I have allowed myself over 200 days to find the right day, now it was time for the first sip of the sample.
Don't be angry with me, I didn't want to burden myself with writing down notes, but simply enjoy the oldest and most extraordinary whisky I have had in my glass so far.
After pouring I left the room for about 45 minutes, the return to the glass was brilliant, you feel like a little boy in front of the candy floss machine.
I was surprised by the fact that it didn't feel that old. Yes, ok, it is recognisable that it has been in the cask for a long time, but 67 years? No, you have other thoughts in your head beforehand. It is complex and balanced to perfection, the high alcohol content is incredibly well integrated. I wonder which is more difficult to ignore, the tasting notes from Serge and Rubens or the ABV on the bottle.
The first sip was excellent, I will never forget the mouthfeel, I was totally captivated. It can indeed be nice to be captivated ;-)
The transition to the finish was consistently nice, I wondered the whole time when the alcohol 59.4% would come? I spent a lot of time afterwards processing what had gone before. Storing memories as best I could. I also decided not to use water for the second and last sip of the evening.
Maybe next time, today as pure as it gets.
"Dear GG53G&M, you deserve to be at the top of my personal ranking. It was great meeting you. see you again!" :-)