Lowland Single Grain 1964 (Whisky-Fässle)

Whisky-Fässle has this new Lowlands Single Grain 1964, bottled at the age of 52. There are plenty of grain distilleries in the Lowlands, so we could only make some wild guesses. However, when thinking specifically of 1964 expressions, I would say Carsebridge or Girvan are perhaps a bit more plausible than the others?



Lowlands Single Grain 1964 - Whisky-FässleFine Single Lowlands Grain 52 yo 1964 (47,7%, Whisky-Fässle 2016, barrel)

Nose: nicely vannilled and syrupy, with pear juice and warm oak. Hints of both American bourbon and exotic rum. Coconut and bananas flambéed. Hints of pencil shavings. Creamy mocha candy. A little toasted oak and warm brioche. Crushed mint in the back. Easy to like, more complex than expected.

Mouth: now more bourbonny than rummy, but still quite smooth. Honey and caramels, vanilla custard, a little leather. Heavily baked cake. Coconut. Maybe some papaya. Certainly influenced by the oak (baking spices) but not tired or woody, very smooth and creamy actually.

Finish: long, slightly spicier now (pepper, clove). Something of flan with sweet oranges and burnt sugar.

Very good grain whisky. It reminds me of a Girvan 1964 I had once. Actually 1964 was the first year of production for this highly industrial grain distillery. Around € 370 from Whisky-Fässle.

Score: 90/100