The Cally 40 year old Distilled 1974 single grain Scotch whisky

alc./vol:
53.3%

Proof:
106.6°

Vintage:
1974

Aged:
40 years

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


This 40 year old single grain Scotch whisky was distilled in 1974 (probably from maize) at the Caledonian Distillery which closed in 1988. This whisky was filled in refill American oak casks (probably second fill) at 68.5% alc./vol. and this release was drawn from 42 casks from one fill date.
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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 23/09/2015

Appearance

Clear, mid golden amber.

Aroma

Bourbon-like with generous vanilla, pencil shavings oak and nutty praline. Water reveals nougat and cream-of-soda vanilla.

Taste

Sweet and buttery with bags of vanilla and freshly sawn new oak tannins. Water opens to reveal fruitiness and clove spice.

Aftertaste

Lingering pepper and clove spice with vanilla fudge.

Overall

Rich and bourbon-like with crystallised fruit sweetness, dry pencil shaving-like oak, clove and black pepper spice.

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