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by /george
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Clynelish 1971 35y old, DL Platinum, bottled 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 3208

Today the postman delivered the bottle I ordered from WE. I don't want to open it now but I can pass you Douglas Laings's tasting notes. It says: Initially light and floral upon nosing, this Clynelish warms to reveal notes of crème brulée and clotted cream. The mid-weighted, oily body leads to a ric...
by /george
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 16005

So far I had only the G&M Ardmore 1985, 40%. Fruity, sweet, malty and a little bit smoky. Great whisky. Unfortunately I did buy only a miniature.
by /george
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1574834

Yesterday I enjoyed my first dram of the 1991 13yo Signatory UC Mortlach. I don't regret this purchase. It's maybe a little soft on the nose (sherry, nutty, oily, fruity and earthy notes), but the palate and aftertaste are great and powerful (mouthwatering, walnut oil, coffee, fruit, licorice, hints...
by /george
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1373670

Just came back from Paris where I bought two bottles at 'Maison du Whisky' which I recommend to everybody.

Mortlach 1991 13yo, Sig UC, 46%
Ben Nevis 1972 32yo, OB bottled for MdW, 52,3%

I simply like these two distilleries.
by /george
Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Unsung Heroes & Overlooked Malts
Replies: 33
Views: 9540

I also agree with Ben Nevis. A very much underrated whisky.

I have two other names very seldom seen in this forum:
Old Pulteney, there are some nice 18yo sherry cask bottlings around and Glen Scotia .
by /george
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Port Ellen Resurrection...
Replies: 31
Views: 7272

Although....am I right in saying that Tomatin is privately owned by a Japanese firm?


Admiral, you are right. Tomatin is owned by Takara Shuzo, a traditional Japanese liquor producer.
by /george
Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 56
Views: 11604

It seems with my 53 years I help to lift the average age of this forum a little bit. Glad to be in good company.
by /george
Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's your Dram-size
Replies: 47
Views: 27958

At home or out my measure is 2 or 4 cl. When I want to taste different whiskies I take 2 cl portions otherwise 4 cl.

Usually my purse or body tells me when to stop.
by /george
Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1373670

Recently I bought:

HP 12yo
Macallan 12yo (new bottle shape)
Caol Ila 25yo 59,4%
by /george
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your favorite Japanese whiskey?
Replies: 20
Views: 8240

Maybe you are refering to the blind tasting organized by WM in 2003. The results are published in WM #30. Here the winners of the category Japanese Whiskies: #1 Hibiki 21 yo 43% (blend) #2 Nikka Yoichi 10 yo SC 59,9% #3 Yamazaki Bourbon Cask 1991 60% #4 Karuizawa 17 yo 40% (pure malt) In the main ra...
by /george
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your own "classic" whisky's?
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Great Lawrence. Would be nice to meet you there. The Swiss Members' Room in Schönenwerd is open every Friday from 18:00 to 23:00.

http://www.smws.ch/index.php?ContentPage=MemRoomSwiss
by /george
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your own "classic" whisky's?
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Lawrence, I'd enjoy to offer you a dram. Pity only your sitting in Canada and I'm here in Switzerland.

lfw has it still in the shop:
https://www.lfw.co.uk/news/index.html
by /george
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your own "classic" whisky's?
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

I also don't care how others comment my collection. Though I'm always open for suggestions for new things, specially when offered in liquid form. I try not to have more than ten bottles open at the same time. Among them always an Ardbeg (now 17yo) and a Laga (now 16yo) as well as two costlier bottle...
by /george
Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Oldest whisky tasted?
Replies: 54
Views: 14173

After a day of absence I read all the posts above. Thanks a lot. This is really a nice forum. I always expected older whiskys to be oakier than younger ones. Yet this is obviously not always the case. Eg The Macallan Gran Riserva 1979, 18yo is very oaky, I'd say it's even dusty. It contains only whi...
by /george
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Oldest whisky tasted?
Replies: 54
Views: 14173

Oldest whisky tasted?

Hi, Very old whiskys are rare and costly. Whiskys older than 30Y are usually limited releases. To get one isn't an every day oportunity (at least not for me). I had recently the chance to taste a 49YO Glenlochy, 43%, OMC, dist 1952 and bott 05/2001. The colour was quite bright (Sauterne) and the bod...
by /george
Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic:
Replies: 26
Views: 10330

Full strength.

You are free then to reduce it according to your personal taste. The reverse isn't possible.
by /george
Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: consistency??
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Last Saturday I was attending a masterclass with Ian Henderson
(previous Laphroaig now Edradour) in Zurich. He told us that the cask contributes 60% to the flavour.

George
by /george
Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Japanese Whisky
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

I first got in touche with Nikka whiskies in 1999 in a hotel bar on Okinawa island. I tasted a 10yo and 12yo SM distilled at Sendai and I was quite impressed (fruity, mellow and slightly oily). Back in Tokyo I bought then a 10yo Nikka distilled at Yoichi in a super market. What a dream! It was outdo...

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