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Spirit of Freedom 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Spirit of Freedom 30 Years Old

Brand
Spirit of Freedom
Expression
30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
30 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1984
Produced at
Springbank Distillers Ltd
Website
www.springbankwhisky.com
Availability
Worldwide

Annabel Meikle

78
Nose
Orange blossom, honey, ripe mango and pineapple. Blossoms with water bringing out florals, summer meadows. Lemon sponge cake and mixed peel.
Palate
Quite a surprising gingerbread heat, and golden syrup. Orange iced lolly and very juicy. The oak influence seems young and a little drawing on the palate.
Finish
Short and simple.
Comment
A good early evening dram.

Neil Ridley

82
Nose
Creamy coconut, vanilla and blackberry leaves open the conversation, followed by rich fruity/red berry compote. Given a little time, a slight dusty book note develops and some subtle milk chocolate.
Palate
Sharp at first, but the fruits and sweetness really begin to deliver some character. There's a taste of almost new linen, alongside blackberries, and a clean citrus zest.
Finish
Again quite clean and spirity, but quite direct, with a lingering fruitiness.
Comment
It's hard not to really like this, despite the fact that it shows areas of immaturity.
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