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Six single malts from German bottler The Whisky Agency

 15 Feb 2011  

More tast­ing notes from The Whisky Ship - this time six single malts from the German bottler The Whisky Agency:

Benriach 1975 cask 3061 34 y.o. (50.6%):
Nice, quite sherried nose with orange marmalade, honey and ginger. Very, very nice palate - bal­anced, sweet and fruity with orange and pepper­mint. Also oaky and spicy in a very nice bal­ance. However, the finish is fairly dis­ap­point­ing with mostly oak. (90 p)

Bowmore 1993 17 y.o. (54.6%):
Peaty, malty nose. Dry, spicy, peaty palate. Light at first, then grows power­ful and de­velops a lot of peat. Simplistic and a little hot but quite nice. Very peaty, very nice finish with notes of tar, iodine and malt. (86 p)

Bunnahabhain 1976 32 y.o. (45.8%):
Unusual but in­ter­est­ing nose with notes of green fruits, pine forest and pickled gherkin. Sweet, fresh palate with apple, pear, oak and pepper­mint. De­velops vanilla and gin­ger­bread. All in all unusual but fascinating and actually very nice. (88 p)

Clynelish 1995 14 y.o. (48%):
Nice nose with oak, tropical fruits, vanilla and coconut. Nice, spicy, fruity palate. De­velops vanilla and orange. More power­ful than the OB 14 but less fragrant and less bal­anced. (86 p)

Glen Moray 1973 36 y.o. (53.1%):
Wonderful, fragrant nose with oak, vanilla and apricot marmalade. Also floral with a hint of cardboard. The palate is sweet and fruity but drying and de­velops quite a bit of oak. Wonderful finish with oak, cinnamon and mint. Great nose & finish but the palate isn't quite as nice. (91 p)

Glenury Royal 1973 37 y.o. (42.1%):
Fragrant, herbal nose with vanilla, linseed oil and crème brûlée. A little rum-like, in fact. Rich, sweet and a little fiery yet very nice palate with honey, oak and pepper­mint. Nice finish with a note of oak shavings. (89 p)

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