Review #415 – 1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old Malt
Review # 415 | /r/Scotch Review #164 – 1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old Malt
The Schtick: It’s old as shit. Barreled in 1964 and bottled in 2015, this is a 51 year old single barrel cask strength malt whiskey released some time ago by KL Wines.
Bottler: Sovereign (IB)
ABV: 40.1% ABV
Age: 51 Years
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Honey, honeydew, cantaloupe, apples, graham crackers. Vanilla, faint toffee. Overall, it’s very pleasant. Not super bold, but delicious smelling.
Taste: No heat, but a fairly rich mouthfeel. Sweet vanilla, caramel, graham crackers. Faint smoke, but very subtle. Some cocoa and a bit of nice tannins. Not overbearing at all.
Finish: Long, drying and sweet. Very dry but balanced well with cocoa and some caramel.
Overall: I’m pretty surprised how delicious and balanced this is. Sure, it was expensive, but a malt that age that is also of quality for $400 doesn’t seem like a high price to pay.
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