Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Wave » Sat May 15, 2010 10:25 am

What happened to Glen Elgin?

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 15, 2010 4:22 pm

Wave wrote:What happened to Glen Elgin?


Elgin has to wait till next month.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby MacDeffe » Sat May 15, 2010 5:02 pm

I won't be online later today, but found 1 Glenlivet sample hiding on my shelf.

SMWS 2.61 16yo 1988 59.0%

Nose : Solvent, ashy (dusty?) without smoke, unusual and not unpleasant. Pearlike fruityness emerging after less than a minute

Palate : Sweet, fruity - again pearlike, like a tincan of pears, the alcohol is slightly overpowering to me but I get used to it quite fast. Still a weird mix af dust/ash and pearfruityness with a slight bitterness.

The nose steadily gets more and more fruity pleasant. With a drop of water the fruity ness is more exposed and a maltiness appears together with some lemon. I recommend water, but not too much

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Wave » Sat May 15, 2010 7:04 pm

Ras Mazunga wrote:
Wave wrote:What happened to Glen Elgin?


Elgin has to wait till next month.

Since this was originally suppose to be a "Day in the Glen" an also since I'm working midnights most of next month I'll be doing Glen Elgin tonight. You guys can wait till next month, I'm not.


Cheers!

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 7:34 pm

Not sure whether its a Glens night or a Glenlivet night but I will be around throughout the night.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 7:49 pm

Ganga,

Have developed a liking for the new Truimph, just find it a little creamier and more robust than the standard Nadurra. Started doing some things with the new 1973 Cellar Collection which is just stunning.
Still a case for the standard 18yo as my everyday dram.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 7:55 pm

I have 3 bottles of new make from the Glenlivet Sma Still sitting next to me here on the kitchen table. It will be in the cask by mid week hopefully.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 7:59 pm

Its only a 25lt still so a much oiler, heavier liquid. Still the classic Glenlivet fruity notes coming through. Its going into a selection of 30lt casks that I have in a dunnage warehouse at the distillery, very much work in progress.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:07 pm

I'm glad to hear the Southern California is warm. On monday and Tuesday it was snowing at the distillery.....its been a helluva winter here.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:12 pm

The first cask will be 3 years old in February next year then we will be able to have a good look at it. I'm a little concerned about evaporation from the small cask.
Its made from re-fill bourbon so shouldn't have too much effect on the whisky.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:18 pm

I always think of the 12yo as an aperifit. Those fresh crisp fruity notes just liven the palate. Also works well with smoked salmon or seafood.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:19 pm

Once I get the casks to 3 years I will look at how much is still in it and see if we can use some for tasting at shows. The other way around things would be to create a "Living Cask".

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:27 pm

Its sometimes a little frustrating as so many people only see the 12yo but some of the other age statements hold up against anything.
Have to admit to a little bias naturally but do believe in the whiskies.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 8:32 pm

Greetings Ian, and hello Ganga.

Thank you for coming into the tasting today, and I think I'll look in stash for the Nadurra 0606A that I've been saving.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:35 pm

Hi Tim,


0606A, its hard to believ its nearly 4 years since the first batch was done. No plans to change anything with it either. 1 or two other things in the pipeline after Truimph also.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:38 pm

The 1969 Cellar Collection is all about breakfast marmalade for me. A mix of sweet orange with a more bitter lemons. It has the oak in the background to add some backbone to it.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 8:43 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Hi Tim,


0606A, its hard to believ its nearly 4 years since the first batch was done. No plans to change anything with it either. 1 or two other things in the pipeline after Truimph also.


I grabbed several of these when they first came out, and I really was (and still am) excited by the flavors in this expression. Let me pop it open...

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:46 pm

Tim,

Nadurra is all about American Apple Pie. Cinammon, cream, vanilla, red apples and a lovely malty overtone. Sometimes a little citrus on the finiash too.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 8:54 pm

Ganga,

There are no 100% sherry matured versions apart from Cellar Collections. I have a dramming cask I use at the distillery that is a 1979 butt and is fantastic. Very rich, spicy and dark chocolate, add a citrus creme brulee and you are just about there.
Its a light new make and we have to be careful with the use of sherry especially first-fill.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 8:57 pm

The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yr - batch 0606A - 57.2%

Glass: Glencairn

Nose: Sweet green apples...seems a little like honeyed apples.

