Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside – 42.2%
Nose : Old leathery herbal notes come bounding out of the mossy woody background, caramelly fruit rind.
Palate : This’ll sound odd, and I’ve only had the smallest experience (from music gigs etc), but it’s like the best cannabis, herbal, strong and very pleasing! It’s woody, but not to the point where it’s dominated, and has a touch of polish, cola cubes, smoke and coal. It’s old, smooth and magnificent, you want to hold it on your tongue forever.
Finish : Understated, elegant, smooth and gently sweet with a pinch of sour at the same time, everything you’d want from the dram. It lasts for agggges. There’s a lingering smoke in your glass once you’ve finished.
Thoughts : It wasn’t entirely what I was expecting, I’ve no idea what I was expecting as it’s older than any other dram I’ve ever had, but by golly it’s good. It’s very well priced for its age, but also still totally out of my price range, boo.
Available: Master Of Malt – £999.95
Thanks to Master Of Malt for the sample.
Official Blurb: Our award-winning Secret Bottlings Series has raised the bar yet again with this extraordinary 60 (!) year old single malt Scotch whisky from a famous Speyside distillery. Our oldest bottling to date and one of the oldest whisky releases in history.
By not revealing the name of the distillery, we’re able to offer this incredibly well-aged whisky from some of the finest stock for a fraction of the price that a release like this would usually command. In fact, it’s an order of magnitude (or two) more reasonable than releases of a similar age, which now carry 5 or even 6 figure price tags! What you’re paying for with Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside, of course, is the important bit – the liquid itself.
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