700ml // 43.0% ABV
Here it is – “Master Of Malt 50 Year Old Speyside 70cl, 43% ABV” the third edition of their astounding, palate seducing, sensation that is their fifty year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky! This bottling from the Master of Malt Secret Bottlings Series is packaged in a redesigned bottle and label. This is quite literally whisky heaven in a bottle – the flavour is intense with perfect structure and the finish is astonishingly long.
Nose: The powerful aroma of a Moroccan spice market becoming more defined with time in the glass, then comes freshly dried grapes of all kinds then a pick-me-up of ground coffee and soft calve’s leather.
Palate: The texture is immensely thick and sensuous with a plethora of different flavours from wood spice through to sherried dried fruits. With water, sweeter notes of manuka honey and butterscotch emerge.
Finish: The finish is beyond silky with immense length and gentle notes of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of icing sugar on the tail.
Overall: Half a century old and still going – this fine whisky has aged well, developing a profound complexity whilst not becoming tired or confused. Just sublime!