Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jameson Black Barrel

Emil had this bottle in mind for a while and today we had the chance to taste it.

Jameson Black Barrel
Twice charred for a good measure. Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskey that is matured in a mixture of sherry casks and bourbon barrels. However, unlike the rest of our range, the bourbon barrels undergo an additional charring. It’s a painstaking process, but we hope you’ll agree that it’s worth the extra effort. Black Barrel delivers the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit.

Bottle: Jameson Black Barrel
Location: Emil's House 
Price: $33
Aug 10,2017


PointsAromaTaste
Emil65
Armik67
Gagik44
Pat67
Arin76
Saro77
Shavo56
Average6.146
VPP Index$5.37$5.5




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pasquinet XO

Back to tasting cognac after few sessions of Whisky around the world.

This Cognac XO (Extra Old) shows an authentic personality, after many years of ageing in oak barrels in the heart of our centenary family cellars which keep our oldest and most precious Cognac. Steeped in our traditions, PASQUINET XO was created specially for the passionate delight.

Bottle: Pasquinet XO
Location: Pat's House 
Price: $40
July 28, 2017

PointsAromaTaste
Emil76
Armik88
Gagik78
Pat87
Arin98
Greg7.57
Shavo88
Average7.787.43
VPP Index$5.14$5.38





Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nikka 12

Another year and another father's day celebration at Gagik's house. He brought a bottle of Nikka 12 years from Japan and it was in order to taste the12 years old whiskey.

Bottle: Nikka 12
Location: Gagik's House 
Price: $50
July 15th 2017

PointsAromaTaste
Emil76
Armik68
Gagik77
Pat66
Arin66
Greg6.57.5
Average6.47
VPP Index$7.81$7.14






Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dalwhinnie 15

Tasting Thursday is here and today's victim is Dalwhinnie 15 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
This was a great whisky with very balanced and pleasant aroma and a bold taste.

As it was discussed in the past post, due to visitors from other countries, we did the recordings in English to accommodate larger audience.

Bottle: Dalwhinnie 15
Location: Greg's House 
Price: $50



PointsAromaTaste
Emil88
Armik7.58.5
Gagik--
Pat7.57
Arin--
Saro--
Shavo87.5
Greg7.58.5
Average7.77.9
VPP Index$6.49$6.33








Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Glenlivet 18

Another Thursday, another bottle in the books.

We convened at Shavarsh's house to put the The Glenlivet 18 to the test.
This bottle was given to Shavarsh as a gift for his superb contribution in completing a project at work.

Besides the conversation around the bottle and current affairs, we had a special report.
Patrick presented to the group some statistics from this very blog as far as number of visitors and countries where folks visited us from. Outside of United States we have had visitors from France, Russia, Ukraine and 6 other countries.
This led us to think that maybe going forward we should do our recordings in English to reach a broader audience.    

Bottle: The Glenlivet 18
Location: Shavarsh's House
Price: $75  


PointsAromaTaste
Emil87
Armik77
Gagik77
Pat6.57.5
Arin88
Saro78
Shavo88
Greg--
Average7.357.50
VPP Index$10.20$10.00











Thursday, April 20, 2017

Leopard Rafin XO

Another beautiful day in God's green earth, celebrating two birthdays for Emil and Greg. We wish you the best and most health and happiness in your life :)

Today we taste Leopard Rafin XO, interesting bottle with interesting color and aroma. We had mixed ideas about this and the results are bellow.

Bottle: Leopard Rafin XO
Location: Emil's House
Price: $80 (usually $160)


PointsAromaTaste
Emil86.5
Armik79
Gagik66
Pat86.5
Saro88
Shavo78
Greg8.58
Average7.57.43
VPP Index$10.6$10.7












Thursday, March 30, 2017

Macallan 18 Years Old whisky aged in fine sherry casks

Today Arin host tasting session with a surprise bottle of Macallan 18 years old.
We had to get together after a month and it's always nice to see friends and have talk. We spoke old school and how did we grew up back then, each memory brings another one to life and the story telling continue till mid night. It's fun to look back to those days, and at the same time it's hard to believe how far we came after these many years....

We want to launch a TV program, we talked about structure and how we can do it possibly, let's see how far we can go with it.

Bottle: Macallan 18
Location: Arin's House
Price: $350 


PointsAromaTaste
Emil87
Armik88
Gagik--
Pat99
Arin88
Saro
88
Shavo87
Greg88
Razmik88
Average8.127.87
VPP Index$43$44