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Dramfool Independent Bottlers Macallan Distillery Scotland Speyside Region

Dramfool Malt Can Heal 1992

Review of a single cask of unknown provenance from bottler Dramfool, a 27 year old from Speyside.

Origin: Speyside (Scozia)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 50.6%
Ageing barrel: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Dramfool
Average price: € 230.00
Official website: dramfool.com
Vote: 84/100

Another ‘mystery’ bottling from Bruce Farquhar, this time from an undisclosed Speyside distillery, with a significant ageing of no less than 27 years.
A cask strength single cask, which produced 247 bottles, of a whisky that generally presents sherried influences.

Indeed spirits often help in difficult times, but will it be like a cough syrup or will we find something more in it?

Straw yellow in the glass.
The nose is very fragrant, with intense notes of vanilla, caramel and marzipan accompanied by a flood of yellow fruit (peaches, apricots, ripe apples), buttery brioche and an elegant waxy background. In all this explosion of sweetness, a splash of acetone creeps in, a little out of tune with the rest.
The palate is oily and full, with a peppery and warming touch from the alcohol content that doesn’t disappoint, in a less pleasing and cuddly spirit than on the nose: harsher notes of citrus (and lemon), rhubarb and liquorice combine with the more comforting aspect of the whisky, with liquorice and fruity touches (again of yellow fruit) that together with the sweet side are more subdued.
The finish is medium-long and oily, with hazelnut, rhubarb, lemon and herbaceous impressions.

In fact, this whisky is a bit like a medicine: it presents itself sweet and friendly to encourage you to try it, only to reveal its rougher soul when it’s already in your mouth.
A decidedly unusual Macallan (let’s drop any pretense of ignorance!), difficult to identify, with this contrast between nose and palate that is fun but messy, certainly not for everyone.

Other bottlings in the blog:
Macallan 18yo 1989
Macallan 1989 Duncan Taylor
The Macallan 12yo Double Cask
The Macallan 15yo Triple Cask Matured
The Macallan Amber
The Macallan Edition N°5

More from Dramfool in the blog:
Dramfool Ben Nevis 1996
Dramfool Carsebridge 1976
Dramfool Cola Ali 4
Dramfool Cola Ali 5
Dramfool Invergordon 31yo
Dramfool North British 30yo
Dramfool Sly Lichen 10yo

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