Interesting aromatic profile but the alcohol strength makes it too harsh. Water does not soothe it, and that makes it difficult to really appreciate for me.
1984 CASK #4021
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Malty. Digestive biscuits. An earthy note too. Humus, wet leaves. In time dried fruit (apricot). Old leather.
Palate: Crisp and fizzy. Even prickly. The alcohol bites at first then a toffee sweetness calms the game.
Finish: Dry, leaving a dusty feel.
Comment: Interesting aromatic profile but the alcohol strength makes it too harsh. Water does not soothe it, and that makes it difficult to really appreciate for me.
Nose: Deep earth tones, ploughed fields, leaf mulch. Dried apricots and papaya. A\rnote reminiscent of old bound books, leather armchairs.
Palate: Spirity at first then those earthy notes come through with hard Harrogate\rtoffee, ginger snap biscuits and Chantilly cream.
Finish: Lush and lovely.
Comment: Nice stuff, balanced and intriguing.
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