Dram Review: Distilled at My Favourite Distillery 1976

[53.0%・Distilled in 1976・Bottled in 2010・33 Years Old・Thosop BVBA Belgium Bottling・Cask No. 1420・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

Is this a bouquet of vanilla and wood, caramel and beeswax that I am getting? Or is this love that I’m feeling?

Goes deeper and you’d notice the alluringly fragrant floral setting as notes of custard apples develop things into a creamy, fruity affair.

Palate & Finish:

Rewarding satisfaction from the creamed honey and vanilla custard sweetness, and beneath the warmness lies some succulent notes of orange marmalade and wee tropical fruits.

Orange sherbet, Granny Smith apple pie filling, some passion fruit syrup with just a brush of ginger flower and cereal notes to bring it back.

Thoughts:

The distillery is probably not a hard guess, but it’s surprising how this cask is just on point, an immaculate delivery of textures and flavours.

Probably my favourite Bourbon cask expression from the distillery in a great many years. It’s a shame only so few bottles exist..

Some soul from Allen Stone would go very nicely.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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