Re: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates
Ok lets make a start:
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Calder 1949 40yo Blend
Nose: Fabulous, floral, almost rye like. Gentle sweetness and smoke. Soft vanilla, coconut and strawberry jam.
Palate: A bit watery, although sweet and gentle. Underwhelming.
Finish: An explosion of spices. Not fiery, but drying, gentle and delicious.
Comment: One of those typical elderly whiskies that you could nose for hours, but disappointing on the palate. Worth paying a bit for if you enjoy nosing your whisky, but not otherwise.