Hillside 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection 62% Into Neck 1971
€ 745,00 (in. BTW)
|Serie||Rare Malts Selection|
|Conditie||In Original Wooden Case|
It’s not a shame if you haven’t heard of Hillside. It’s another name for the Glenesk distillery (Highlands), closed and dismantled since 1985 and now used as maltings. It’s extremely difficult to find one of the three Rare Malts bottlings that Diageo released between 1995 and 1997.
Serge Valentin (82)
In other words: Glenesk. Colour: gold. Nose: very grassy and malty attack, growing more and more herbal. Extremely strong, hard to enjoy neat. It gets a tad smoky with a few drops of water, with also quite some honey. Mouth: very powerful attack, with some nice notes of spices and herbs beyond the sweetness that make me think of Oban. Some notes of fresh apricot. A good, kind of 'natural' one, too bad the finish gets just a little bitter.