A style of whisky which has its fans. But that oak infusion masks the distillery character and the essence of whisky for me. Sad, as the nose is interesting.
1995 Cask 4681 15 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Heavily sherried. Dark wood. Walnut stain. Nutmeg, cloves. Marasquino cherries. Raisins. Beautiful concentration. An Oxtail broth note.
Palate: Sweet at start then bitter. Oak is overwhelming. Burnt caramel. Walnut\rloaf. Molasses. Oak, oak and oak.
Finish: Bitter and spicy.
Comment: A style of whisky which has its fans. But that oak infusion masks the distillery character and the essence of whisky for me. Sad, as the nose is interesting.
Nose: Classic sherried notes: think cheese rind, sappiness, walnut and a sweetness that brings to mind a mix of damson and molasses.
Palate: Rounded with sufficient supple weight to balance the tannin. This means instead of being butter it's fruity and sweet with a chewy, rather than hard, quality.
Finish: Long and deep.
Comment: A classic sherried whisky. Glendronach at 15 Years Old? Perfection. Macallan beware.
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