According to rules this has matured beyond whisky, but who cares? At 1% more I probably would not have been able to afford it.
Unrelated to the contents, also a fan of classic cartoons I find the old Flash Gordon label fantastic.
Great nose for a grain, you can smell it as you pour.
Sweet, old wood vanilla.
Herbs and nuts. Cooked fruits.
Dry leather, oiled oak.
It may be the ABV that make me feel it is in a way gentler than the Gordons from the -70's that I've tried, but it's also quite a bit more complex.
Some say one minute in the glass for each year, some say one second in the mouth... no matter who you prefer to follow, this is a dram that deserves time and attention.
I don't think anyone can distinguish between 39 or 40, so this is not an issue, it feels just right on arrival.
Surprisingly creamy. Gentle tasty wood notes.
Dry herbs and gentle spice develop.
It's extremely delicate. I wouldn't dream of adding any water as I get a feeling that it's balancing on the edge of fragile. But oh so delicious!
A bit short... then again I might just be greedy.
Sweet with nuts, wood and a little herbs.
Very unique and interesting smell of the empty glass-