Re: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates
Clan Denny North British 30 Year Old Single Cask Grain, Distilled 1979 (54.2%ABV, from a refill butt)
Undiluted: A rather plump aroma. Certainly vanilla cream and corn syrup heavy, but also with a very faint whiff of urban exhaust in the background. Intriguing, to say the least. Nice bittersweet hit in the mouth at the outset, with the high alcohol heat playing off the sweet grain. Spicy. Orange zest. Roasted Brazil nuts. With a drop of water: The fragrance opens up beautifully as tropical fruits, flowers (buttercups!) and nut oils all emerge. Round and soothing on the palate, with a Â½-and-Â½ oily-buttery texture providing a backdrop for flavours of ginger, cardamom, coconut meat, citrus and simple syrup. A touch of mint alongside JalapeÃ±os at the finish, perhaps. Pretty frisky for its age.
Last edited by The Third Dram
on Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:11 am, edited 1 time in total.