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JürgenWhisky Review note
less than an hour ago
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
94
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
94
Presentation
95
Hanseat Note
a couple of hours ago

At Whiskyauction.com, HM782

Hanseat Note
a couple of hours ago

Official Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep russet

Aroma: Old oiled furniture, pine resin, mango and leather

Palate: New leather

Aftertaste: Spicy, lingering woodiness


squaadgras Review note
a couple of hours ago
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
88
Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
a couple of hours ago
Color
Old gold
Nose

The nose starts off with subtle sherry flavours, followed by fruity notes of banana, apple, pineapple and plum. Sweet with vanilla and butterscotch, milk chocolate, and a hint of liquorice and ginger in the back.

Taste

Lovely sweet and creamy on the palate with sherry, vanilla and red berries, followed by a slightly warming spiciness of oak, black pepper and ginger. Notes of red apples and milk chocolate emerge, while the spiciness increases with a second sip turning pepper almost into chili.

Finish

The finish is long and warm. Becomes slightly dry with oak, dark bitter chocolate and a lingering oily nuttiness on the tail.
With water: Fresh and clean on the nose with slightly bitter fruity notes of grapefruit and orange peel. Less sweet with tamed notes of vanilla and chocolate. Less rich and somehow reluctant on the palate with sweet vanilla, a tamed spiciness with white pepper and subtle prickling oak. The finish is a bit shorter but stays warm and creamy with honey and prickling oak.

Comments

A very nice and quaffable Speyside single malt. Pleasant fruitiness on the nose, lovely balanced with a creamy sweetness and warming spiciness on the palate. Not overly complex but well-matured and layered. Water, however, calms the delicate flavours down.

I thank Gordon & MacPhail for the sample!

https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/glentauchers/

squaadgras Review note
a couple of hours ago
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
87
squaadgras Review note
a couple of hours ago
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
88
mikespike Note
a couple of hours ago

20Feb2017 - the bottles are available for pre-order at MoM. I will be looking forward to get one as I like single grains, and found the previous Inchmurrin Malt bottling by TBW really good.
However I wonder how we end up with 5 ratings for this already - can someone explain where tasting samples were derived from? I hate to think like this, but do people rate this without tasting it ???

Dalwinnie Note
less than a day ago

Tasting notes:

Nose: Freshly baked bread with sweet notes of sun dried bananas to contrast with the salted caramel topping

Taste: The promise given in the nose delivers, a lovely creaminess and sweetness of grapes, custard, honeycomb and marshmallow.

Finish: There’s a nutty quality about this, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts as wellness an air of indulgence, rich and buttery with an elegant finish that keeps on giving. From the sprinkbank site

didi1893 Tasting note
less than a day ago
Color
Tawny
Nose

Intensive Holzaromen und Tannennadeln dominieren den ersten Eindruck. Ich stehe im Wald, es duftet nach frisch gefällten Tannenbäumen, Sägespäne und moosigem Waldboden. Aus meinem Picknickkorb fallen Orangen, Aprikosen und Walnüsse auf den leicht modrigen Waldboden. Die Orangen zerplatzen, der auslaufende Orangensaft verströmt ein intensives Aroma und vermischt sich mit harzigen Tannennadeln und würzen Holznoten. Süßes Karamell und Waldhonig dominieren jetzt den Duft.

Taste

Harziges Holzaroma dominiert sofort den ersten Schluck, Tannennadeln fallen auf den Waldboden, cremiges Toffee und Karamell kommt hinzu und hinterlassen eine süße und doch herbe Holzmischung. Ein Hauch Schärfe entsteht, Espressopulver verteilt sich im Mund, dezente  Lederaromen zeigen sich. Ein paar Raspel Zartbitterschokolade fallen auf das frisch gemahlene Espressopulver.

Finish

Würziges und süßes Holz lässt den Abgang sein Werk beginnen. Nasses Leder vermischt sich mit Espresso und Tannennadeln. Unreife Walnüsse fallen in nasses Laub, dezent bitter Holzelemente verströmen lange ein feinherbes Aroma. Harzig und grasig klingt der Abgang langsam mit einer herben Holz- und Walnussnote aus.

Comments

Dieser Balvenie wird von einer intensiven Wald- und Holznote geprägt. Die Nase erinnert an einen Spaziergang im Wald, geschmacklich zieht sie die "Waldnote" bis in den Abgang. Ein interessantes Sherry Cask, welches eher die herben Holznoten, Leder- und Espressonoten und nicht die fruchtigen Aromen an das Destillat weitergegeben hat. Ein interessanter und leckerer Balvenie.

