“Forty years in the cask”, says Fergus
N: Instantly fragrant and floral, Glenlivet from the 1970s rarely fails to impress. It’s the amalgamated coppery malty waxed [peachy, orangey] malty raisiny thick honeyed custard-y fusty-chalky fruitiness that does it for me. With this whisky, the oaky-ish fruits are decidedly over-ripe and on the turn. I get not a great deal more.
T: Arrives with a waxy-soft < sharp citrusy fruitiness, the tropical fruits fusty & festering and certainly sweet < sour.
F: Little travel, little finish. Dry chalky fruit-sour, herbal-dry [“fennel”, says Fergus] finish, a touch bitter.
C: Good whisky, but a disappointment given some reasonable expectations. Who wants to travel through the decades to finish up with the lesser drams of the night? Even our host mentions it. A good example of old ain’t always best.