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Kingsbury Glen Albyn 1965 Tasting notes and reviews

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Kingsbury Glen Albyn 1965

Brand
Kingsbury
Expression
Glen Albyn 1965
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
49.10%
Vintage
1965
Produced at
~ Glen Albyn (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland
Availability
Limited Europe & Japan

Michael Jackson

72
Nose
Oaky. Vanilla. Sweet apple. Acetyl. Pear drops. Cloves.
Palate
Light. Dry. Water wakes it up a little.
Finish
Dry herbal, clovey, slightly musty.
Comment
No distillery deserves to be knocked down to accommodate a strip mall, but Glen Albyn just did not have the muscle to defend itself (as Tom Wait might have put it).

Jim Murray

90
Nose
A charming mixture of mealy malt, almost exotic fruitiness and a hint of smoke.
Palate
Deliciously oily and sweet with an early arrival of gentle peat and gathering spices.
Finish
Outstanding: with soft coffee, toffee and cocoa clinging to the waxy oak and lingering spice.
Comment
Truly brilliant example of how an old malt should be: seriously big, full of complexity and minimum oak interference.
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