A fabulous whisky for its age.
1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Big age oakiness with hints of lavender and a pleasing saltiness. Still malty, very lightly smoked, but a little sappy, too.
Palate: Sweet and bourbony early on with lashings of honeyed finesse. Very intense and pleasantly oily; slightly plummy.
Finish: Medium to long with some impressive vanilla. Remains thick on the palate for a long time with the toastiness at last drying things a little.
Comment: A fabulous whisky for its age.
Nose: Faint, fragrant, burnt grass.
Palate: Clean, distinctly sweet, peachy, malty. Rather neutral in the middle. Becoming smoky and peaty.
Finish: Sweetness and dryness, becoming astringently peaty. Long, warming.
Comment: Banff was never a classic, but it is an evocatively old-fashioned Highland malt, and it has stood up reasonably well to great age.
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