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Hammer Head 1989 Vintage

This is one you don't see everyday (unless you work at Aberdeen airport Duty Free shop).  A 21 year old single malt whisky from the Czech Republic.  I found the nose quiet citrus and fragrant, a little bit like a fresh baked lemon sponge.  The taste has a creamy mouthfeel, with milk chocolate and with a little time opens up to reveal a more nutty, biscuit note.  The finish is light, with some floral notes and fresh wood, like sawdust. With water the oak is more evident.  Overall pretty good, I was quite prepared to not like this one as a bit gimmicky, but it is good and at under $60 / bottle for a 21 year old single malt it is very good value too.  

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  • Country of Origin: Czech Republic
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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