James MacArthur's Old Masters

1988, 18 Years Old

ABV 53.9%
REVIEWED Issue 58
Specifications
Brand: Glen Garioch, Old Masters
Expression: 1988, 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 53.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Slightly muted with light cereal, trail mix, energy bar and dried cherry. Rounded and moving into maturity. Shows complexity.
Palate: A gentle, subtle smoked paprika flavour along with jammy fruit, then musky shiitake funkiness.
Finish: Touch of pine with a little bitterness.
Comment: A big warming dram whose generosity of flavour comes as a relief after a couple of meanies.
8.3
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Cherry liqueur, hay, grappa, and some sour fruitiness. A smoking gun barrel. Some floral mossiness and a little damp peat.
Palate: Stewed fruits and raisins, and more of that moss.
Finish: A gentle bitterness.
Comment: Elements of many of the flavour groups creates a balanced, Highland-style malt.
7.5
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