PROBABLY SPEYSIDES FINEST

There are some iconic distillerys out there and this is obviously from one of the best.. .  Of course we all know the rumours of which distillery this is from but that’s as much as I will say.  So the bottle I have today for review is from 1967 and is a whopping 46 years old,  and as we know anything this old should have a lot of character and big bold flavours and aromas.   This bottle was distilled in November 1967 and bottled November 2013, bottled at cask strength 53.6% even after 46 years ! And is  a NCF single barrel.. Perfect…

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Nose..  After leaving it to open for a while the nose is just Devine.  Massively full on Christmas pudding in a bottle,  figs, dates, candied oranges, dark chocolate and liquorice just arrive in wave after wave of deliciousness.  A sweetness eventually fights it way through with honey and vanilla fudge, a subtle smokey scent hides in the background.

 

Palate..  O YES….. This really does carry on from the nose,  thick syrupy Christmas cake in a glass,  obviously it has a massive sherry influence,  such rich flavours of the east, dates, figs and sultanas, candied oranges and rich Turkish delight,  dark rich coffee and the finest dark chocolate mixes with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.  Liquorice, molasses and a faint aniseed flavour are noted before subtle smoke is found, given more time you start to pick up sweet notes of honey and vanilla with some butterscotch.

 

Finish.. Exquisitely Long and so full of lip smacking flavours.

 

Thoughts..  This was a real pleasure to review this bottle,  you have to just sit back and let this whisky take over.  After it has sat in a sherry butt for 46 years you would have to be shot if you try to rush tasting it… I spent around an hour just nosing this,  the delights it offers are just so hard to describe, then once you force yourself away and decide to taste, well the experience just carries on.. There are some absolutely fantastic drams out there, especially sherry matured ones like Glenfarclas ( I know.. )   Well this is right up there with the best I have had the pleasure of tasting…

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Josh says:

    Sounds like one hell of a dram, thanks for sharing

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  2. sorrenkrebs says:

    Jamie… I know what you mean, glad you enjoyed it…

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  3. jamie says:

    Wow Sorren.
    Thanks for the sample, it was amazing, i almost cried when it was all gone.

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  4. jamie says:

    I would love to try something this old, i have not had anything older than 21years old. Maybe one day i will be as lucky as you sorren. Thanks for the review, my mouth was watering just reading your comments.

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  5. whiskymad says:

    Sounds like a real winner.

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