dram! MoS bottled a Glenallachie 1973 (only 125 bottles) that was very, very
good. This one comes rather close, but is a lot more expensive.
Very aromatic and fruity nose on all kinds of juicy fruits like
pineapple, peach, litchi, pink lady apples and Donyenné du Comice pears. The
whole in drenched in soft, dark honey with a drop of coconut milk. Unpeeled
potatoes? Wonderful. Heathery flowers and freshly cut grass lend it a floral
touch, turning this nose into a jewel.
On the palate, the oak speaks first, rather spice, to turn
wonderfully bittersweet on grapefruit and nuts. Mildly drying, but the honey
makes sure everything remains sweet enough. Not as complex as the nose
promised, but still a beautiful whisky. Midpalate the pears return, in great form.
warm, medium long finish turns a tad dry and bitter, but all-in such a way that
this is simply delicious.