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Friday, 15 June 2012

SPEYSIDE REGION NO. 3 1967 - DUNCAN TAYLOR

This is an undisclosed Glenfarclas bottled by Huntly bottler, Duncan Taylor, which generally puts out some good stuff, though I'm guess stocks are getting low by now.

Lets try and dissect this one:

Speyside Region No. 3 1967 37yo 40,7%, cask#5810, 334 bottles by Duncan Taylor

Nose:
First nosing after a generous pour hits your nose with heavy toffee, then settles strawberries, aniseed, gentle honey, a little leather, hints of apples and marzipan and oak as in fresh wood shavings. Very nice!

Taste:
Dry then sweet, then dry again, bitter almonds, burnt sugar, leather, spices, dried fruits - figs and raisins. Then hints of red berries again (but not strawberries this time) and oak then hits on the finale.

A very delicious dessert style dram that would have hit the 90-mark had it not been for the oak influence on the finish.

89/100!

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