NdW der Woche 19 2017

NdW 19|17: Kilchoman, Rascally, Scallywag, HP, Longrow, Springbank, James Eadie, Barreliers, SMWS

Der letzte NdW ist ausgefallen, deshalb wird der Rückblick ein wenig umfangreicher. Der neue Kilchoman 100% Islay wird schon seit 1. Mai verkauft. Den Rascally Liqour gibt es nun auch in Deutschland. Douglas Laing bringt einen 13-jährigen Scallywag. Highland Park eine neue 3er-Serie „Viking Legend“ und überarbeitet das Flaschendesign. Neuer Springbank 21yo und ein Longrow RED. Neues von James Eadie und ein neuer deutscher Abfüller – The Barreliers! Und dann noch 14 neue Abfüllungen der SMWS…. Ich sag ja, da hat sich was angesammelt.

  • Kilchoman,  100% Islay, 7th Edition, 50%, 73.50 GBP
  • Annandale, Rascally Liquor, New Make Spirit, „peated“ und „unpeated“
  • Douglas Laing, Scallywag, 13yo, Speyside Blended Malt, ncf, nca, 46%, RRP 50.- GBP
  • Highland Park, Viking Legend Whiskys, Valkyrie Edition, 45.9%
  • Longrow, RED, 13yo, ncf, nca, CS, 51,3%, 9.000 Flaschen, ca. 76.- EUR (RRP 55.- GBP)
  • Springbank, 21yo, 2017 Ed., ncf, nca, 46%, 3.800 Flaschen, ca. 286.- EUR (RRP 186.- GBP)
  • James Eadie, 7 Single Casks / Small Batch Abfüllungen
  • The Barreliers, Ardmore , 6yo, cask 803516, 62.5%, ncf, nca, 193 Flaschen
  • SMWS, 14 Abfüllungen (5. und 11.05.2017)

Weitere Infos und Tasting Notes

Kilchoman

Aus der Infomail: „The peating level comes in slightly lighter than the rest of the range and creates a fresh and floral balance with the bourbon cask maturation.

Annandale

Aus der Pressemitteilung: „Bereits jetzt bietet Annandale Distillery die zwei Geschmacksrichtungen als New Make Spirit an, der unter dem Namen „Rascally Liquor“ abgefüllt wird, in Anlehnung an den Draufgänger (Rascally: Schuft, Draufgänger, Schurke) Tam O’ Shanter aus der Poesie von Robert Burns. Bis dato war der Rascally Liquor nur bei der Brennerei vor Ort käuflich zu erwerben. Nun ist Rascally Liquor, der mit seinem cremig-weichen Geschmack zu überzeugen weiß, ab sofort in beiden Qualitäten „peated“ und „unpeated“ im deutschen Fachhandel erhältlich.

Scallywag

Ausschließlich in Sherry Butts gereift.

Offizielle Tasting Notes:

  • Nase: In der Nase wunderbar dunkle und deutliche Sherrynoten von Rosinen und frischem Obstkuchen.
  • Geschmack: Im Mund entwickelt sich die süße Sherrynote und wird umspielt von schönen Anklängen von Vanille, Muskat und Ingwer.
  • Finish: Das Finish wird um reiche Getreidenoten und eine Extraportion Mokka ergänzt.

Highland Park

Aus der PM: „Die beiden anderen Editionen sind für 2018 und 2019 geplant. Für die Valkyrie Edition zeichnet sich Master Distiller Gordon Motion verantwortlich. Charakteristisch für diesen Whisky sind betont rauchige Noten. Denn bei der Herstellung wird ein größerer Anteil getorften Malzes aus der Heide verwendet. Das Ergebnis ist eine reichere, vollere Phenolnote, die durch den süßeren Heide-Charakter des Moortorfs entsteht.

Originale Tasting Notes:

  • Optik: Natürliche Farbe – hell, bernsteinfarben
  • Aroma: Scharfer Geruch nach süßen, grünen Äpfeln und reifen Zitronen
  • Geschmack: Eine Mischung aus orientalischen Gewürzen. Europäische Eichen-Sherryfässer, amerikanische Eichen-Sherryfässer und Bourbonfässer sorgen für das Geschmacksprofil geprägt von cremiger Vanille, würzigem, süßem eingelegtem Ingwer und verweilendem Rauch mit Lakritz-Noten
  • Abgang: Der exzellent ausbalancierte, lang anhaltende Abgang wartet mit Wellen warmen aromatischen Rauchs und köstlich gereifter Früchte auf

Die bisherige Standard-Range hat neue Verpackungen seit April bekommen.

