Ichiro’s Malt Vintage Single Malt 1986-2007 58%abv

ichiros-malt-single-cask-1986-2Nose: Cantaloupe, white peach, licorice, strawberry flan, touch of burnt orange. After about 5 minutes some mild peat and dried seaweed.
Palate: Toffee, vanilla, licorice, camphor oil, white peach, burnt orange jus, nutmeg, marzipan and a little peat. Quite oily.
Finish: Burnt orange jus, toffee, licorice, peat, marzipan, the oily element continues and the vanilla returns on the finish with a little water added.
Last Word: Quite a brute really. There is an ever present base spirit element that diminishes the whole experience a few notches.

Rating: 87/100

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