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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

12th Apr 2021

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Big T (b.2000s)
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  • Brand: Big T
  • ABV: 40%
  • Batch: 2000s

The current expression of this Big T blend, with Tomatin as the obvious fingerprint malt, has no age statement and has been reduced to 40%. The fact that you can purchase a bottle for only 15 EUR does not bode well, I’m afraid. I’ve put it head-to-head with a Big T 5 years old from the 1960s.

I cannot help it, but the first thing I detect on the nose are the salty TUC crackers. Just like with its much older brother I am having a very hard time discovering any fruit on this nose. I do get some floral aromas as well as something sweet and sour, but no fruit to single out. I’m am utterly underwhelmed.

The body is very light. Caramel and honey take possession of my taste buds and there is even a trace of woodsmoke, but again it’s impossible to call this fruity. I do find it oaky and dry, dull and drying more. For a second there it reminds of a gin. WTF?

The finish is short, somewhat drying and oaky.

Well, don’t sip this for your pleasure. Mix or avoid is my advice. Thanks, Timon, for the sample. It was a nice exercise.

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