Port Dundas 1964 52 YO (Special Releases 2017), 44.6 %

Port Dundas 1964 52 YO (Special Releases 2017)I actually find it less and less interesting to review super expensive whiskies that are more or less impossible to obtain or even taste. I hope and believe it is also more interesting for you, dear reader, to see reviews of whiskies you might actually get to try for yourself.

On rare occasions through, I have to make an exception, and I gladly make exceptions for the annual special releases from Diageo – if I can get my hands on a sample.

Anywho, I have now tasted the single grain Port Dundas 1964 52 YO (Special Releases 2017). This whisky has been matured in refill American hogsheads, and the outturn was 752 bottles.

Nose: Strawberry fields forever. Top notes of red berries and flower meadows. Then deeper and warmer notes set in; Orchard fruits and dark spicy notes. Cinnamon sticks, old oak and hints of incense. Easily dismissed as a lightweight at first sniff, but persist and you shall be richly rewarded. It is a delight.

Taste: Medium body and medium sweetness. Candy store flavors – fruit drops, marshmallows of various kinds (yes, there are variants!), caramel sauce and white chocolate.

Finish: Medium to long finish. The red berries from the nose reappear now, along with fleeting pepper notes.

Comments: Wow! What a perfect, little treat!

Score (92/100)

– Thomas


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