Chieftain's

Chieftain's

Banff Distillery (Closed 1983)

1978, Aged 26 Years, Sherry Wood

ABV: 46%

Age: 26 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2004

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Speyside

Bottling: Ian Macleod

Overall
Score

7.6

Tasting Notes

Nose

Big and mature with a hint of smoke. Quite resinous: liquorice and leather, wood oil, sultana fruit cake, clinker. In time there's a note of wrinkled apple, baked fruits.

Palate

Very soft and rounded and less dry than the nose suggests. Honeyed with a layered feel: marzipan, turmeric/curry leaf even some peach.

Finish

Very spicy.

Comment

This has complexity, though does lose some intensity and mouth feel with water.

Taster Score
8.3

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