Goodnight.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:36 am

Thanks for joining K-mile.

Always a pleasure.

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:38 am

Good night K-Mile. Thanks for dropping by.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:51 am

Ganga, Mikey,

Some of these guys just cant handle the pace!!!! :D
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:53 am

If you've read my signature....
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:54 am

Ian Logan wrote:Ganga, Mikey,

Some of these guys just cant handle the pace!!!! :D


:thumbsup:

I do have one more thing that I could try.... it is only a sample and I don't have that much information on it:

Glenlivet NAS 1971 ( 46%, Original Bottling, Sample from original bottle)

It was from Germany about 5 years ago......

Any thoughts?

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:54 am

I've been thinking...I thought Matt would've returned by now.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:57 am

Mikey,

Have to be honest here and say I habe not got a clue on this one!!!!!

Ganga,

I was thinking the same thing, looks like a lock in at the bar.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:59 am

Les,

I see you are browsing, drop in and say hello.....PLEASE!!!!
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:02 am

Wo is du? Com'on Les we need some people. I can keep it up for at least another hour. :shock: :D
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:04 am

Ok, I've started the hot tub. That gives me a couple hours of beverage. The NA people should beready to go.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:06 am

Ian Logan wrote:Mikey,

Have to be honest here and say I habe not got a clue on this one!!!!!

Ganga,

I was thinking the same thing, looks like a lock in at the bar.


Yeah, I think that it is a tough one.....

I think that it was an OB. But without any age decleration it is hard to tell. I might save this one time only sample when I am with ganga at some point in the near future.

So, I think that I might be done for here for now.

It has been a pleasure having you around for this Ian. Not sure how long you are going to be about. :sleep:

Cheers all - I will probably be lurking about for a while. (it is not dark yet).
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:09 am

Cheers Ian. A great pleasure. Maybe we can one of your compatriots to join us for some Aberlour tasting ( I have batch 6 thorugh 18 :) ). Feel free to grab some sleep when you feel the need.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:10 am

Dont think I will be around too much longer, its after 1 inthe morning here. If it picks up soon I will stay with it, if not guys thank you for joining in and hopefully we will meet for a real dram when I am next on the west coast.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:11 am

:D Still here ... well back...

I'm just finishing the night with a Nadurra and catching up with the posts...

There was a mention of seafood with the 12, havent tried that yet but I do make a good whisky, cream and lemon thyme source for grilled steaks.

Thanks for all your input Ian, a great night and excellent whiskies. ps.. You are allowed to leave anytime you want :wink:

I think this topic is a great masterclass into the Glenlivet, some really interesting notes and comments, got me looking for them now.

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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:12 am

Ganga,

When I joined Pernod Ricard in 1997 Aberlour was our key malt and I will always have a soft spot for it.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Matt2 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:15 am

[quote="K-Mile
The Glenlivet 18 years old
Nose : Also fruity, but more wood notes. Still a hint of freshness, though. Malty, banana
Palate : Very rich, quite some 'deeper' flavors than the 12 and 16. Still that estery flavors, though, but not that tropical fruit.
Finish : Has a nice boost that I like in a finish, but less challanging aroma's than in the younger expressions.
Comment : This one is quite different. Could be my palate, but it has a more 'deeper' rather than 'fresher' flavor. Still like it though, but different.
[/quote]

Hi K, the 18 took me by surprise as well, I see the 12 / 15 as fruit tarts but the 18 is a fruit cake. Works well I think.
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ian Logan » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:16 am

Matt,

I dont get a chance to chat directly with the consumers that often beside Whisky Live events so its good to spend time here. The most important thing is that I am enjoying it and having fun.
ganga wants to know when we are doing Aberlour :thumbsup:
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Re: The Glenlivet Tasting - 23rd Nov 2007 - Part 2

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:17 am

Probably a little more than a soft spot for me. :D Gee, I think I have to search for someting bad from the Aberlour distillery.
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