Glen Albyn 40 Years - 1965

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Glen Albyn
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
40 Years
16. Dec 1965
16. Dec 2005
0.7 l
Douglas Laing
Old Malt Cask
Hogshead Refill
DL 704
230 Bottles
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without

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23. Mar 2015
Light and delicate style with complex nose of greens, fresh fruit centering around Cantaloupe melon, creamy cereal notes, heather and a hint of smoke. It is almost impossible to discern if the light smoke is a whiff of peat remaining, or, more likely, oak lactones from a possibly re-toasted barrel.

While the palate is also on the light and delicate side, it exhibits a nice oily sweetness up front, greatly textured by a grainy development laced with oak tannins. Even though bitterness is noticeably, it assists in nuancing the greener, aldehyde-driven aromas as well as nutty "rancio" qualities of this malt.

A remarkable "oddball" bottling and a veritable bargain upon release.