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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: Feis Ile Tasting notes......So far Reply with quote

Just to keep you going....

Tasting notes From The Jim McEwan Masterclass 28th May 2006

Malt No.1 - The X4 !
The 4 times distilled Bruichladdich
ABV- 86%
Colour – Off white (it’s had 6 weeks in an American Oak Cask .)
Nose / Taste – Flowery , very smooth , Oompth I think is the word ……
Finish – Long

Malt No. 2 – Rosebank 1989
14 years in a 1st fill Hoggy , 5 months in a wine cask
ABV – 56.2%
Colour - Bronze getting onto light amber .
Nose – Fruity , vanilla , with water honeysuckle
Taste – lots of vanilla w/w fruity and vanilla .
Finish – Medium and very well balanced .

Malt No.3 – Bruichladdich 1989
Bourbon casked finished in a guigal syrah cask
ABV 52.4%
Colour – Hell of a red tinge , beyond Rosι
Nose – Vannila , Strawberry jam , touch Atlantic freshness
Taste – Lots of Red Fruits
Finish – Long and sweet (Jammy/ sugary)

Malt No.4 – Bruichladdich 1970
Good ol’ Bourbon Cask though soon to be ace’d ! took me back to the first Jim-san tasting in 2002 and the superb 70 we there …….
ABV – 43.1%
Colour – Bright Gold
Nose – Vanilla , Fudge , green fruits and sherbert
Taste – Vanilla and creamy fudge , touch Maritime
Finish – Long and Beautifully exquisite , the perfect Laddie!

Malt No.5 – Duncans’ Bottling
A vatting of loads of Laddies of all ages
ABV – 46.8%
Colour – polished Bronze
Nose – Vanilla , fudge and an abundance of fruits
Taste – Creamy toffee , vanilla and atlantic freshness
Finish – Long and creamy fudge , stupendous !

The Drambuster Valinch!

There are 2 other valinches (details on my site) but haven't tasted them yet .
1990 Bruichladdich
Bourbon Cask no. 473 Bottle No 89 of 487
ABV – 56.9%
Colour – Golden Straw
Nose – Typical bourbon Laddie , vanilla and creamy fudge , green apples and a touch citric .
Taste – smooth Toffee , sea air , very sweet !
Finish – fairly long with a nice creamy sweetness .
A very nice Laddie , good balance , will go down well I would have thought .

Ardbeg Committee Reserve – Young Uigeadail (The Oogling)
Young Ardbeg mixed with a 2002 sherry Butt
ABV 59.9%
Colour - Bright Bronze
Nose – Bags of Malt (most I’ve tasted in an Ardbeg !) , Cereal , peat , the sherry is fighting to get through but not winning .
Taste – nice young spirit , very sweet , bags of peat and after a few tastes the smoke burst out and then the touch of sherry emerges .
Finish – Sooooooo Long , still warming the cockles of my heart ………
Could be a bit too spirity for some people but I personally like this type of raw young spirit .

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunnahabhain Festival Bottling
14yo Pedro Ximenez finished 1 of 761
ABV – 52.6%
Colour – Orange Marmalade
Nose – Sweet sherry to start with then Dark chocolate Sherry liqueur sweets (like the ones you get at christmas ).
Taste – Dry and sweet then dark chocolate , eventually the Bunnahabhains maritime background emerges .
Finish – Long , dry and Cocoa powder .

Very good Bunnahabhain finish , the Pedro ximenez is stronger than the port of last year but it makes an interesting combination
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Bunnahabhain Festival Bottling
14yo Pedro Ximenez finished 1 of 761
ABV – 52.6%
Colour – Orange Marmalade
Nose – Sweet sherry to start with then Dark chocolate Sherry liqueur sweets (like the ones you get at christmas ).
Taste – Dry and sweet then dark chocolate , eventually the Bunnahabhains maritime background emerges .
Finish – Long , dry and Cocoa powder .

Very good Bunnahabhain finish , the Pedro ximenez is stronger than the port of last year but it makes an interesting combination


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

talisker25 wrote:
Spirit of Islay wrote:
Bunnahabhain Festival Bottling
14yo Pedro Ximenez finished 1 of 761
ABV – 52.6%
Colour – Orange Marmalade
Nose – Sweet sherry to start with then Dark chocolate Sherry liqueur sweets (like the ones you get at christmas ).
Taste – Dry and sweet then dark chocolate , eventually the Bunnahabhains maritime background emerges .
Finish – Long , dry and Cocoa powder .

Very good Bunnahabhain finish , the Pedro ximenez is stronger than the port of last year but it makes an interesting combination


Go away, you are making us all envious Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

talisker25 wrote:
Spirit of Islay wrote:
Bunnahabhain Festival Bottling
14yo Pedro Ximenez finished 1 of 761
ABV – 52.6%
Colour – Orange Marmalade
Nose – Sweet sherry to start with then Dark chocolate Sherry liqueur sweets (like the ones you get at christmas ).
Taste – Dry and sweet then dark chocolate , eventually the Bunnahabhains maritime background emerges .
Finish – Long , dry and Cocoa powder .

Very good Bunnahabhain finish , the Pedro ximenez is stronger than the port of last year but it makes an interesting combination


Go away, you are making us all envious Laughing Laughing



Well .......not all of us. Wink

I'm hoping they have some that left for us slightly tardy arrivers to Islay! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wave wrote:
talisker25 wrote:
Spirit of Islay wrote:
Bunnahabhain Festival Bottling
14yo Pedro Ximenez finished 1 of 761
ABV – 52.6%
Colour – Orange Marmalade
Nose – Sweet sherry to start with then Dark chocolate Sherry liqueur sweets (like the ones you get at christmas ).
Taste – Dry and sweet then dark chocolate , eventually the Bunnahabhains maritime background emerges .
Finish – Long , dry and Cocoa powder .

Very good Bunnahabhain finish , the Pedro ximenez is stronger than the port of last year but it makes an interesting combination


Go away, you are making us all envious Laughing Laughing



Well .......not all of us. Wink

I'm hoping they have some that left for us slightly tardy arrivers to Islay! Mr. Green


Looking forward to your notes as well Wave, remember notes after drinking copious amounts even better Laughing Beer Have a great time Beer
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