Aus der PM: „Als Inspiration diente eine alte ‚Stavkirke’. Eine Holzkirche in dem kleinen norwegischen Dorf Ornes, das zum Weltkulturerbe gehört. Das Resultat ist eine wunderschön gravierte Flasche mit einer Illustration, die eine alte Wikingerlegende zeigt: einen Löwen, der gegen die Mächte des Bösen in Form schlangenartiger Drachen kämpft.“ Weitere Besonderheiten der Verpackung sind eine breitere Flasche, ein moderneres Logo und ein Premium-Torq-Verschluss, der den hochwertigen Whisky sicher im Inneren der Flasche hält. Das Geschmacks-Profil der preisgekrönten 10, 12 und 18 Jahre alten Single Malts von Highland Park bleibt unverändert. Allerdings erhält jede Variante einen neuen Untermarken-Namen, um die individuelle Identität jedes Whiskys stärker in den Vordergrund zu rücken – und den ersten Wikingern, die vor vielen hundert Jahren Orkney erstmals besiedelten, Tribut zu zollen. Diese Untermarken-Namen sind inspiriert von den „Neun Edlen Tugenden“, nach denen die Wikinger lebten:

  • HP 10yo: Viking’s Scars – eine Hommage an die Bedeutung der Wikinger für Orkney
  • HP 12yo: Viking’s Pride – eine der Neun Edlen Tugenden der Wikinger
  • HP 18yo: Viking’s Honour – eine Tugend und zugleich ein Tribut an den vielfach preisgekrönten Whisky

Longrow

Lagerung: 12 Jahre in Bourbon Casks und 15 Monate in Malbec Casks. Den durfte ich letzte Woche bereits im Cadenhead Shop in Campbeltown probieren. Sehr lecker!

Original Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: A very coastal beginning; sea salt with a fresh breeze, then becomes fruity; sweet cocktail cherries, blackberries and red currants. A faint and subtle note of cigar boxes and tobacco comes through.
  • Palate: The fruitiness continues with rhubarb crumble, stewed apples and juicy plums. Current ham follows with a very soft and delicate touch of peat with more coastal sea salt notes.
  • Finish: Red wine tannins dominate, combined with smouldering campfire smoke and the very present fresh fruit notes of prunes and cherries.

Springbank

Lagerung: Bourbon, Sherry, Port und Rum Casks

Original Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Sweet with coastal undertones while the rum cask influence introduces dried tropical fruit including banana, coconut shavings and Demerara sugar.
  • Palate: Gentle and refined; Molasses and apricots combine well with cured meats, tobacco leaf and old leather.
  • Finish: The long gentle finish reveals Caribbean jerk seasoning with cayenne pepper, cinnamon and black peppercorn present against a background of soft smoky embers.

James Eadie

  • Auchroisk First Fill Bourbon 9 Jahre 46,0%
  • Benrinnes First Fill Sherry Butt 9 Jahre 46,0%
  • Blair Athol Refill Sherry Butt 12 Jahre 46,0%
  • Caol Ila 8 Jahre 46,0%
  • Dailuane First Fill Bourbon 8 Jahre 46,0%
  • Inchgower First Fill Bourbon 8 Jahre 46,0%
  • Linkwood Bourbon & First Fill Sherry Butt 8 Jahre 46,0%

The Barreliers

Beim Ardmore handelt es sich um eine Abfüllung aus einem Barrel, destilliert 30.06.2010 und abgefüllt am 09.02. 2017. The Barreliers ist ein neuer deutscher Abfüller und hier handelt es sich um deren erste Abfüllung. Ich habe eine Probe erhalten und freue mich schon darauf diese zu probieren.

Offizielle Tasting Notes:

Trotz seines jungen Alters kann dieser Single Malt aus den schottischen Highlands mit delikaten Aromen von Vanille und Honig aufwarten. Hinzu kommt die für Ardmore typische leichte Rauchigkeit. Der kräftige Alkoholgehalt von 62.5% ist wunderbar eingebunden und verleiht diesem jungen wilden Malt zusätzlichen Charakter, bietet natürlich aber auch wunderbar die Möglichkeit mit etwas Wasser zu experimentieren.

