Dewar Rattray


1964, 40 Years Old

ABV 48.1%
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Brand: Invergordon, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1964, 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 40 years old
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 48.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 51
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Artist's studio, linseed oil, distilled spirits of turpentine, quiet concentration. Then fruits: strawberries, melon, honey, sandalwood and pine resin against a biscuity background...
Palate: Oily. Oaky. Dense linseed notes. Creamy. Vanilla. Black butter sauce? Marshmallow?
Finish: Oily, burnt, minty, drying.
Comment: A strange, huge, dark and dense whisky. Try with Pecan pie or scallops seared in burnt butter. Surely a nod to the Ozarks?
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Bourbon-like. Intensely spicy, bitter cherry, sap caramelised/waxy notes. This is all about oak. With water, rock candy and sticky Murray Mints.
Palate: Very sweet and direct. A sweet distillate with masses of oak around it. Tightens on the finish. Zesty and tingling then melting chocolate.
Finish: Dry and slightly acidic.
Comment: This isn't a bourbon? Shows how much oak has had its say. Throw some ice in and sip.
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