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Overall rating
83.54/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Choice
Vintage
1978
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Dec 2008 2:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 395,00

2 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1978 IM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.54 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    More than pleasant nose, but on the palate and the finish, it was a bit
    of a let down.
    • Nose
      The nose starts relatively closed and needs a few minutes to reveal
      breakfast cereals and white fruit. Vanilla and apple cider as well as some
      tinned pineapple. Honeysweet, actually. Evolves towards citrus. Mandarin. Not
      exactly exciting, but far from bad. Oh, lest I forget, it does display a nice,
      albeit discrete, hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      On the palate, though, the fruit has to move out of the way of quinine
      and oak. A bit of pepper, a truckload of ginger. Dried grasses. Slowly but
      surely, it turns bitter, way past grapefruit. 
    • Finish
      In the medium long and drying finish, I get another burst of citrus.

  2. TheNose scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: spicy, little bit "dirty"

    Taste: old, old bottle effect, thin but still much taste, pepper, bitter(wood), some sweetness, malty, mild

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