Caledonian 1965 45 YO Clan Denny
Caledonian 1965 45 YO Clan Denny, 47,3 %
Readers of this blog will have noticed that I have grown fond of old, single grain whiskies. It is therefore great to have the opportunity to taste a Caledonian 1965 45 YO Clan Denny from Hunter Hamilton (Douglas Laing).
This single grain whisky has been matured in an ex-bourbon barrel (cask #HH7501).
You can buy this single grain whisky at Vinmonopolet in Norway at NOK 1550 (item number 318001).
Nose (23/25): Lots of bourbon influence on the nose, naturally. There's plenty of vanilla, ice cream, caramel, butterscotch, marshmallows, and a hint of oaky spices and candle sticks. I just love it when you get this kind of pure bourbon cask influence. It's like being in a huge candy store at age six!
Taste (22/25): Rich, full and sweet. All the caramel and vanilla notes from the nose carries over to the taste.
Finish (21/25): No changes or developments here, it just continues as it started, which is fine really. Medium long.
Balance (22/25): Another very fine single grain whisky from Caledonian. Old single grain whiskies are often great drams.
Sláinte! - Thomas