Taiwan Single Malt Tasting Club 2nd Meeting.  Our topic this time is the hard to find distilleries.


Allt-A-Bhainne 17yo (43%, Dun Bheagan, Cask#28943/28944, Hogshead)

Golden Yellow, Malty, Nutty, A little bit peaty.  Citrus, Honey.  Very thin body.  No finish.  Some bitter feeling last for a long time: Score:74.  (Brian:70, Bird: C, Rubinstein:72, Muder: 70, Richard:68, BrianChen: 73, Gerry: 75, David: 77, Ben: 70)


Coleburn 30yo 1970/2000 (57%, Signatory Vintage Rare Reserve, Cask#100, 302b.)

Golden Yellow.  Mint, Malty, Tropical Fruit.  A hint of Honey, Light Body.  Nutty.  A very nice one but kind of simple.  Palate Killer. Score: 84.  (B: 82, Bd: C+~B-, Ru: 87, M: 67, Ri:73 BC: 76, G: 78, D: 80, Be: 79)


Banff 24yo 1976/2001 (53.7%, Blackadder Cask Strength)

Golden Brown, Lot’s of flower and fresh fruit.  Simple Body, not that impressive in palate.  Score:84  (B: 80, Bd: C~C+, Ru: 89, M: 81, Ri:75 BC: 85, G: 83, D: 81, Be: 82)


Aultmore 1989/2003 (58.6%, The Golden Cask, Cask#3069, 303b.)

The Golden Cask is a Taiwan only bottling by a local borker.  Golden Brown.  Sherry.  Caremel, Lot’s of fruit.  Too smooth.  General speaking not bad at all.  Score: 79. (B: 77, Bd: C, Ru: 82, M: 78, Ri:72 BC: 74, G: 79, D: 76, Be: 84)


And some free tasting after the meeting:


Ardbeg 1977 (OB, 46%)

Thin, peaty.  Very enjoyable.  Score:88.


Laudable 15yo 1985/2000 (50%, OMC, 318b.)

Tasted the second time, I still think this is a Laguvuline.  More thick in body.  Score: 88.


Bunnahabhain 34yo 1968/2002 Auld Acquaintance (43.8%, OB)

No need to say.  Thanks to Brian, that’s quite something.  Score:92.

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