[70° Proof・15 Years Old・Distilled Circa Late 1950s-Early 1960s・Bottled Circa 1970s・Gordon & Macphail Bottling・Limited Release]
The coconuts and hazelnuts add a creamy touch, mellowing out with the honey and Sherry wood with just a hint of citrus. A slight saltiness comes out of the oak and merges with cherry blossoms and raisins. In time notes of egg tart and burnt toast slowly ease out.
Palate & Finish:
Sublimely fruity with plenty of lychees coming from the Sherry wood, maple syrup swirled with honey and ink, with a drying sense of tannins moving in.
The syrupy delivery continues in the finish, a hint of traditional Chinese milk lollies wrapped in rice papers, the sweetened creaminess leaves a pretty impression.
A blast from the past, late 1950s to early 1960s distillate aged in old school butts but playfully tasty instead of being one of those serious, monumental Sherried artefacts; close to scoring two stars..