Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Are we halfway through the year?
Just the one glass, as a taster. I shall add notes later on as it develops in the bottle, plus Monday is a tad iffy for getting to know a whisky.
Initial impressions: seems MUCH older than the stated 12 years (this will be the age of the youngest whisky in the assemblage) - and I have no idea which distillery although it does remind me of an old (1980’s) bottle of Teacher’s bought at auction. Fantastic balance: no obvious sherry / peat / oak notes, which again points at extended maturity.
Normally in whisky circles it’s obligatory to moan about 40% dilution etc. But in this instance it works. This is VERY good - and unexpected.