Palate: This one sits on the tongue well for such a high strength. I still get the apples, and a bit of a citrus edge, maybe even pears. The vanilla is nice, and you're right, the malt starts to show through here.

Finish: Long and enjoyable finish with a touch of apple, but more citrus on the finish.

Very nice dram, and my favorite of the Glenlivet range.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:00 pm

lohssanami wrote:...Very nice dram, and my favorite of the Glenlivet range.


I should qualify this by saying that I've only owned the 12, 15 and 18. My only samples of the higher versions have been deep into whisky festivals.

Also, I did try the 1967 Cellar Collection mikeymad opened last year, but I don't count supreme expressions when picking favorites from a range. :thumbsup:

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Tim,

I think Nadurra has gone a long way in raising the awareness of The Glenlivet. In some countries it has been amazing, in Sweden around 60% of our sales in goverment stores are Nadurra.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Ganga,

I have sampled some 1960's sherried Glenlivets with Euan Shand from Duncan Taylor out of his stock. He has as good a selection as another company I know of and the vast majotiry are very good.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:08 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Tim,

I think Nadurra has gone a long way in raising the awareness of The Glenlivet. In some countries it has been amazing, in Sweden around 60% of our sales in goverment stores are Nadurra.


Ian,

Nadurra will always be in my bar, and I look forward to getting a few new bottles to compare with this one.

Luckily, I introduced a good friend to Nadurra, and now I get to have a glass almost weekly. Great job on the Nadurra!

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:09 pm

Ganga wrote:Greetings Tim. I'll hold some of these bottlings I have for you to try.


Sounds good! Maybe before October, eh?

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Ganga wrote:Working a trip north for July. I'll certainly bring some stuff to enjoy. NO ARDBEGS.


I'm sure myself and Alan have those covered. I want to dig into some of those Glenlivets.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:23 pm

Ian,

I was just browsing on http://www.theglenlivet.com, and I noticed you have a 'micro site' for the Nadurra. I feel pretty good now that I see Green apple in the notes.

You do have an extensive range of whiskies with the Classic, Nadurra and Cellar Collection. I was just wondering if you have any plans to do a younger set of single casks?

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:28 pm

Tim,

At present there are no plans to look at anything younger at present. Our focus is on the core range as it stands at present, we have tagets we are looking to achieve first.
In 8 years we have gone from 275K 9lt cases to over 600K 9lt cases last year so we have to concentrate on the core range.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:30 pm

Ganga,

There is a good percentage of sherry in 18yo but probaly less than most people think, it take a lot less to influence a vatting than people think.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 15, 2010 9:35 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Tim,

At present there are no plans to look at anything younger at present. Our focus is on the core range as it stands at present, we have tagets we are looking to achieve first.
In 8 years we have gone from 275K 9lt cases to over 600K 9lt cases last year so we have to concentrate on the core range.


I can understand, and with a core range of 12, 15, 18, 21 and XXV, not to mention the Nadurra and Cellar Collection, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Congratulations on the growth! Great work!

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:36 pm

Ganga,

You are really not far off with that. We also increase the 1st fill bourbon.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat May 15, 2010 9:38 pm

Well hello guys didn't realise it was a Glenlivet weekend , won't partake tonight as i've been drinking quite a bit of 1970's stuff from my Fav distillery , will post notes at some point of the 2.74 and BBR 1982 .

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:40 pm

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Nice of you to drop in, drop me a line at ian.logan@chivas.com if I can help with anything.

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat May 15, 2010 9:46 pm

Ian Logan wrote:Gordon,

Nice of you to drop in, drop me a line at ian.logan@chivas.com if I can help with anything.


Hi Ian ,
nice to see you , i will drop you a line at some point to ask if you fancy being a guest on our weekly Wednesday night chat , about time we had someone on from Speyside after people from Islay , Bladnoch and India !!!

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Re: Glenlivet Live Tasting Event, May 14-16, 2010

Postby Ian Logan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:49 pm

Ganga,

The 18yo is the favourite of myself, Hamish Proctor(Distillery Manager) and Master Distiller Alan Winchester.


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