Old but still fresh. All very discreet. At its best neat.
1976, 40 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Similar to the 30 Years Old, this time with extra coconut and fragrance (green fig, lemon, marshmallow) then there's cooked pear. Becomes waxy with some pollen.
Palate: An ash-like quality then a subtle, fragrant, palate. Aromatic woods, pot pourri. Light and creamy with a lovely texture that lifts into. After Eight mint.
Finish: Dries to cereal again.
Comment: Old but still fresh. All very discreet. At its best neat.
Nose: Floral, perfumy. Cedary with a pleasant earthy note (pine needles). The floral note is swept by fruit (apple juice).
Palate: Smooth and velvety. Very fresh and inviting. Liquorice losanges. Hint of toffee.
Finish: Biscuity, lingers on liquorice, with a hint of oak.
Comment: An appetising dram, more complex than it seems. Still alert though quite matured (quite a comforting thought !)
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