Friday, September 19, 2008

Malt Mission 2008 #309

Macallan 1988 cask no. 8426
Duncan Taylor Rare Auld
Speyside Single Malt Whisky
53.3% abv

Been a few days since my last post. Apologies. Was in Scotland earning the "Dr." in Dr. Whisky. Yes, that's right, I can call you Betty and Betty, you can call me Doc. As a result, next string of Malt Mission posts we'll be delving into the 'spency stuff to celebrate.

So we're back with another Macallan, this time a single cask from the good folks at Duncan Taylor. For other Duncan Taylor bottlings had on the mission, click HERE. For all Macallans, click HERE.

And if you see Mark at the pub in Dufftown, thank him for the sampler!

Tasted with TF. His notes appear in quotes.


Fruity, leathery, very sherried with a touch of smoke.
"Very forward. Apples, varnish, brown sugar, I think also some rosehip and apple blossom." Perfumy? I find it musky, or like bad breath from a scolding school teacher. "Maybe. But sweeter. Toffee apple. Golden syrup." Sour cherries and dark melted chocolate. All in all a smokers car, 1984 Audi. With a lingering flatulence. Soggy tea biscuits, cardboard and a chocolate sundae.

Oaky and sherried with lots of candied character; ginger, raisins, licorice. "I'm getting the chocolate, sort of cocoa."

Abv kicks, but it is the oak that grips. Lots of fun to chew on. "Its got a nice sweetness, cake spice, a sherryheads malt." Yeah, not subtle, but has what a sherry lover might be after with a lot of enjoyable and varied sweetness.

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1 comment:

Red Hare said...

Many congratulations, doctor!