23 September 2014
19/09/2014 One Coleburn
Nose: polished oak and varnish -- this is noble! Some spices (nutmeg, mace), herbs (mint, bay leaves), roasted coffee beans in the distance. The nose is surprisingly loud, for a whisky that spent thirty years in the bottle. Later on, sparkly cola and a whiff of dust, at last. It eventually dies out with slightly burnt, crusty banoffee. Mouth: oily, viscous, even. More banoffee (particularly the caramelised dough that sticks to the baking tin). Mint makes an appearance too, alongside light coffee and nutmeg. Still lively enough, this one! Finish: mint first, then light coffee and cola that ends up with flat Alka-Seltzer . Most peculiar. This note of effervescent Aspirine/Alka Seltzer gone flat stays as well, which spoils an otherwise promising dram. Grand nose, good mouth, weird finish. Probably deserves 7/10 all the same.