2009 Scotch Tasting

Date Held: Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Glenkinchie 1992 Distillers Edition (Lowland)

A 1992 vintage from the Glenkinchie distillery, aged for 14 years in casks which previously held Amontillado sherry.

The nose is very fruity with a gentle sweetness. Some spice and pepper creeps in with a touch of oaked acidity and zesty orange with subtle esters. The palate is warm and rich with sherried notes. A dark, slightly oily nuttiness develops with notes of allspice and a good oak. The finish is of medium length with trailing oak and nutty notes.

Springbank 10 Year (Campbeltown

A half bottle of Springbank's classic 10 year old. This was aged in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks.

Springbank 10 Tasting Note

The nose is big-bodied with oaked aridity. The peat is present and quite pungent with an earthen rootiness. Notes of exotic fruits and a hint of salinity. The palate is full-bodied with a good helping of cereal sweetness. There is a richness to the peat, with a dark nuttiness and whirling smoke. The finish is long and crisp with a coastal tang and a trailing peat with oaked dryness

Cragganmore 13 Year Distillers Edition (Speyside)

Nose: Scented fudge, sweet, hints of sulphur, rich fruit, plums, cherries and strawberries

Taste: Creamy, plums, rich fruit, a hint of mint

Finish: Cherries, smoked bacon cooked next door

Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1994? (Highland)

Finish: Oloroso casks

Nose: rich cherries, vanilla, and with a little air and deep nosing some pine, spices, and a touch of fresh lemon appear

Palate: honey and some fruit, cut grass, and heather, some earthy peat, lemon zest, then soft vanilla ice cream, turning toward toffee as the liquid leaves the mouth

Body: very full and oily; an excellent example of what makes a Highland a Highland

Finish: medium-long, slightly woody, like bitter acorns.

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994? (Islay)

Nose: smoke, peat-and-dry, sweet-sherry

Body: full, fairly-thick-but-not-syrupy, not-too-smooth, rich

Palate: peat, sherry

The Cigars:

Vegas Robaina Clasicos 1999

Their Notes

Our Notes

Our Notes

Vegas Robaina Clasicos 1999

Manufactured: Hand Made

Gauge: Medium

Length: 165

Ring: 42

Format: Cervantes

Weight: 10,8 gr.

Presentation: 2 Layers in a Box of 25

Origin: Unknown

Bolivar Coronas Extra 2001

Flavour: Full

Length: 5 5/8" (143mm)

Ring Gauge: 44 ring gauge

Packaging: Single Cigar

Origin: Unknown

Larger ring gauge than a corona, slightly smaller than a corona gorda, but an excellent full flavour, full strength havana. Deeply complex with much spice and earthy backtones. Heavy aroma and generally extremely good construction. Far better in cabinet selection than dress box, but do not shy away from trying the box pressed variety as it is still a very good smoke.