James MacArthur's Old Masters

Allt-a-Bhainne

1995, 10 Years Old

ABV 58.9%
REVIEWED Issue 57
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Specifications
Brand: Allt-a-Bhainne, James MacArthur
Expression: 1995, 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 58.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral and citrussy. Rose syrup, lime. Quite prickly. Green oak. Seems young. A soapy note.
Palate: Sweet. Grassy then getting dry and spicy. Zesty. Alcohol is quite aggressive. Peppermint.
Finish: Dry and grassy. Fresh chewed stem.
Comment: Quite harsh and burning. Alcohol is not tamed at all.
7.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Acetic acid with some butteriness (should be a Hollandaise, but it's not). Underlying menthol and acetone.
Palate: Crude. Alcoholic. Intensely acetic. Tropical fruit.
Finish: Reluctant to swallow: Sweet and bitter.
Comment: An aggressive young punk of a dram: Sid McVicious? It might have a gastronomic application as a marinade for oily fish or perhaps in a dressing.
6.0
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Allt-a-bhainne Distillery, Glenrinnes, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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