Master of Malt

Secret Bottlings Series

40 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 104
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Brand: Secret Bottlings Series, Master of Malt
Expression: 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Master of Malt
Issue 104
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Roast tomatoes, a damp herbal edge, Parkin cake, treacle toffee, honeyed apples, big hints of sherry, maturing casks.
Palate: Dark chocolate and espresso grinds, treacle toffee again. A mature quality, oak and leather but married with a sweet spicy edge.
Finish: Smooth and dry, with a touch of Christmas cake.
Comment: More a sherry hand grenade that a full on bomb, but lovely stuff nonetheless.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Deep, oaky. Damp warehouse. Fungal. Strong sherry influence. Dark chocolate. Cooked damson plums. A balsamic touch (cedar, eucalyptus).
Palate: Smooth, sweet. Oaky but oak is well integrated. Plenty of liquorice and chocolate.
Finish: Dry, slightly astringent. Peppery.
Comment: A beautiful dram but just on the edge of having spent too long in cask.
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