The label: The first number "70" tells me the number of months the whisky spent in the barrel. So in this case 5 years and 10 months. The "U" stands for Unpeated, ie without smoke. The combination "1.1" describes the barrel and stands for an ex-Bourbon barrel and the occupancy, so a first-fill after the Bourbon. The last figure "1824.2" tells me the year of foundation and the first month of production of the distillery, ie February 1824.
This time is really hard, because 1824 seems to have been a rather busy year in the Speyside, there were founded 5 distilleries: Balmenach, Cardhu, Macallan, Miltonduff and Mortlach. Due to the price I would exclude Macallan and Mortlach, but I can not limit it unfortunately.
A pleasant beginner's coloring. Uncomplicated. Compared to the other Scotch Universe bottlings I've tasted so far but the weakest so far.
Battery and sweet - has something of biscuits. Becomes a bit milder and spicy over time. Not very complex but surprisingly strong in the impression. Would have expected such a young Speysider fresher and milder.
At first it is similar to sweet and biscuitous as the nose, but then on the palate and posterior tongue more tart than the nose. A lot of oak.
Rather short. Something metallic.