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Banff 1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Banff 1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask

Brand
Banff
Expression
1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
31 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1966
Produced at
Banff Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Speyside
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, France, Canada.

Michael Jackson

Nose
Faint, fragrant, burnt grass.
Palate
Clean, distinctly sweet, peachy, malty. Rather neutral in the middle. Becoming smoky and peaty.
Finish
Sweetness and dryness, becoming astringently peaty. Long, warming.
Comment
Banff was never a classic, but it is an evocatively old-fashioned Highland malt, and it has stood up reasonably well to great age.

Jim Murray

Nose
Big age oakiness with hints of lavender and a pleasing saltiness. Still malty, very lightly smoked, but a little sappy, too.
Palate
Sweet and bourbony early on with lashings of honeyed finesse. Very intense and pleasantly oily; slightly plummy.
Finish
Medium to long with some impressive vanilla. Remains thick on the palate for a long time with the toastiness at last drying things a little.
Comment
A fabulous whisky for its age.
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