Banff 24 Year Old Old Malt Cask
Another slice of history
6th Dec 2014
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Tasting Notes by WhiskyAndMe
Even though the prices of expressions from silent distilleries are hitting the ceiling I don't think anyone will ever miss a chance to sample a piece of whisky history. Banff is a distillery that has been silent for more than 30 years now and so its definitely a privilege to taste any expression from this one irrespective of the experience that follows.
Nose: A lot of wild flowers ... which I suppose was very representative of the area where this whisky was matured .. Definitely some undertones of citrus .. good amounts of dark chocolate.. a more pronounced Lavender fragrance that comes through and finally some nuts possibly almonds.
Palate: While the nose get its sweetness coming from a lot more floral notes.. the palate has more of tropical fruits.. mangoes, bananas and oranges too. Its a really nice juicy even possibly a bit oily kind of a palate. You can also find some more chocolate with some mild spices too on this one.
Finish: Once again the finish has a good amount of fruity tones comes through along with some mild minty notes with some limestone/chalk dust lingering on in the end.
Its really sad to know that soon we won't have any more of spirit left from this really good distillery.
24 Year Old Old Malt Cask