Macfarlane bottling 108,6 proof
62% natürliche Faßstärke
The Balvenie Glenlivet
Macfarlane Bruce & Co Ltd Inverness
clear flat airline bottle
TOP Rarität aus den 70er Jahren
Typ : Schottischer Whisky
Herkunft : Schottland / Vereinigtes Königreich
Inverkehrbringer : The Balvenie Distillery Company Maltings Dufftown Banffshire AB55 4GB/BB
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Balvenie-Glenlivet 'As we get it' (108.6°proof, Macfarlane Bruce and Co. Ltd, early 1970s)
This independent version was rather popular thirty years ago, it came in various ABVs. I think the ‘as we get it’
wording has been used by various companies and these days Ian McLeod carry the ball. Colour: white wine.
Nose: very raw, sharp, extremely spirity and rather tea-ish but water is probably obligatory here.
With water: ho-ho, this is great! Really in the ‘old Highlands style’ in my view, that is to say mildly smoky,
waxy, sooty and farmy. More and more smoke and whiffs of wet hay. Mouth (neat): sure it’s extremely powerful
but it’s also very good now, very sweet, fruity, pleasantly bubblegummy, with a lot of white peaches and strawberries.
Probably very young but it has big charms. With water: just like on the nose, water really makes wonders, exactly
in the same way. That is to say more wax, resin, leafiness, smokiness, herbs (dill?), peat…
Finish: long, back on strawberries. Comments: probably very young but very good.
These old young whiskies are very rare at such high strength so I believe these bottles
are unique opportunities to try malt whisky as it used to be made fifty years ago,
whilst not much bottle ageing may have occurred, thanks to the 60+% vol. SGP:572 – 88 points.