Inverleven Distillery (Closed 1991)
An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.
Rarest of the Rare
1978, 26 Years Old, Cask 1873
Nose: Light, open. Outdoor fragrances: wet earth; a touch of moss and fern. Thyme, rosemary.
Palate: Velvety. Round and soft. Incredibly sweet given the strength. Greengage. Cooked peaches. Cherry stone. A subtle spicy rise.
Finish: Dry, spicy. Fresh almonds.
Comment: An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.
Nose: Floral notes underpinned by icing sugar sweetness. Some balancing fruit acidity. Lemony with water.
Palate: Creamy at first, develops Crunchy bar, caramel notes. Herbal character with water.
Finish: Medium. Apple skins. Pithy dryness emerges. Develops slowly to a complex finish.
Comment: Opens up beautifully with water, developing sweet, vermouth-like herbal notes. Holds one's attention.
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