Dewar Rattray Cask Collection


1990, 19 Years Old

ABV 61.8%
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Brand: Balblair, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1990, 19 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 19 years old
ABV: 61.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Orange Smarties! Very candied then comes balsa wood, dust and very high alcohol burn. Despite that, it's a little dull. Water makes it slightly musty with a note reminiscent of woollen jumpers.
Palate: Much, much better than the nose. Quite high-toned: powdered almond, chalk, grass; then the sweetness unfolds into gentle, pure apricot fruit.
Finish: Jalapeno peppers. Slightly grubby.
Comment: Not quite enough interaction between wood and spirit.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Tangy. Slightly butyric. Boiled vegetables. Dry hay. White chocolate.
Palate: A bit harsh. Astringent. Cereal bowl. Honey comb. Pear compote.
Finish: Lingering but astringent. Drying on toasted nuts.
Comment: The strength is a bit aggressive. And oak is not well-integrated. Tastes like a too young fellow.
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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