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A Berry Bros single cask from Dailuaine – 1973-2010 37yo. At a guess, a refill butt.
Orange peel, dark fruit and surprisingly youthful malt on the nose.
Palate: toffee, cherries, pastry, light spices, a slight rubberiness (PX?). At 37yo it’s nowhere near as oaky as it might be.
Nicely balanced but I’m ever so slightly disappointed at the lack of drama.
1st fill sherry butt from Aberlour tonight, bottled at a thumping 62.6%.
Oloroso fruit: sultanas, prunes, sticky damson jam. Milk chocolate. Cranberries. Orange peel. Medium oakiness.
Dry spices on the finish but a slightly off-putting rubbery note. It’s not nasty, it’s barely unpleasant but it’s still a wee let-down. Still a very enjoyable dram.