Allt a Bhainne 1976 Chieftain's
Added on Thursday, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:48 AM
  Bottler: Ian Macleod
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1976 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $140 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled June 1976   Bottled January 2008    342 bottles
Cask no. 23041
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of chardonnay, honey, hints of mustard and lavendar, and a hint of smoke.  Palate is deliciously sweet, I mean really so, accompanied by the characteristics of the nose.  Finish is long and moderate, with spice moving to the forefront, especially in the tails.  This is ridiculously drinkable, to a dangerous level (no doubt assisted by the 43% ABV, but that can only play so much of a role).  The simple sweetness makes it downright craveable.  A great whisky to start the night with, or for anytime at that matter.  Finally, a Chieftain's bottling worthy of the name. 
Immediate white wine nose, pungent, rich, and sweet. Smells like its worth exploring. Titters between sweet and dry in perfect balance.  Fresh and clean as a whistle.  Finishes organic, briny, and the sugar lingers for 30 seconds. 
Lightly sweet but not enough of it.  Perhaps if they hadn't watered it down it would jump out at me, but this is mostly smooth and inoffensive. Meh. 
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