Thursday, November 16, 2017

BUSNEL VSOP

After a short break, Arin hosted a tasting session and we had a full house!
Arin's father had bought a Busnel VSOP for him. This was an Apple Brandy and very very different from other brandy/cognacs we had tasted so the team decided not to rate because it would have literally been "Apples" and Oranges (Grapes in our case) 😆

We discussed current affairs, and most importantly the trip we will take next year which as you can imagine brought up a lot of interesting ideas and jokes.


Bottle: BUSNEL VSOP
Location: Arin's House 
Price: $44







Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MacAllan 15 years

After a long time we had complete attendance from our all members today

Armik hosted today's event and gave us even option to choose from three different bottles, and we choose  MacAllan 15 years to taste.

The Macallan Fine Oak Series is a series of single malt Scotch whiskies, produced at The Macallan Distillery at Craigellachie in the Speyside region of Scotland which are matured in seasoned American oak casks, (sherry as well as bourbon), as well as sherry casks from Spain. This series is quite a departure for The Macallan who are renowned for their whiskies which have been aged solely in Sherry  Oak casks from Jerez, Spain,  The new Fine Oak Series has drawn rave reviews some quarters (Jim Murray for example awarded it “Best New Scotch Brand” when it was launched), and dramatic criticism from others who considered the American barrels inferior due to the lighter flavour profile of the American Bourbon Cask.
Colour
Rich straw
ABV
43%
Nose
Sublime and full with a hint of rose and cinnamon
Palate
Intense rich chocolate with a hint of orange and raisin
Finish
Lingering with a hint of chocolate, orange and dried fruits

Bottle: MacAllan 15 years
Location: Armik's House 
Price: $100
Sept 9,2017


PointsAromaTaste
Emil87
Armik8.57
Gagik77
Pat78
Arin88
Saro87
Greg8.57
Shavo87
Average7.887.25
VPP Index$12.70$13.79








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