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Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Eastern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Vintage 1968
Bottled 2005
Age 36 years old
Strength 51.2 % Vol.
Number of bottles 2100
Size 700 ml
Bottle code LEV49 G.ROYAL 00004232
Barcode 5000281019673
Price 749.99$ 802.49£ 629.99
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
lachaineduwhisky Note
about a month ago

Assez contenu, comme un jeune homme très distingué et modeste. Des fruits et du malt pas exubérants mais très jolis. Il ne "sent" pas 51,2% ! Un peu de frangipane. Bouche pleine, généreuse, sans agression, très épicée, témoignage de son grand âge.

Enthousiasme 4/5

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GLEN MAUR Review note
a couple of months ago
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
90
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cuhp Tasting note
a couple of months ago
cuhp gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Yellow apples, caramel, malty, farmy notes and cucumber. Pleasant, but simple and uninteresting. 

Taste

Bananas, liquorice, taste is very difficult to divide into notes, which I normally think can as a positive thing. Here it is just a dull taste though.

Finish

Bananas, pastry, liquorice and bitterness. 

Comments

Tasted blindly.

Cast Olila Review note
a couple of months ago
Cast Olila gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
85
thijs100 Tasting note
a couple of months ago
thijs100 gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Lovely notes of candle wax and creamy vanilla custard. Slightly perfumed with floral notes and lavender. A touch of pine needles, pencil shavings. Somewhat chalky. Develops into more fruity aromas of apricots and tinned pineapple. Soft and complex.

Taste

A lot more vibrant and bold than the nose. Plenty of ginger, but also a fair amount of wood shavings, all in good fun though :) Beeswax and chalk (again), with notes of bitter oranges and honey. A nice touch of smoke accompanied by pepper and nutmeg.

Finish

Spicy, waxy and a whiff of smoke. Long.

Comments

Wonderfully balanced and a style that I simply haven't come across much. Great complexity and a treat for the taste buds.

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Deloti Tasting note
less than a year ago
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

fresh perfumed whisky with powerful floral and herbal notes. Hay, malt, wet ashes, fresh grass moving into subtle honey, vanilla and fruits -peaches, passion, oranges, kiwi .a succulent aroma. well layered

Taste

As good as the nose anticipated. Powerful and fresh. I really like this whisky. 

More flower pollen that provides a waxy side. Again honey, fruits (same as on the nose but even fresher on the palate), herbs, apple pie, almonds-figs torta, ginger, vanilla and iodine. Smoke is present but stays in the background. Texture is smooth. 
Finish

Long and waxy, never drying. with a light leathery flavor and orange liqueur bonbons.

Comments

With water the profile hardly changes (maybe it stresses more the herbal notes). Better straight in my opinion. 

Truly an excellent whisky. complex, very well balanced, rich and creamy.

last tasted in 2012. Really have to give it another go soon
Bishlouk Note
less than a year ago
Bishlouk gave this whisky 83 points

Nez sympa mais poussiéreux.
Bouche acidulée, astringente, qui part dans tous les sens. Manque de cohésion.

Pas séduit, du coup.

DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
about a year ago
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Lovely mature, deep and layered nose. Vanilla pods, dried apricots/peaches, icing sugar (powdered sugar) and also cake icing. On the background a whiff of nuttiness. 

Taste

Starts off quite hefty; oranges, but then quicky sweetens to apricot and peaches. Almond, anise, beeswax. Damn, it's as velvety as a satin nightdress on a woman's body! 

Finish

Persists in taste, very long. Seems this woman has some very long legs :-). 

Comments

Tasted 20/04/2016 in a line-up of closed distilleries.  

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
The Macallan Note
about a year ago
The Macallan gave this whisky 94 points

Tasted this one after it's release with compliments from Diageo at the whisky festival in Leiden 2005.

I personally found this one more vibrant then the 50y old from the same series.

The 50y however was a stunning dram and very good in it's own way. It's actually not a fair comparison. But the 36y old had something extra in it!

This is a lovely and rare dram!

Mr.Sandwich Note
about a year ago

Original Tasting Notes:

Deep amber, it is wonderfully mellow and highly aromatic, with a lovely flavour. The nose is vivacious for its age, complex, full and deep. There are scents of vanilla, black cherry and cooked apricots. Behind this, a leathery, masculine note emerges, with herbal overtones. Water mellows all these aromas into delicate notes of soft leather and wedding cake.

The rich, smooth theme is carried on in the body, which is velvety and mouth-filling. On the plate it starts smoky, then reveals layers of taste. "A sandalwood box containing Turkish delight, dried fruits, black plum" says one expert. It is soft and sweet, with a good balance of primary tastes, all subtle. A little water smoothes out the finish, which is gloriously mellow and as you might expect, very long-lasting.

A characteristic Captain Barclay would surely recognise.

This whisky has been hand filtered, and as a result a natural sediment may form. This is entirely natural in a non-chill filtered natural cask strength malt whisky.

8 bottles found in the Marketplace

8on sale

Low as
€ 790.00

Overall rating
151 member votes
90.44
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
90.20
Nose - Aroma
90.60
Initial taste
92.20
Body
91.40
Finish
90.60
Price
83.20
Presentation
89.20
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