James MacArthur's Old Masters

1988, 18 Years Old

ABV 53.9%
REVIEWED Issue 59
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   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Lovely fragrances of freshly baked pastries. Very fruity. Apple cake. Sweet cider. Fresh hazelnuts. Coconut sherbet.
Palate: Almost syrupy. Lively and fresh. In total harmony with the nose. Fruit, fruit, fruit...
Finish: Drying out on ginger and cinnamon.
Comment: A rich aromatic profile and a soft texture give that whisky a sensuous feel. The perfect afterdinner dram to enjoy a moment of calm and of solitude maybe...
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Dry. Burnt toast crumbs then some crème brûlée notes followed by orange and baked fruits. Sweet with some nutmeg. Water turns it into a spice cupboard fairly exotic with pot pourri. Dry.
Palate: Sandalwood, incense. Very perfumed in a slightly oily fashion shifting to light leather bruised peach green walnut. Good presence.
Finish: Long, fruity.
Comment: Real weight and character.
8.0
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