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Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

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For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting forum for past events.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:34 pm

Morning Rich , No Morties here but i'll be elsewhere doing a little H-T-H with "Other" Stuff .

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:44 pm

Cheers Ganga & Gordon!! I'm here!! :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:48 pm

10yo SMWS #76.50
12yo 1991 MMcD Syrah (TY Ganga)
13yo SMWS #76.37 (TY Nick -C57)
13yo G&M CS
15yo OB (TY Nick - C57)
15yo Sig Vintage (TY Orangedog)
16yo Flora & Fauna (TY Willie)
16yo 1988 Andreas Jacobs (TY Mikeymad)

Not sure if I'll get to all of these now, but I'm going to give it a go! My boys are still napping. :D :D

What's up first Ganga?

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:52 pm

Mortlach 10yo ( 59.8%, SMWS, Cask #76.50, Sept-1996 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: The nose is light and sweet with a mix of honey and vanilla.

Palate: Sweet with light fruits, somewhat citrus-like, and some dryness that reminds me of the feeling of a dry white wine.

Finish: Nice sweet and somewhat spicy finish.

A very tasty dram, especially for just a 10yo. This comes from an ex-bourbon cask, and it's just another really great Society choice!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:55 pm

I'm getting there Rich !

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:01 pm

Ganga wrote:Hm, looking at the nominations for Ardtober.

Ardbeg, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Imperial, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg.

Do you think someone's trying to say something? :o


Don't forget ARDBEG! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:01 pm

i'm on the 1st and 3rd 3D and the new "Peat" .

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:03 pm

The weather here is outstanding today! Pushing 85 F and all sun!! 8)
76.37 coming right up!! :D :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:08 pm

Extremely HUMID here!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:13 pm

Mortlach 13yo ( 57.8%, SMWS, Cask #76.37, June-1990 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Carmel, some toffee, and a hint of citrus zest.

Palate: Really smooth, huge sherry influence here. Sweet sugars, some bitter chocolate and a hint of wood smoke.

Finish: Long and smooth, some oranges, and a tad bit of rubber tires, but in a very intriguingly tasty way.

This is a great example of another great Society cask. Matured in an European oak, ex sherry cask, this one is great!!

Thanks Nick (C57) for this sample!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:17 pm

Next up 15yo OB. :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:18 pm

Yeah, see below. Started with 76.50. :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:28 pm

Mortlach 15yo ( 40%, Official Bottling )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Somewhat floral, and minty?

Palate: Light and tasty, sweet sherry and honey, and more floral notes (heather possibly).

Finish: A very nice finish, especially for 40%. A dry smokiness along with a bit of leather.

Many thanks to Nick (C57) for this sample!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:28 pm

As we have various time differences, I'll say "G'day all".

I sit here with just one Mortlach, a small sample bottle which I was given recently by a whisky fan who lives just down the road.

Exact details are:
Mortlach "Single Malt Connoisseurs Club München"
Distilled 1989, bottled 2001, Cask# 259 (sherry), 54.6%



However, in order to give a little more to this tasting, I will dig out my tasting notes for a couple of other Mortlachs and add to the fun with those.
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:32 pm

Good Afternoon/Evening Malt Teaser!! Any notes you have are welcome!! I look foward to seeing them. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:34 pm

In retrospect, I can offer the tasting notes for a rather good Mortlach from Douglas Laing which I sampled at the munich whisky fair in 2007:

Mortlach, OMC, distilled March 1984

Nose:
My notes say this was a difficult one to identify. Maybe it was a little late in the day after quite a few samples :roll:

Palate: Some spice, orange and other faint citrus notes. However, the big surprise here was its similarity to a Caol Ila. I often say that CI reminds me of the peat-smoking chimneys of the Yorkshire Dales. Well, this was just like that.

Overall Impression: Deceptively good!
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:39 pm

Willie!!! Good to see you! :D :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:44 pm

Some of you were reading my mind. Just finished my note on this one!!

Mortlach 16yo (43%, Flora & Fauna )

Glass: SMWS Glass Nose: Grasy, light mix of dried fruits and some raisins.

Palate: Sweet, with some wood (oak), burnt sugars, and a hint of spice.

Finish:
Medium to long, more sherry and fruits (orangey), with more oak coming through.

Many thanks to Willie for this sample!! A very nice example of Mortlach here for me! :D :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:45 pm

Cheers Nick! Good to see you! :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:52 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Ganga wrote:F&F 16, Ardbeg Noser

One must thank one's benefactor. Cheers, Willie.


The source of all our F&F.... Cheers


Yes indeed Willie, thanks again! :thumbsup:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:52 pm

Oh dear, I thought I had a couple more notes, but I haven't.

So, here goes with the:

Mortlach "Single Malt Connoisseurs Club München"
Distilled 1989, bottled 2001, Cask# 259 (sherry), 54.6%


Glass: My beloved Spiegelau

Colour: Wonderfully rich gold, just like a sherry cask should be, without being over-poweringly dark.

