Hogshead 758 – 51.2%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Medium gold
Nose: Candied pineapple, mango, vanilla, hints of liquorice and pepper, only a light whiff of smoke.
Palate: Very mild peat with faint hints of bacon, a rich mix of tropical fruits, butterscotch, liquorice and nutmeg.
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly smoky.
Overall: The peat has almost completely transformed into fruity aromas after 30 years. The wood influence is surprisingly gentle – very delicious.
Rating: 88/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver medal, re-tasted for notes