Old IB Highland Park tonight and see how they compare against an OB
Tried a couple of 1959 OB dumpy last night so these IB will interesting.
and possibly one other older OB.
scores are between 89.29 for the 1990 and 93.95 for the 1967 DT, I mention the scores because my scores were lower for the 2 vattings of 1959 I had last night compared to the WB average.
The 67 DT is excellent with great nose and balance but lighter than older OB in the sherry department, I will try this one to compare as they were distilled within a year of each other.
Whoa, although the 40 year OB has the classical sherried profile of aged HP I preferred the DT, even though the points are the same.
1 - 1972 The Bottlers
2 - 1967 John Scotts
3 = HP 40 OB
3 = HP 30 OB
4 - 1974 Signatory
5 - 1990 SV
6 - 1968 DT
The 1972 Bottlers was the clear winner here followed by 67 John Scotts DT, both are very well balanced. Equal 3rd was the OB 40 year and 30 year from 2005 and while the 40 year is more complex I think I preferred the 30 year on enjoyment regardless of the scores. If you consider current auction prices then it is a no contest as the 30 year is much better value for money.
The 74 SV in reality was almost as good and when you consider it was only 16 years when bottled, to get such a good score shows its quality. The 1990 SV surprised me with a very respectable score and bringing up the rear was the 68 DT which was fine but like a whisky not firing on all cylinders and was lacking in all departments compared to the others.
If you see some HP by The Bottlers, do a bottle share, sublime stuff.