Single malt whisky - tasting notes

12 Oct 2012

Enmore 1988 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Other spirits

Enmore in Guyana is nowadays a couple of stills rather than an actual distillery, as all former distilleries have been dismantled and equipment taken over by Demerara Distillers. We’re not sure whether this Enmore 1988 bottled by The Whisky Agency has been produced on the Enmore pot still or the Enmore column still.

 

Enmore 1988 TWA rumEnmore 24 yo 1988 (50,5%, The Whisky Agency 2012, 264 btl.)

Nose: intense combination of dark sugars (molasses, burnt caramel), toasted oak and liquorice. Sweet black liquorice. Quite some woody overtones, as well as herbal notes (cough sweets, bouillon cubes). Nice baked banana and dried prunes in the background. Some rubbery notes too. Mouth: sweet and herbal (cough syrup again), lots of sweet liquorice. Plum jam, some raisins. Liquorice root. Aftertaste on spices, Angostura and red vermouth (not the crappy Martini though, say Martelletti or Lacuesta). Finish: long, herbal and slightly medicinal, with a lingering sticky sweetness.

Curious rum (for a relative novice), a bit on the dark and heavy side but quite a pleasant experience, especially if you appreciate liquorice flavours. Around € 115.

Enmore 1988 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-10-12

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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