Dating english tinned tobacco
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They’re all very good and this one is no exception. Comments: I like the Original better, I think it’s fresher and cleaner. Nose: a little more complex, dry, herbal teas and leather.
Some other bottlings in this 60th Anniversary series were of a much higher standard in my opinion.
Comments: I feel the Connemara NAS is getting better (okay, more to my liking). Sure it’s rather oaky, but what a wonderful oakiness. Very different from the 1974, starting with rather big whiffs of fresh mushrooms, fern, moss and balsa wood as well as a little mustard. The whole is much less rounded and honeyed than usual old HPs, and certainly not vanilled. It’s only after you got used to those aromas that you start to detect a honeyed fruitiness, with some dates, dried pineapple and honeydew, a combination that gives it a wee old rum-alike profile. With water: gets a little simpler but more ‘focused’ on the usual HP notes, heather honey, figs, nectar, beeswax, oranges, sea air and just hints of peat.
Finish: long, with some honey and oranges emerging. All right, some distinguished readers (one of them, actually, but a very distinguished one) asked me whether I would taste and publish tasting notes for this new 'Gilpin Family Whisky' (the wording 'designer's whisky' may have been coined for this! This one is a vatting of refill butts and hogsheads that’s been further ‘married’ for around two years in new Spanish oak hogsheads. Mouth (neat): this is funny, it now resembles the nose of the 1974 as it starts with some rather grassy and balsamic notes such as pine resin (cough medicine), bee propolis, coriander, balm, even a little capsicum, juniper berries…
I also remember that Glenfarclas used to stick a nice mini-CD of Scottish rock and roll to some of their bottles ten years ago or so… May we expect some free i Tunes downloads on some bottles soon? This is the brand new ‘Orcadian’ expression but it’s a fairly large bottling, whilst there were only 290 bottles of the 1964 that I absolutely adored (WF94). Really beautiful now – sometimes simplicity is great!