Vega 1977 40 YO
Vega 1977 40 YO, 43.1 %
I have heard about these Vega expressions from North Star Spirits, and now ‘ve finally had the chance to try the Vega 1977 40 YO. This is a blended malt, in which all the component malts are from the Speyside region. It was distilled in October 1977, and bottled in January 2018. Matured in American and Spanish oak, and bottled at cask strength. The final outturn was a mere 400 bottles.
This is the second limited edition in the series.
The Vega 1977 40 YO sold at a price as low as GBP 125 when it was released last year. I wish I had been aware of it at the time. I would have secured a bottle or two.
Nose: A cocktail of assorted berries. Dried fruits and rich sherry notes. Coffee and caramel with a slight burnt edge to it. I quite like this. A sherry bomb in the making. With time it gets darker, fruitier and sweeter → truly becoming a sherry bomb.
Taste: Medium to light body. The palate closely matches the nose; again an assortment of berries and dried fruits. Caramel, now with light spiciness. Honey and nuts.
Finish: Medium long finish. More nuts and honey towards the end. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Milk chocolate. Bitter orange.
Comment: Super delicate and just yummy!
PS! Image from Master of Malt.