[46.0%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1964・Bottled in 1990・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 107, 17, 18, 19・Limited Release of 1,300 Bottles]
Creamed red tea filling the nose, really just rather sensationally Sherried, a generous handful of dark berries giving a fragrant presence with molasses pouring over the top. In time, the oak arrives, polished mahogany and cedar wood shoe trees followed by a layer of café au lait.
Palate & Finish:
Condensed sweetness with late harvest syrupy grapes seasoned with cinnamon as a brush of dryness trails before the dark berries and Maraschino cherries burst to lift the acidity. The soft creamy body carries a natural presence of fine tannins, nothing too bitter as it’s rounded out by the sweetness.
Forest berries dressed with a balsamic reduction, dried orange slices and drying tannins elongating the tail..
Gloriously Sherried, I imagine the whisky was casually forgotten about in some properly wet casks for 25 years. Just another borderline-two-star quality Sherried Glen Grant from the 1960s that is probably under-appreciated in the 1990s, people are spoiled back then..
☆☆ [Highly Recommended]