This is a 50 year North British grain whisky that was bottled at 44.7% ABV under the Sovereign series for K&L wines.
Nose: Damp, old oak – no mistaking this for a young whisky. Freshly doused campfire ashes, a bit of brine, and green bananas.
Palate: Heavy oak again but not overly bitter as I usually find in heavily oaked malts. Incredibly sweet in a way with sugary oak, black cherries, and smoke.
Finish: Very sweet with strong oak, vanilla, and honey.
Rating: 92/100 – Holds up very well for being 50 years old – could’ve been an oak disaster.
Value for the money: This retailed for $250 on K&L when it came out which is a pretty great price for something 50 years old.