The Scotch Malt Whisky Society


G3.1 – 1978, 29 Years Old

ABV 60.1%
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Brand: Caledonian, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: G3.1 – 1978, 29 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 60.1%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Though strong, there’s no great burn as the vanilla and corn fat has enveloped the alcohol. There’s milk chocolate, trifle sponge, clotted cream, coconut and tablet. A slight leafiness and sawdust with water which brings out a (needed) firmness.
Palate: Big oak influence, wood oils sweet with some chocolate and black cherry but always sweet.
Finish: Apricots.
Comment: Deliciously drinkable.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A slow to come fruity note. Apples cooked in caramel. Demerara syrup. An artificial sweetness coming through. Hint of tar.
Palate: Sweet and so rummy. Caramel, Demerara sugar. Hot spices.
Finish: Burning, dry.
Comment: I can’t believe this is a whisky. Has all the profile of a cheap heavily caramelised rum. Water stiffens it rather than sweetening it. It brings out more alcoholic sharpness. 29 years old? You’re kidding!
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