The Macallan Distillery
No balance,too much wood, this whisky has outlived its cask.
The Whisky Fair
1971, 35 Years Old, Olorosso Sherry Wood
No age statement
Nose: Prune juice,polished wood,very old and dusty. Will it take water? Yes! Squidgy pear and peach.
Palate: Lots of tarttannin,with stewed fruits fighting to save themselves from drowning.
Finish: Very woody,very tanniny,going nowhere fast.
Comment: No balance,too much wood, this whisky has outlived its cask.
Nose: Oaky. The sherry influence takes the whisky on the dark side. Concentrated wood extract. Walnut. Damp walls. Not the sweet dried fruit that you expect from a sherry maturation.
Palate: Bittersweet. Wood speaks up again. Not much more than this walnut and burnt caramel bitter taste.
Comment: Too old? Or too weak a new make to cope with the sherry influence. Or a poor cask ? Disappointing.
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