Sometimes I try old whisky that doesn’t really seem to fit the distillery profile or reviews that I find. A dodgy review today: Glen Albyn 1968 bottled by Gordon & MacPhail.
Glen Albyn 1968 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1991)
Nose: fairly neutral. Apples, oranges, grassy notes. A little pepper. Hints of furniture wax, which is nice, but also wet cardboard. A dusty, even slightly peaty touch as well.
Mouth: sweeter than expected, orange juice, yellow plums and vanilla cream. Some smooth grainy notes. Closer to an old blend, I’d say.
Finish: not too long and quite flavourless.
A disappointment, especially since Serge seemed to like it. Maybe the bottle wasn’t in good condition, or maybe the liquid inside wasn’t really Glen Albyn 1968. You never know with these closures.