Aberlour-Glenlivet 12 (Circa 1970's)
Added on Friday, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:33 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Note: LAWS suspects that the samples tasted below may not be representative of the true, original flavor of this whisky.  We believe the excessive soapy flavors, combined with the age of the bottle, indicate that over time the whisky has undergone some chemical processes (transesterification, and specifically saponification) which introduced new, bad flavors into the whisky not intended by the distillers.  However, we have kept these notes publicly posted so that others may compare their experiences with our own, or learn from our notes and observations.
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
N: On the ripe and estery side, like soft browning apples.
P: Blast of soap again.  I find it hard to believe that a distillery would bottle something like this.  
F: ...bleck.
Adam
 
Nose of toffee, light sherry, vague fruits, and marzipan.  Palate is light, sweet, malty, with medium spice.  Nicely mouth-coating and medium-bodied.  Soap hints detract.  In the finish is more spice, and oatmeal emerges.  The little soap that shows up taints the whole experience.
Fuji
 

Sweet yet tart on the nose.  Buttery and tea with licorice on the palate.

 

Note:  My notes are from a different bottle that Chris and Adam reviewed

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