Irish Malt 26 Years Old Liquid Treasures Special Summer Dram 2018 Selection 48.3% 1992
€ 357,80 (incl. BTW)
|Serie||Special Summer Dram 2018 Selection|
|Cask Type||Bourbon Barrel|
Serge Valentin (90)
Summer dram? How fitting, it is scorching hot in Alsace at time of writing.
Colour: dark straw.
Nose: there, cantaloupes, heather honey, preserved mangos, pink bananas, damp old wood, pine needles, menthol, Kools… Enough said. I mean, written.
Mouth: this slightly mentholy fruitiness that aficionados love so much. Oranges, mint leaves, olive oil, all-flower honey, passion fruits, apple peelings, perhaps two fresh walnuts (per glass). Also fresh almonds.
Finish: rather long, wonderfully almondy and fruity. A feeling of old pine liqueurs from old countries from an old continent.
Comments: actually, the 1993 improved once exposed to more oxygen – while we were done with it. So, same scores…