Glen Albyn 1972 Connoisseurs Choice
Added on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 at 01:26 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1997 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
N: Big nose, but rather odd, plastic, fruit, smoke, caramel, and some floral notes.
P: Round and sweet, fruity / floral.
F: Here's where things kinda go bad, the floral note turns soapy and metallic. 
Adam
 

Nose is tart with light coal and smoke, earth, fruity stuff, vanilla cake. Interesting... tart smoke.

 

It feels silky in my mouth and coats it with a range of fruits and something vaguely synthetic-tasting, like eating aerosol vapors. Kinda metallic. Finishes with mild intensity but at length, with a tinge of smoke and jalapeno.

 

This is a tricky one to describe, particularly because there's not a whole lot to it.  After drinking it for some time the most notable aspect is the something-synthetic aspect of the palate, and the lingering light spice in the last remnants of the finish.  Altogether, I can't really say I'd turn to the guy next to me and say "try this," other than for the reason of identifying what the heck that weird aspect of the palate is. 

 
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