You have got to like woody whiskies to appreciate this one. The sweetness\rcannot balance the astringency.
The Family Casks
Release IX, 1986, 25 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Woody. Damp wood. Musty scent. Strong earthiness.
Palate: Sweet and bitter. Deep astringency. The same earthy/musty character as\ron the nose. Walnut skin. Some spices. Wood has taken the lead in a\rdominating manner.
Finish: Sweet and bitter. Fading quickly.
Comment: You have got to like woody whiskies to appreciate this one. The sweetness\rcannot balance the astringency.
Nose: Like you just walked into a dunnage warehouse, damp casks, that earthy\rnote, seasoned logs and leaf mulch in autumn.
Palate: Follows on from the nose, deep, dark earthy notes, autumnal evenings,\rturned soil and then the oak grips through.
Finish: Some sweetness comes through.
Comment: A lovely whisky for this time of year, certainly plenty of oak grip.
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