Girvan 1965 Jim McEwan's Celtic Heartlands
Added on Saturday, Nov 22, 2008 at 02:09 AM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 42 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1965 Subtype: Grain
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $300 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2007    675 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Fruity nose with vanilla, honey, caramel, coconut. Palate repeats the previous, mostly a fruity-cocounut number, with good dose of wood, but not too much.  In the finish, cinnamon-ish spice moves to the forefront with cocounut tones lingering. Interesting to try, but not to buy.
Chris
 
N: Peanuts, light apricot, nectary sweetness.
P: Very woody, spicy, dear god this is woody, tastes like a toungue depressor.
F: People are always talking about how old whiskies get too woody, but up to now my experience has not reflected that.  Most of the old stuff I've had has been real good.   Well, my luck ran out.
SC
 
Thick sweet nose with a woody, milky palate.  Unfortunately, the finish was bitter and somewhat unpleasant.  Beautifully packaged, though.
Fuji
 
Buttery, coconut oil and pretty fruity.  Get spicy on the palate and has a fair bit of wood, but its not overwhelming.  Better on the nose than on the palate.  The nose on this reminds me of sun tan oil. 
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