SMWS

  • 10.115 Free the Imagination, 10yo, 202 Flaschen, 62%, 62,80 GBP – Bunnahabhain
    (11th May Release) Imagine sitting on a sand dune of a grassy beach overlooking the sea with the mind drifting; from salted caramel swirl meringues over warm whole wheat walnut bread to a Red Snapper cocktail using celery bitters. We then had beef jerky in a teriyaki marinade, soy and Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, pineapple and garlic, giving it an intense salty-sweet-umami flavour. With a drop of water the wind got up and the sound of crashing waves and the salty sea air mixed with the aroma of the gorse in full bloom while we enjoyed Mediterranean stuffed peppers with couscous, cumin, cinnamon and fresh ginger. Refill barrel, Jahrgang: 2006 | Region: Islay
  • 35.186 Pimms, punch and Pavlova, 10yo, 172 Flaschen, 58,6%, 51,40 GBP – Glen Moray (11th May Release) The nose combined sweetness (barley sugars, nut brittle, orange coconut ice and Demerara) with woody spice – coltsfoot rock, spiced rum and clove-studded oranges. The palate was mouth-watering and refreshing, with sugar-cane, honey, sherbet and an almost Christmas spiciness of pine resin, cinnamon ‘lucky tatties’, syrup of figs and rum. The reduced nose drifted into the Sangria, Pimms and fruit punch department – but remained sweet and perfumed (pineapple, strawberries, Pavlova). The palate delivered raspberry and blackcurrant, dark chocolate and sugary espresso dregs – sweet medicine for the soul. After 10 years in a first-fill barrel we moved this into a virgin oak hogshead. Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char, Jahrgang: 2006 | Region: Speyside Lossie
  • 37.90 The path less trodden, 12yo, 278 Flaschen, 57,7%, 55,10 GBP – Cragganmore
    (5th May Release) The aromas quickly deviated from the common path and promptly arrived in a funky and curious world of dried papaya, strong black tea and new snakeskin boots. A deep fruitiness enveloped the nose with golden raisons, toasted malt loaf and Tokaji dessert wine. Tea tree oil and clotted cream introduced a palate rich in the myriad of spices found in a Turkish market. A veritable melting pot of flavours as coriander, herbal cough syrup and tropical punch bustled with hard candy, spicy aniseed balls and ras el hanout. After spending 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead it was transferred to a virgin oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation. Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char, Jahrgang: 2004 | Region: Speyside Spey
  • 36.130 Summer wedding happiness, 12yo, 177 Flaschen, 59,3%, 53,20 GBP – Benrinnes (new bottle) The nose bathed us in the happy light of a summer wedding – wedding cake (dark dried fruits, marzipan, icing), Turkish Delight, bourbon-soaked cherries and enticing patisserie smells – the lucky couple got new oak furniture for a wedding present. The palate had a lovely sharp, citric attack (lemon, lime, Haribo Tangfastics, Schweppes bitter orange) some delicious toffee and butterscotch sweetness and elements of leather, tobacco and cricket bats. The reduced nose found lots of vanilla, mille-feuille and yum-yums. The reduced palate had Fruit Polos, apple slices dusted in sugar and cinnamon and vanilla pastries, with pleasing heat and zestiness in the finish.
    1st fill barrel, Jahrgang: 2004 | Region: Speyside Spey
  • 3.264 Bus garage by the machair, 19yo, 252 Flaschen, 58,2%, 92,80 GBP – Bowmore
    (2008 bottle) On the nose, panellists found sweet peat smoke and the embers and ash from a wood fire; also a creosoted fence round a flower bed and something of a seafood platter – honey-cured smoked salmon with a balsamic glaze, seared scallops and crab. The palate carried unexpectedly big smoke – but perfumed and sweet – lit cigar, caramelized marshmallows, Turkish delight and espresso dregs – very inviting indeed. The reduced nose seemed oilier and saltier – a bus garage and a fish and chip shop next to an Islay beach. The palate, with brown sugar sweetness, perfumed smoke and a hint of salt, was fantastically drinkable. Refill hogshead, Jahrgang: 1996 | Region: Islay
  • 48.89 Sweetie bags in a slate quarry, 11yo, 216 Flaschen, 57,9%, 48,90 GBP – Balmenach (5th May Release) The nose offered loads of citrus (lime marmalade, lemon bonbons, orange and lemon jelly slices, zesty lemon sorbet) and grass growing round a slate quarry (distant memory of the last blast). The palate was sweet and perfumed – we found fruit pastilles, jelly babies and jammy dodgers with sweetened mint tea. The reduced nose had lots of sweeties (dolly mixtures, sherbet lemons, strawberry ropes) in paper bags – also flower meadows, tinned mandarins and vanilla. The palate was considerably improved with water – pleasant perfumed fruitiness (peach, Riesling, rainbow drops, flying saucers, limoncello) and a mouth-feel that successfully combined mineral dryness and citric effervescence. 1st fill barrel, Jahrgang: 2005 | Region: Speyside Spey
