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.