Mosstowie 1979: Bottle No. 158 of 232
i just thought I might share a nice experience with everyone. See I not only write about whisky on my blog, but I also collect whisky. I have over 100 different bottles in my collection, each one a personal treasure. Now I do not collect to resell at some future point, I collect to enjoy. So it is that tonight I opened another of my aged Signatory Bottles. This one is from the Old Miltonduff distillery, from the Mosstowie Still. Mosstowie 1979: Cask #s 12771 &12772; Bottle No. 158 of 232, distilled on May 5, 1979; bottled on December 10, 2007. A 28 year Old Whisky.
Now something that has been in the barrel this long is going to have two characteristics for sure. It is going to have a lot of flavour, and Oak is going to be one of them.
Opening the old Mosstowie I noticed the Oak right away. It was almost sap like in its initial aroma, but right behind the oak was a wonderful scent of a forrest glade filled with tall grass, clover, and all sorts of meadow flowers. Sweet vanilla joined the parade as well as the faintest echo of butterscotch...
The flavour was just as nice with all of the above in my palate and hints of piny gin in the finish. It is moments like this that I really love my hobby of collecting whisky treasures.
If anyone else has a nice experience to share about a special whisky, then please add to this thread.