Speyside 1966 / 43 Year Old / Sherry Cask / The Whisky Show

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Speyside 1966 / 43 Year Old / Sherry Cask / The Whisky Show
70cl / 48.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another cracker from one of Speyside's greatest distilleries, this time a 1966 single cask bottled at 43 years by Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask series especially for The Whisky Show 2009.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDouglas LaingBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesOld Malt CaskAge43 Year OldVintage1966Bottling DateOct 2009Cask TypeSherryCask Number5525Chill FilteredNoNo of Bottles197
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by WhiskyNotes' Ruben

Nose: full blown sherry, with lovely notes of tobacco and cocoa. Chocolate. Quite dry with a nice savoury / herbal touch (parsley and mint). Balsamic syrup. Excellent. Water adds some raspberry liqueur. Mouth: the usual raisins, chocolate and orange liqueur. Drying towards the finish (hints of dark tea), with some liquorice. Mint again. Finish: very long, spicy and really dry.

It’s safe to say these Speyside’s Finest bottlings are all very good, and some are quite excellent. Around € 145 and still available from TWE.

Score: 91/100

Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

Nose: we’re almost exactly in the style of the Glen Avon 35yo now, only with a little more mint and eucalyptus as well as various spices. Maybe a little cumin. Globally just a tiny-wee less expressive, though, but great nose anyway. A little Armagnac-ish, pleasantly so.

Mouth: once again, more or less the same whisky as the Glen Avon with a little more oomph. Maybe a tad more both citrusy and mentholated, with more liquorice too.

Finish: very long, warming. Same raisins and dried fruits as in the GA plus quite some chocolate.

Comments: power to the old sherry monsters – and yet again the same rating, these bottlings are pretty ‘unsettlable’. SGP:451 - 92 points.

Customer Reviews:(1 review)
Not a patch on the '66 41 YO released a few years ago.......That one was still "in balance", this one has suffered a little with some distinct "taniny" notes on the finish. It seems to be thinner on the nose but otherwise it is a really cracking dram.
- Wulls., 8th Jun '10
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