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The Whisky Fair 1971 35 Years Old Olorosso Sherry Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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The Whisky Fair 1971 35 Years Old Olorosso Sherry Wood

Brand
The Whisky Fair
Expression
1971 35 Years Old Olorosso Sherry Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky
Abv
35.00%
Vintage
1971
Produced at
Whisky Exchange ~ Macallan Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
Worldwide

Martine Nouet

70
Nose
Oaky. The sherry influence takes the whisky on the dark side. Concentrated wood extract. Walnut. Damp walls. Not the sweet dried fruit that you expect from a sherry maturation.
Palate
Bittersweet. Wood speaks up again. Not much more than this walnut and burnt caramel bitter taste.
Finish
Bitter,spicy.
Comment
Too old? Or too weak a new make to cope with the sherry influence. Or a poor cask ? Disappointing.

Dominic Roskrow

60
Nose
Prune juice,polished wood,very old and dusty. Will it take water? Yes! Squidgy pear and peach.
Palate
Lots of tarttannin,with stewed fruits fighting to save themselves from drowning.
Finish
Very woody,very tanniny,going nowhere fast.
Comment
No balance,too much wood, this whisky has outlived its cask.
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