Another undisclosed Speyside malt 1975, bottled by Sansibar. I’m not sure this is available from their regular resellers yet, but I’ve seen it on the Sansibar website – and maybe they have good reasons to hold this back a little…
Speyside Region Malt 40 yo 1975 (50,6%, Sansibar 2015, 435 btl.)
Nose: actually its profile is very similar to that of the Speyside Finest, but everything is more clear and more aromatic due to the higher strength. Wonderful apricots, mirabelles, guava, whitecurrant and banana. Beautiful waxy notes, moving towards honey and beehive. Very subtle leafy notes. Water brings out a hint of vanilla marshmallow and white chocolate.
Mouth: exquisitely fruity. Apricots, mango chutney, jammy greengages, tangerine, passion fruits. A whole range of elegant beehive notes again. Polished oak, a little nougat. Candied ginger. Fruit tea. Again a tad rounder with just a few drops of water.
Finish: long, with sappy oak (within limits) and mint.
I think this is stunning whisky. You know I love all these undisclosed 1970s Speyside whiskies, and this is definitely one of the best I’ve had. Enough said. Around € 390.