A fantastic 21 year old whisky, distilled in 1964. Bottled in 1986 by R.W Duthie & Co of Aberdeen, this was for the Corti Brothers of Sacramento.
A series that made the mouths of many whisky aficionados water… It’s from when Cadenhead/R.W. Duthie were still in Aberdeen. Colour: straw. Nose: bang. This is philosophy, not whisky. It’s a whole. A concept. There’s everything in there, fruits, waxes, herbs, some mysterious animal and vegetal substances (ambergris? White truffle? Spanish ham?) What’s stunning, and what I always cherish, is the way it becomes mentholy over time. And that includes camphor, eucalyptus, fir tar, and so on. It’s Ueberwhisky, so far. Mouth: please call the anti-maltoporn brigade! Now, everybody knows that the old Longmorns could be totally stellar, but this is just ‘it’. Only the body’s a little less totally fantastic, but remember 86 US proof are only 43% alc/vol. Finish: it’s where it loses points, losing fruitiness and becoming a little too grassy/tea-ish for my taste. But we were at more or less 93/94, so, there was room. Comments: there used to be the sherried 1964s, and there were these lighter, paler ones. Both were great. Mind you, in the old days, plenty was no plague. SGP:562 - 92 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottler||R.W. Duthie & Co.|
|ABV/ Volume||43.0%/ 75cl|