A muscular aperitif
The 'classic' from Pencaitland is sometimes referred to as 'Edinburgh Malt' - classy and well-mannered. This issue is not quite as civilized - which I mean that he has more body and character depth than the self-filling. Golden color (from a refilled Hogshead), floral nose, with supple leather, Ovaltine and a flag of smoke. With water, the fragrance is creamier and orange-like (orange or orange peel or Orangina) and overall more complex than you would expect. Large and viscous in the mouth - he can tolerate plenty of water - initially sweet and full-bodied, then fresh and sour with a dry finish. A muscular aperitif.
Age 17 years Alcohol 59.6% Distilled April 1987 Yield 263 bottles