Ah now…what have we here?
A Family Cask release which was distilled in 1977 in fourth fill hogsheads before being bottled January 2017 (this is from cask 8204) and it’s 43.9% vol.
First thought was, oh heck I was probably all pig tails and white knee length socks when this was distilled.
Okay, I’ve sat nosing this for ages. This has a nice rich nose. Christmas cake, stewed fruits and lovely feint hints of worn leather. Sticky dark fruits and sugar. Rich vanilla.
The palate is smooth but ooft…there’s spice and dark bitter sugar and more than a hint of oak. There’s not a lot of sweetness but it’s definitely warming.
The finish leaves you with more oaky flavours and a little sweetness. A slight waxiness…think snuffing a candle!