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sagara-kun
Expert Senior sagara-kun Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 5:57 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Nez très minéral. Caillou.

Légèrement citronné mais discret.

Légère vanille.

Un peu de fleur blanche.

Taste

En bouche c'est fruité. Raison blanc, abricot, pêche.

Doux, alcool parfaitement intégré.

Toujours minéral mais en second plan.

Finish

Finale très longue et fruitée. Minérale aussi. Superbe.

Sirop de pêche. Superbe

Voile de réglisse après coup

Comments

Superbe du début à la fin. Pas de défaut. Rappelle le 90 kingsburry en un poil moins minéral.

sagara-kun
Expert Senior sagara-kun Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 5:17 pm
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Très fruité. Sirop d'abricot, jus de poire sucré

Très gourmand et intégré.

Amande très légère.

Taste

En bouche le fruité est toujours très present.

Gourmand , enrobé de cire.

On a un profil Clynelish classique mais en plus vieux, sage et cadré. C'est très plaisant.

Finish

Finale un poil astreingante sur le bois vert. Écorce d'ananas.

Cire et citronnée. Thym

Comments

La finale est moins à mon goût mais le profil général est super sympa.

kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
25 Apr 2018 5:15 pm
Weighted Rate
81.3
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
79
Price
88
Presentation
85
Rino Rotten
Expert Junior Rino Rotten Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 5:28 pm
Color
Auburn
Nose

Extra-mature Glenmorangie is always interesting, as it shifts from the sunny, upfront fruits of its earlier life into something more richly concentrated and, in this case, more waxy. There’s a ridiculous amount of semi-dried tropical fruits, baked orchard fruits, stewed apple, backed with tonka bean, vanilla pod and blood orange. It opens steadily, but slowly, into cherry syrup, quince, then sweet potato and membrillo. There’s even a slight smokiness that’s given lift by the sweetness of carrot cake and fruit jellies before it darkens again towards cassis and cacao. Really complex and layered. Water? A drop only to bring out a Cognac-like fatness to the delivery and a rich, deeper mystery. In time, there’s sealing wax, cooking medlar, and this sweet earthiness, as well as the gloopy syrups. After two hours (!) in the glass it opens fully to to apricot and mint without losing any of the rich, fruity underpinnings.

Taste

A fruit bomb. The enormous initial impact seems to deliver all of the complexities on the nose instantly to the palate. Thankfully it mellows, with the slightly cedary, mature elements calming everything down. There’s more spice here, which adds a tingling bite to the thick and syrupy feel. Initially it doesn’t seem to achieve the same level of complexity as the nose, but give this plenty of time and out come light tropical fruits and green fig jam. The tannins start to surface and grip when water is added, so be careful. A drop will, eventually, reveal blackberry, summer pudding, then cinnamon and mint chocolate.

Finish

Now the mature and woodier elements begin to have their say alongside sloe berry.

Comments

A remarkable glass and well worth trying. The price alone will mean you take your time – which is essential. A classic slow whisky.

Score: 92.

From: https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/18616/batch-144?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-25-04-2018


kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
25 Apr 2018 4:10 pm
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
88
Presentation
85
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
25 Apr 2018 4:59 pm
Weighted Rate
83.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
83
kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
25 Apr 2018 4:44 pm
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
85
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
25 Apr 2018 3:34 pm

Nose:
Strawberries,Smoke,Caramel,Sulphur,Lavender,
Black Pepper,Herbs

Taste:
Oak,Black Pepper,Caramel,Vanilla,Smoke,
Strawberries,Sugar,Herbs

Finish:
Long with a medium to strong Finish

Overall:
Sort of a beefed-up Version of the Laphroaig Triple Wood.It's good, but watch out for Oxidation.This one doesn't take air very well.

Weighted Rate
77
Nose
80
Initial taste
85
Body
60
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
80
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
25 Apr 2018 3:27 pm

Nose:
Menthol,Spices,Vanilla,Chocolate,Honey,Coffee,
Orange Zest,Marzipan,malty,roasted Chestnut,
Furniture polish

Taste:
Menthol,Vanilla,Caramel,very spicy,Black Pepper,
roasty,Oak bitterniss,dark Honey,Apricots

Finish:
Dry with a medium to strong Alcohol note

Overall:
A really interesting Independent Bottling.
This Inchgower doesn't try to be liked by everybody.It 's rough around the edges combining maritime and roasted Aromas and Flavours.
It's not a masterpiece, but it's unique and not like any other Malt Whisky i had before.

Weighted Rate
82.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
85
Body
75
Finish
70
Price
85
Presentation
100
u485tfu
Member Senior u485tfu Review note
25 Apr 2018 3:16 pm

Gleiche Liga wie der TWA Good Vibes von 1973.

Voll fruchtig, praktisch kein Alkohol zu schmecken, nichts ist bitter, nichts stört.

Wer diese Art Whisky erwartet, hat hier die perfekte Flasche

Weighted Rate
94.9
Nose
96
Initial taste
96
Body
93
Finish
95
Price
94
Presentation
95
My Market
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
25 Apr 2018 3:35 pm

Nose:
Smoke,Black Pepper,Ginger,Banana,Citrus,
Heather,Cream,Caramel

Taste:
Vanilla,salty,Ginger,Ash,Smoke,Black Pepper,
Spices,Caramel

Finish:
Medium-long with a Medium to strong Finish

Overall:
I have tasted this side-by-side with it's predecessor (Ardmore Traditional Cask) and found basically no difference and no drop in Quality.
It's a solid,smoky, low cost Single Malt.

