An almost immaculate portrayal of an old-fashioned, high quality malt. Quite outstanding for its age.
40 Years Old, Millennium Edition
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Beautifully defined oak; almost chestnut sweet with clean sherry, softly peated and bourbony.
Palate: Oak again, teasingly spicy with sweetness and intense malt. Hint of liquorice .
Finish: Long, chewy, smoky and initially sweet with the liquorice continuing, dries slowly to an oaky encore.
Comment: An almost immaculate portrayal of an old-fashioned, high quality malt. Quite outstanding for its age.
Palate: Medium to full. Very firm. Oaky start, with nutty maltiness and raisiny sweetness fighting through. Tightly locked flavours open with a dash of water.
Finish: Peat. Log fires. Oak.
Comment: Some of the voluptuousness has sagged with age.
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