Dewar Rattray
7.6

Dewar Rattray

Benrinnes Distillery

Aged 14 Years

ABV 59.3%

Nose and palate are a bit agressive with a lingering sourness which is disturbing. A prickly character. Water smooths the flavours over but this is not enough.

Martine Nouet

Specification

Dewar Rattray

Brand

Dewar Rattray

Bottler

Aged 14 Years

Expression

Single Malt

Type

14

Age (Years)

2004

Year of Bottling

59.3%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Independent Bottling

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Martine Nouet

Taster

Nose: Tangy, somewhat spirity. Cider cellar. Wet leaves. Touch of earthy mushrooms. Pear drop. Becomes cheesy.

Palate: Biting. Sour apple, pear drop. The cheesy notes show up.

Finish: Fizzy, spicy and nutty. Turning bitter.

Comment: Nose and palate are a bit agressive with a lingering sourness which is disturbing. A prickly character. Water smooths the flavours over but this is not enough.

Score: 7.3

Dave Broom

Taster

Nose: Smooth and soft to begin, then some light smoke, bourbon biscuit, roast beef gravy, mint all balanced by gentle vanilla ice cream.

Palate: Praline, butter/cream. Meaty and rich in the centre with gentle oak. Substantial with richness.

Finish: Sweet then smoky/burnt.

Comment: This is still improving. A couple more years in cask would have improved it further.

Score: 7.8

7.6
Overall Score

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