White Horse The Old Blend of the White Horse Cellar
White Horse The Old Blend of the White Horse Cellar, NAS, ? %
This is a very special treat. I find it amazing that it is possible to get bottles like this at online auctions. You should of course be careful, and only shop from well-established and trustworthy sources. This is a very old bottle of White Horse The Old Blend of the White Horse Cellar.
The bottle is tagged with No. 1894594, and clearly labeled as being bottled in 1940! Produced at the Lagavulin Distillery on Islay. I will assume the malt contents in this blend is in large part made up off Lagavulin. I have no idea what other malts and what grain is part of the mix.
There is no indication on the bottle as to what strength ABV this is bottled at. Probably 40 %?
Nose (23/25): Mild peat, old and very well-used leather shoes, with a hint of leathery sweat. Mustard seeds, and sweet bacon - raw bacon. With the sweetness and the bacon you can definitely sense the Lagavulin influence here on the nose.
Taste (23/25): Full, rich and creamy. Sweet smoke mixed with mild pepper. After a few seconds there is a putt of pepper smoke. Poof!
Finish (23/25): Long and warm finish. Amazingly long, really - as I would assume this to be a relatively young whisky (despite its age). Sweet licorice, caramel, and oranges. Quite fresh actually.
Balance (23/25): Fantastic balance, what a great experience!
Huge thanks to Jan Petter for this treat!
Sláinte! - Thomas