Secret Speyside - John Crabbie Peated Single Cask - 1987 30 year old

70cl / 700ml / 48.6%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Secret Speyside
Series / Description
John Crabbie Peated Single Cask
Vintage
1987
Year Bottled
2018
Age
30 year old
Alcohol ABV
48.6%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Sherry
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
330
Packaging
Special Packaging
Bottler
Independent
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9241

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Product Description

Just 330 bottles of the 30 year old have been released for the UK

Nose: A symphony of oak and fruit straight off the bat: the kind of really, really classy polished old wood and hints of raisins and cooked apples that lets you know straight away that this is a great whisky. There’s pretty much everything you’d want: autumn leaves, damson jam, sponge cake and a wonderfully floral edge of orange blossom and honeysuckle. Develops more on patisserie with fruit cookies, then fine milk chocolate, coffee ice cream and roast hazelnuts. The integration and balance are absolutely fantastic, nothing dominating, everything intertwined.

Palate: Medium-full in weight but very full flavours. Big but not overpowering oak attack initially, then hints of marmalade. A flash of dusty bookshelves, faint bonfire smoke, then fruit buns, burnt raisins on the edge of a fruit cake, apple pie, icing sugar, chocolate again, dried figs – absolutely textbook refill sherry. The balance is very good and water isn’t really necessary, but a very small drop lifts a tinned fruit syrup flavour. Gets more nutty with time in the glass.

Finish: Warming and very good length. Cinnamon bark, malt loaf, fruit leather and cracked black pepper on a slow fade. Comment: Majestic stuff.