When I feel like a juggler running out of hands?
Oh welcome to the working week?
Tonight a rare treat - @Alabaster_cheeks will appreciate this.
Cadenheads Classic Campbeltown - pure malt whisky (that’s a clue to it’s age) 50%, no caramel, no chill filtering. A bargain at £78.
Bottled sometime in the noughties, no later than 2009. A blend of Springbank certainly, Glen Scotia maybe, Glengyle (Kilkerran) unlikely cos I’m not sure they were producing then? I could have kept & flipped it but life’s too short.
Colour is rich bronze, add a touch of water and it turns misty. Nose is fabulous… mature old whisky with superbly integrated casks … no peat and yet a touch of smoke & cowsheds in the background. On the palate I think I can pick up Glen Scotia (disco cow era.* … but well aged), and then its into your classic Springbank, similar to the 15 y/o with a majority of sherry casks?. Finish… just lovely, it goes on and on. Cant believe I obtained this bottle (and will never see another except at auction)
There’s even something of old Armagnac going on here.
- Glen Scotia (disco cow era), I owe an explanation: awful bottle label featured a highland cow, set against a northern lights background in unlikely shades of magenta etc. The whisky was however rather good, plenty of brown sugar, ginger, tropical spices.
Happy Tuesday everyone !