A fine whisky, just lacking the finesse and balance of the 1974.
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage Malt Whisky Co.
1971, 32 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Year of Bottling
Nose: Rich. Cooked plum, Christmas cake, then tomato soup, balsamic notes. With water, tomato leaf, fig. Has balance and richness. Intriguing.
Palate: Good weight but not too tannic. A hint of smoke, violet, chicory and rotten fruits.
Finish: Ripe, oaky. Some smoke?
Comment: A fine whisky, just lacking the finesse and balance of the 1974.
Nose: Big sherry nose, toffee, stewed fruits.
Palate: Lively sherry, mixed spices, caramel, a hint of ginger. Nimble for its age.
Finish: Lingering caramel; not overly long, but lacking the pepperiness that could be a peril here.
Comment: This example has stood up to its 32 years in the cask very well. A good example of how supple an old Glenlivet can be.
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