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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Blended 50 yo (bottled 2017), TBWC - #1 batch 5, 46,6%

Review #676
This is a 50 year old Blended Scotch Whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and only 2000 bottles were made. Old soaky oak and smell of dunnage warehouse on the nose. Dark fruits – both dried and fresh, and some dark chocolate.

Dried fruits and loads of oak, dark chocolate and hints of coffee and tobacco in the taste. Some burned caramel in the finish comes forward alongside the oak. Oak spices and vanilla. Some overripe plums as well.

In many cases, old whiskies (+50 years) are “over matured” in my opinion. They should simply have been bottled earlier as the oak have overpowered the spirit. This however, is not such a case! Loads of oak, but without being too much, allowing all the other flavours to unfold, and leaves you with a wonderful balance. I will give this 92/100 (22/23/23/24).

1 comment:

  1. Lovely dram - great you shared it with me for my 50th Birthday!

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