  • 66.101 Flirting with flavour, 9yo, 270 Flaschen, 60,1%, 55,00 GBP – Ardmore
    (5th May Release) The nose began by making seductive advances, stimulating a flirtatious fascination through the floral fragrances of vast meadows of lavender and violets. Freshly crushed mint and eucalyptus leaves opened the senses to receive the sweet serenade of candy canes, pink icing and sugar coated fennel seeds. Wafting across from a distant boudoir came the subtle savour of sweet wood smoke, perhaps mixed with the characteristic salty tang of clean sea air. Singed wood metamorphosed into burnt toast as we took our first taste. Then soft fruits (blueberries, blackberries and cherry liqueur) before turning sweet and sticky like toffee sauce over vanilla ice cream.
    Refill barrel, Jahrgang: 2007 | Region: Highland Eastern
  • 112.16 Shape-shifter, 10yo, 225 Flaschen, 60,5%, 55,00 GBP – Loch Lomond (Inchmurrin) (11th May Release) Something of a shape-shifter, this; the nose starts with cauliflowers scattered on a new carpet, but the caulis soon become white chocolate mice, Werthers, pear-drops and sherbet lemons; there is also new oak and vanilla. The hot, sweet palate gives honey, lemon bonbons, humbugs and restrained wasabi. Water turns the nose fruitier momentarily, before stirring up a mix of herbs and spices – lavender, thyme, white pepper, Olbas oil and hints of sweet and sour Chinese. The reduced palate offers lebkuchen, pear belle Helene and honey lemon Lockets, with gentle spices haunting the hinterland (clove, black-jack chews, black and white striped balls).
    1st fill barrel, Jahrgang: 2006 | Region: Highland Southern
  • 121.98 Sweet, succulent and dark, 16yo, 266 Flaschen, 55,4%, 66,10 GBP – Isle of Arran (11th May Release) The nose discovers caramel, cinder toffee, crème brûlée and brandy snaps, with hints of leather and polished wood. The palate is sweet, succulent and dark – medjool dates, toasted coconut and Christmas cake with orange peel and cherries, which eventually becomes peppery black bun. Water makes the nose brighter, lighter and more citric – dried mango, physalis, fruit and nut chocolate and moist gingerbread. The palate becomes chewy, balanced and rewarding; apple turnovers, rhubarb crumble and iced caramels – then mouth-numbing pickled ginger, nutmeg and clove on the finish. After 14 years in ex-bourbon wood, we put this into a first-fill French oak hogshead.
    1st fill French oak hogshead (Selection EDV), Jahrgang: 2000 | Region: Highland Island
  • 29.216 Moonlight Night at the Beach, 20yo, 293 Flaschen, 51,9%, 125,00 GBP – Laphroaig (11th May Release) The scent made us all feel very cosy and warm; baked chocolate marshmallow apples, a steaming creamy bowl of porridge and gingery plum cake. To taste, crunchy, chewy and crispy skin salmon crackling at first before sweet flavours arrived in the form of honey cured hickory smoked bacon. With water we made a campfire on the beach out of driftwood under a moonlit sky and ate sugar coated fennel seeds and chocolate covered coffee beans both infused with a gentle sweet peat smoke. Nineteen years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, finished in a virgin oak hogshead with a heavy toast and a medium char. Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char, Jahrgang: 1996 | Region: Islay
  • 39.142 Who’s for dessert?, 26yo, 222 Flaschen, 50,3%, 130,00 GBP – Linkwood
    (11th May Release) Beginning with the enticing sweetness of pistachio nougat we were drawn into a world of warm woody spice and scrummy desserts. Chocolate orange and custard creams lead the heavenly charge before encountering the complex wine notes of orange muscat and old Armagnac with the integrated freshness of eucalyptus leaves. Linseed oil and caramel progressed into a finish of fine sawdust and fresh bark like a sun kissed pine forest on a springtime morning. After spending 26 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead it was transferred to a 1st fill French oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation. 1st fill French oak hogshead (Classic M+), Jahrgang: 1990 | Region: Speyside Lossie
  • 44.79 Pandora’s Box, 13yo, 210 Flaschen, 57,4%, 58,20 GBP – Craigellachie
