Bottler: Pearls of Scotland
Extension: Bourbon barrel
Region: Lowlands, Scotland
Special feature: Single grain whiskey from the 1982 closed Strathmore distillery.
Nose: Wonderfully fruity, orange zest and dried apricots, some vanilla and mild raisins, then comes the smell of cigar box and some papaya. The age is noticeable, also oak wood can be found, but no bitterness, a very pleasant impression.
Palate: Here comes the wood to wear thick, but before Rumtopf, raisins and Zuckerhut, dark nut chocolate, cocoa butter and banana porridge, mild grapefruit and a little caramel.
Finish: Long, needs something to build up. The fruits of the nose are present again, the chocolate gets into the background. In addition to the fruits are pipe tobacco and cereal flavors.
Conclusion: A splendid single grain for those who value age and have nothing against industrial Grain. A really strong whiskey!
91/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 230 €)
I thank the importer (HEB) for the sample!
Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Lowlands...,-42yo,-44-PoS/