After reviewing the fantastic Caperdonich 1977 a few weeks ago, it is now finally time for that Convalmore 1977. Which was also bottled for the 175th anniversary of Cadenhead.
Convalmore was one of the distilleries located in Dufftown, just up the road to The Balvenie and Glenfiddich. It produced mainly whisky for blends, such as Black&White. After being mothballed in 1985, the premises were sold to William Grant & Sons. Who now uses the warehouses to store their whisky. But the license is still in hands of Diageo (the last owner and operator of the distillery), so they can still release Convalmore whisky if they ever want to.
This Convalmore has matured in a butt for 40 years and is bottled at 56,8% ABV.
Convalmore 1977 tasting notes:
Nose: Quite herbal to start with and some pastry? Than the fruitiness start to develop. Lovely mangos and peaches mixed with a touch of lemon. A hint of ginger and a few other spices. Biscuits too. With water: more of the fruits.
Taste: Very fruity again with all the above mentioned fruits. Citrus. A bit of wood. The taste is somewhat less interesting for me, when compared to the nose. But still very good. A bit of spices. With water: Chocolate and fruitier. Think this is better, more friendly. Even a floral note.
Finish: The finish is long with fruits like melon, peach and citrus. Some spices and hint of wood. A little bit drying, but not much.
Lots of layers, very enjoyable and lots of fruits. Quite good, but just miss that sparkle which kept it from a higher score.