Aged Spirits  

Fahrenheit 173 - Aged Spirits

"If it's not good enough to drink slowly, then it's not worth drinking"

Five malts from SMWS

 24 May 2005  

Glentauchers 1989 14 yrs. 57.8%: Fragrant fruity nose with apples and pears and also a slightly chemical note. Light palate with a nice fruitiness (again pears). (82 p)

Glen Scotia 1991 13 yrs. 61.1%: Sweet, peaty nose with a chemical note of paint (although not unpleasant!). Sweet, also peaty palate with an in­ter­est­ing fruitiness. The palate also has a chemical character but here it's a lot like armagnac! Smoky finish. An in­ter­est­ing whisky but a bit too "industrial". (83 p)

Caol Ila 1983 21 yrs. 60.2%: Musty, earthy, peaty nose. Sweet, fairly rich, very smoky palate. At first briefly a note of rubber, then de­velops a nice fruitiness that goes very well with the peat. (88 p)

Mortlach 1994 9 yrs. 59.8%: Fruity nose with a bit of sherry. Sweet, mild, mildly sherried palate. Overall quite nice but a little spirity. (83 p)

Talisker 1989 15 yrs. 59.4%: Nice, peaty nose. Intense, peaty, peppery palate (but not to the same degree as the OB 10). Also sweet and a little fruity. (84 p)

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