James MacArthur's Old Masters



ABV 64.2%
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Brand: Strathmill, James MacArthur, Old Masters
Expression: 1992
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2003
ABV: 64.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dryish. Faintly peaty.
Palate: Spicy and fruity. Very pronounced dessert apples. Lemons. Cloves also very emphatic.
Finish: Still dry, but nicely rounded.
Comment: This bottling strongly manifests the woody dryness that seems to characterise the whiskies from the Islay valley. Water brings out Strathmill's muscat note.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mandarin oranges with a note reminiscent of rotting vegetable matter. Citrus and turnip tops: it's like one of my mother's less successful soups.
Palate: Hot and peppery - this needs lots of water. A dusty/flour sack note and those neeps again.
Finish: Malty.
Comment: Those decaying vegetables give this a really weird edge. Was the cask too close to the kitchen?
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Strathmill Distillery, Keith, Aberlour, Aberdeenshire, Speyside, Scotland
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