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Doctors' Special old Scotch whisky, late 1950's/early 60`s

 
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lincoln imp
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:23 pm    Post subject: Doctors' Special old Scotch whisky, late 1950's/early 60`s Reply with quote

The aristocrat of fine Scotch whiskies.

The same as this bottle on Scotch Whisky Actions:-

https://www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com/auctions/62_the-31st-auction/23688_robert-mcnish--co-ltd-doctors-special-75cl/

Nose
85
Quite a fruity and zesty nose but the classic old blend hit of cereals and a little vanilla from the gran component are definitely there.
pineapple, apple, pear, and mint leaves (faint)
not powerful but what i would call inoffensive and mellow.

Taste
88
what the nose suggested is here on the palate, white fruits, apple and pear with lashings of single cream but then a little lime creeps in and a warm sponge cake note.
This reminds me a little of the early 70`s Redbreast 10 year but nothing like the amount of cereal and vanilla but the same sort of flavours.

Finish
87
not a long finish but so sweet and creamy


finding tasting notes for this late 50`s early 60's bottle is really difficult , i will re taste this in a few weeks time but this is not a stodgy old blend it is quite a light, sweet, creamy blend where the grain element has no hard edges, this is about as mellow as a whisky can get, and i love it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting whisky. The photo on the auction you linked spells it on the bottle as MACNISH in capitals. Here in Canada I have purchased in the past a bottle of Grand Macnish 150th Anniversary edition bottled in 2013 and I would say it has many of the same taste notes as you present for the Doctors special. Are you familiar with the one I am speaking of? It is not the same as the standard Grand Macnish.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quaich1 wrote:
An interesting whisky. The photo on the auction you linked spells it on the bottle as MACNISH in capitals. Here in Canada I have purchased in the past a bottle of Grand Macnish 150th Anniversary edition bottled in 2013 and I would say it has many of the same taste notes as you present for the Doctors special. Are you familiar with the one I am speaking of? It is not the same as the standard Grand Macnish.

yes, it came out about 7 or 8 years ago i believe but never tried it, had Grand Macnish before.

have you ever tired Bells 20 year but the first mid 60`s one with the white label 4/5 quart, 86 proof, Liqueur Blended?
i might crack it open?

Cheers,
Murray

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lincoln imp wrote:
Quaich1 wrote:
An interesting whisky. The photo on the auction you linked spells it on the bottle as MACNISH in capitals. Here in Canada I have purchased in the past a bottle of Grand Macnish 150th Anniversary edition bottled in 2013 and I would say it has many of the same taste notes as you present for the Doctors special. Are you familiar with the one I am speaking of? It is not the same as the standard Grand Macnish.

yes, it came out about 7 or 8 years ago i believe but never tried it, had Grand Macnish before.

have you ever tired Bells 20 year but the first mid 60`s one with the white label 4/5 quart, 86 proof, Liqueur Blended?
i might crack it open?

Cheers,
Murray


Never tried the Bells 20 from the 60's. Sounds most interesting. Would like to hear what you think of it. Cheers.
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