May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:58 am

Kicking this off with Compass box Asyla.

Nice golden color. Lovely warm buttery bakery aroma. Cool vanila notes with a slight spice aroma but a lot of sugar and butter.

Slightly too woody for my tastes but lots of vanila and sugar. Also a nice hint of butter. Simple but somehow really works. Almost like fresh cooked chocolate chipcookies.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:04 am

Redemption rye batch 32


Aluring aroma of white pepper green peppers nutmeg coriander and bubble gum.

Very nice sweet but peppery taste, but as it heads into the finish it packs a spicy punch like jalopeno infused gasoline.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:20 am

Ancient age

Lots of spice wood and syrup on the nose.

Taste is almost too sweet fadeing into rum cake and alcohol flavors. Finish is raw carrots spice and sugapr.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:29 pm

anCnoc 12

Lovely aroma reminisceint of Monkey Shoulder with a bit more heft perhaps oak and touch of black pepper. In adittion to the pears and apples on the aroma a nice hint of coconut.

Taste is honeyed and vanilla with hints of apple. Also has quite an oily and chewy texture. Finish is on the rough side, its a whisky that lets you know you just drank whisky.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:02 am

Clynelish 14 OB

Quite Delicious, very thick and chewy, and fruity. I love how I get lots of fruit in Clynelish, with hints of other sweetness. This has all of that with just a touch of drying smoke and grassy bitterness to give it a little extra character.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:58 am

95/15 SV Imperial Cask 50314


Aroma comes across as a bit sharp, almost too alcoholic, heavy on the grains, lots of toasted rice, and barely. Where this fails in aroma, it makes up on the palate. It really steps up its game with an abundance of grain, with a bit of caramel. The finish is long with lots of black pepper.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:29 am

Willie JJ wrote:Rattray's Selection 19yo Blended Malt Batch no.1 55.8% :D


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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:43 am

99/11 SV Glen Rothes Un-Chillfiltered Collection Cask 12567 Tiffany's Wine and Spirits Kalamazoo

I want to like this, first impression is not bad, but I have a lot of bad memories from the likes of Aultmore and Glen Moray. This seems to be in their style, light, and refreshing, lots of lemon and other citrus's, and hints of oil. So while it seems so much like those others, it somehow succeeds where the others have failed, while definitely a lot of lemon, it lacks the overwhelming Lemon Cleaner the other have had. The taste is also a lot fuller, with a good bit of malt and sweetness. The lemon presents its self as almost a non sour filling to a lemon meringue pie.

The Clerk at Checkout asked me if I had purchased this before, because he said he was quite fond of it and insisted that they were down to their last case, so it won't be around much longer. From my first taste perspective, I a not sure I would pick up another bottle personally.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:01 am

00/11 SV Laphroig UCF Cask number 3599


Let me just say its good to have Islay back in the house. Thats a delicious aroma, even though there is not a lot of depth to it. Damn, does it deliver on the taste, lots of vegetable sweetness, fading into an almost stewed mushroom dryness and chewy-ness. This is one bottle I may need to go back and try and find more, damn this is tasty.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 04, 2012 4:03 am

Chivas Regal 12.

Not bad taste wise, if I could somehow set aside the ultra bitter component wasn't there. Honestly tastes like a mix of sawdust, and rubbing alcohol.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 04, 2012 4:28 am

Glenlivet 12.

Always consistent, lots of tropical fruits. Though either its the whisky after the icecream, so maybe the chivas 12 will be better, as the glenlivet is more bitter than I remember it being.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby johan brugge » Fri May 04, 2012 11:33 am

Aberfeldy 12yo as a present for my BD. Not bad but that's about it.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby johan brugge » Tue May 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Ardbeg Ten. It's been quite a while since I last opened a Ten. This dram was sweeter than I can remember from the last time. Maybe the glass of white wine before this Then had anything to do with it.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 am

Dalmore 12

I wonder if this will change for the worse, initial impression are quite favorable, but then I love strong sherry flavors, and this is loaded with them. The only downside is somehow it comes across as slightly soapy. But definitely plenty of warm spices.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Fri May 11, 2012 1:16 am

97/13 SV Cragganmore UCF Cask 1130

Lots of tropical fruits on the nose, almost reminds me of pineapple juice mixed with spiced rum. But there is also a good bit of oak on the nose, almost coming across as sawdust.

The taste is quite awesome, apples, pineapple, butterscotch, and caramel.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 4:23 am

95/15 SV Glenlivet UCF FF sherry Cask 144361


Nose: Roasting spiced nuts, very warm and comforting, with hints of Caramel apples.
Taste: Loads of spices, figs, hints of oranges,but mostly spices, not the most complex but incredibly satisfying.
Finish: A bit rough and over powering astringency, but a heck of a lot of spices, and figs.
Balance: Finish is a bit rough but not that bad.

I quite enjoy this whisky although it is somewhat simple in its appearance, or at least it is when "newly popped"

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 5:12 am

Talisker DE TD-S:5MY

Nose: Carrots, Wax, Kerosene, slight touch of sulfur. Also hints of hard candies, both butterscotch and caramel.

Taste: Incredibly rich and full bodied, good bit of peat but not over powering, mostly reminiscent of hard candies, with a touch of wax and vegetables.

Finish: Incredibly smooth, medium in length, but so very sweet and caramelized candy like. The peat is actually very subdued but so plesant.

Balance Impeccable, and basically perfect.

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Re: May 2012 Tasting - The Newly Popped

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 26, 2012 5:30 am

Glenlivet 16 Nadurra CS Batch 1111Q. 54.2% ABV

Nose: An abundance of butterscotch, green apples, slight hints of pear,and a lot of fresh spices, also apple juice.

Taste: Powerful, lots of fruits, and spices, bits of butterscotch and caramel. Absolutely delicious, with bits of pear, green apple, and kiwi.

Finish: Loads of kiwi, and mango, but a heck of a lot of sweetness and spice.

Balance: quite incredible.


An amazing whisky!


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