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Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Gravitas in a glass
Vintage
05.06.1989
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
58.15
Number of bottles
170
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Aug 2015 11:41 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120,00

one in wishlist

Level Username
Specialist rdavek

6 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Newbie CosmicBob
99
Administrator Vassago Clynelish
89
Connoisseur Allandale
89
Expert Junior Seybyst
88
Expert Senior Nergal
88
Expert Junior sjoerd972
79

7 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Connoisseur Allandale
1
  • closed
Expert Junior brasko
1
  • closed
Newbie CosmicBob
1
  • empty
Member Senior Raoul Duke
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Tobi2100
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Tastingtags

2 Notes

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
29 Jul 2016 4:15 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Lovely; hits of nice sweet, toffee, marmalade , coconut, syrup. Also exotic fruits. Complex.

Taste

tropical fruits with some pepper,ginger,dried fruit but also chocolate and lavender. Honey and woody. Very nice

Finish

Long warm and complex. At the end it comes all together.

Comments

A after dinner dram?

John Barleycorn
Connoisseur John Barleycorn Note
08 Aug 2015 1:12 am

SMWS Tasting Notes

Colour: Golden syrup 

Flavour: Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits 

The very first sniff drew positive impressions; ‘gravitas in a glass’ someone said – aromas of marmalade, toffee, syrup, coconut and exotic fruits (melon, lychee, Gewürztraminer) with some gentle hints of wood sap, shrubberies and rose gardens. The palate certainly didn’t disappoint but it had a surprisingly strong Armagnac character – we found it juicy, mouth-watering and mellow, with sandalwood, tropical fruits and mixed spices (pepper, ginger, chilli). The reduced nose was a beehive (beeswax, honey, wood) in a garden – also dark fruits, velvety chocolate pots and lavender. The palate now suggested raisins soaked in brandy, dried flowers, sultanas, dates and warming spices.

Drinking Tip: This would be great dram to cradle, appreciate and muse over after dinner.

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