A bit scary. A 50 Years Old malt with stunning balance and vivaciousness...but I can't afford it on my wages.
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Clove, incense, coffee grounds, raisin, date, liquorice, rubber and a hint of rancio.
Palate: There's gunky earth tones, coal fires/soot but also a lovely bramble fruitiness. Spicy, figgy clove.
Finish: Bone dry, cigar smoke, dried malt.
Comment: A bit scary. A 50 Years Old malt with stunning balance and vivaciousness...but I can't afford it on my wages.
Nose: An evocative sootiness over oaky Calvados aromas.
Palate: Sweet, treacly, start. Quickly moves to peppery, earthy, peaty and burnt flavours. Phenol. Some sulphur.
Finish: Oaky, woody.
Comment: I am a great devotee of the older Macallans, but this one is too woody for me.
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