Abbey Whisky


Batch 3, 30 Years Old, 1988, AW Exclusive

ABV 46.6%
REVIEWED Issue 166
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Brand: Anon, Abbey Whisky
Expression: Batch 3, 30 Years Old, 1988, AW Exclusive
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
Year of bottling: 2019
ABV: 46.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Abbey Whisky
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Quite closed, though there’s a crunchy maltiness that never quite gives way to the promising tropical fruit beneath. Given time it expands into Werther’s Original toffee candies and creamy porridge.
Palate: Syrupy sweet with fleshy papaya and mango coulis. Bitter lemon rind and peppery spice build in the middle alongside toasted oak chips and milk chocolate too.
Finish: Pencil shavings that have been dropped in the fruit salad.
Comment: Shy yet powerful. There are hints of greatness here.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Shy at first, but give it time and you get malt extract, golden syrup and grilled pineapple. Sweeter with caramel sauce, toffee-flavoured Angel Delight and Caramac bars.
Palate: That malt extract hits first, sweet and a little sticky, then comes the fruit. Layers of fruit salad, pineapple and white peaches. Strawberries with aged basalmic vinegar and cracked black pepper.
Finish: Lush and long with vanilla custard and fresh apple pie.
Comment: Plenty of punch with excellent spices kicking the tastebuds into life.
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