Master of Malt are known nota s online whisky retailers but as bottlers also. They release their malts under series of Master of Malt and That Boutique-y Whisky Company. With former, they do offer some undisclosed malts also. And they have already secret bottlings of 30, 40 and 50 (!) years old. Last week this family was complemented with eldest one - Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside (1st edition). Very best new is that sample of it sits in my glass no and we will try it without any delay.
Aroma didn‘t disappoint – because wood is not dominant element and it lets to enjoy another notes. Although I’m always expecting those wonderful tropical fruit notes I love from such an old malt. This time I’ve got more cacao, nuts. And that good mix of honey and fruitiness with spices and cedar is really pleasant. Palate is more fruity backed with good portion of spice and herbs. Overall I like this style (well present, but not dominant wood), it’s a very good malt and most likely worth it’s price.
Oh.. almost forgot the most important! Guessing what distillery product we have inside? Logical thinking should help more than memory of tastes. There are not so much distilleries who could have such deep stocks, who withstood well whisky world crisis. I would point out the ones who had long-term views instead of quick profit goals – so my eyes are looking to family owned ones like Glenfiddich and Glenfarclas. Both have proved us already they can save up some stock and their malts age very well. Dalmore, would never give the right to sell their “gems” for such a poor price and under “no name”.