Glenrothes 14yr 1989-11.2003 Blackadder Aberdeen 43%
Rosebank 12yr 1991 Blackadder Aberdeen 43%
Linkwood 13yr 1989 Blackadder Raw Cask Cask NO.:5624 59.3%
Mortlach 13yr 1989-3.2003 Blackadder Raw Cask Cask NO.:5149 59.9%
Bruichladdich 11yr 1991-4.2002 Blackadder Raw Cask Cask NO.:3264 56.1%
Blairfindy (Glenfarclas) 23yr 1980-11.2003 Blackadder Single Sherry Butt Cack NO.:5983 57.5%
Glenury Royal 30yr 1973-11.2003 Blackadder Raw Cack NO.:5983 50.7%
Blackadder has some characteristics:
Rich malt in the palate. Huge, powerful and a little salty in the finish.
Glenury Royal 30yr is a very nice and beautiful dram that has enormous malt richness and complexity, but it must be very expensive.
Tuesday night it was a 19yo OMC Brora digestif, followed by a 9yo M&McD Ardbeg nightcap, a great combo (will have a Bladnoch apertif next time!).
Last night it was a 12yo Cadenhead's Clynelish. Wonderful stuff!
penfolds 2002 thomas hyland shiraz. jammy!
lately though the 15yo db Longmorn has been hoisted in the evening, although i just got a notice from my liquor store (yeah they call me when they get something good in!) that 10 cases of Lagavulin 16 just came in! WOOT! WOOT!
And earlier, Laphroaig 10, Roses lime Cordial (not too much) and ice water, it was hot out!
Which G&McP Bladnoch do you have? I enjoy the 1988 distilled/2002 bottled one. An '89 14yo Signatory I have now is very good.
I was given a bttles of Bell's a while ago and had read some harsh words about it on this forum so I was pleasantly surprised, again a little water and the right glass and you have a nice dram.
I've been travelling one airline between Canada and Scotland and they only have J&B so I have fond memories of that blend. However it's in a plastic glass glass at 30,000 feet so what do you expect!
I have tasted the entire range of Johnnie Walker available in my state....
The Blue Label is outstanding. I first heard of Johnnie Walker Blue when I called a local retailer and asked about a so-called Green Label, which I now know is a vatted malt. At the time I only knew of Red, Black, and the Idea of Green. I thought green was some extremly rare Black Bowmore type only available in Scotland. The sales associate told me of a blue and gold label and I was quite surprised.
The Gold Lable was excellent. It was VERY creamy and when water was added the vanilla and raisin notes are amplified. I read in a pamphlit that I acquired at a tasting that it goes well as a digestif and is best served chilled for 24 hours before serving to amplify smoothness.
The Black Label was satisfactory, however excellent over ice. I tried this blend at a bar with ice and loved it. As for the red, I think it is a good dram, and yields satisfactory marks.
Can certainly detect a sweet licorice on the nose. A first taste that is light with honeyed flavours that develops into a long, lightly peated, finish. Overall I think it is a thoroughly worthwhile whisky that does have a sherried flavour throughout - certainly one to try!
Not as impressive as I found it originally. A good bourbon with strong maple-sugar and vanilla notes, but not as strong or complex as the 12- or 15-year ORVW.
Had a small tasting in a Danish shop two days ago, Iona of Atholl, Deanston 6 yrs and a Nikka - forget which type.
Bought the Iona and Deanston though....
Looking forward to next week-end, a few friends coming together for a malt evening, for my own part I'll be bringing along the Tamdhu, a 12 year old Dalmore, a Glen Moray Chardonnay and the Iona of Atholl.
Time will tell what else will show - I expect it to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!!!!
Palate:sweet at first, then only has the ethyl alcohol taste ,completely does not have the fragrance
Finish:lets me want to spit
Comments:I can't believe it is Springbank.
Bowmore NAS Dawn has the light Bowmore seaweed taste,the feeling in the mouth concentrates, but cannot very intense, is one kind of quite delightful lovable Bowmore seaweed taste,Score:83
The second was a Craighellachie I picked up at the Aberfeldy distillery. I first tasted this distillery while spotting a half full bottle at a shelve in a Kirkwall (Orkney) pub last year, which was absolutely fabulous.
At first I was afraid my bottle was corky, as on the nose the wood tones were getting close to those of cork... But after having a few drams I beging to like this distillery even more and more! Defenitally one of THE discoveries for me, and IMO very much worth to see more available bottled as single malts.
No real tatsing note yet, as I have yet to deciver this nose ...
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