Chieftain's
7.3

Chieftain's

Banff Distillery (Closed 1983)

1979, Aged 23 Years

ABV 46%

I thought this whisky had died in the bottle, but water brought it back to life.

Michael Jackson

Specification

Chieftain's

Ian Macleod

Brand

Ian Macleod

Bottler

1979, Aged 23 Years

Expression

Single Malt

Type

23

Age (Years)

46%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Independent Bottling

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Michael Jackson

Taster

Nose: Slightly smoky.

Palate: Sweet, then woodily dry. With water, creamy and much improved.

Finish: Lemon tarts.

Comment: I thought this whisky had died in the bottle, but water brought it back to life.

Score: 6.8

Dave Broom

Taster

Nose: Attractive and malty with dry grass, cooked fruit, apple pie (and pie crust) and orange. Mature, but crisp and toasty.

Palate: Sweet as a nut with Highland toffee, a hint of peat and crisp malt.

Finish: Sweet.

Comment: Delicious and very drinkable.

Score: 7.8

7.3
Overall Score

From The Distillery

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