OK so here goes my #FlightsOfFancy
#1 Aberlour-Glenlivet 19 Years Old 1995 Sauternes ~ 52.6% (Wm Cadenhead) £55
Great distillery, sweet wine finish (yum), Indie bottler, single cask, cask strength, mid-to late teens maturation – yet perfectly palateable, sweet and refreshing at cask strength – one of those rare few whiskies that despite having before, I want again and again and again.
#2 The Balvenie 40 Years Old ~ 48.5% (William Grant & Sons Ltd.) £2500
Impending 40th it was either this or a 1976 vintage. Considering Balvenie inadvertently started my whisky love affair it seems only appropriate they get this shout – plus who does old Sherry/Bourbon marriages better than David Stewart? Manuka honey anyone?
#3 Yoichi 20 Years Old ~ 52% (Nikka) £200
Hot topic – aged Japanese whisky – this one is good, very good in fact! From Nikka’s Yoichi distillery – the brainchild of Masatake Taketsuru producing a lightly…
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