Whisky Troef, a whisky club from Turnhout, is once again working with The Whisky Mercenary for a club bottling. Remember the excellent Ben Nevis 1996 or the Ledaig 2007, their anniversary bottling. Today they come up with a Speyside Finest, distilled in 2004 and bottled at cask strength. The name of the distillery may not be mentioned. Otherwise Robert Hay might turn in his grave. Anyway, while I'm drunk about this, I imagine myself strolling through a valley of green grass.
Spring fresh nose on Reine Claude, apple sauce, gooseberries, freshly trimmed grass, lemon sorbet and cashew nuts. In the background some mint and some candied orange peel. The front garden just after a heavy rain shower. Very accessible and inviting.
The body is nice and oily. Fresh spring again with Reine Claude, while Granny Smith come to put on apples, accompanied by a good pepper. White pepper, that is. Floral. Mid-palate it becomes slightly drier and appears a little tannic.
In the medium finish, the herbs quickly give way to a rather sweet and almost candy-like death.
Very nice Glenfa… uh… Speyside! If you want to get hold of one of the 115 bottles - they cost 115 EUR each - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Slàinte!