The penultimate sample in the competition. All chances of winning are long gone but that is nothing I didn’t expect. I like to taste whisky and I can remember drams by description. Remembering by taste is something I find really hard and figuring out which distillery is which based on flavours of drams I’ve never tasted is neigh impossible.
A little bit strangely meaty, but in those older bourbon cask whiskies that is something I can really appreciate. Just as in this one. Barley, resin and burnt butter. Dried apple as well, with a very good version of cork.
Full, rich and warming. Rather dry as well, with dried apple. A certain resinous spiciness that gets a bit sharper if you let it swim for a bit.
The finish gives more red fruit, like strawberry. Very long flavours with cappuccino and creamy caramel on the brink of being bitter.
I guessed it was an Inchgower 1982 by Duncan Taylor I tasted, but it turned out to be a very good Clynelish. Luckily, the year actually was 1982 and that got me most points.
Definetly a stunning dram, and one that I wouldn’t having a bottle of. Or two.