T: It’s relatively spirity and youthful. You can see what another 15 years can do if you happen to have a bottle of 25yo Caol Ila lying around - well, it is my birthday. Some Bandages appear later, lightly doused.
F: The smoke is big but it doesn’t swamp the finishing complexities.
C: It’s been a while since i had this classic. I see it rapidly being replaced in many pubs by the ‘Select’, and lots of the customers aren’t noticing at all. All fool them then - more of the good stuff for those that do.
Scores a C+