Weighted Rate
74
Nose
70
Initial taste
70
Body
70
Finish
70
Price
100
Presentation
80
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
25 Apr 2018 2:01 pm

Nose:
Oranges,Oloroso Sherry,Caramel,Spices,Apples,Raisins,
Vanilla,Pears,malty,Honey-coated Cashew,
Mint,Oak,Chocolate,Leather

Taste:
Oak,Caramel,Milk Chocolate,Vanilla,Raisins,
roasted Almonds,Oranges,Spices

Finish:
Short and smooth

Overall:
A good Malt at the upscale Entry Level.
Aroma & Taste are not too complex but really nice.
It's biggest weakness is it's lacking viscosity and short Finish.

Weighted Rate
67.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
80
Body
40
Finish
60
Price
85
Presentation
60
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
25 Apr 2018 2:12 pm

Nose:
malty,Menthol,Vanilla,Honey,Citrus,Almond,Cocoa,Sulphur,
Red Pepper,Ginger,nutty,Spices

Taste:
malty,Vanilla,Honey,Almond,white Chocolate,
red Pepper,Ginger.BloodOrange,Grapefruit,
Cardboard,salted Caramel,Strawberries,Plums,brown Sugar,Butter,Oak bitterniss

Finish:
Medium-long with a Medium to strong Alcohol Note

Overall:
Aside from a whiff of Sulphur it has a really complex Aroma.
On the Tongue this is almost as good as the sold out Benriach 15 PX Finish i had.
Add to that a pretty affordable Price for an 18 year old, heavily Sherry-influenced Dalmore.

Weighted Rate
81.5
Nose
80
Initial taste
90
Body
70
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
95
Fernet Branco
Connoisseur Fernet Branco Review note
25 Apr 2018 1:27 pm
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
80
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
25 Apr 2018 12:13 pm

A really nice sherry bomb. 

Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
90
Sonett
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
25 Apr 2018 12:40 pm
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
79
Price
83
Presentation
83
Sonett
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
25 Apr 2018 12:08 pm
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
88
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 12:29 pm
Color
Old gold
Nose

Turf en fruitig, citrus, citroen vooral. As ook, houtvuurrook, en ziltig. Wat tabak. Ook wat bloemig, grassig, hooi

Taste

Salmiak/lakrisal, zacht en vol, romig. Verwarmend op de tong, wat turfrook, zoet, karamel. Ook wat honing. 

Finish

Zeer zacht en soepel, licht rook, tabak, turf, as. Zoet ook weer, honing, karamel.

Comments
dramspotter
Expert Senior dramspotter Note
25 Apr 2018 11:24 am

SMWS Tasting Notes: This Islay distillery, which faces the island of Texa, was founded in the 1820's by Donald Johnston who died after falling into a vat of burnt ale. The nose evokes charcoal, brine and roasting salted pork. at full strength the palate is intensely Islay, warm, salty and ash, with a burnt syrupy finish. Water shifts the nose to smoke, heather and diluted caramel. The reduced taste is now harbour-like diesel, fishing boats and engine smoke. The unusual combination of sherry and smoke should carry a danger warning at full strength, although the peat freaks will love it! 

dramspotter
Expert Senior dramspotter Note
25 Apr 2018 11:44 am

SMWS Tasting Notes: Of the three Kildalton distilleries, this is the one closest to Port Ellen, and produces the most uncompromisely smoky malt (partly from its own floor maltings). This is a fabulous example! Drawn from a refill butt, it is pale amber in colour. The first impression on the nose is of road tar, creosote and kippers, then Highland harbours, salt water, seaweed and iodine. The flavour is lightly sweet, with malt and buts and bags of ashes. Water continues the phenolic: oil and tarry wood, but now with some dried orange peel, dark marmalade and Arbrouth smokies. The flavour is still malty/nutty, with excellent balance and coal ash in the finish. Smoke-heads will die for it!

Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
25 Apr 2018 11:26 am
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 11:18 am
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Fruitig, peer, citrus, zweem van banaan. Zoet ook, vanille, honing.  Hele volle geur.

Taste

Vol, zoet en verwarmend! Honing, sinaasappel nu ook, basterdsuiker, weer wat peer

Finish

Heel licht pepertje nu, verwarmend. Perzik, honing, sinaasappel. Lange afdronk, later ook weer peer.

Comments

Stevig en vol maar bijzonder zacht voor een vask strength, hoge Abv niet te merken in geur en body.

Hele mooi whisky.

Oldpultnie
Expert Senior Oldpultnie Review note
25 Apr 2018 11:01 am
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
86
Oldpultnie
Expert Senior Oldpultnie Tasting note
25 Apr 2018 11:17 am
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

A very agreeable, sweet and fruity fragrance. Soft pears and peaches. The 54.1 ABV is not disturbing at all. Perhaps not the most complex but a good nose is a good start already. A drop of water normally makes the difference but doesn't make any change in here.

Taste

In the first sip (no water) there are more spices coming up together with the alcohol but in a very smooth way without getting pungent. Not too much oil or cream and still a very good mouthcoating. Light chewy and lipsmacking. Fruit and sugar sweet in good balance with a very light sour touch.

Finish

Good half long finish, sweet, spices (not too spicy) and almost no bitterness.

Comments

Surprisingly enough there was no wood or vanilla to find in here after 20 years on a bourbon barrel but you get a lot of goodies instead in this wonderfull Arran MMM.

jangus
Newbie jangus Note
25 Apr 2018 10:30 am

Just go and buy one.

It's really good.

Bit pricey but good. 

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