Pretty sure this is the oldest whisky I have ever tasted. Very little information about it, but from research done, it looks like it could be from the turn of the century. Andy Purslow gave this to me as blind taster and no matter what it tastes like, I just think the history behind it will make it even more exciting.
John.M.Robertson Special Old Scotch Whisky (ABV Unknown)
N: Fresh and delicate. You have to dig your nose right in. Freshly cut grass, malty, dry wood, menthol mouthwash, follow by even more wood. Salt & vinegar crisps with a slight bitterness before walking into a sweet shop. Beguiling nose that frequently changes in the glass. I would guess low ABV.
P: Very light, again with lots of grass before being overtaken by a dark gritty note; a mix of earth, spices and possibly a hint of peat. This has a pretty soft character, but some distinct flavours. American sour sweets, dark ale and brown sugar. An off note that felt like week old red wine.
F: Short. Malty, dry and surprisingly spicy. Menthol/herbal notes towards the end with even a slight sherries sweetness.
Comments: Not sure what to think of this. Feels rather regal to be honest. Some nice flavours in there, but most of the enjoyment came from the thought that it was a whisky from the turn of the century. Low-mid 80s.
Big thanks to Andy Purslow for giving me the opportunity to try this