Master Of Malts
Joined: 23 Dec 2007
Location: Lincolnshire England
|Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:03 pm Post subject: Benriach 1977 35 year cask 1892 49.2% Dark Rum Barrel OB
Quite expressive at first, very rich , plenty of spice, ever so slightly smokey.
Faint red apple, but more like a mix of apple and blackberry pie, hints of pepper and fizzy coca cola.
Creamy and fizzy palate at first followed by a big peppery/spicy blast but not that sweet.
What fruit is here is stewed for ages, some red plum, juicy blackberry and a hint of raspberry.
It seems to grow in fizziness , with the spice overriding the juicy fruit but it is a close battle.
It is the balance that holds thing together, not perfect but good enough.
Flavours are nicely combined with the spice finally giving way to the stewed dark fruits, nice dark jam note on the tail.
I enjoyed this one, something a little different, sometimes rum barrels just do not work but this one definitely does.
Pour me a glass please.