Banff (silent) - Connoisseurs Choice - 1974 23 year old

70cl / 700ml / 40%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Banff (silent)
Series / Description
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1974
Year Bottled
1997
Age
23 year old
Alcohol ABV
40%
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Gordon and MacPhail
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Screw Cap
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP5507

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Product Description

A 23 year old from a long closed distillery who's history is lined with one disaster after another (fire, bombed during the war, and more fire) before finally being closed in 1983.

A Gordon & Macphail Indie bottle from a 1974 distillation and bottled in 1997 at 40% abv

Nose: Quite fragrant and perfumed with notes of barley and lemon grass, sunflower oil, smoked oatmeal, leather, almond oil, yeasty sourdough and subtle earthy notes.

Palate: Oily lemon bon bons, leather, smoked heather honey, violets, almonds, lime, ginger and a touch of salted chocolate.

Finish: Grassy, herbal, oily and waxy with savoury oatmeal, subtle smoke, ginger spice and earthy wet gorse.

Very interesting rarity of a lost distillery that has a real old fashioned oily, smoky & herbal quality to it and i would put Banff in with its surviving neighbours of Inchgower, Glenglassaugh and Macduff as Coastal Speyside stylistically.