Difficult to evaluate these very old whiskies. This sherry cask retains complexity, charm and distinction.
The Family Casks
Release IX, 1961, 50 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Intense oakiness. Cedar wood. Antique shop. Overcooked damson fruit jam. Dark chocolate. Vetiver root.
Palate: Bitter chocolate, bitter liquorice root, bitter raisins. There is a lot of elegancy\rand complexity. Reminiscent of very old cognacs.
Finish: Bitter and sweet. Not as lingering as expected. Dusty black pepper.
Comment: Difficult to evaluate these very old whiskies. This sherry cask retains complexity, charm and distinction.
Nose: Deep dark treacle, intense cedar, pipe tobaccos, leather chairs, ginger, melon and Parma ham. Some French polish and beeswax, floral after a while.
Palate: Very thick and mysterious. Pine forest floors, bitter marmalade, that Parma ham meatiness. A hint of spearmint.
Finish: Drying with a lavender bread note.
Comment: Such grace and layers for an old whisky. Gorgeous.
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