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Signatory Rare Ayrshire (Ladyburn) 1975 (34 year old) 46.9%

Cask 562/ Dist: 1975 Btl: 2009/ Tasted: Nov 2010

The first sniff confirms that this was not a grade A spirit. Aromas of wet wool, lanolin, turpentine and some greasy orange fruit, old, damp straw and old wood.

The palate is geriatric and watery with lanolin and some grass. As if to prove me wrong it suddenly brings forth some almost fresh rose petal and Turkish delight, but the alcohol soon takes care of that and the musty old wood bitters out the finish.

It would appear that from tasting it,  the spirit has kept reasonably well but the wood hasn’t. So if you are going to fork out the best part of £133 for this bottle just put it in your collection and don’t bother drinking it!

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