Glenesk 1985 Connoisseurs Choice
Added on Friday, Oct 17, 2008 at 01:10 AM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $103 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Mmm. I'm finding everything in this nose, plums, caramel, heather, spicy rum notes...
P: The complexity on the nose melds together on the palate, perfectly good with no faults, but no distinct flavors that hook me in.
F: Creamy and sweet, a bit of wood and floral hint. 
A puzzle, definitely worth a try.  
A sweet, fruity nose with hints of sherry. On the palate, there's a surprising bit of peat/smoke, totally unexpected, but it goes away and leaves spice and light flowers. Frankly, not sure what to make of this -- completely different to the nose and on the palate. Good in both spots, but not great.  
Nose is a mix of fruit punch, white wine, and some earthy aspects.  Palate is kinda watery and strange, but interesting.  Not what you'd expect from the nose.  There are mostly grassy aspects, with some spice and malt, pretty dry.  Finish is medium-length and continues the theme.  There's not a lot to celebrate here, yet not much to dislike either.  Taken neat I'm not sure I really get it, but this is one of those single malts I might recommend throwing on the rocks and enjoying over a long evening.  And I don't mean that in a bad way.  B/B- 
Nose is a nice plum dessert of some sort.  The palate is thin and watery.  What a damn disappointment.  It seems to squirt between the teeth and never re-emerge.  The taste hints of water that has had crab legs boiling in it. 
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