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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Island & Speyside Blended Malt 23 yo, Gleann Mór, 49,8%

Review #553
This is bottled for GoldenDrops.dk in Denmark. It is a mix of three ex-Bourbon casks from some of the “finest” Island and Speyside distilleries. Dry oak, burned caramel and vanilla in the smell. Actually not vey sweet and I would never have guessed this to be almost 50%.

More powerful in the taste and here you really get the 23 years of maturation! Oak, oak and oak, in a rough but pleasant way. The sweetness starts to show – maple syrup comes to mind. Some dried coconut comes forward in the finish alongside burned oak, caramel and waves of vanilla.

A blended malt as it is supposed to be! Different characters meeting together in harmony. This is an old whisky where the oak has gotten the upper hand, but it has been bottled before it would have overpowered the whisky. I will give this 85/100 (20/22/22/21).

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