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What a supertasting that was !

What a nice ‘wee’ tasting we had last night. Luc Timmermans got some of his ‘old junk’ out of the basement to entertain us with some old drams.

We started with a bottle from the early 80s, by Berry Bro’s.: “All malt Blended Scotch Whisky” 12 yo, 75 cl, 43%, screwcap.

To be honest: not really my cup of tea. That typical old sherry was just a bit to sour in the nose and to bitter in the mouth.

N: old sherry, sour hints, flat (19)

T: sharp, bitter (18)

F: long and bitter with sour hints. (16)

B: Too bitter, too agressive (17)

T: 70

First bottle from the ‘official’ line-up was soooo much better ! Longmorn-Glenlivet Gordon&McPhail 12 yo; bottled mid 80s, 75 cl, 40%, screwcap

N: very fruity, sherry, hints of citrus. Needs time to come to full development (22)

T: what a fruitbomb! Sweet, Candy, soft on the alcohol; very yummie ! (23)

F: Again very fruity and sweet, mediumlong (23)

B: lovely fruity whiksy, finish maybe just a bit too short (22)

T: 90

Thé surprise of the evening for me !

Highland Park OB Italian Import Feraretto; botteld mid 70s; 75 cl, screwcap I tasted this-one about two years ago and found it very good. But this bottle…there was definitely something seriously wrong with it. Rotten fruit, mushrooms, …

Next in the line-up: Dalmore end 70s; OB, 75 cl, 43%, screwcap

N: sherry, overripened fruits (21)

T: sweet with soft sour sherryhints to give it a special fresh taste. Candy (21)

F: Candy, mediumlong, bitter towards the end (21)

B: 22

T: 85

MacPhail’s Single Malt Gold 106 Gold, 10yo, 70 cl, 60.5% Botteled mid90s; probably Glenfarclas.

N: sweet sherry, fruity, hints of vanilla (21)

T: heavy on alcohol, can do with a few drops of water! (21)

F: sweet, sherry, bit herbal, (22)

B: Excellent stuff (22)

Ardbeg 1974 – bourboncask 3324, 12-7-1974 -> 25/9/2006; 53.9%; bottle 4 of 118

N: lots of iodium, peat, smoky (22)

T: Real peat and smoke sensation, sweet peat (23)

B: sooo long, peaty, warm, bit dry; really a whisky to chew on. (22)

B: Magnificent Ardbeg with a perfect balance between the salty notes and sweet peat ! (23)

T: 90

Glen Garioch OB 29 yo, 70 cl, 56.5%; Hogshead 13; distilled 18/5/1968

N: sherry, sherry, sherry (22)

T: smoky, sweet sherry, peaty, heavy on alcohol but no swimmer. One drop of water and… totally flat! (22)

F: very long but just a bit too bitter (21) B:too bad about the finish and the heavy alcohol (21)

T: 86

And to end… the “pièce de résistance” !!

Springbank Local Barley 1966-1992; bourboncask 489

N: fruity, subtle sweetness, liquorice, soft iodiumhints, extremely complex ! (24)

T: again that subtle sweetness that’s so striking (23)

F: Long, creamy, complex, with a little bitterness towards the end (22)

B: Very complex and subtle Springer. Magnificent malt !!! (23)

T: 93



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