Glendronach 1994 18yo Cask #311 | 51.6% | Speyside
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Meet #47 | 01/03/14 | Hosted by Hamish
A couple of interesting whiskies forming a sort of 'new and old' evening. A young, virgin oak Benromach offering the youthful and modern side of things, whilst an older, heavily-sherried Glendronach would be all refined and rich...
Antique furniture, varnished seaweed, oats & treacle, stewed rhubarb, spicy carrots, a new wooden snare (the excitement of Hamish receiving a new snare; imagine winning it for £1 on ebay!), WHISKY! burnt sugar, Omar Sharif, stewed cherries, Jack Spaniels, orange blossom & mahogany, pine/conifer honey.
Fishy – mackerel, sardines on toast, salty fish, oily, “fucking delicious! I could drink all of that”, over-sherried (possibly better for it), SHERRRRRRIIIEEEDDDDDD!!!?, Bourbon-esque, Fatboez (we’ve no idea what this was intended to mean!).
The tasting game that followed was hotly contested...
Finish & Comments
Mika Häkkinen, dry & salty, burning embers, smoking a fucking pipe! Sticky, halitosis, smoked cherry-wood.
Blind Tasting Game
After the Glendronach, we had a bit of fun trying to identify whiskies. Four single malts were tried by all in attendance. Each person had to guess the region, distillery and age. The four whiskies were Caol Ila 12yo, Laphroaig 10yo, Glenkinchie 10yo and an Aberlour 10yo. People did surprisingly well – see the scores in the tasting game section below.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
86 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 12)
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