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Glen Breton Rare 19 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Glen Breton Rare 19 Years Old

Brand
Glen Breton
Expression
Rare 19 Years Old
Type
Canadian Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
19 years old
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Glenora Distillery
Website
www.glenoradistillery.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
Initially the nose is a little muted due to the oils. Quite herbal with hints of dried barley husks, cinnamon sticks, coriander and toffee.
Palate
Very oily and toffeed with dried barley, heather and building herbaceous notes.
Finish
Good spicy finish with some tequilla-esque pepper and hints of milk chocolate.
Comment
This whisky shows a pleasant degree of maturity and is fuller bodied than what I would have expected, but it still displays some lovely Canadian graininess.

Alwynne Gwilt

78
Nose
Fresh lemon curd, waxy but nice. Grapes, pine and something slightly darker like liquorice. Custard ice cream and toffee apple.
Palate
White mint, blackcurrant, honeydew, cinnamon and baked apple tart. A great mix of sweet, spicy and fresh. It's a bit thicker but very refined overall.
Finish
Left with a note of Honey Nut Cheerios – a lovely, sweet grainy note.
Comment
Really enjoyable, a great aperitif and the apple notes almost reminded of a Calvados. Would have only preferred it to be a slightly higher ABV as think it needed a bit more oomph.
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