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Banff 1976 CA

Overall rating 39 votes 91.57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
192
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:56 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 651,00

Tastingtags

2 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
17 Jun 2017 9:17 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Cadenhead 175th Anniversary tasting in Campbeltown.

The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows no legs and very late fat tears.  The nose is rich and complex on a honey-sweet and fruity profile (ripe bananas, peaches, apples and more).  The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with a slightly drying feeling (from tannins, no wonder after 40 years in the cask) that is not unpleasant at all.  The taste is nicely layered on sweet (barley sugars, honey), fruity and wooden flavours - all in a perfect balance.  The finish is long and repeats all the flavours from the palate with a slighty bitter note from the woods.  Some water opens the dram even further but be cautious not to add too much of it as it flattens both the nose and taste.

A very fine selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling.  I like it very much (except the price tag)...

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
84
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
moviemaniac
Expert Senior moviemaniac Note
17 Jun 2017 8:55 pm
moviemaniac gave this whisky 91 points

There really isn't anything to dislike about this whisky - a herbal fruit bomb from the 70s, not too sweet, not too dry, with a good oomph and definitely nowhere near being overpowered by oak (thank god!). A very nice dram indeed, worthy of the 175th anniversary it was being bottled for.

Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/06/17/tasting-banff-1976-40-yo-cadenheads-175th-anniversary/

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