[50.4%・28 Years Old・Distilled in 1988・Bottled in 2016・Joint Bottling of Jens Drewitz, Max Right (Whisky Antique) and Diego Sandrin (Lion’s Whisky)・Single Cask Release of 254 Bottles]
The nose is pungent for its age, still containing those spirit-y characters from a young Speysider. In time, it opens up a bit with notes of passion fruits, coconut oil and a wee soapiness but still feels quite tight. There is also some firewood smoke in the background as well.
Palate & Finish:
Soft fruits as per an old school Speysider but this one comes packed with quite a dose of spices. It grows sweeter as the jammy note unfolds, succulent with a crisp lager note on the back end.
Hint of burnt toast in the finish with the soft fruits carrying on.
Technically this has probably the weakest nose of the series. However, the delivery is otherwise rather solid, and befitting as a homage to good old days.
✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]