in one of the Diageo blends.
The nose starts grassy, sweet and sour with vanilla, caramel,
butterscotch, some peach, mandarin and a hint of banana. Quite a bit more
complexity than in his younger brother from Daily Dram. And of course, another
type of cask. It has a dusty side, making it older than its 14 years. Soft oak
to finish things off.
It is pretty oily, almost buttery, on the palate. Very soft, though. The
woodspices (cloves, nutmeg) are present, but gladly move over for all the
fruit. Lightly drying oak towards the end.
In the medium long finish, the fruit and spices trade places.