Abbey Whisky Twitter Tasting

On the night of 20 november 2013,  a bunch of people were enjoying a twitter tasting from Abbey Whisky. And I was one of them to join #abbeywhisky online.

Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 7.50.33 PMAs you can see in the photo above I placed the bottles in a different order then you would expect. It’s the order I think will be my favorite. And the last one … it’s one I’m very curous about.

The Bunnahabhain 23yr is one I had before. I wonder what my nose and tongue feel about this beauty now.  Will the Bunnahabhain 23yr stay on number 1?

Caperdonich 17yr

  • Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 8.52.40 PMColor: lovely
  • Nose: Vanilla, pepper, tropical fruit, papaya, pineapple, lemon, banana, a lot is happening
  • Taste: Strong, warm, dried fruit, oily, sticky on the cheeks, brown sugar, banana, the lemon, honey, smashed pineapple and creamy.
  • Finish: Nice medium warm with heat hints

 

 

I tried this beauty with a drop of water, lovely. But I prefer this whisky 57.8% just pure! It makes my tongue more tingling.

Caperdonich 17 Year Old – Region: Speyside – Cask Type: Refill Bourbon – Vintage: 1995 – Bottled: 2012.

Bunnahabhain 23yr

  • Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 8.52.49 PMColor: Middle light gold
  • Nose: Pepperish, peaty, sweetness, fruity, creamy, very complex with lemons and salt, cinnamon, wild flowers, breakfast cereal, pears and leather
  • Taste: warm, oily, cinnamon, lemon, banana, toffee, coffee chocolate. A Lot is happening, just like on the nose,Tangerine, fresh cut red grapefruit and Jelly Beans.
  • Finish: Medium, warm, tingling and sweet

This whisky taste just like a mouth full of Jelly Beans with all kinds of different flavors … I know why I gave this an 8.5 once, because of it’s amazing character. With a drop of water it brings light.

Region: Islay – Cask Type: Refill Bourbon – Vintage: 1989 – Bottled: 2013

Ben Nevis 16yr

  • Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 8.53.00 PMColor: Dark Amber Gold
  • Nose: Vanilla, parsley, basil, red apples, wet wood, sandy rocks, peaty, sawdust, old lipstick, cinnamon, citrus fruit, mandarin, plum stone, caramel and cherries
  • Taste: Spicy, oily sticky, coriander, sweet, malty, cherrie, vanilla, basil and the dried fruit. Very complex.
  • Finish: Medium warm, mellow and waiting for christmas.

With just a drop of water a nice chocolate flavor will appear. Lovely

Region: Highlands – Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Hogshead – Vintage: 1997 – Bottled: 2013.

Mystery Finale “GlenDronach 1993”

  • Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 8.53.04 PMColor: Dark gold
  • Nose:  Sweet spicy, caramel, syrup, fruit like red berries, strawberries, dark fruit sharp on the nose and traces of sultana’s
  • Taste: Chocolate, nutty, caramel, spicy, very nice.
  • Finish: lovely caramelish warmth coming at you

 

 

This mysterious dram is the  GlenDronach 1993 and this one really surprised me! Lovely.Just lost it and I blame bite of the apple turnover.  The aroma is smoother with a drop of water.

GlenDronach 1993 – Region: Speyside – Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt – Vintage: 1993 – Bottled: 2013. This is exclusively available to Abbey Whisky

I had an amazing evening with everyone else who joined. We all had the pleasure to nose and taste a great range of whisky. My nose and tongue are one happy couple. My favorite you from the evening you ask? That’s the Ben Nevis 16yr. It beats the Bunnahabhain 23yr.

 

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