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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 pm

Good afternoon all (or good evening to me UK mates) just home from work and see that the tasting is off to a fine start. 4 pages already, WoW you guys rock! :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Mark have you any thoughts on where we might lay hands on a bottle of this 'cause Mikey is torturing me with it?


Try Mary they have M.McD's on the shelf

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Ach! Where are my manners? ....and to my Euro mates as well, Howdy!

Starting off with something on the lighter side and saving the big guns for later this evening. Beginning with a freshly opened.....
Mortlach 13yo 1990 Murray McDavid 46% Fresh Sherry

Color
Medium walnut

Nose
Chocolate and nuts, some dry rubber notes

Palate
A dry sherry and slightly creamy

Finish
Medium length with a bit of spice, drying.


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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm

Could be it was a N/American - Canadian Bottling only , some are , give the Laddie Shop a ring

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:27 pm

Good evening fellow nosers.
Just read through the posts, didn't read anything about a bad Morty yet. Just had a little Glengoyne 10 to get used to the alcohol.
Starting with Signatory vintage 1991-2007, 15yo, 43%, hogshead, cask 4168+69.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:30 pm

Heya Ras, just in myself. 8)

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:48 pm

Willie JJ wrote:In a slightly distracted fashion I've slurped my way through 5 glasses of the Wine Society Mortlach. Really getting into it.


I see a trend here......

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:59 pm

The Ultimate, Mortlach 1990, 17yo, sherry butt no. 5959
Full golden coloured whisky, sherried but not as much as the F&F. This one has a nice oakiness.

I hope to post some decent notes later, for now

My whisky dealer noticed something funny this week in the store. Two ib's standing next to each other with following cask number. A Signatory from cask 5958 and the Ultimate cask 5959. Both are distilled on the same day, the Sig is from a refill butt and is much lighter than the Ultimate bottling.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:13 pm

Up now is a Mortlach 17yo 1980 Hart Brothers 43% - Freshly opened too.

Glencairn glass
C: Golden
N: Raisons and honey. Cantaloupe? A couple of drops of water and a little smoke becomes evident
P: Creamy and tongue-coating with some honey and light fruit
F: Long and Honeyed and lightly spiced, some smoke towards the end

The MMD was Ok, probably just needs to oxidize a while, but this Hart Bros is mighty fine indeed! I could suck on this one all night! :thumbsup:


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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm

Hello All
Thought I'd drop in with a sample
of Mortlach 22 yr. 1972 Rare Malts
130.6 proof. This is a real fruit bomb!
Excellent whisky.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:21 pm

I'm off , enjoy the rest of your tasting , i'll see you tomorrow Evening Willie when you can join in with Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde .......

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:34 pm

Ganga wrote:Wave, that HBs sounds like my kind of Mortie.

I could suck on this one all night!
Sounds so much like this is from Harold & Kumar. :lol:

Lol! I could be happy with this one for the rest of the night but I have a couple of cask strengths for later including another HB (24yo) that I've been saving just for tonight that's simply divine!

Later SOI, enjoy the rest of your night!
And too Ganga, have a happy wedding anniversary, you've lasted much longer than I did! LOL!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:38 pm

Just opened a Mortlach 12 yr. 1990
Sherry Hart.Bros. I will let this one
breathe a little first.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:43 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Ras Mazunga wrote:My whisky dealer noticed something funny this week in the store. Two ib's standing next to each other with following cask number. A Signatory from cask 5958 and the Ultimate cask 5959. Both are distilled on the same day, the Sig is from a refill butt and is much lighter than the Ultimate bottling.

It really is a coincidence that they ended up on the same shelf side by side. Amazing. :o


:lol:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby jazz lover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:55 pm

This Mortlach has good Sherry notes.
A little sulphur but not too bad.
Carmel,Slight maple,Chocolate and Celery?
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:59 pm

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The Ultimate Mortlach

Mortlach
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after enough breathing: white chocolate
figs, read this on whiskyfun and since I don't seem to taste anything else. It's nice
Black pepper with figs
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full golden
0

17 Years Old
1990
46%
van Wees

Single Malt
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Tulip Nosing Glass
Sherry butt

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:06 am

F&F, very winey. Almost like it is finished in port. :P

Thanks for the sample Willie.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:21 am

Flora & Fauna

Mortlach
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very winey like white port(?) Full and round with apple syrup. 'perfection' comes to mind.
winey whisky
winey
winey! I like it
full golden
0

16 Years Old
0
43%
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Single Malt
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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:38 am

G'night from me too Nick! I'm going to take a little break myself to get some dinner and be back later with the heavy hitters. :wink:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:51 am

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Mortlach
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mellow new made,banana's, hay,lemon honey. sometimes boring and simple, sometimes fine. Not stingy anyway.
dry tasting malt,
better than expected. like Sprite...
A subtle whisky, a bit thin for my taste but interesting enough.
light white wine
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15 Years Old
1991
43%
Signatory

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:35 am

Good night Willie.
You're right about the distillery profile, but then I had only three samples but remember some from the past and I agree.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:05 am

I agree Mikey and Willie on the G&M bottling. It just seem to get better and better as time went on. Lots of strength, and very full flavored. I'll be re-tasting the end of this one soon, along with one I haven't seen listed yet tonight.

