water. Quite a complex character for its age with a perfect match of
sweet and fruity flavours, and a pleasant spiciness. A lovely,
well-structured, sophisticated malt with a real sweet-hearted charm.
Rich and powerful. Lots of red fruits, red berries, blackberry,
strawberry and red apples. Voluminous with lingering spice, pepper,
ginger and a bit aniseed. Delicate oak and subtle mint are coming
through with gentle dried fruit in the back. Very aromatic and hugely
Immediately fruitful with stewed red fruits, figs and gentle vanilla.
Lingering oak spice, crystallised ginger, pepper and marzipan arrive,
complemented by dark honey and delicate chocolate flavours. An embracing
and savoury taste sensation, superbly complex on the tongue!
The medium length finish is sweet and nicely warm, with red dried fruit
remaining for a good duration. Sticky dark honey, oak spice and slowly
fading notes of herbs and nuts on the tail.
WITH WATER: Water adds
subtle liquorice to the delicate fruity flavour. Fresher on the nose and
very voluminous. Full-bodied, round and juicy with more oak spice in
the back. Extremely delicate and quaffable. The finish is as great as