Monday, 8 September 2008

SMWS 69.14 (Glen Albyn 28 yo 1979/2008)

SMWS 69.14 (Glen Albyn 28 yo 1979/2008)

2008, SMWS

Single malt - Northern Highlands
Pale orange gold
57.6% ABV

Nose: Vanilla, oranges, honey, sherbet, raspberry jam, hints of bacon, hints of strawberry.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, static, slightly watery around the edges.
Tasting: Sweet sour. Raspberry jam, bubble gum, vanilla, corn bread, kiwifruit, cucumber, hints of lemon, hints of cookie dough. Water makes the cucumber more obvious, quite refreshing, really.
Finish: Medium. Black tea, raspberry jam.


Very complex, and not a little confusing. It's hard to describe. Neat, there's a lot going on the mouth, as can be seen by the long tasting note. Upon adding a little water, it became more vegetal and refreshing. It's a shame this distillery was closed (isn't it always?). This is my first Glen Albyn, and if it is representative of what whisky there is left, I'm sure I'll be a little wiser after every dram...


I like this.

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