To continue my flow down the charts (not up, unfortunately), I decided to taste two samples in one sitting yesterday. That way, I don’t necessarily have to taste one tonight, and that might be practical with my planning. We’re up to the last leg of the competition now, and I’ve more or less lost all hope of even showing up in the first half, but at least I’m still having fun!
Quite full and somewhat dirty sherry at first, with a hint of machine oil scent. Dried prunes and peaches. Not too sharp. First fill sherry cask?
The mouth is a bit sharper but never thin or overly alcholic. Full bodied, slightly drying and quite some wood and sherry. Tropical fruits as well.
The finish is a little bit more savory with a slight boost after a few seconds. It then ebbs to a full and smooth lingering taste. Fruity, without the overly sweet flavours you can get with that.
I really enjoyed this one. I liked the dirty part of the nose of this dram combined with the fruitiness. The wood influence was very nice too without being too powerful. Since I thought to get a little whiff of machines and/or factory smells on the nose, I went for Longmorn, as good a guess as any, I thought. The woodiness and full sherry sent me to a rather aged whisky.
Glenturret 12, 1993-2005, 57.6%, Cask #846
Well. This sucks. Not a single point today. On the other hand, I did find a bottle I might look for in some upcoming Whisky Auction! Can’t imagine this one being too expensive and the complexity and depth of flavour appeals to me. Good stuff!