Lombard

Speyside 1988

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 140
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Specifications
Brand: Lombard Scotch Whisky
Expression: Speyside 1988
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Youthful cereal, sweet barley and hints of apricot, white fruit and straw. Crisp with herbal/grassy notes. Fills out, as the toasted toffee oak appears.
Palate: Straightforward, youthful, exuberant and very herbal with granity fresh citrus and displaying an almost antagonistic, grain-like vigour. Definitely palate cleansing!
Finish: A little short and austere thanks to the mineral and citrus overload.
Comment: Straightforward but bracing and charming with plenty of Speyside character.
8.4
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Here we get lemon drizzle cake, lavender and lime pickle. It is vibrant and lively in a nice way, think of a good bianco vermouth.
Palate: The cereal notes appear, moving away from the citrus and grape notes of the nose. There are some sour notes, akin to unripe kiwi fruits or gooseberry.
Finish: The sour notes continue into the finish.
Comment: Would make a good whisky sour.
7.5
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