Crabbie 1994 Single Cask - 25 Year Old
Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Nose: Wondrous waves of buttery puff pastry, filled with stewed apples, raisins, mixed spice and a few cheeky drops of calvados. Along with notes of tea steeped prunes, mixed citrus peel, dried apricots, warm runny honey, plain unsalted peanuts, cherry drops and aniseed twists.
Palate: An initial palatable coat of salted caramel, swiftly makes way for a feisty forage of forest fruits, followed by the arrival of a bar of Cadbury’s wholenut, tea steeped prunes, a slice of treacle tart, a good glug of spiced honey, Tunes cherry lozenges, clove studded oranges and more of those aniseed twists.
Finish: A dry and warm spiced finish, that would be more than welcome to linger around for longer.
Summary: A beautifully balanced example of a quarter of a century aged expression from Tobemory, which along with its peated Ledaig bottlings, is a distillery that I have a very soft spot for. Very much looking forward to finding out what John Crabbie & Co will be bottling next!