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#50529 - 23/02/18 08:38 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
Dave N Offline
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Another bottle of Glendronach 15yr Revival has been emptied. A sad time. One of my favourites. Next will be a Battlehill 22yr Bladnoch at 46%. Tastes better if it sits in the glass for a half hour. Very grassy.
Slainte

Dave N

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#50540 - 08/03/18 11:47 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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I am afraid I have been remiss in posting my own notes on Martin’s recent Whiskybroker releases as gout pains the foot and numbs the senses.
What I can say is that I have tried most of them, the Glenburgie, Glentauchurs, Glen Moray, Tullibardine (bourbon cask) and the peated Tobermory.
They are all excellent, and the Tobermory is peaty gem which leaves you thinking you have been chewing charcoal when you wake the following morning.
I was over at Creetown yesterday picking up some Ardmore for the Canadian contingent in June, and also picked up four bottles of 22 year old Speyside sherried, the last release from butt 32, and four bottles of the 22 year old Tobermory sherried from butt 688046, again the last of the former release.
I notice the Tobermory has not yet been listed in Martin’s shop, so keep your eye out for it appearing soon.
I have not tried the Arran, which Martin tells me is very good, and I have not yet bought any of the new grain releases, but will no doubt get round to it.

Cheers ‘n’ beers, Rab.

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#50550 - 21/03/18 12:33 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
Doug Watts Offline
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Anyone had any of Martin's new ones, or from the last batch? Interested in the 'laddie, the Arran and the Deanston.

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#50554 - 26/03/18 08:46 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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In the glass tonight is Martin’s latest Deanston. An 18 year old, from a refill sherry hogshead bottled at 53.1% abv.
The colour is amber, and the body is medium to full. Clings well to the glass.
The nose is sweet sherry and minty, a dash of water brings a burst of vanilla.
The palate without water is a bit fiery but still sweet, and with water it smoothes out to a warm humbug tang. The finish is medium to short with sweet spicy notes.
Anyone wanting an introduction to a sherried dram could do no better than trying this Deanston. And those who like their sherried drams on the lighter side will really enjoy this one.
I will be trying the 19 year old Ben Nevis a little later.

Cheers, Rab.

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#50555 - 26/03/18 09:12 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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Second in the glass tonight is Martin’s 19 year old Ben Nevis, bottled at 54.2% abv.
The colour is light gold and it is full bodied.
The nosy is spirity and quite sweet and fruity.
A dash of water releases vanilla and honey.
The palate unwatered is sugary and lots of lemon. A dash of water brings out more sweet fruit and vanilla and the overall taste reminds me of marmalade on buttery toast. Lovely.
The finish is long and has lots of citrus.
This is a smashing sweet dram, nice and light and sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth.

Cheers, Rab.

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#50556 - 26/03/18 11:09 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Wee Rab]
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Registered: 11/04/10
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Loc: Huthwaite, Notts
Glad the gout`s cleared Wee Rab. Well it is the disease of kings after all. Can we have your thoughts on Martin`s Glentauchers & Glenburgie please? - Guess nothing will taste as good as finest Czech "Gold Cock" we presented you with during the last visit.

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#50557 - 27/03/18 01:50 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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Jon,
That was the best Czech whisky I ever tasted. Hope to see you in June.
Slainte

Dave N.

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#50575 - 16/04/18 08:29 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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In the glass right now is one of the Whiskybroker private bottlings; the 10 year old Bladnoch bottled at 57.2% abv.
The colour is a lovely pale yellow and the body is medium to full, clinging well to the glass.
The nose without water is pure vanilla with lots of floral notes.
The palate is warm and spirity, well it would be at 57.2%, but is unmistakably Bladnoch with that grassy base of the Lowland whiskies.
A dash of water releases more grass and light fresh fruitiness on the nose, and the palate is treated to that citrus and freshness of the latter day Bladnochs.
Having been conserving my collection of Armstrong Bladdies, this release is a welcome addition to the sipping shelf, although a couple are destined for a place on the collection shelves.
At 10 years of age, this is one of the last barrels to be filled from an Armstrong run, and one of the last to be distilled in the old equipment, now sadly gone.
It will be at least another nine years before we will be given the opportunity to sample the new Priory Bladnoch side by side with this gem, and I just hope I am around to do so.
This is a classic Bladnoch, not to mention a piece of distilling history, and if you want one, be fast, or be last!

Cheers, Rab.

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#50576 - 17/04/18 01:02 PM Re: What's in the Glass..... [Re: Anonymous]
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Registered: 21/11/10
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Loc: Stonehaven
Thanks for the heads up . 1 bottle secured , no need to be greedy ! - at 85 bottles is that a part cask with the remainder going off somewhere else ?

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