☆☆☆ Es ist ein langer Weg zum Whisky-Experten - aber es ist eine schöne Zeit bis dahin! ☆☆☆
irrerelevant Tasting note
less than a day ago
Color
Amber
Nose

at first slightly soapy, sweet and sour green apple (think granny smith), very dense, subtle peat smoke, licorice, gently bitter, wooden spices, nutmeg, quite intense at 43%vol, adding water works well

Taste

Soft and gentle, very sweet dark caramel, creamy mouthfeel, spicy peat smoke, there is a lot of oak, but not too much, dark toasted bread, roasted chestnuts, overbrewed tea

Finish

long, turns dry, more oak, bitter medicine, chocolate, peat smoke lasts very long

Comments

nothing fruity here, this is about peat smoke, wood and dark spices, very good, love that present, but not too prominent peat smoke. Very substantial, dense, decent cask influence.

Odessit Note
less than a day ago

Serge Valentin says:

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1991/2015 (49.3%, Lockett Bros, the Island of Bass, sherry hogshead, cask #5420) Four stars I had thought I’d do a silly joke with the Island of Bass and Jaco Pastorius but no… Colour: gold. Nose: ah, a rather tropical one this time. Tinned guavas and mangos, plus a little vanilla and acacia honey. Those wee pink bananas. Before that became un-PC, I’d have added that it’s a little feminine. Mouth: reminds or some early 1970s Bowmore. More tropical fruit purée mixed with some soft oak tannins and various herbal herbs. Our faithful chamomile tea, for example. Touches of malt, hints of roasted nuts. Finish: medium, with the usual salty tang, as they say in brochures. Comments: rather wonderful. SGP:551 - 87 points.

Odessit Note
less than a day ago

Serge Valentin says:

Bunnahabhain 23 yo 1991/2015 (47.5%, Whisky-Fässle, for WET, hogshead) Four stars and a half I don’t know what WET is, but there’s a diving duck on the label. Colour: gold. Nose: almost the same as the Lockett, just a tad less fruity, and a notch grassier. Mouth: so very good! Some kind of salted fruit salad, with grasses and herbs thrown in. Very very good. Finish: long, clean, citrusy, salty. Comments: why would you need a longer tasting note? What’s sure is that this baby’s very ‘Islands’, with a perfect cut and no nutty flavours. SGP:551 - 88 points.

Odessit Note
less than a day ago

Serge Valentin says:

Bunnahabhain 24 yo 1989/2014 (42.9%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #5716) Three stars Berry bros already had some excellent 1989, especially one for Taiwan (cask #5894, WF 89). Colour: straw. Nose: another very fresh and fruity one. Wandering throughout an orchard in Kent (wherever) in the midst of July. Greengages, a few remaining cherries, gooseberries… Also something slightly hotter. New kirsch? Mouth: as often with these low-strength oldies, the oak started to take over, and you cannot not feel strong black tea and its tannins. Other than that, same fresh ‘western’ fruits, especially plums. Finish: short to medium, fruity, with tea tannins in the background. Perhaps a few slices of bananas. Comments: pretty good again, it’s just that the oak started to feel a little more. SGP:551 - 82 points.

Odessit Note
less than a day ago

Serge Valentin says:

Bunnahabhain 27yo 1987/2014 (51.9%, The Whisky Agency for TFWS Taiwan, Refill Hogshead, 190 bottles) Four stars and a half Colour: pale gold. Nose: it’s one of those beautifully honeyed 1987s again. Beeswax, touches of earth and humus, pollen, apples, plums… And indeed, all-flower honey. Perfect. With water: honeycomb and apple pie, with a little Virginia tobacco as well. Mouth (neat): very good, bright, quite citrusy, then a little more mango-ish, then a little more honeyed, with touches of mint and eucalyptus in the background. Perfect balance. It gets even zestier and more lemony/limy over time. With water: really wonderful, honeyed, orchardy, very mildly waxy… Finish: medium, with a little cracked pepper over this wonderful honeyed fruit salad. The usual salty touch in the aftertaste, very discreet here. Comments: as we sometimes write, this one’s dangerously drinkable. SGP:651 - 89 points.

