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[Review] Vintage Bottlers - Speyside Single Malt 29years old Secret Series NO.2 44.8%

Image Third instalment in my Vintage Bottlers release reviews and today it’s the turn of their 29 year-old Secret Series Speyside Single Malt. Again, no name on the label but we get coordinates and a quick map search takes us straight to the Glenlivet distillery… Aged for 29 years in what I presume was an ex-Bourbon cask, it was bottled with no chillfiltration or colouring and at the natural cask strength of 44.8% Time to sample it then! My tasting notes: Nose: Fragrant, full of fresh fruit, citrus, lemon and orange, white peach, kiwi, green banana, almond, oak spice, slight milk chocolate, lemon sherbet, crème anglaise and some malty notes too. What a start with such a range of aromas dancing in the glass! Palate: Fruity again, sweet and creamy. More citrus, lemon and white peaches, some mandarine, sweet and spicy oak, some vanilla fudge, fresh orange peel, green pears and green melon. Deliciously fruity! Finish: Creamy, almond praline, drying oak, a ling