Submitted by Philip Storry on
40 years old, distilled 23rd November 1977, 50.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 133 bottles, dram price G
The nose has toffee, apples, sawdust and a hint of copy paper. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has banana, apples, toffee and a little acetone. The finish has banana and copy paper.
Water brings out banana and melted butter, and loses the copy paper. The body gains cooked apples, sandalwood, and a hint of cinnamon. The finish gains a little sandalwood.
A wonderful aged grain, which is soft but not subtle - well integrated, to the point where flavours flow into each other.
One for starting any evening off!
Technical score: 5/5
Personal preference: I'd like more than one bottle.