dominates here and
not the wood. The oak plays just a supporting role, which
picture and adds to the huge complexity. It’s a
refined and elegant gentleman
and a once in a lifetime
experience. I tasted this April 2015 and as far as I know this
cask 1673 is not bottled yet. Well, there is no urge, this one
has good chances to become the official 65yo or even 70yo
bottling? Time will tell what they do with this beauty...
fresh and sweet nose; first some wood
extracts such as varnish
and putty; soon more malty, earthy, floral and
appear; later star aniseed, a bit of coffee and mulled wine. It’sa lovely nose, so fresh and very complex
very fresh mouth feel, total
unexpected for a 61 year old
whisky! Not as sweet as the nose suggested. The
core taste is
on malt and honey, framed by nice fruits and mild spices. Thefruits are exotic, such as honey melon, mango and papaya.
The spices are kind of herbal, star
aniseed. Later even a salty edge appear, could well be from a Fino sherry cask.
Very complex and utterly nicely balanced
very long, all flavors from the nose
and palate are there and
fading away slowly into a half sweet and little bitter
supported by fresh citrus notes, which is another surprise.
remains juicy to the very end, never drying up.
Very soft and gentle tannins remind
you of the venerable age