Before my time with the SMWS, so a million thanks to Sjoerd de Haan of Maltfascination for the opportunity to try a sample of this wonderful whisky.
May 1980 to April 2011, refill sherry butt, 228 bottles.
Body – A little sour, a little spicy, some bitterness, some cigar tobacco – lit and put out. A metallic note – all very fleeting, but fascinating and intriguing.
Finish – Medium to short, toasted and tobacco. Lingering spirit sulphur, leather and tannins.
What’s not good about it – Short finish. Sour and bitter notes jar slightly.
What’s good about it – This is one of the most serious whiskies I’ve ever tried – balanced, structured, elegant, delicate, bold, beautiful wood and ripe, juicy fruit. I love it.