And to top it off they don't make too much fuzz of it.
The 12YO is good, the 15 even better, so I was really looking forward to this 18YO sample from karloff.
Delicate, unusual, interesting.
Sweet, toasted wood vanilla.
Strawberries with custard.
Juicy melon with a twist of lemon and a pinch of spice.
And karloff is spot on with the floor laminate. That's the unusual thing that struck me right away.
For anyone that have done home improvement it is a familiar and very pleasing smell.
Mouthfeel is light, but with a very firm texture.
Citric fresh with a good dollop of spice. Not in any way overwhelming, just enough to excite.
Orange chocolate. Lightly salt licorice.
A sort of controlled transition from a fresh arrival to something bolder at the swallow.
Fairly long, and just slowly fading.
Again calm and very controlled. This whisky had it's course set from the moment it was poured, it knew where it was heading. I just leaned back and enjoyed the scenery.