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Mystery Malt 16 Years Old 1992 – Darach Ruadh ~ 46% (Murray McDavid)

Review: Mystery Malt 16 Years Old 1992 – Darach Ruadh

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: It’s a mystery

Bottling: Murray McDavid – Darach Ruadh

ABV: 46%

Cost: £TBA

Score: 87/100

Murray McDavid Mystery Malt

What they say:

DARACH • RUADH 1992 Autumn 2015

From auspicious beginnings at a famous Speyside Distillery, this spirit has been matured in a sherry cask. The attractive deep red of this heavy and complex spirit hints at what’s promised in the enjoyment of the dram. On the nose, bold and vibrant redcurrants rally together with the richness of dark leather, burnt orange and Demerara sugar. Fresh cherries and a hint of polish round out the tales of the aromas. The palate absorbs the daring combinations of barrel char and molasses, wide grassy and cinnamon flavours, then relents to a dark peppery finish – altogether a mighty fine dram which we are sure will reveal its true colours to the assiduous whisky aficionado
Aged 16 Years
MYSTERY MALT
  • Region Highland
  • Bottled December 2008
  • Wood Bourbon barrel
  • Finish Sherry cask
  • Cask# 7
LIMITED RELEASE
REF15/144
70cl/46%Vol

#MurrayMcDavid

What I say:

Sampled as part of the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting

Colour:

Rich golden amber with copper/ruby highlights (11/20) medium droplet tears with fine legs

Nose:

Light/delicate, grassy/hay, citrus lemons, lime, lemongrass, barley flour, herbal, thyme, acetone – pear drops

Taste:

Light cereal barley flour/grist, honey and lemon, dill, thyme, vanilla crème brulee, molasses and demerara sugar, tropical fruits, old leather belt, melon

Finish:

Medium- long, Creamy white chocolate, vanilla, lemon and herbal thyme

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