Want to get bourbon drinkers into whisky, give 'em grain! Maybe not 40 Years Old grain but it could be the way in.
1965, 40 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Initially this is all fennel tops, then it deepens and sweetens: vanilla, maple syrup, spun sugar. Bourbon?
Palate: Immediate impact of spice: nutmeg, allspice and toasty grip. Good with water. Mature, woody, smooth.
Finish: Firms up nicely.
Comment: Want to get bourbon drinkers into whisky, give 'em grain! Maybe not 40 Years Old grain but it could be the way in.
Nose: Pleasant tanginess. Fresh crushed white grapes (Italia). Cider cellar. Then freshly baked fruit cake. Hint of praline.
Palate: More sherried than on the nose. Rubbery. A smoky note (like a dying fire). Coffee toffee.
Finish: Long, liquoriced. Spicy dryness.
Comment: Another classic sherry, especially on the palate. No water please.
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