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Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby peatjunkie » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:25 pm

The details of the friday evening Bowmore tasting and the saturday evening Karuizawa tasting/Dinner are online and from now on bookable.

Have a look at the website

www.lindores.be

The festival is 22 october to 24 october
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Re: Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby peatjunkie » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:30 pm

New info on the Nocturne on the Lindores whiskyfest
Every stand holder brings 3 special bottles
These are some of the bottlles

I am throwing in a Longmorn-Glenlivet 12Y old Hill Thomson bottled in the thirties :P

Marc Cremers will feature :
Ardbeg 10yo (80° Proof, OB, Bottled 1975, 26 2/3 flz Oz.)
Lagavulin 12yo (43%, OB, 75cl, clear bottle, white label)
Springbank 31yo 1965/1996 (50.5%, Cadenhead Gold Seal Authentic Collection Sherrywood)

Geert Bero will feature :
Aberlour-Glenlivet 21yo 1958/1979 (43%, Centenary Decanter, Cask #1599)
Glen Elgin-Glenlivet 14yo 1965/1979 (80° Proof, Cadenhead Dumpy White Label for Samaroli, 360 Bts.)
Ardbeg 28yo 1965/1993 (54.4%, Cadenhead)

Luc Timmermans will feature :
Lochside 1966/1989 (43%, Signatory, Cask 7253-55, 800 Bts.)
Macallan 10yo "100°Proof" (57.14%, OB, 26 2/3 flz Oz.)
Glenfarclas 15yo (80°Proof, OB, 26 2/3 fl. oz, for Distillery Visitors)

Whisky Antique & Diego Sandrin will feature :
Bruichladdich 15 yo 'Mayflower '80' (43%, OB for Samaroli, ceramic decanter, 1980)
Macallan 1959 (80°proof, OB, Campbell, Hope & King, Rinaldi Italy)
Clynelish 12 yo (43%, OB, Ainslie & Heilbronn for M. di Chiano, Italy, 1970's)

Be there or be square

Geert
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Re: Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby johan brugge » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:39 pm

I'll see you on Sunday, Geert!!
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Re: Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby johan brugge » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:09 pm

As promised, DT, here's my report. I have to admit I arrived 1 hour later than I anticipated due to bad weather. I got there at around 15.00. From the moment I walked through the door of the hotel I was welcomed with a dram of Bowmore 1995 Malts of Scotland PX. A very nice Bowmore I must say although it's a young expression. I've had a Laphroaig 1996 MoS for The Bonding Dram earlier this year which wasn't as good as this one. Because I arrived that late in the afternoon I didn't get the chance to try some of the famous Samaroli bottlings (Bowmore Bouquet, Springbank and others) that Diego Sandrin (Good Whisky House) and Max Righi (Whisky Antique) brought with them. They were already packing up, and they were sold out as well. Damn, but not to worry. I finally got the opportunity to meet Diego at last, after sooo many e-mails. I also got to meet Geert aka peatjunkie, which was a real pleasure, and Jeroen (The Bonding Dram whisky shop in Gent). It wasn't so busy that late in the afternoon so I had plenty of time to look around. Actually it took me about 15 minutes before I could make up my mind about which whisky I should try first. The variety of bottles was simply stunning! Nice work, Geert! Here's a list with the different whiskie's I tried at the festival.

First was a Brora 30yo 2004 56.6 %. Only one word came to my mind: WOOW !!! This one was already somewhere on my shortlist but now it's certainly in my top 3!

Second was a Springbank 21yo OB 46 %. Very smooth, rich, and very very good. But I still liked the Brora better.

Third: Ardbeg 25yo John Milroy Selection 58 % 1975 - 2001. Geert told me this was a very good one. I thought it was good, but the previous ones were far better.

Fourth: Strathisla 1976-2004 Samaroli 45 %. My first Strathisla ever and OMG it's a real stunner! Absolutely loved it.

Fifth and last was an Ardbeg 1978-1997 OB. Again WOOOW !!! I usually save the best for last, but this Ardbeg is simply beautifull! Smooth, rich, slightly peated and smokey, yet in perfect balance. This one is also high on my shortlist now, even though the prices are rocketing.

I also got to take home some nice samples:
Ardbeg Kildalton
Bunnahabhain 27yo 46 % 1979 - 2007 SMoS
Benriach 1976 53 % 30 yo cask 3557 OB
Nikka 1986 - 2008 59 % OB
Springbank 37yo 41.5 % Dun Bheagan 1969 -2006

Well, I'm very pleased I made it to Oostende. I will make sure I'll be there next year!
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Re: Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby dramtastic » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:43 pm

Nice report JB :thumbsup:
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Re: Lindores Whiskyfest 2010 Belgium

Postby johan brugge » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:02 am

My pleasure, DT. Here's a link to a French whiskyforum with some nice pictures.
http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/For ... a&start=60
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