Odessit Note
less than a day ago

Serge Valentin says:

Bunnahabhain 39 yo 1976/2016 (49.4%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, sherry butts) Four stars and a half Colour: gold/amber. Nose: first, it’s not too oaky. Second, there is some caramel and fudge, but also many flowers and honeys, nothing is buried under a heavy sherry – because there isn’t any heavy sherry. What I’m starting to find after a few minutes is rather a combination of strawberry jam and copper, as well as a little sandalwood. After five minutes, more camphory earth, typical in very old spirits. Mouth: miraculously lightly oaky, although there is some oak of course, but we’re rather geared towards old cognac, with some lovely mentholy peaches and ripe mirabelles, plus walnut wine and bits of pipe tobacco. Then rather raisins, of all kinds. Finish: as expected, it’s the finish that’s a little less ‘easy’, for there’s more oak (cinnamon and black tea), but it never loses its fruitiness. Starts to wander off in the aftertaste though, but that’s rather normal. A little rosemary. Comments: at times you would have thought the oak would take over, but that never quite happens. Great to taste this ‘against’ an old Cognac or even Armagnac. SGP:561 - 89 points.

bokhanov Note
less than a day ago

В аромате сырок.Маслянист.Неактивная бочка.Цветочки на заднем плане. В послевкусье серв,что портит впечатление.

bokhanov Note
less than a day ago

Достаточно спиритуозный первый нос,затем появляется сластинка,ваниль.

Всё то-же и во втором и последующем глотке.
bokhanov Note
less than a day ago

Начало многообещающее,но достаточно быстро потерял. Горчинка появившаяся в конце окончательно всё смазала.

bokhanov Note
less than a day ago

Явно выраженные мятные нотки.В послевкусье горчинка которая и немного снижает оценку.

Hobbit Tasting note
less than a day ago
Color
Auburn
Nose

starke unreife frische Walnüsse in der ersten Nase, deutliche Bitterkeit im Vordergrund, dahinter Beerenfrüchte und Honig, ziemlich deutliche Eiche, Sägespäne, Malz, Buttergebäck gepaart mit einer angenehmen Süße, süße Hustenbonbons. Der Alkohol kribbelt in der Nase, getrocknete Feigen, hintergründige Nelke und leichter Zimt, etwas unreife Pflaume, säuerlicher Rabarbarkompott, nach einer Weile Marzipan. Die dunklen Fruchtnoten werden stärker, ganz dunkle Sauerkirschen, Harznoten. Eine äußerst spannende Nase mit viel Gewürz und Frucht. Mehr dunkle Früchte in der zweiten Nase.

Taste

sehr sehr öliges Mundgefühl, richtig karamellig süß, fast schon Karamellpudding, mild malzig, schöne Eiche, viele dunkle Früchte, Pflaumen, Datteln, Rosinen, Bitterschokolade

Finish

süßlicher Abgang mit viel Schokolade, weniger Bitterkeit als erwartet, alte Leder- und Holzaromen, wieder Walnüsse, herb gegen Ende hin, mittellanger Abgang

Comments

Nicht mein erster Single Grain aber definitiv mein bester. Das extrem ölig-süße Mundgefühl hat mich am meisten überrascht und der Geschmack mit seiner karamelligen Puddingsüße gefällt mir am besten. Ohne Frage ein toller Whisky!

Imp Note
less than a day ago

Tobermory 1972/1995 (50%, Moon Import ‘De Viris Illustribus’, 600 bottles) 
1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg1star2c.jpg Colour: gold – of course. Nose: another dimension as expected, although it does smell ‘Tobermorish’ at first nosing. Hyper-bold notes of fresh pineapples, together with something very farmy and vegetal. Fern, moss, hay, newly mown grass… Peat? It does remind me of some superb 1972 Ledaigs indeed! Quite some smoke, at that, matchsticks… And then we have various herbal teas (mainly hawthorns and rosehips, aniseeds)… It gets smokier and smokier, and very mineral, in fact! What a perfect compactness – and great surprise! Mouth: oh yeah! It’s clearly more different from the 1972 Ledaigs I know on the palate, and very unusual again. Quite some liquorice sticks, mint tea, cough drops… Gets then very peppery, gingery and spicy… Something meaty (smoked sausages), herbal… Spearmint chewing-gums, mastic-flavoured Turkish delights, cooked turnips (honest), menthol fir honey sweets, honeydew… Very, very special, that’s for sure! And the finish is very long, resinous and quite smoky… Haha! Tobermory! Tobermory? Anyway, 1972 was a great year on Mull as well, it appears. A kind of profile I l-o-v-e. 94 points.

BabyHuey206 Note
less than a day ago

XorLophaX

This is bourbon, from the MGPI distillery in Indiana.  That is the distillery which also makes the rye whiskey bottled by Bulleit (and Dickel, Templeton, Redemption, etc.) but this is a totally different whiskey.
mer1973 Review note
less than a day ago
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
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guerriero82 Note
less than a day ago

am I wrong, or is 20 years of age? 11/1992 - 10/2013 ..

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