Banff 1978 18-year-old

Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 16th December 2015

80/100 – Whiskybase (average from 2 member votes)

It’s only a few weeks since I blogged about my first Banff whisky in my collection and here comes another one, albeit a 5cl miniature. My previous bottling was by Gordon & MacPhail but this younger example is by the independent bottler Signatory.

Released in 1997, 2460 miniatures were issued (mine is number 1351), with only 240 full-size 70cl bottles from the same cask.

80/100 on Whiskybase is a so-so score with one member, MaltMartin, kindly leaving these thoughts:

Nose: Starts with a lot of plastic. Like stepping into a new brand car. Chalky as well. Clay. Later on more grassy notes. Pear and melon at the background.

Taste: Much more fruity sweetness now. Also nail polish and aceton. A bit perfumy (like in these old Aberlour 9yo cube bottles of the past). Mustardy. Schweppes tonic.

Finish: Quite short. Slightly metallic. Pepper and nutmeg. Developing into more salty notes.

Comments: One of those quirky Banff’s… Totally out of balance, but fun to taste.

Banff 1978 18yo 5cl

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