Old Durbar Black Chimney

ABV: 42,8 %
Origin: Nepal
Type: Blended
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is ”boozy” fruits and peat. At first there’s a layer of grain sweetness and ethanol creating a cloud over everything else. After a few seconds hints of fruits, mainly fresh red berries, emerge in the center. In the background there’s a peaty base with hay and vanilla scented incense. The fruitiness and vanilla increase over time in the glass. This is a decent nose when the first impact has subsided.

Mouth: It starts out with a hint of rubber and the grain sweetness up front. The peatiness slowly arrive at the edges and the ethanol cloud returns. It’s not as fruity as on the nose and the fruitiness feels a bit flat. There’s a mild black pepper spiciness and after a few seconds the oak is starting to shine through and it brings a slightly bitter note.

Finish: There’s an immidiate sweetness, but it quickly disappears and leaves room for the oak. The ethanol cloud is still filling up the void in between. The oakiness is a mix of fresh woodshop and old grey wooden planks, with the fresh oak in front and the old, slightly bitter oak in the back. The peatiness returns after a while and it stays around the edges. It’s a relatively short finish but it still manages to produce a nice fruity bowl of peaches before it’s gone. This is a decent blend with some good base flavours.

Additional information
This is made from english grain spirit and peated scotch aged for 8 years in traditional oak casks. It’s exported to Nepal and then married together in ex-sherry casks before it’s diluted with Himalayan water.

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