The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of a single grain whiskey that was distilled at Invergordon. It was bottled by the Exclusive Malts after being matured in a refill barrel and bottled at cask strength.
Bottler: The Exclusive Malts
ABV: 48.2% ABV
Age: 43 Years
Cask Number: #12
Distilled: December 13th, 1972
Bottle: One of 229 Produced
Nose: Honey, rich toffee. Apples, pears and fresh cut melon. Almost a honey dew note. Light pepper.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. No real heat at all. Vanilla, rich toffee, and apple crumble. Heat grows mildly. Melon. Light pepper. Tobacco, rich oak presence. Pear.
Finish: Long, mild tobacco. Faint musty character. Good oak structure without being overbearing. Apples, pears, vanilla bean, honey and faint toffee.
Overall: This was really nice. I’ve found a lot of older grain whiskeys to perform really well, and this was no exception. The fruitiness, the tobacco and musty character and the well balanced oak was very nice. I really enjoyed this.
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