Monday, March 12, 2012

Whiskybase part II of III

1. Littlemill Archives 1989 48.3%
Bottled 2011, 22yo, refill sherry hogshead
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Nose : VERY herbal, makes me wonder if this has been infused with herbs :-)
Palate : Licorise, burnt sugar, hint of latex, and faint hint of mint emerges on the finish
Finish: Long

This is a powerful tasting whisky. And very unusual. It's very herbal and the sherry impact is powerful. Big and bold, but its in both sherry and flavour. The distillery profile and the cask is battling, but there is no clear winner.

Rating 90

2. Strathmill Archives 1974 44.5%
Bottled 2011, 37yo
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Nose : Delicate fruit. Apples with a layer of sweet lemon-orange
Palate : Orange liqueur, spicy, did I say oranges, this is like sugar marinated orange slices, finished with a spicy minty layer. Medium intensity
Finish : Medium and minty

Rating 89

Nice dram, that has a nice oomph, despite the lowish ABV

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