Sunday, October 20, 2019
   
Text Size

The 7th Annual Good Taste Report "Taste of Scotch"

Scotch in Winter

This has to have been one of the best years of this Austin single malt scotch event! A fantastic tasting! What a great contrast of worthy spirit. Reminder: 1/2 ounce whisky pours sneak up on you.

My first meaningful kiss with single malts was in late '93/early '94, when I was living in London. I started with Glenfiddich 12, moved on to Laphroaig 10 (my first true "I get it"), and paddled through a world of exploratory dramlust. I've been lucky enough to meet some really neat folks through the world of scotch and am very grateful for it! From 2004 to 2006, this evening was held in late October/early November, but a year after Michael Parker's (Opal Divine's) annual home event evolved into Opal Divine's Whiskyfest in 2004, we asked for Michael's blessing in moving our tasting to January (tentative "Winter"/scotch month)...This tasting is held to 25 attendees, which appears to be the maximum amount of folks to make the night work and still seem cozy & small.

A fun read, Anthony Garcia (Wine is Divine) held his own single malt glassware A/B review before the tasting and decided on the Schott Zwiesel Barrel Aged Spirit Glass (Top Ten Series). Of the whiskies he tried, here are his posts on Highlands, Campbeltown, and Islay. Rob Moshein (Austin Wine Guy) has set out for 2010 to write about a wine each day, um, or 364 wine and a scotch tasting... He posts about 6 Single Malts here. THANK YOU to Michael Rocha (Habana House Cigars) and Marc Fairorth for the stogie effect (ie: cigars!)...And a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the players of the evening that shared their passion, whiskies, and a great nibble-grub spread! The night began at 6 and ended at 4. 

The most-talked about of the night seemed to have been Ardbeg 22 (1975), Ben Nevis 14 (1986), Benriach Madernis Fumofus, Bowmore 37 (1966), Caol Ila 10 (unpeated), Dallas Dhu 20 (1978), Glen Moray 27 (1964), HP Black Adder (1982), Longrow 14,  Springbank 12 (100 proof-the old one), and Port Ellen 19 (1982).

 

65 Whiskies : 48 Single Malt Scotches / 17 other Single Malts & Related Interests

Hosted by Mitch Mooney, Aimee Randle, and Greg Randle...

Chateau Randle. Not blind tasting. 

 

Here is a list of the bottle guests: 7th Annual Good Taste Report

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1%

Ardbeg 17 43%

Ardbeg 22 (1975) Gordon & MacPhail 40%

Ardmore 12 40%?

Ardmore 13 (1990) Gordon & MacPhail 56.8%

Auchentoshan 12 40%?

Auchentoshan 21 (1974) 43%

Balblair 10 Skibo Castle 40%

Balvenie 17 (Islay Cask) 43%

Ben Nevis 10 Battle Hill 43%

Ben Nevis 14 (1986) Cadenhead 62.9%

Benriach Madernis Fumofus %?

Bowmore 37 (1966) Duncan Taylor 45.2%

Bunnahabhain 12
43%

Bunnahabhain 18 43%

Caol Ila 10 (unpeated) 65.8%

Caol Ila 10 (1995) Gordon & MacPhail 46%

Clynelish 14 46%

Dallas Dhu 20 (1978) Signatory 43%

Dalwhinnie (Distiller’s) 43%?

Edradour 21 (1976) Cadenhead 52%

Glen Moray 27 (1964) 43%

Glendronach (1987) Signatory 58%

Glenfarclas 105 52.5%

Glenkinchie 1991 Distiller's 43%

Glenrothes (1987) 43%?

Glentromie 17 40%

Highland Park (1982) Black Adder %?

Highland Park 11 Lone Star - Cask 1453    59.6%

Highland Park 12 Twin - Cask 2820    %?

Isle of Arran 8 (+6mths La Conseillante Pomerol Cask) 50%

Isle of Jura Superstition 43%

Lagavulin 16 (a 10 yr. old, pre-shortage, old batch) 43%

Ledaig 20 43%

Cigars Calling...Longrow 10 46%

Longrow 14 46%

Macallan 26 (1975) Murray McDavid 46%

Port Ellen 19 (1982) McGibbons 62.5%

Rosebank 10 (1992) Murray McDavid 46%

Rosebank 11 (1989) Murray McDavid 46%

Rosebank 15 (1990) Gordon & MacPhail 40%

Scapa 16 40%

Smokehead (Ian McLeod Distillers) 40%

Springbank 12 (100 proof) the “real” one 50%

Springbank 35 (1965) Murray McDavid 46%

Teanich 10 Hart Brothers 43%

Teanich 13 Hart Brothers 43%

Tobermory 10 Ltd. 40%

 


SIDE BAR

Connemara Single Malt (Ireland) 40%

Erin Go Braugh 6 Single Malt (Ireland) 40%

Knappogue Castle 7 (1991) Single Malt (Ireland) 40%

Knappogue Castle
8 (1993) Single Malt (Ireland) 40%

Red Breast 12 Pure Pot (Ireland) 40%

Yamazuki 12 (Japan) 43%

McCarthy’s (Oregon) 40%

Chivas Regal 12 (Scotland) 40%

Compass Box Asyla (Scotland) 43%

Compass Box Eleuthera (Scotland) 46%

Compass Box Hedonism (Scotland) 43%

Dewar’s White Label (Scotland) 40%

Dewar’s 12 (Scotland) 43%

Johnnie Walker Green 15 (Scotland) 43%

Mitchell’s 12 (Scotland) 43%

White Horse (Scotland) 40%

…and Drambuie (Scotland) 40%

Tasting Poll

Where Do You Sit?

PayPal or Credit Card

SUPPORT the SITE - Thanks!

Amount: 

Share Page on Facebook

  Follow GTR on Twitter

Food  Drink & Cooking Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory

Login