Ok after giving this a massive score baring in mind it is the best vintage wink
I need to put it H2H against other whiskies I have rated highly
https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9189/tormore-1966-sa (97) https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/glenfiddich-1956-it (96)
This is a scoring re-evaluation for me to see if I am scoring correctly, a reset if you like. Only got time to try neat so here goes, the Glenfiddich 1st as it is the most delicate from memory
Glenfiddich it - Fantastic nose but not as complex on the palate as I remember, still lovely?
Tormore sa- A young sherry fizz bomb, as its younger there is more fruit, majestic, old glendronach/Glenglassaugh 1st fill cannot hold a candle to this and their high scores appear bogus in comparison.
Karuizawa 67 - Good but like Glendronach aged stuff not in the same league but this is better than any Gledronach IMHO (I use Glendronach merely to illustrate a highly regarded aged sherry monster), well its at least on par anyway. Good stuff more bubblegum notes this time.
Longrow sa - What a nose this has, one of the best, awesome overall, cannot fault this in any way, perfect but my palate has been smashed by this one. Will need a break for the Glenlivet so far
NOSE 1 - Glenfiddich 2 - Longrow 3 - Tormore 4 - Karuizawa
PALATE 1 - Longrow 2 - Tormore 2 - Glenfiddich (equal) 4 - Karuizawa
At the moment the Glenfiddich and Karuizawa are dropping a point as does the Tormore but the Longrow goes up a point., saying that the nose on the Glenfiddich is at 99p so where does this Glenlivet fit in? OMG, yes it is still 97p verging on 98, cannot decide but it is a work of art, you know what I cannot really split the Glenlivet and the longrow but I will give the Glenlivet the nod by a whisker.
Holy Cow, what a surprise.
after much deliberation I left the KZ at 95 and the Glenfiddich at 96 as the nose on this is the best out of anyhing I can remember, its a 98 nose at least maybe 99 on sweet coffee. The Tormore drops a point almost 2 but its only a single point in front of the KZ. The Longrow goes up a point and well deserved and the Glenlivet stays on top at 98, for now anyway, next week I might think differently remember this H2H is just a snapshot in time.