Glen Albyn (Closed 1983)
No distillery deserves to be knocked down to accommodate a strip mall, but Glen Albyn just did not have the muscle to defend itself (as Tom Wait might have put it).
No age statement
Nose: Oaky. Vanilla. Sweet apple. Acetyl. Pear drops. Cloves.
Palate: Light. Dry. Water wakes it up a little.
Finish: Dry herbal, clovey, slightly musty.
Comment: No distillery deserves to be knocked down to accommodate a strip mall, but Glen Albyn just did not have the muscle to defend itself (as Tom Wait might have put it).
Nose: A charming mixture of mealy malt, almost exotic fruitiness and a hint of smoke.
Palate: Deliciously oily and sweet with an early arrival of gentle peat and gathering spices.
Finish: Outstanding: with soft coffee, toffee and cocoa clinging to the waxy oak and lingering spice.
Comment: Truly brilliant example of how an old malt should be: seriously big, full of complexity and minimum oak interference.
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