Region: Speyside, Scotland
This bottling dates back to the 80s and has only been found in auction houses or very rarely in specialist shops for a number of years.
Nose: Apples and peaches, first very light, after a short time in the glass, the flavors concentrate. In addition, something very ripe banana and some cellar moisture, which is very pleasant. Reminiscent of the pantry of an old inn, where just a lot of fruit lies.
Damp wood, behind the grain. Very filigree and round.
Palate: First fruit muesli, then cornflakes. At first a sweet which then turns into bitter (charred) cereal notes. Dry and slightly smoky towards the end.
Finish: Long and dry, with a slightly smoky finish and a nice spice.
Conclusion: Horny part, the quality of this single malts is really convincing. As standard bottling at that time intended for a mass market, the bottling in relevant auction portals is still available.
89/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 50-60 €) https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky