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Rare Malts Coleburn 1979 Tasting notes and reviews

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Rare Malts Coleburn 1979

Brand
Rare Malts
Expression
Coleburn 1979
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
59.40%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
~ Coleburn Distillery (Closed 1985)
Region
Speyside
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

72
Nose
Flowery, dry. Zest of lemon. Resiny. Leafy. Hint of peat.
Palate
Creamy mint toffee. Sweet, smooth, start, falling away somewhat.
Finish
Ginger. Spicy, medicinal. Warming. Soothing.
Comment
The best Coleburn I have tasted.

Jim Murray

70
Nose
A floral perfume of bluebells and damp moss.
Palate
An early sprinkling of clean malt quickly disintegrates into something too oaky, hot and rugged for it's own good.
Finish
Tired, one-dimensional malt and offers a degree of sweetness against the drying and bitter oak.
Comment
Despite the low mark, pretty good by Coleburn standards. The nose and finale are impressive.
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