Blair Atholl 1966 Cadenhead's
Added on Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  Bottler: Cadenhead
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 58.4 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.40 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled October 1966       Bottled September 1990       Dumpy Bottle
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose burns - add water!  With water the nose is floral with some soft fruits in the mix.  Apples.  Palate is easy and weaker than expected/hoped without much complexity.  Some wood resin and a mintiness than came through towards the end.  Finish is numbing and a bit sweet/sugary.  Almost made the B but the lack of complexity kept it from making it a notch higher. 
Grassy, rotten pear 
N: A strange herbal sherry.
P: Surprising for it's lack of sweetness relative to the nose, a very dry orange extract with some tea notes.
F: Gets more herbal and leafy.

Nose is lightly fruity, with a tinge of solvent, nice though plain. Palate is pleasant with a strong kick of nondescript cask strength spice. But is just such a plain whisky that there's not much to say.


As I've noted elsewhere, these 1989-1990 Cadenhead's bottlings seem to be typical of a "house style" that's full of ehhh-y cask-strength ehhh-ness. 



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