12 yo 100 proof (50%, OB, European
version, early 90’s)
one is neither the 100 proof US version
at 50%, nor the UK/European version
at 57% vol. Colour: like some liquid
caramel. Nose: wow, stunning again!
Bold, compact and voluptuous, starting
with some eucalyptus, turpentine and
mango, developing on pine needles,
natural mastic and wax polish. It
goes on with some dried fruits like
apricot and coconut… Magnificent!
Mouth: very creamy and very complex,
with lots of crystallised orange and
apricot pie, together with some vanilla
stick and caramel. Not as complex
ass the nose but still very demonstrative.
An all-time hit, just a little simpler
than the fantabulous versions from
the 60’s and the 70’s.
93 points. PS: History
says this one was diluted with old,
underproof malt instead of water.