Monday, April 30, 2007

Jam Master J's 41st

Started off with a 1969 (34 yr old) Springbank -HUGE!!!!
Moved on to a 1966 Banff - Mackillops did the honor.
1975 Duncan Taylor Banff to follow - #2 to the Springbank
Moved on the Dallas Dhu - Machlocet on the Rum Finished 27yr vs the Signatory '75. The birthday boy was in a minority on the '75.
For those that still had their stomach - the Syrah cask finished Dufftown and Mortlach followed. A great dessert.
Dan's hiccups and the rest will remain legend.
Many thanks to those that came - and big appreciation to Harry's Monti #2's

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Nosing Wheel

How to say it?

This site has the correct pronunciations for all the distilleries.

The new HP25 - a terrific dram

Still need to try the 30, but the new 25 is excellent. Classic HP, but seems to be less sherried. This and the Springbank below have been added to the collection.
Colour: Natural colour; dark red golden, clear and bright
Bouquet: Very rich, mature oak; chocolate; fudge
Palate: Full, rich burst of flavour; soft honey; nutty toffee
Finish: Rich, long and surprisingly sweet for its age

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Springbank 1969 (34y) from Signatory - off the charts

Found this at Brandy Library with the He Man Woman Hater Club. It is packed with citrus notes (lemon, orange) along with subtle spice notes (especially cinnamon), red licorice, polished oak, and that signature Springbank fresh brininess, albeit a bit reserved. This Springbank is not as heavily sherried as some and much appreciated. Turns out it is about the same price as one of the club favorites - the older (2004) 21yr old distillery version.