all on the woody side. Not entirely complex but very elegant. A
brilliant example how great grain whisky can be. No water please!
I thank Douglas Laing for the sample!
Delicate notes of vanilla and sweet toffee nicely linger with yellow
plum and butterscotch on the nose. Fresh and lively with citric fruits
and a soft touch of oak and cedarwood in the back.
Deliciously sweet on the palate with vanilla, caramel and cereal notes,
followed by a lovely touch of citric fruits - tangerine and lemon. This
is accompanied by a warm mix of delicate spices - oak, pepper,
caramelised ginger, and cedarwood. Very tasty!
The finish is long, slightly warm and sweet with brown sugar and subtle
spicy acacia honey. A bit of drying notes of oak and cedarwood, with a
hint of cough syrup on the tail.
WITH WATER: Fresh and clean on the
nose with a few drops of water. Sweet toffee, followed by a touch of
citric fruits. But less presence of vanilla and oak spice. There's
significantly more spice coming through on the palate while the delicate
vanilla and toffee sweetness is almost tamed. Very warm with pepper,
oak, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. The finish shows only a hint of creamy
sweetness, followed by very dry notes of oak, cedarwood and a fairly
bitter touch of cough syrup.