[Condition of bottle: A 5cl miniature with a low level well under the label. Furthermore theres a lot of brown sediment floating on the bottom].
N: In light of the bottle condition, first indications aren’t good. Its gone winey along with cooking sherry, oh dear and smells abv weak [possibly around 30%] although it still indicates some former depth. Nosing reveals mild and non specific sherried malt in the main balanced with the oak, fine white pepper and grassy & slight aromatic herbal tea melee with hints of rape seed fields - but its fair to assume a non tainted bottle to be wholly different as this is surely a ghost of its former self and equally vague as it is cloudy.
T: Almost nothing, oxidisation has done its worst. Only a vague outline of a sherried Macallan remains.
F: Despite everything theres just about something worth hanging in for, but I had to be fairly audacious. At first it finishes vaguely like an old Macallan with a bitter herbal finish, but then it moves into vintage oily, slightly charred and dusty oak for a long, permeating swan song - albeit shrouded in the shadow of the off-spirit.
C: Unfortunately this one has succumbed to the elements but it was still worth tasting for that old oak finish.