Mortlach 15yo ( 43%, Signatory Vintage, 5.10.91/9.25.06, Sherry Hogshead Cask #4164, 91/366 )

Many thanks for the sample Orangedogofglory!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll get to this shortly, I want to browse the notes first. And hopefully I get some company soon, it's not as fun drinking alone.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:20 am

I had a small session earlier, but now it's time to have a second look at some of these.

Starting with SMWS 76.50, a 10yo ex-bourbon Morty. :D

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:37 am

Back again after a much needed pitstop and food! Starting off this 2nd round with
Mortlach 24yo 1975 Hart Brothers 54.9%

C: Light gold
N: Red fruits, honey, spices lightly smoked
P: Creamy and sweet honey, almost sugary
F: Chewy, spicy and sweet, some smoke like that of dying campfire embers. Nice length.
Conclusion: YUM! :P

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:37 am

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

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Flowers, some honey and also vanilla.

Palate: Sweet with more floral notes, some citrus fruits and still a bit of dryness.

Finish: Medium to long, sweet and citrusy.

A peculiar Mortlach, nice, but after tasting several earlier, I def prefer the sherried ones over the bourbon.

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:38 am

Good evening Wave, glad to have you back! :smoke:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:39 am

ryguy wrote:Good evening Wave, glad to have you back! :smoke:

Good to be back m8!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:52 am

mikeymad wrote:Welcome back Wave... nice HB addition there

Cheers,

My second HB of the day, it's younger 'brother' was nice too. :D

Cheers!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:01 am

Mortlach 15yo ( 43%, Signatory Vintage, 5.10.91/9.25.06, Sherry Hogshead Cask #4164, 91/366 )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Very dried hay, almost burnt-like, also with some floral notes.

Palate: Dry, more grassiness, malty. Not much of the sherry coming through.

Finish: Medium finish with some lemons and a tad of spice.

Another interesting and completely different Morty, still very enjoyable! Looks like Ras may have tried this same one earlier. Many thanks again to Orangedog for this sample!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:15 am

Mortlach 16yo 1988 ( 59.8%, Andreas Jacobs, Edition 1 - 2004 Raritaten )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Sweet candied oranges.

Palate: This just explodes on the palate! Very powerful mix of dried fruits, some vanilla/toffee. A couple drops of water makes this even more wonderfully sweet and tasty.

Finish: Lonnng and just really really good! Loads of fruits mixing it up and more vanilla.

Thanks to Mikeymad for this sample!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:59 am

Mortlach 17yo 1989 Signatory Vintage Cask Strength 56.9%
Refill Sherry (A Binny's hand-picked cask)
Glass: (as has been all day) A Caol Ila Glencairn (that's Ok isn't it? :mrgreen: )

C: Bronze
N: Caramel apples and some sherry overtones. Sprightly.
P: Very creamy and mouth-coating, baked cinnamon apples
F: Chewy and throat-coating like drinking clovered honey, liquorish. sherry notes come through in the end

The best of the day! This is the one I thought about when the Mortlach poll was taking place. Simply a phenomenal whisky!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:02 am

Sure sounds good Wave!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:05 am

Mortlach 12yo 1993 ( 46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah Enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie cask, /1800 bottles, in tube )

Glass: SMWS Glass

Nose: Rich and sweet, with dried dark fruits.

Palate: Tasty stuff! Very sweet and dry, with lots of dried fruits and spice.

Finish: Long and wonderful with candied oranges and other sweet dried fruits.

Thanks again to Mikeymad and Ganga for this sample!!!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:34 am

mikeymad wrote:Good call Wave.. on the Binnys

Looks like an easy future purchase....

Cheers,

Yeah and this one is still available there and at a decent price too! I'll probably end up getting a couple more bottles to augment the second bottle I have in reserve. 8)

Cheers!

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Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:43 am

And with that I bid you all a goodnight. Sleep well all but with all he whisky that's been tasted tonight I don't think that'll be much of a problem. :wink:

Wave out!
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