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Classic of Islay

Postby Aidan » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:17 pm

Can anyone tell me about these bottlings from the Vintage Malt Whisky Co?

What distillery are they from, as they seem to be single cask offerings...
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:04 pm

There is a review of these by Dave Broom and Gavin Smith in Issue 39 of the Whisky magazine.

Dave Broom said:

Nose:
Pungent, intense, almost balsamic. Soot/wood embers, canvas, a hint of Arbroath smokie and grassy like a peat bank. Hairy chested.
Palate:
Rounded with good weight and depth. Seaweedy and lightly medicinal, hint of cattlecake. The firm centre is tempered by cooked orchard fruit.
Finish:
Sweet and slightly nutty. Smoke. Oatcake.
Comment:
A punchy, deep malt. Good balance.

and Gavin Smith said:

Nose:
Peat smoke, wet moss, scorched timber.
Palate:
Intense peat, seaweed, and dry, sooty oak. Cooked fruits struggling to come through.
Finish:
Long and smoky.
Comment:
Powerful, pungent malt with everything an Islay enthusiast would wish for.

The Wine and Liquor Depot website has them down as Lagavulin, as does whiskyworld.de - they even give the cask numbers.

I hope this helps.

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Postby Bart » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:46 am

A Dutch friend took 1 bottle with him, from germany, when he came over last week. We both agreed it has a lot of lagavullun karakter and at Cask strenght it's a powerfull one at that.
It's under the 'Jack Wieber' label bottled.

Yummy dram, need to get some more into New Zealand.

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Postby Aidan » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:45 am

Thanks - sounds like a good buy so. You can pick them up quite cheap.
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Postby Bart » Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:07 am

I am pleased to annouce the coming arrival of 60 bottles of this "Lagavullin". New Zealand will be happy!!
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