This whisky has certainly lost its balance. You have got to like oaky whiskies. I miss the distillery character.
The Family Casks
Release IX, 1965, 46 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sour oakiness. Wet wood, humus. Damp warehouse. Cider cellar.
Palate: Sweet at first then very bitter. A musty flavour. A touch of strong coffee and soft spices.
Finish: Dry, astringent, spicy with a sweet nutty aftertaste.
Comment: This whisky has certainly lost its balance. You have got to like oaky whiskies. I miss the distillery character.
Nose: Stewed oranges, Parkin cake, ginger bread, church incense. Damp leather\rbooks and dunnage warehouses, oolong tea.
Palate: Bitter orange peel, plum pudding, a tad smoky. That damp note comes through with wet coffee grinds.
Finish: Drying with oak astringency.
Comment: A big oaky beast, perfect for a late night nightcap.
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