Speyside Region 1991 26 Years Old (Whisky-Fässle)
So, another undisclosed whisky, right? At least I do know the age, the cask type, and even the region. That goes a long way. Plus, independent bottlers Whisky-Fässle has an excellent track record, so that’s quite a good recipe for succes. Let’s just taste, shall we? Since that’s the only way to properly evaluate a whisky.
Speyside Region 1991 26 Years Old (50,6%, Whisky-Fässle)
Nose: Lots of orange peel and kumquats, accompanied by a whisper of lemon. Soft marzipan too, plus some figs and sultanas. There is a surprising cucumber aroma as well. Finally a soft pine note. After a little while it becomes more dark and concentrated with caramel and soy sauce.
Taste: Somewhat syrupy, with a good amount of caramel and raisins, accompanied by spicier notes of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some bitter coffee notes, as well as thyme and oak.
Finish: A tad grassy, accompanied by spices. Medium in length.
This reeks of Glenfarclas, but I’ll probably never know. It’s not super important to know the distillery, but if I did know where this was produced, than I could’ve at least congratulated them on it. Excellent! Anyway, nice pick by Jens from Whisky-Fässle.
Sample provided by Whisky-Fässle
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.