Screwcap, very good level. Back label states "Distilled and bottled in Scotland under British government control", Dutch import (Mähler-Besse), metric system statistics (40% ABV, 75cl). Believed bottled in the 1970's. Having been in bottle for three decades certainly hasn't hurt this whisky. It is a subtle, fine and layered rendition of the well-known Black Label theme, but without any loss of peaty power, floral fragrance and heathery honey. Maybe the extended bottle-age has even added finesse?
On the nose, peat and a hint of pine cone. There are smoothness and richness on the nose, and even a lightness, if not sniffed directly, at least compared to single malt scotch. On the palate, a similar experience, especially peat and smoothness, but also aged wood. A pleasant experience, worth trying, although I would probably not buy it again. Overall value: 3.5 stars of 5. High good to very good (84.5-85.5).
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