I think this one has let the wood gain the upper hand, unfortunately.
The Family Casks
Release IX, 1991, 20 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Musky notes, some dry cleaning notes, woody drying casks, some clove, a\rtouch of all spice and caramelised apples in butter.
Palate: Bitter salted liquorice, then immediately into caramel latte coffee, with quite a cloying note. Water brings more caramel some herbal tablet notes, but a sharpness still remains.
Finish: Very dry indeed.
Comment: I think this one has let the wood gain the upper hand, unfortunately.
Nose: Dunnage warehouses, earthy, woody, a little musty. Old books and country\rchurches. A little spice comes through and melted butter.
Palate: Plenty of toffee and Caramac notes but there is a bitter cough lozenge note that cuts through. Pontefract cakes.
Finish: Short and crisp.
Comment: If you like them dry then this is for you, plenty of oak dominance.
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