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A Speyside Distillery 1998 22YO 54.5% (IB, PST-Thompson Bros)

A Speyside Distillery 1998 22YO 54.5% (IB, PST-Thompson Bros)

TLDR;

Fruity on nose, oak and smells younger


Nice scale: 85/10


Distilled at an undisclosed Speyside distillery in 1998, aged in a single refill hogshead for 22 Years and bottled at a cask strength of 54.5%, an outturn of 272 bottles.


It should be released back in 2021; I got this from an auction cause it is a birth year whisky. This comes to one of my deepest regret-in terms of the price.


A Speyside Distillery 1998 22YO 54.5%

Nose: Fruity, actually this bottle delivers quite a bright and fresh fruitiness- you have a banana, citrus, and hints of peach- another Orchard House in the making. Vanilla and some dense wet wood at the deep bottom.


But it smells like a 16-17 YO Speyside on a first impression tho.


Mouth: Short sweetness with creaminess, oak kicks in, pulling out the sweetness. Barley comes in. Recalling the sweetness, it is more of a honey style.


Finish: Dry and sea salt. Just like drinking finish a jug of beer.


Not too bad nor that exceptionally good, thus putting it at an awkward in-between spot, just like me back at 22 years old.


Also, PST like to bottle Glenlivet and put them as undisclosed-just saying.


Nice scale: 85/100




A Speyside Distillery 1998 22YO 54.5% (IB, PST-Thompson Bros)


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