James MacArthur's Old Masters

James MacArthur's Old Masters

14 Years Old, Islay Blended Malt

ABV: 58.3%

Age: 14 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2005

Style: Blended

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Bottling: James MacArthur

Overall
Score

8.0

Tasting Notes

Nose

Immediately smoky. Fish boxes and brine. Higher alcohol increases the feeling of rigidity, but it needs water to soften things.

Palate

Oily phenols hit home. Quite tarry. Without water its rather dusty and dry, with it though there's caramelised scallops.

Finish

Long, a little metallic.

Comment

A big playfight on Port Ellen beach after closing time.

Taster Score
7.8

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