I was digging through some old emails and stumbled across notes from one of our early sessions from 2011!
For those, like myself, who missed another member shared a brief summary of what was sampled. The approach was Blind Tastings as usual, in no particular order. (NAS – No age statement. R – ratings out of 100 by Krishna).
Penderyn Peated. 46% NAS. R- 78
A little Welsh whisky
Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 year, 40%. R-80
First fill Bourbon and First Fill Sherry finish (understand these are actually filled only for 12 weeks in first fills)
Yamazaki 12 year, 43%. NAS. R-82
This was an early entry point into Japanese whisky years ago.
Wemyss ‘The Hive’ 12 year, 40% NAS R-81
A vatted malt…
Glenglassaug New Make Spirit
The highlight of the evening was a ‘blind’ tasting with a twist. Everyone had to close their eyes and taste something that none of them (except Krishna) had tried before – A new Make Spirit!
Finished on the 23rd March 2009, this middle cut was bottled at 50% abv. by the Glenglassaug Distillery. Tasting this was a remarkable way to understand the contribution of the mash and fermentation to a whisky’s bouquet.
Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of more than one delightful evening with Krishna.
Whisky evenings with Krishna:
- 80s vs today – whisky styles & 3 rare malts
- Glendronach grand dames 39 – 42 year 1972/2011, 1971/2011/2012/2013
- Karuizawa 39 year 1973/2013 Cask No 1607 67.7%
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