A formidable dram with enough about it to scrum down with any heavyweight.
1979, 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Deep and rich, raisins, beeswax and toffee, then a greener edge of toffee apples and wood sap.
Palate: Dark, luxurious, treacle toffeeish and lingering with fresher notes of apples; oranges and spice.
Finish: Long, rewarding rich chocolatey and smoky.
Comment: A formidable dram with enough about it to scrum down with any heavyweight.
Nose: Rich sherry at first. Then malty nuttiness. Cottage pudding. Finally floweriness.
Palate: Big and oily but very dry. Thick-cut bitter-orange and ginger marmalade on well-done toast. Then buttery, syrupy maltiness, developing to nutty sherry sweetness.
Finish: Richly fruity. Raisiny. Warming.
Comment: Strictly for lovers of powerfully oaked whiskies.
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