First a little
I used to live in a
small town in Hampshire, England and my local wine shop was not
renowned for their whisky selection, but after many requests
from me they started to stock a better selection. One day the
manager told me that they would be getting some Glen Mhor after
their accountants had been told some casks belonging to
them had been found amongst the Glen Mhor stocks. Some weeks
later he informed me that some bottles had arrived if I wanted
any. I bought four of each of the two bottlings; 1969 and 25y.
My understanding is that this 1969 is actually around 26 years
old and I remember thoroughly enjoying two bottles of each back
in the mid 1990's. Unfortunately that was quite some years ago
and before I started writing notes. I now revisit what I
remember to be a very good dram.
gold / amber
The nose takes some
time to develop on this one. Starting quite light and fragrant
before eventually opening to include fresh herbs, butterscotch,
hints of light leather and very fragrant wood.
but opening into a crescendo of light fireworks across the
tongue in a gentle kind of way. Offering a cocktail of bramble,
dark berries, light toffee and very soft marzipan.
Medium to long, very gentle and aromatic.
dram which is somehow smooth, light, fragrant, and rich all at
the same time. I love this whisky!
Whisky & Chocolate
"Il Blend" 70% cacao. Light honey, caramel and a hint
the combination of honey
with the floral characteristics of the Glen Mhor enhance the
palate and take it to another dimension, followed by
the very slight tobacco flavour in the chocolate combining
wonderfully with the aged oak of the whisky to prolong the
finish making it even more intense. Excellent!
70% cacao. Bitter sweet, cashew nuts and a
touch of honey;
Amazingly, the slightly bitter flavours from
the aged wood are totally lost on the palate which is now
dominated by a honey-induced creaminess with a luxurious
mouth-feel. The light cashew nuts finally merge with the aged
wood to enhance the finish. Very good!
Lago" 70% cacao. Dark, rich, bitter sweet,
That dark, bitter sea-front combines particularly well with the
aged wood to give a very rounded and 'complete' palate, allowing
the more aromatic and floral elements of the whisky to dominate
the finish. Excellent!