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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Banff 1974, G&M – CC, 40%

Review #599
This is a 1974 vintage miniature from Gordon & MacPhail’s “Connoisseurs Choice” series, probably bottled in the nineties. Sweet and fruity in the smell. Plums and baked apples. Some oak, vanilla and nuts as well.

Very sweet in the taste. Burned caramel, vanilla and some dried fruits in the end. Actually, the dried fruits are staying all the way, and is the dominant part in the finish with some sugary sweetness. Prunes and sweet raisins perhaps. Some oak and spices is present as well all the way.

It starts a bit slow, on the verge to boring, in the smell, but the taste and finish is very flavourful. It is not often I drink 40% whiskies and don´t miss a bit higher ABV! Shows that quality casks are essential in making quality whisky! I will give this 85/100 (21/22/21/21).

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