Lawrence wrote:Nick, that sounds like a great evening, last night I opened my 123.1 Glengoyne 8 YO and a junior sherry monster, certainly the distillery character has been cover a tad but it was still very good.
Well i hope it's better than Cask no.2 , we had it at a tasting last year , these were my notes.....
"And now to number 3 , there was a quick count in the room for this one and i'm glad to say i was in the majority , it was horrible and it's possibly as far as i can remember the only whisky i've never finished at an SMWS tasting . In their notes they classed it as a Highland / Lowland , it was a Glengoyne ( 123.2 , 8yo , 56.7% , 317 bottles , £43 ) . The society had reracked this one for just over 2 years into a sherry butt , big mistake !
The nose wasn't too bad , Spicy and christmas cake but the taste , burnt rubber and sulpher , was disgusting and the finish horrible . Water improved it a bit but by then it was too late . Reminded me of the awful Jura we had once at a tasting but we finished that one..... "
Even our friendly neighbourhood SMWS tasting host said perhaps it shouldn't have been put into the tasting !
Opening the New Bruichladdich and Ardbeg tonight , i shall return .....well on the what are you drinking tonight bit anyway......