Kingsbury

Glen Albyn

1965

ABV 49.1%
REVIEWED Issue 14
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Albyn, Kingsbury's
Expression: 1965
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 49.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A charming mixture of mealy malt, almost exotic fruitiness and a hint of smoke.
Palate: Deliciously oily and sweet with an early arrival of gentle peat and gathering spices.
Finish: Outstanding: with soft coffee, toffee and cocoa clinging to the waxy oak and lingering spice.
Comment: Truly brilliant example of how an old malt should be: seriously big, full of complexity and minimum oak interference.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Oaky. Vanilla. Sweet apple. Acetyl. Pear drops. Cloves.
Palate: Light. Dry. Water wakes it up a little.
Finish: Dry herbal, clovey, slightly musty.
Comment: No distillery deserves to be knocked down to accommodate a strip mall, but Glen Albyn just did not have the muscle to defend itself (as Tom Wait might have put it).
7.3
Visit the distillery
Glen Albyn (Closed 1983) Distillery, Telford Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
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