29yo 1974 ( 55.6%, Signatory, 2.18.74-8.1.03 cask 2571)
Another D&M release from years ago. The color
in the glass is just a lovely liquid gold. You can tell right away that this has spent a bit of time in wood. Woody notes on the nose
are the center of just about everything that you fine. It takes a little bit to find other notes other than wood, bark, sap.... but the vanilla notes start to come out, which turns into a nice vanilla cake (freshed baked). All complemented by the cereal notes... Man I like the taste of this beverage.. the notes does not really prepare you to how big this is on the palate
. A great combination of light spice, rich citrus, and wood notes, backed my a nice powerful burn from the %, gets right to the taste buds and takes over for a it.. and I like it. Second taste builds on the first really nicely builds the spices up and complements the rest of the flavors really well. The finish
is really mid palate, which is really interesting considering the age (should finish back in the palate more). It is pretty long, but not super long. It is pretty much the woody notes that were on the nose that come back and sit in your mouth, with a touch of the sweetness from the citrus.
I was not sure this beverage was holding up over time from the nose.. But oh when you taste it.. yep it is all there and more...
PS - Added a touch of water.. the nose comes alive much more opens all up and wood blends together more. Tasting it everything is softened up a little bit, but all still nice.
I give it a