Ben Nevis Distillery
Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!
Old & Rare Platinum Selection
1963, Aged 40 Years
Year of Bottling
Nose: Very fragrant, violets and honey. A great nose.
Palate: Not surprisingly, some flat, oaky notes, but the honey, robust maltiness, and a tinge of smoke hold together to make this work rather well.
Finish: Drying sherry and oak, ultimately quite bitter and tannic.
Comment: Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!
Nose: Plenty of wood. Plasticene, emulsion paint and amyl nitrate. Water reveals toasted oak, rich dried fruits, cumin/coriander powder.
Palate: Soft demerara sweetness. Toasted almond, grilled nut. Acquires some elegance, almost Cognac like. A floral, pot pourri note. Grippy oak.
Finish: Marzipan. Almond slices.
Comment: Strange nose but good flavours.
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