The Whisky Agency 38 Years Speyside Region Ten Years TWA 43.4% 1979
|Distillery||The Whisky Agency|
|Bottler||The Whisky Agency|
|Serie||Ten Years TWA|
|Bottled for||The Whisky Agency|
Serge Valentin (88)
Somewhat higher hopes here... Colour: gold. Nose: Ahh! Superb freshness, vivid fruits - both green and exotic - and many notes of polishes, cedar and soft waxes. Little peppery notes, unlit cigars, lamp oil and aged herbal liqueurs. Even a slosh of very old Drambuie perhaps. Mouth: maybe a tad weak in weight and texture but the fruitiness is big and lively. Lots of mango, pineapple, guava and perfectly ripe melon. Citrus peels and sunflower oil as well. In the background a little oily, residual maltiness and natural sweetness linger. Finish: Medium in length but still nervously fruity, lightly spicy and with a fading waxiness. Comments: This kind of bottling, while not 90+ stellar, is still supremely drinkable and entirely about the pleasure that older single malts can bring. Not overly woody, still full of fresh fruits and total danger juice. It only lacks a little oomph but it’s a bit of a redundant and purely technical criticism.