Nose: Marzipan, nuts and raisins. All bound together in a bunch of fresh herbs with just a faint dash of mint. This has a wonderfully fresh aroma, hence my 'herbs' comment as I have never experienced this before with a Mortlach.
The more I nose it, the more the herbs fade and give way to the marzipan and nuts.
There's still a little sting in this one, even after 6 or 7 nosings. Mainly due to the high alcohol level.
I will nose again with water later.

My mouth is now watering as I long to taste this one!

Palate: Different, very different, but I think good. I'll come back on that one.
What do I mean?
Firstly, it's creamy, very creamy. It initially hits the palate with a burst of tingle, which fades quite quickly, then returns with a vengeance.
At the same time, the initial flavour is one of nuts and raisins with a little marzipan. This also fades quite quickly, but almost immediately returns with double strength (of flavour).

The finish is long, very long. But the flavours change as the seconds pass. The nuts and marzipan suddenly give way to a burst of those fresh herbs where violet is pushed to the fore, just for a second or two.
The whole thing then just fades slowly into a very long and pleasant experience.

Overall Impression: I want more!
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:53 pm

Moving right along now....

Mortlach 12yo 1991 ( 46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah Enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie cask, /1800 bottles, in tube )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Maple syrup, citrus fruits.

Palate: Yumm!! Really sweet and syrupy, some dry notes as I experienced in the past samples. Dried fruits, predominantly oranges.

Finish: Long and fantastic, more oranges and sweet dried fruits.

Thanks to Mikeymad and Ganga for this sample!!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:00 pm

Mortlach 13yo ( 58.9%, Gordon and MacPhail, Cask #5972, Refill Sherry Hoggie, 1993/2006 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Very powerful nose, lemony and grassy, also something rich and sweet.

Palate: Rich and sweet, this one really needs water for me, so I added a cap. It makes all the difference here. Some toffee/dark chocolate that I'm noticing.

Finish: Long and tasty, very nice!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:03 pm

Age before Beauty Nick....

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:06 pm

Now the same one with water:

Mortlach "Single Malt Connoisseurs Club München"
Distilled 1989, bottled 2001, Cask# 259 (sherry), 54.6%


4 Drops of water in about 2cl:

Nose: A little smoke has suddenly appeared! This is totally different again. It is no longer burning the nose and along with the smoke is a definite hint of wood. The herbs have gone and the nuts are much less prominent.

Palate: Still deliciously creamy but now with a little smoke, but no herbs.
The quick fade and powerful return have also gone, it is now a much more civilised dram which just gently fades, but it does take a long time. This is mainly nuts, raisins and marzipan now, not a bad thing, but not as changeable or surprising as without water.

I just added another couple of drops of water in what is left and the nose has completely gone.
The palate also changed again, offering almost nothing on the initial taste, but then growing with time.
I guess this must now be around 40% which is just too weak for this dram.

Overall Impression revisited:A very good whisky. Totally astonishing without water. The variety of flavours were unbelievable. But I think it was better overall with just a little water.
The second addition of water was too much and spoiled it.

I have no idea what this costs, but I would like to know as I would certainly want a bottle if it isn't too expensive.
I like this!!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:10 pm

Ganga wrote:Mikey, could you confirm the notes on the MMcD Mortlach. Year and age specifically.


See below Ganga, I just posted on it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:19 pm

ryguy wrote:Mortlach 13yo ( 58.9%, Gordon and MacPhail, Cask #5972, Refill Sherry Hoggie, 1993/2006 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Very powerful nose, lemony and grassy, also something rich and sweet.

Palate: Rich and sweet, this one really needs water for me, so I added a cap. It makes all the difference here. Some toffee/dark chocolate that I'm noticing.

Finish: Long and tasty, very nice!


A cap of water, how much is that?

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:20 pm

I find the notes so far pretty interesting. Especially how many are producing grassy and other floral notes!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:22 pm

Malt Teaser, a cap from a standard 12oz water bottle.

Nick, I split the sample I had with you. :thumbsup: It's from Mikeymad and Ganga.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:32 pm

Ganga wrote:Mikey and I split a bottle. My recollection is that I sent Ryan a sample of this to try several months ago.


Yes, and I held onto it for quite some time. It is definitely a tasty Morty!!

I'm off everyone, until later on this evening (probably 9-9:30pm EST). My boys are up from nap, and it's about time to go! Look forward to reading the notes from everyone later.

Happy Anniversary Ganga!! :D :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:41 pm

Nick , i find woman have better noses for this sort of thing.....
Got 76.58 on the list of things to do tomorrow night....

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:49 pm

Mercer (Tims/Dr E's good Woman) has one of the best receptors i've ever come across , she even impressed Jim-san on a warehouse Tour with how good she was !
Most of the major companies nosers are now Woman !

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:58 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Agreed, he can pick out things with his experienced chef nose that I cannot touch - nore his wife.


Then again it's part of his job to smell things , i bet for people who have a job where smelling isn't involved , women would come out better . It's surprising at tastings , tours etc how much better the fairer sex are at it !
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I'm glad we can keep the sex and the drinking separate. :o


Yeah , end up with Malt all over the sheets......


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