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Secret Bottlings Series 40 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Secret Bottlings Series 40 Years Old

Brand
Secret Bottlings Series
Expression
40 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
40 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Master of Malt
Region
Speyside

Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Deep, oaky. Damp warehouse. Fungal. Strong sherry influence. Dark chocolate. Cooked damson plums. A balsamic touch (cedar, eucalyptus).
Palate
Smooth, sweet. Oaky but oak is well integrated. Plenty of liquorice and chocolate.
Finish
Dry, slightly astringent. Peppery.
Comment
A beautiful dram but just on the edge of having spent too long in cask.

Rob Allanson

89
Nose
Roast tomatoes, a damp herbal edge, Parkin cake, treacle toffee, honeyed apples, big hints of sherry, maturing casks.
Palate
Dark chocolate and espresso grinds, treacle toffee again. A mature quality, oak and leather but married with a sweet spicy edge.
Finish
Smooth and dry, with a touch of Christmas cake.
Comment
More a sherry hand grenade that a full on bomb, but lovely stuff nonetheless.
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