10 Dec 2008
Banff 1980 25yo (DTRoR cask #2908)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Banff
Except for the Banff 21y 1982 (Rare Malts), Banff never released an original expression. We should be thankful that several casks have found their way to independent bottlers (G&M, Douglas Laing…).
Banff 25y 1980 (56,5%, DT Rarest of the Rare 2006, cask #2908)
Apricot and frangipane on the nose. Cake, vanilla and grapefruit as well. Quite perfumy actually. Mouth: a bit too alcoholic for my taste. Spicy with citrus notes, wood and delicate smoke. Creamy but not very complex. The finish contains both sweet and bitter components (orangettes, honey, grapefruit). A bit of wax here as well.
Wonderful, round nose, but the palate can’t convince me, especially because the alcohol is rather dominant. There’s better Banff to be found for € 160.