    (11th May Release) Have you ever opened a vintage leather trunk which was sitting in the attic for decades? Plenty of dusty dark cocoa powder mixed in with candied orange slices, maple syrup and molasses. The taste however was a mixture between spicy honey mustard pork roast and baked nectarines with almonds and Marsala. Water added sticky spare ribs and a banana chocolate walnut cake on the nose and on the palate, sweet tobacco, brown sugar dumplings and hoisin sauce in the finish. At thirteen years old, we transferred this whisky from a refill Oloroso butt to a custom made new oak hogshead.
    Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char, Jahrgang: 2003 | Region: Speyside Spey
  • 46.52 A storm in a barrel, 14yo, 462 Flaschen, 59,6%, 57,70 GBP – Glenlossie
    (11th May Release) “Batten down the hatches” yelled the pirate captain’ “a storm’s a coming”. Thick leather straps secured many of the oak barrels on board that began to strain as the waters adopted a vexed expression. Containers collided and spilt their wares, blending together raisins and dried cherries with cocoa beans and sugared almonds. Jamaican rum and rich sherry tumbled together and mixed with cinnamon, liquorice and sweet tobacco to produce a scent to seduce the toughest of seadogs. After the storm came the calm and time to celebrate with sticky toffee pudding and every pirates’ favourite, rum and raison ice cream. Refill butt, Jahrgang: 2002 | Region: Speyside Lossie
  • 9.122 Daisy Chain, 12yo, 261 Flaschen, 55,4%, 55,50 GBP – Glen Grant
    (11th May Release) The delicate aromas brought back childhood memories sitting in a park meadow full of flowering buttercups and daisies whilst reading and eating fruit flavoured ‘Love Hearts’, ‘pick n mix’ sweets and vanilla ice cream in a cone with chocolate sauce. Whilst making a daisy chain someone brought us dusted milk bottle sweets, strawberry jelly and warm yummy cinnamon-runny honey drizzle on toast. After a drop of water a little more juicy and fruity like soft fruit jellies, wine gums and sherbet lemons. On the palate now creamy and sweet, a real crowd pleaser, like a crème Anglaise vanilla custard sauce. Refill hogshead, Jahrgang: 2004 | Region: Speyside Spey
  • 93.76 Beurre Blanc and Blue Steak, 11yo, 218 Flaschen, 61%, 60,00 GBP – Glen Scotia
    (11th May Release) An intriguing salty, smoky and sweet aroma filled the air and we were transported to a busy fishing harbour with plenty of boats, ropes and creels with the evocative smell of freshly caught lobster cooked and served with beurre blanc and slices of lemon. Smoky and meaty on the palate neat like a blue steak with a red wine balsamic reduction and a Thai salad with crispy whitebait on the side. With water on the nose a Mediterranean style tuna salad using fresh lemon juice, basil and celery and to taste, smoked mackerel Vin Blanc, poached in white wine and vinegar.
    Re-charred barrel, Jahrgang: 2005 | Region: Campbeltown
  • 73.78 Zingy, effervescent and intriguing, 14yo, 528 Flaschen, 57,6%, 54,50 GBP – Aultmore (5th May Add) The nose – zingy, effervescent and intriguing – had melon, grape and raspberry prosecco, plus occasional touches of polished wood. The palate offered lively bramble, blackcurrant and salted pineapple, then toffee apple, cinnamon Danish and Walnut Whip sweetness, all finely balanced by cask-derived flavours of liquorice, nutmeg and clove. The reduced nose combined runny honey and chocolate mint cracknel with toasted coconut and a jenga tower of fresh staves. Eminently drinkable, the palate now gave us lip-smacking ice-lolly and raisiny sweetness over a pleasantly tingling, spicy, oaky under-structure. A lively, clean, spicy fruit symphony. Refill butt, Jahrgang: 2001 | Region: Speyside Deveron
  • 36.129 Sweetmeats in a bedouin tent, 14yo, 196 Flaschen, 57.2%, 54,50 GBP – Benrinnes The nose wafted pulses of blood orange, plum trifle and dried fruits; also dunnage warehouses and sweet wine in a wooden cradle. The palate was like a flash flood in the desert – mouth-flooding to start, arid on the finish – as in sweet white wine, orange peel, pressed dried dates and sweetmeats in a Bedouin tent – followed by pink peppercorns, and dried cranberries. With water, the nose developed bramble jam and Black Forest gateau and the palate found Anton Berg plum and marzipan dark chocolates. After 14 years in a first-fill bourbon barrel we transferred this to a first-fill ex-red wine hogshead.
    First fill charred ex-red wine hogshead, Jahrgang: 2002 | Region: Speyside Spey

Einige von den neuen durfte ich bei der SMWS bei meinem Schottland-Trip letzte Woche probieren. Und einen musste ich auch kaufen.

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